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After Israeli Election Disappointment, Two-State Supporters Plan Their Next Moves

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict weren't too discouraged by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...

Gaza Exports First Produce To Israel Since Hamas Takeover

AP | FARES AKRAM | Posted 03.12.2015 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli authorities allowed the import of Gaza produce on Thursday for the first time since Hamas seized control of the...

Keep on Moving: DD Versus BB, Part 6

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Mitchell Cohen

DD, the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove had by now outlined for me the first three steps of her "Step by Step" approach to breaking up the Middle East iceberg.

Step by Step: DD Versus Bibi Part 5

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 03.06.2015 | World
Mitchell Cohen

When our previous conversation was interrupted, DD the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove and critic of Netanyahu was about to present details of her "ste...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 9 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

My time with future leaders of Israel and Palestine leaves me with a somewhat pessimistic outlook, but there is reason for hope.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 8 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The U.S. has been at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for decades. However, some Palestinians I spoke with said that the U.S. is not the right party to mediate a two-state solution whereas Israelis has said it is.

Why 2014 Was a Good Year

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

So let's enter 2015 looking forward to a better future. Let's not be a nation of complainers who find nothing good to smile about but plenty to be angry about. If we can't recognize the good in our lives, then we can never hope to find satisfaction. In that case, every year will be a bad one.

Did Anyone See 2014's Many Crises Coming?

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

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 Strikes Gaza After Palestinian Sniper Fire

AP | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel deployed tank fire and an airstrike on targets in Gaza after its troops came under attack by Palestinian snipers as they wer...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 7 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Israelis and Palestinians have a very similar narrative. The people of each group have moved from one country to another for a long time. Each people have been oppressed by others.

Israel Launches Criminal Investigation Into One Of The Deadliest Gaza War Strikes

AP | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military ordered a criminal investigation of one of its deadliest airstrikes in last summer's war in the Gaza Strip — an...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 6 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

While all Israelis I spoke to agree the goal should be to realize a two-state solution, several Israelis told me that Muslims are not ready for democracy and that the two states will be very asymmetric.

Israeli Raid on Palestinian Soccer Association Signals Dangerous Hardening of Israeli-Palestinian Battle Lines

James Dorsey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The Israeli military said the incident had not been a raid. It said a routine patrol had asked some Palestinians for their identification cards, and when they said the cards were in Bnei Sakhnin's offices soldiers had entered the building to check their identities.

Israel To Cooperate With UN Chief's Gaza War Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

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

Princeton's Faculty Petition to Divest from Israeli Occupation

Usaama al-Azami | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Usaama al-Azami

It remains to be seen what sort of response this petition elicits both in its favor, and in opposition; and whether it encourages comparable petitions at other institutions, academic or otherwise.

Israel Says Will Not Cooperate With UN Gaza Investigation

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it would not cooperate with a United Nations Human Rights Council investigation into this yea...

An Interfaith Prayer For Peace In Israel

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion

A plan to bring religious groups together in and around Israel for an interfaith "pray in" got derailed just days before the event as tension escalate...

Amnesty: Israel Committed War Crimes In Gaza Conflict

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer, saying it ...

Malala Donates Prize Money To Help Rebuild 65 Damaged Schools In Gaza

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact

Malala Yousafzai is putting her own accolades toward a global mission for change. The recent Nobel Peace Prize winner -- who gained international ...

The Impact of the 'Breaking News' Cycle on Our Health

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

Whether we hear the news on our way to work, read it over breakfast, or see it regurgitated and analyzed repeatedly through our online and social media channels, it seems inescapable. And like it or not, it infuses itself into our psyche, taking direct aim at how we feel and react.

Mounting Israeli-Palestinians Tensions Reverberate on the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 12.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand.

Qatar Pledges $1 Billion For Gaza Strip Reconstruction

AP | By HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Donors at an international conference Sunday promised $2.7 billion to rebuild the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, but all of the key participan...

Gaza Now! 8.20.2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
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.

Gaza Now! 8.15.2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

The Arab-Israeli conflict has been there my whole life, but this latest war has been more destabilizing than any other, disrupting any effort to manufacture the illusion of individuality, the illusion that we are not only subjects of history and nationhood.

Gaza Now! 8-13-2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

I've been calling my friends and family in Israel a lot more since the war broke out -- indeed, I've probably phoned my brother more times in the past four weeks than I have in the 20 years since I left Israel to live in New York.