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The Beloved Community and the Holy Land

Imam Yahya Hendi and Rabbi Gerald Serotta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Imam Yahya Hendi and Rabbi Gerald Serotta

The harming of civilians -- whether they play in school yards in Southern Israel or seek refuge in schools in Gaza -- constitutes a crime against humanity by any international standard.

Israeli Troops Kill Gaza Children Carrying White Flag, Witnesses Say

McClatchy Washington Bureau | Dion Nissenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EZBT ABED RABBO, Gaza Strip -- Nasser Abu Freeh was one of the first to see the Israeli soldiers as they entered this pastoral Gaza neighborhood overl...

Israel: On the Right Side of History

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aaron Zelinsky

The Israeli Supreme Court defended the rights of Israel's two Arab parties, Balad and the United Arab List, to stand for election, overturning a vote by Israel's Central Election Committee.

War Crimes Accusations Mount Against Israel (SLIDESHOW: GRAPHIC)

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Shapiro

While those living in Gaza attempt to return to daily life, the international community struggles to understand the 21-day war between Israel and Hama...

A War Against Hamas -- Not The Palestinian People

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The best outcome from the Gaza war for Israel and the Palestinians is to induce Hamas to eventually become a political party rather than militant resistance movement.

Iran: Palestinians Have Right To Arms Against Colonialists

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran, accused by Israel of supplying arms to Hamas militants, today said resistance groups around the world like those in Gaza had the right to have a...

IDF Investigates Improper Use Of Phosphorous Shells In Gaza Strip

Haaretz | Amos Harel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Israel Defense Forces is investigating whether a reserve paratroops brigade made improper use of phosphorus shells during the fighting in Gaza. T...

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Leads Condemnation Against Israeli Offensive

The Jerusalem Post | BRENDA GAZZAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is leading popular condemnation of Israel's three-week Gaza offensive against Hamas and is at the forefront of accusa...

Israel-Gaza Cease-Fire Violated

Haaretz | Amos Harel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Israel Air Force on Tuesday evening bombed a target in the Gaza Strip used earlier in the day Palestinian militants to fire eight mortar shells at...

Whatever it Takes

Diane Perlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Perlman

President Obama, please lead us in healing wounds, compensating losses, and using principles of restorative justice rather than punitive approaches. Time doesn't heal wounds, people do.

UN Chief Urges Unilateral Israeli Cease-Fire

AP, CBS News | IBRAHIM BARZAK and MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The U.N. chief urged Israel Friday to declare a unilateral cease-fire in Gaza, but Israel rebuffed the idea as its diplomats...

Inside Gaza: My Baby Born, A Light In The Darkness

The Independent | Fares Akram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It has been the bloodiest, most violent day yet here in Gaza City. Israeli tanks came in from the south, shelling and bombing in the residential areas...

A Jew's Prayer for the Children of Gaza

Bradley Burston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bradley Burston

In this day, when the trepidation and rage and mourning that is called war, seizes our hearts and patches them in scars, we call to you, the Lord whose name is Peace.

Israel Seeks Three Hour Ceasefire for Screen Actors Guild Awards Show

Scott Blakeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Blakeman

Although Israel is planning many more days of bombing and killing in Gaza, it reportedly wants a three hour ceasefire to allow its troops to watch the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild awards, live from Hollywood on January 25.

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Pelosi Bemoans "Huge" Civilian Deaths In Gaza War, Urges Cease Fire | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she was meeting with the Egyptian ambassador on Thursday to push for a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel in Gaza...

Weighing Proportionality in Gaza

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The losses on both sides will be all in vain if the final outcome of the war does not substantially improve both the prospects for an eventual Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Palestinian Authority Rep: End Gaza Crisis with Suicide Attacks

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Originally published on, the citizen journalism platform that covers world news at the local level. One week ago, in an effort to s...

Iran Could Be Real Winner In Gaza Conflict

Spiegel Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Despite the horrifically high death toll among civilians, Israel continues its war in the Gaza Strip, even threatening to launch a full invasion. So f...

Israel's Waltz with Injustice

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

Waltz with Bashir, an autobiographical "animated documentary" from Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman, offers a sobering reminder of Israel's current, brutal military offensive in Gaza.

War Diary from Sderot

Nomika Zion | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nomika Zion

Not in my name and not for me did you go into this war. The bloodbath in Gaza is not in my name nor for my security. Behind this accursed leadership of Hamas live human beings.

Hamas Creates YouTube Site, Palutube, To Broadcast Message

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hamas has set up a YouTube site showing graphic scenes from the fighting against Israel over the past few days. The militant group also attacks its po...

Israel Treading a Familiar Path in Gaza

Jared Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jared Levy

Hamas doesn't shoot rockets from civilian neighborhoods, mosques and UN buildings to deter an Israeli response. They do it precisely because they know Israel will respond with deadly force.

Gaza Conflict Will Have Long-Term Consequences On Arab World: Ismail Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The human cost of Israel's decision to attack Gaza is being paid by the Palestinians. However, the fallout from this wanton violence is going to have ...

Gaza Crisis Imperils Two-State Solution | MICHAEL SLACKMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAIRO -- With every image of the dead in Gaza inflaming people across the Arab world, Egyptian and Jordanian officials are worried that they see a fun...

Will Obama be a Peacemaker?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Clearly, what the world desperately needs from America and its new president is a peacemaker, not another warrior.