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Israel Cracks Down On Wall Protesters With Tear Gas, Night Raids

The New York Times | ISABEL KERSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NILIN, West Bank -- For more than a year, this village has been a focus of weekly protests against the Israeli security barrier, which cuts through it...

Turkey TV Drama Shows Israeli Soldiers Brutally Killing Children, Exacerbating Rift Between Nations (VIDEO)

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday complained to Turkey over a new television drama airing there that depicts Israel Defense Forces soldi...

Goldstone, Israel's Frankenstein Monster

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

I put off reading the Goldstone report the same way I put off scheduling a colonoscopy. I now realize it was for many of the same reasons. You know it's going to be tremendously uncomfortable, you don't want to know what they're going to find, and the consequences could be life-threatening.

Has Israel Become Dependent on Terrorism?

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Terrorism remains central to Israel's explanations of many of the most morally problematic of its policies, including the siege of Gaza and restrictions on Palestinians in the West Bank.

Maybe Brzezinski is Half Right?

Thomas Lipscomb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Lipscomb

Zbigniew Brzezinski made news recently by implying that the US should be prepared to militarily confront any Israeli planes headed for a preemptive strike on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Former Israeli Soldiers Rescue U.S. Citizen Held Hostage By Palestinian Husband

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ten former Israeli Army soldiers successfully rescued an American citizen and her son who had been held hostage for three years by her husband in a Pa...

Can There Be Such a Thing as an Israeli Hero?

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

There is a sense that the transgressions of Israelis are so grave that they have lost their right to grieve over their own very real tragedies.

West Bank Settlements: Israel Approving 500 New Apartments

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel defied U.S. pressure to halt construction in its West Bank settlements Sunday, with key leaders speaking out in support of th...

Can You Hear Me Now?

Omri Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omri Marcus

Palestinians were furious to discover that now not only Fox News ignores their side -- but now even during commercial breaks are they invisible.

Israela Oron, Fmr. Israeli General, Says Engaging Hamas Critical To Mideast Peace

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hanna Ingber Win

The Huffington Post recently sat down with the former deputy of Israel's National Security Council Brig. Gen (Ret.) Israela Oron to discuss prospects ...

Hezbollah Converts Lebanese Homes Into Secret Weapons Warehouses: Israel

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is estimating that Hezbollah has converted hundreds of homes in southern Lebanon into secret warehouses for storing ro...

Breaking The Silence Claims Over Gaza Rebuffed By IDF Reservists

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In part of an ongoing schism within the ranks of the Israeli Defense Forces over alleged abuses against Palestinian civilians during Operation Cast Le...

Gaza Operation: Israeli Soldiers Tell A Different Story Than Official Military Line

Mikhael Manekin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mikhael Manekin

Twenty-six soldiers have now come forward to talk about their combat experiences in the Gaza War, and their testimonies are radically different from the official version given by Israel Defense Force spokesmen.

Breaking The Silence: Former Israeli Soldiers Call Gaza War Reckless

AP | STEVE WEIZMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli soldiers who fought in last winter's Gaza War say the military used Palestinians as human shields, improperly fired incendia...

Israeli Forces Kill Gaza Teen: Palestinians

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 17- year-old girl was killed in a blast in central Gaza near the Israeli border Thursday, Hamas security officials said, charging that an Israeli ta...

Abdul Majid Dudeen Killed By Israeli Forces

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Abdul Majid Dudeen, the leader of Hamas' Ezzidin Al-Qassam Brigades, has been shot and killed by Israeli forces in Skak, a town just west of Hebron in...

Bibi Goes to Washington: How About a Nuclear Free Middle East?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It might be the case that Netanyahu has far more friends in Washington than does the president.

Israel Drops Gaza Probe, Calls Claims Hearsay

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel has officially ended its investigative probe into any possible misconduct by Israeli troops during the Gaza incursion known as Operation Cast L...

Religious Fundamentalism Spreads... Beyond Islam

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

It is problematic that characters in these stories -- the Pope, a member of India's Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, a Knesset leader, a Canadian federal minister -- are influential, mainstream figures.

Gaza War: Israel Disputes Palestinian Claim On Gaza Deaths

AP | STEVE WEIZMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military on Thursday disputed Palestinian claims that most of the people killed in the recent Gaza Strip war were civili...

President Obama Offers Iran "A Promise of a New Day"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama's promise of a new day in U.S.-Iranian relations must be given the opportunity to bear fruit free from outside intervention.

In the Shadow of Gilad Shalit's Captivity

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

How can I go to bed at night knowing that kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit probably has no bed?

Thoughts on the Death of Rachel Corrie

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Bromwich

Six years ago Corrie was run over by an IDF armor-plated bulldozer, a machine sold by the U.S. to Israel, the armor put in place for the purpose of knocking down homes without damage to the machine.

Palestinian Youth Killed In Clash In Hebron

Yediot Ahronot | Efrat Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 14-year old Palestinian was killed Friday afternoon in Hebron in what was apparently a clash between stone-throwers and IDF soldiers....

My Military's Moral Low

Simcha Leventhal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simcha Leventhal

As a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces, I am stunned that the soldiers of my country are firing artillery into a densely populated city.