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Netanyahu: Israel Ready For 'Significant Expansion' Of Attacks

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Israel bombed Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Stri...

For the Children of Both Sides, Stop This War

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.17.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

This war is an abomination. Because both sides are wrong, and both sides are right and, above all, because all children have the right to live without fear. It must stop.

Palestinians Between a Rock and a Hard Place in Upgrade at UN

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.16.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Regardless of the General Assembly vote, the Palestinians would remain stateless and remain under occupation in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. For Israel, the continued barrage of rockets is unacceptable not just to the government but to the public at large.

Joshua Hersh

Dem Breaks Solid U.S. Backing For Israel With Call For Restraint | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat often a rare voice of anti-war dissent even in his own caucus, is calling for Israelis and Pale...

The Strong Hearts of Israel's Rocket-Ravaged Residents

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

As I make my way back down the heavily damaged building, an elderly man leaves his apartment and walks slowly down the blood-stained stairs. He looks sadly at the memorial candles at the bottom, and whispers a few words, and then continues on to the synagogue to pray.

Terrorizing Gaza: Will Egypt Intervene? (VIDEO)

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Aside from recalling its ambassador to Israel, Egypt's President Morsi has come to the defense of Palestinians and opened the border-crossing at Rafah on Wednesday.

Israeli Army Closes Roads Roads Around Gaza

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Israeli army said on Friday it was closing to civilian traffic three roads that lead to, or border the Gaza Strip,...

Jimmy Carter: 'Israelis' Policy Is to Confiscate Palestinian Territory'

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Israel's leaders don't want a Palestinian state, Carter tells me in an exclusive interview. Carter, who still conducts international negotiations and is now a member The Elders, won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. He just returned from a visit to the Middle East.

Israel Masses Troops And Tanks Outside Gaza

Reuters | Dan Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Israeli tanks and troops massed outside Gaza and the military said on Friday it was calling up 16,000 reservists, sign...

The Gaza Fighting: On Strategy and Politics

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

While the fighting is raging in Gaza and southern and central Israel, it is also in Tehran and Beirut where there are many sleepless military and strategic planners who watch the situation with keen interest and most likely with a growing sense of concern.

Live Report From Gaza City: Israeli Air Strikes Killing Civilians, Threats of Gaza Ground Invasion

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
Democracy Now!

The situation has escalated since Saturday when Palestinian militants fired at an Israeli military vehicle near the Israel-Gaza border. After Palestinian militant groups agreed to an informal truce on Monday, Israel broke two days of quiet with Wednesday's attack.

Islamic Jihad: We Fired Rocket At Tel Aviv

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

GAZA, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said on Thursday it had fired a rocket that reportedly hit Israel's commercial...

Israel's Long History Of Targeted Assassinations

Posted 11.14.2012 | World

The Israeli army killed Hamas' military commander Ahmed Jabari on Wednesday and launched a series of airstrikes against different targets in the Gaza ...

Gaza Won't Be 'Liveable' By 2020

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Gaza will no longer be "liveable" by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to improve water ...

Open Letter to Hamas: You Are Responsible for Your People's Fate

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

It is time for Hamas to realize that it holds the key to the future of its own people. Israelis will not move towards peace as long as Hamas, a central player and crucial part of Palestinian society will not endorse peace explicitly.

The Normality of the Unexpected

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Clarence B. Jones

It will be impossible for us to control or insulate ourselves from events in the Middle East as long as we remain dependent on oil from the region and committed to honor our military defense of Israel.

A Minnesota College Newspaper Editor on Israel-Hamas Conflict, from Tel Aviv

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Kloosterman

There are 6 sets of parents in America right now who might be wishing that their kids weren't college newspaper editors.

Let Us Expand the Definition of Terrorism

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

In these days of extremism at home, we cling to a narrow, selective definition of terrorism, while ignoring blatant forms of terrorism in our midst. In doing so, we can't see the forest for the trees.

Obama's New Path To Mideast Peace?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

Obama's Mideast speech laid out a new vision for Israel and the Palestinians. But the U.S. can't impose solutions unless the participants break out of the old patterns of antagonism.

Home/fronts: Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza (Metropolitan Books, 2009)

Jared Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jared Gardner

Sacco's latest book is a return to Palestine and the origins of Sacco's own career in comics journalism, a field he has all but singlehandedly created out of the example of his remarkable work.

Human Rights Watch World Report 2010 Warns Of Attacks On Activists

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Despite the growing strength of the human rights movement, abusive governments have begun to hit back at activists who challenge them, according to Hu...

Israeli Ambassador Explodes: Gaza War Critics Are Calling Us Nazis

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.'s take on the Goldstone report is ridiculous. In fact, nowhere in his piece does he dispute the report's finding that Israel (and Hamas) committed war crimes.

Netanyahu's Challenge to the UN -- And My Challenge to Liberals -- For Moral Consistency

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lanny Davis

Based on these core principles, liberals should overwhelmingly demand that the Palestinians accept Israel's minimal request to bring peace.

Living Under the Bombing of Gaza

Khulood Ghanem | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Khulood Ghanem

At the start of the Gaza war I was on my way walking in the street. I heard the first rocket, the second and the third, at this moment I could see nothing, all I remember was the biggest explosion I have ever seen.

The Hyposcrisy of "Universal Jurisdiction"

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

It is disgraceful that Israeli leaders cannot walk the streets of London safely, while Hamas and Hezbollah leaders are honored and celebrated.