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Matters of the Heart by Uri Eytan, Israel

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
YaLa Young Leaders

Growing up in a secular, upper middle class neighborhood in Jerusalem around the turn of the century, I felt I was firmly rooted in my country, an int...

Never Again

Shahar Azani | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Shahar Azani

Never Again. Will We Let Our Arms be Tattooed With Serial Numbers. Never Again. Will We Bow Our Heads Before An Occupier. Never Again. Will We Let O...

This Is Murder in the West Bank

Dana Agmon | Posted 04.12.2016 | World
Dana Agmon

Hateful, negative, victimized, divisive, judgmental, hostile, violent and inhumane; do we really want the face of our society to be that kind of face? Do we have the right to demoralize our society because we believe others are demoralized?

Damn You, Twitter!

David-Seth Kirshner | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion
David-Seth Kirshner

We know that opioids can help manage some types of pain, but they also have very serious risks of addiction and overdose.

What It's Like to Volunteer for the Israeli Army

Alfredo J. Ramirez | Posted 03.16.2016 | College
Alfredo J. Ramirez

To celebrate my final year at the University of Florida and final college spring break, I decided to enroll in a program with Volunteers for Israel.

Israel's Edge: The Story of the IDF's Most Elite Unit - Talpiot

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 03.07.2016 | Books
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

This week the United States European Command and Israel held joint exercises. A big part of the mission was to test the reliably of Israel's three ti...

Israeli-Americans Can Strengthen the Jewish People in the U.S. and Lead the Fight Against BDS

Adam Milstein | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

For decades, those of Israeli descent living in America kept our suitcases packed. Despite U.S. passports, English-speaking families, and American homes and businesses, we always thought that we would return to Israel one day.

ISIS Finally Comes After the Jews

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

ISIS and their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have hardly made even the smallest mention of Israel or the Jews. I was waiting for that inevitable day when ISIS would declare their intentions to destroy Israel and commit genocide against the Jewish people.

Breaking the Silence on the Path to Reconciliation for Israeli Soldiers

Robi Damelin | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Robi Damelin

What does a person who has served three of four years, in the case of an officer, feel when finally they give back their guns at the end of their service knowing that they will have to serve in the reserves for many years to come.

Why I Clap When I Land In Israel

Tali Aynalem | Posted 12.11.2015 | College
Tali Aynalem

Photo Credit: Elle Jones Wearing a green army uniform, was something I thought I would never do. Living in a country I once knew but is now so foreig...

The Day After

Yair Lapid | Posted 12.05.2015 | World
Yair Lapid

We need to separate from the Palestinians. Not for them, for us. But that separation needs to be based on strict security measures and take into account the worst case scenarios.

Israel's Iconic Iron Dome: General Danny Gold, Father

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Bill_Robinson

Heroes sometimes surface, when the timing and circumstances are right. Fortunately. And when they do, it's always in the context of triumphing ... good over evil.

Undercover Gunmen Open Fire At Palestinian Stone-Throwers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.09.2015 | World

At least two Palestinians were wounded by gunmen disguised as fellow protesters in a group of men throwing stones at Israeli security forces in Ramall...

This Is What Life In Gaza Looks Like, One Year After The War

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.10.2015 | World

July 8 marked the somber first anniversary of the start of the 2014 summer war in Gaza, when Israel and Palestinian militants battled one another for ...

Jessica Schulberg

The U.S. and Israel Are Preemptively Discrediting The UN's Report On The Gaza War

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Israeli and U.S. governments have launched a campaign to preemptively discredit a forthcoming United Nations Human Rights Council re...

Rocket Fired From Gaza Hits Southern Israel

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, May 26 (Reuters) - A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near the Israeli port city of Ashdod on Tuesday but no casualties or damage we...

It's Crazy, But I Wish My Autistic Son Could Be a Soldier

Hannah Brown | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Hannah Brown

No one envies a soldier's mother. The worry. The sleepless nights. The fear that your child will suffer harm, both physical and psychological. Especially in Israel, where I live, military service is tough and dangerous. So, how is it that I find myself envying parents whose children are soldiers?

Ten Lessons Learned by Hezbollah from Israel's Summer War in Gaza

Joshua Gleis | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Joshua Gleis

Here is a list of ten lessons Hezbollah likely learned from Operation Protective Edge, as well as what can be expected from them as a result, in a future conflict with Israel. Hezbollah is now significantly more battle hardened as its fighters have been engaged in deadly fighting in Syria for years.

Life of an Israeli Soldier After the Battlefield

Anav Silverman | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

Five months ago, Nufar Gross was on the battlefield treating wounded soldiers. The 33-year-old IDF paramedic spent her summer providing medical treatment to both wounded soldiers and civilians during the Operation Protective Edge, which lasted 50 days.

How Long Will the U.S. Turn a Blind Eye to Its Role in this Bloodshed?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Though a ceasefire hangs over Israel and Gaza today, the open wounds from 50 days of conflict remain unresolved.

Gaza's 50 Day War: The Dead All Have Names

Alexandra Halaby | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Alexandra Halaby

Read these names and know that their lives will have mattered only if all of us do our part to speak to one another in dialogue and not with weapons.

The Real Social Media Battleground

Philip Seib | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Philip Seib

Much has been made of the contests for credibility that take place on social media during conflict.

Why It's Hard to Believe Israel's Claim That It Did Its Best to Minimize Civilian Deaths

Idan Barir | Posted 10.12.2014 | World
Idan Barir

I write this with great sorrow for civilians hurt on both sides. Sorrow for our soldiers who have fallen in this operation, and sorrow for the future of my country and the entire region. I know that as I write, soldiers like me have fired shells into Gaza. They had no way of knowing who or what they would hit. Faced with so many innocent casualties, it is time for us to state very clearly: this use of artillery fire is a deadly game of Russian roulette. The statistics, on which such firepower relies, mean that in densely populated areas such as Gaza, civilians will inevitably be hit as well. The IDF knows this, and as long as it continues to use such weaponry, it will be hard to believe when it claims to be minimizing civilian deaths. As a former soldier and an Israeli citizen, I feel compelled to ask today: have we not crossed a line?

IDF Spokesman: Hamas Guilty of War Crimes

Laura Goldman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Laura Goldman

If the international community launches a war crimes investigation follow the conflict in Gaza, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said, Hamas'...

Relative Claims Israeli Troops Killed Palestinian Boy During West Bank Clash

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian boy during a confrontation with rock-throwing protesters in the occupied West Ba...