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Did Anyone See 2014's Many Crises Coming?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.24.2014 | Home

This year has been marred by crises across the globe, as protests and conflicts have dominated headlines. Groups that were unknown to many, such as th...

Israel To Cooperate With UN Chief's Gaza War Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Home

JERUSALEM, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it would cooperate with a United Nations investigation into Israeli attacks on U.N. facilities...

Gaza Still Needs Rebuilding. Here's What Lies Ahead

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.18.2014 | Home

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at efforts to rebuild the Gaza St...

Gaza Now! 8.20.2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 12.09.2014 | Home
Orna Guralnik PsyD

The Gaza war has unveiled my displaced status. Most of my American friends seem helpless in the face of my predicament, yet some are provoked in ways that are mysterious to me.

Only Israel Can Put an End to the Horror in Gaza

Dr. Khouloud Daibes | Posted 11.11.2014 | Home
Dr. Khouloud Daibes

The individual stories are tragically too many to recount in one short article. Those lucky enough to survive this latest assault on Gaza have returned to rubble; the loss of loved ones compounded by the destruction of homes, family heirlooms, photographs and memories. Israel has the power to put an end to its occupation of Palestinian land. Only then can Palestinians and Israelis live side by side in peace and security.

What Is In The Gaza Peace Deal?

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | Home

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Luke Baker GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Tuesday to an Egyptian-br...

War In Gaza Continues, As Egypt Presses Truce Efforts

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2014 | Home

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes killed at least five Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and militants ke...

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

Idan Barir | Posted 10.12.2014 | Home
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?

Israel-Gaza Violence Resumes, Defying Ceasefire Efforts

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2014 | Home

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Israel launched more than 30 aerial attacks in Gaza on Sa...

Why It Will Be So Hard To Rebuild Gaza's Devastated Landscape

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.08.2014 | Home

Weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas have left whole neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip in ruins and critically damaged basic infrastructure. Accor...

Israel, Gaza, War & Data: Social Networks and the Art of Personalizing Propaganda

Gilad Lotan | Posted 10.07.2014 | Home
Gilad Lotan

It's hard to shake away the utterly depressing feeling that comes with news coverage these days. IDF and Hamas are at it again, a vicious cycle of violence, but this time it feels much more intense. While war rages on the ground in Gaza and across Israeli skies, there's an all-out information war unraveling in social networked spaces.

MSF Official: Constant Wave Of Casualties Strains Gaza's Fragile Health System

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.03.2014 | Home

More than three weeks of conflict between Israeli forces and militants in Gaza have left over 1,700 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis dead, while...

Israel Pulls Back Some Forces In Gaza As Shelling Continues

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2014 | Home

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Israel signaled it was winding down the 25-day-old Gaza war un...

Charlotte Alfred

Gaza Family Moves 2 Times, But Can't Escape The Bombs

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.01.2014 | Home

Hassan al-Hallaq and his family -- two boys, ages 4 and 6, and his pregnant wife, due to give birth in days --- were preparing to break the Ramadan fa...

UN Envoy: Israel May Be Required To Take Responsibility For Displaced In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | Home

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (Reuters) - Israel will be required under international law to take responsibility for hel...

Hospitals Are Supposed To Be For Healing. In Gaza, They're Part Of The War Zone

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.30.2014 | Home

As the number of dead and wounded from the conflict between Israel and Gaza continues to soar on either side, several Palestinian hospitals have found...

Israel Kills 15 During Assault On UN School

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | Home

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 30 (Reuters) - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in aschool ...

The Gaza-Israel War -- Some Regional Implications

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.27.2014 | Home
Dr. Josef Olmert

Wars, as we know, are catalysts for change, and the current round of fighting between Hamas and Israel is no exception. Two trends, which have become very noticeable in the region in recent years, are being accelerated.

Gaza Death Toll Soars Past 800

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2014 | Home

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies ...

Keeping It Cool in the Diaspora

Aryeh Younger | Posted 09.23.2014 | Home
Aryeh Younger

As personal as this war might be for many in the diaspora, it is crucial for our community to promote an environment that fosters respectful dialogue and debate. But more leaders on both sides must continue to advocate for respectful dialogue in order for change to come.

Living Gaza's Horror From Beyond Borders

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 09.23.2014 | Home
Hani Almadhoun

My father risks his life every day going to his grocery store to make sure people have the supplies they need to break their fast. But he tells me the supplies are running low everywhere in Gaza.

Jeremy Scahill On Media Coverage Of Gaza: 'We've Hit All-Time Lows'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlis...

Defiant Hamas Leader Calls For End Of Gaza Siege

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | Home

DOHA, July 23 (Reuters) - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said he was ready to accept a humanitarian truce in Gaza where the Islamist group is fighting ...

Defiant Hamas Leader Calls For End Of Gaza Siege

Posted 07.23.2014 | Home

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Defiant Hamas leader calls for opening of Gaza borders, world to push for end of Israeli siege....

UN Launches Probe Into Israeli Violations In Gaza

Reuters | Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles | Posted 09.22.2014 | Home

* UN rights forum sets independent international inquiry * Israel and ally United States reject probe * Pillay says killing civilians, shelling ...