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Tens Of Thousands Mourn Slain Israeli Teens

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister threatened Tuesday to take even tougher action against Hamas following an intense wave of airstrikes in the...

Tensions Soar After Israeli Teens Found Dead

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian from the militant group Hamas was shot dead when he threw a grenade at forces carrying out an arrest raid in the West ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterians Make A Move Against Controversial Zionism Booklet | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has removed a controversial publication from its website that was targeted by prominent Jewish organizations and church ...

World Cup Broadcasts: The Middle East's Opportunity to Miss an Opportunity

James Dorsey | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

Pricing by Qatari entities holding World Cup rights for the Middle East and North Africa, including Al Jazeera's belN Sports channel, puts broadcasts beyond the reach of many football fans in the region.

Middle East Fights Propaganda Wars on World Cup Sidelines

James Dorsey | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

This year's World Cup is not just about soccer -- at least not as far as the Middle East and North Africa is concerned.

Palestinian Prisoners In Israel End Mass Hunger Strike

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday ended their 63-day-long hunger strike after reaching a deal with Israeli prison author...

Violence Escalates In Search For Missing Israeli Teens

AP | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli soldiers killed a 13-year-old Palestinian in clashes during West Bank raids Friday, hospital officials said, as a...

Presbyterian General Assembly Biennial Meeting: My Message on Israel and Palestine

Desmond Tutu | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion
Desmond Tutu

The sustainability of Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people has always been dependent on its ability to deliver justice to the Palestinians. We learned in South Africa that the only way to end apartheid peacefully was to force the powerful to the table through economic pressure.

Israel Evades FIFA Sanctions: For Now

James Dorsey | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey A compromise formula that this week saved Israel from being sanctioned by world soccer governing body FIFA has bought the Jewish s...

U.S. Jews Stand Divided On Israel

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — Once a unifying cause for generations of American Jews, Israel is now bitterly dividing Jewish communities. Jewish organizations ar...

FIFA Braces for Israeli-Palestinian Showdown

James Dorsey | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The scene is set at next month's World Cup in Brazil for showdown between Israel and Palestine that will be off the pitch given that neither qualified for one of the world's most important sporting events.

No Talks and No Falling Sky

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Secretary Kerry, Israeli Ministers and many others, well-wishers as well as fear-mongers, warned that if the Israeli-Palestinian talks failed, there is no telling to what may happen.

From Auschwitz to Activism -- 70 Years on From the Holocaust

Dan Glass | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Dan Glass

As I walk around the city, I see the shrines and monuments to the Holocaust. This includes park benches with their Nein Juden signs removed, old SS buildings that are now boarded up, and freshly-sprayed swastikas that remind me how the soul of anti-Semitism lives on.

Stumbling Toward The Finish Line: US, Iran, And The 'Peace Process'

John Tirman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
John Tirman

Like many conflicts, the U.S.-Iran relationship has become a "hurting stalemate," in which, for very different reasons, both publics are ready to compromise enough to reach an agreement. But how much compromise will depend on how much sway spoilers in both countries have.

3 Reasons Why Peace Negotiations Fail

Jer Swigart | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Jer Swigart

Peace negotiations fail when they cause us to memorialize our own pain while ignoring the pain of the other and encouraging us to protect our own assets, even to develop strategies to gain more.

Middle East Peace Talks Take To The Web

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM (AP) — With the collapse of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, hundreds of thousands of young people across the Middle East ...

Palestinian Reconciliation, Netanyahu's Rejectionism, and American Drift

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi

The PLO-Hamas deal is about bringing back democracy for Palestinians. That is a goal Americans and Israelis alike should support. Instead, they have grown accustomed to pointing out Palestinian flaws while overlooking the overt support for colonization and domination that pervade Israeli politics.

Israeli Unilateralism and the Palestinian Dilemma

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Ronald Tiersky

The current situation after the newest collapse of negotiations becomes clear: Israel has several strategic options while Palestinians have only one, which is somehow to convince Israel that agreeing to a Palestinian state is in Israel's highest national interest.

Israel's Christian Problem

Vijay Prashad | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Vijay Prashad

Ambassador Prosor's attempt to silence UN envoy Serry did not stop him. On April 29, Robert Serry went before the UN Security Council and suggested that Israel has to make a choice, either to seriously commit to a two-state solution or live with the current one-state

Why Reinhold Niebuhr Supported Israel

Gustav Niebuhr | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Gustav Niebuhr

We believe that Niebuhr's early support for a future Jewish homeland in Palestine, and his practical concerns about the difficulties the project entailed, must be recalled now, when a document fiercely critical of Israel is making its way around the nation's largest Presbyterian denomination.

'Anti-Semitism' vs. Palestinian Solidarity

Cantor Michael Davis | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Cantor Michael Davis

Israel has withdrawn once again from peace talks with the Palestinians. Where, then, are we supposed to put our hopes for a peaceful and just resolution in Israel-Palestine? I have chosen to embrace the Palestinian call for boycott campaigns against Israel.

Donald Sterling's Comments Shed Light on the Underreported Plight of Israel's African Refugees

David Sheen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
David Sheen

Now that Donald Sterling has inadvertently exposed the plight of Israel's African refugees to an American audience, as well, will it lead to increased interest in their welfare and to a wider conversation about the treatment of non-Jews in general in the "Jewish State"?

Desmond Tutu On Kerry 'Apartheid' Controversy: Things In Israel 'Mirror' South Africa

HuffPost Live | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 04.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu doesn't object to Secretary of State John Kerry's use of the word "apartheid" to describe the future...

Absent a Two State Solution a "Jewish State" Means Apartheid

Akbar Ganji | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that have been in the works for nearly two decades are back to square one. There are many reasons for the failure of the negotiations, but one of the key reasons is that Israel has moved the goalposts. In the past negotiations between the two sides, the most important demand of Israel was for the Palestinians to recognize Israel's right to exist. But the hardline government of Benjamin Netanyahu is now demanding that the Palestinians must recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

Reality Check: The US Does Have Leverage

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Admittedly, the situation at the moment looks grim: After months of negotiations, a dozen personal visits from the secretary, and countless trips between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel is announcing new settlements and reneging on its agreement to release a small number of Palestinian prisoners this weekend.