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Obama and the World's Ills

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

It's hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions. And for the Republicans, all of these woes have a common genesis: American weakness projected by Barack Obama. People in the Middle East, former Vice President Dick Cheney said recently, "are absolutely convinced that the American capacity to lead and influence in that part of the world has been dramatically reduced by this president." He added, "We've got a problem with weakness, and it's centered right in the White House." Really? It's instructive to ask: What exactly would a Republican president advised by Cheney do in each of these crises? Let's take them one at a time.

What Life Is Really Like In Israel Right Now

Liat Kornowski | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Liat Kornowski

I woke up to a siren today. You know how you come to hate the sound of your alarm, the one that lets you know the night's up, it's time for work, for kids, for the day to start? So you change it every few months, and you definitely hit snooze at least twice. There's no snooze button for sirens.

Sophia Jones

Civilians Fleeing Gaza City Neighborhood After Israeli Strike Say They Have Nowhere To Go | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- Just after sunrise on Sunday, Zeinab, a young Palestinian mother, ran out of her house in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood with her hus...

John Kerry's Hot Mic Reaction To Gaza: 'Hell Of A Pinpoint Operation'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sounded exasperated during a candid moment between interviews on Sunday as he discussed the ongoing c...

The Nightmare of Gaza Continues

James Zogby | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Palestinians want to live normal lives. They want to be able to provide for their children and see their children's children grow and prosper. It is not, as the Israelis would say, that the Palestinians have chosen death. Rather, it is that the Israelis have never allowed them the chance to choose life.

A Tale of Two Pictures: Before and After an Iron Dome Alert

Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.

Words just don't cut it when describing what it's like to be caught outdoors when an incoming missile alert siren sounds.

Israel Invades Gaza Because It Can

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

There will be no peace, for now, as Gaza is turned into an abattoir, to collectively punish Gazans for supporting Hamas. Israel, as any nation, has a right to defend itself, but it confuses offense with defense. It is on the offensive in Gaza.

23 Palestinians, Israeli Soldier Dead In Gaza Offensive

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 18 (Reuters) - Israel stepped up its ground offensive in Gaza early on Friday pounding targets with artillery fire and using ta...

Honolulu: Praying and Protesting for Peace in Palestine

Dawn Morais | Posted 09.16.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

They stood at the busy intersection where Ala Moana Boulevard meets Atkinson, from 4-6 p.m. holding up signs calling for an end to the occupation of Palestine and the flow of U.S. taxpayer dollars and support to Israel.

Israel Targets Top Hamas Leader As Gaza Ceasefire Collapses

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 16 (Reuters) - Israel resumed its air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday a day after holding its fire in deference to an Eg...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Cousin Of Teen Beaten By Israeli Police Says She Was Kicked Out Of Dem Rep's Office | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Tariq Abu Khdeir was brutally beaten by Israeli police last week, the 15-year-old Tampa boy's family thought his congresswoman, Re...

A World Where We Treat All Children As Our Own

David A. Love | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
David A. Love

When the family of kidnapped and lynched Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir recently grieved together with the family of abducted and murdered Israeli teen Naftali Fraenkel, we were reminded that the loss of a child is both painful and universal.

Israel Agrees To Gaza Ceasefire Plan

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 15 (Reuters) - Palestinian militants fired rockets at Israel on Tuesday after it agreed to an Egyptian proposal to end the week...

Armed Wing Of Hamas Rejects Ceasefire Proposal

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

GAZA, July 15 (Reuters) - The armed wing of the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Tuesday rejected the reported text of an Egyptian ceasefire prop...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Muslims Protest White House 'Publicity Stunt,' Citing Gaza Crisis And NSA Spying | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to highlight the contributions of Muslim Americans to U.S. society at the annual White House Iftar on...

Laura Goldman

Israeli Ambassador: We Are Not Imposing 'Collective Punishment' | Laura Goldman | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

Israel's ongoing bombing of Gaza is not "collective punishment" of Palestinians, the Israeli ambassador to the United States told The Huffington Post,...

Sophia Jones

Terrified Families Fleeing Northern Gaza Airstrikes Seek Refuge With UN | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- For days, Israeli strikes have been pounding northern Gaza, a major launching point for Hamas rockets fired toward Israel. But Saturday n...

Israel-Gaza Conflict Takes Toll On Pregnant Women

Sophia Jones | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- When Israeli airstrikes hit Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza this week, Sena Alissa held her pregnant belly as blood dripped between...

How One Israeli Provides Life-Changing Help To Sick Palestinians

OWN | Posted 07.11.2014 | OWN

Ali is a 12 year old boy from Yaabad, Palestine, who is fighting leukemia. Every week, his mother Samehara takes him to the hospital for testing. Beca...

The Post-Oslo Generation, Poised for a Third Intifada?

Laurent Zecchini | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Laurent Zecchini

It is neither in Israel's nor in Hamas' interest to start a new war. The latter now has the means to strike Tel Aviv, and Netanyahu would struggle to survive politically if the heart of the Jewish state were badly hit. As for Hamas, it is already in dire straits. Gaza has been subjected to an Israeli blockade for seven years, and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's Egypt tightened the grip further by destroying the hundreds of smuggling tunnels that were the economical lifeline for the 1.7 million Gazans.

Matt Sledge

'Goliath' Author Max Blumenthal On Israeli-Palestinian Crisis | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

Conditions in Israel and the Palestinian territories are bad and getting worse. An Israeli air offensive on Gaza has hit 750 targets, killing 80 Pales...

'The Israeli People Demand Revenge' ... or Peace?

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Jonathan Jacob Moore

While I do have my own personal opinions about what is happening in the region, I am writing this article simply to share a story... of one man, a Facebook page, and the power of hope in the face of hatred.

Haaretz Hosts Peace Conference As Israel Prepares For Battle

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- As Israel launched a military offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Palestinian and Israeli leaders gathered just nor...

Israel Launches Military Offensive Against Gaza

Reuters | By JOSEF FEDERMAN and NAJIB JOBAIN | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 9 (Reuters) - At least 23 people were killed across Gaza, Palestinian officials said on Wed...

Hamas Steps Up Rocket Fire, Israel Readies For Escalation

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, July 7 (Reuters) - Hamas stepped up rocket fire at southern Israeli towns and Israel called up reserve troo...