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Israel Calls For North Gaza Evacuation, Suggesting Strike

AP | KARIN LAUB and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shel...

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...

Israeli Bombing Turns Gaza City Into Ghost Town

AP | KHALID KAZZIHA | Posted 07.12.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — It's the holy month of Ramadan, when people throughout the Muslim world meet with friends and family, buy presents for loved ...

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...

Israel Intensifies Gaza Assault As Hamas Rockets Fly

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — With the official Palestinian count of the dead passing 100, and rockets fired by militants striking Israel from the Gaza Strip and...

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...

Israel Dramatically Escalates Air Strikes On Gaza

AP | KHALED KAZZIHA and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destr...

'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.

Israel Hits Key Hamas Targets In Gaza Offensive

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a...

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 Army Authorized To Mobilize 40,000 Troops

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and NAJIB JOBAIN | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault on...

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...

Israeli Investigation Into Murder of Palestinian Focuses on Jerusalem Soccer Fan Group

James Dorsey | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The refusal by the IFA and government to stand up to the group's blatant racism reflects the ambiguity of a society that long yearned for peace, increasingly grown frustrated at how beyond grasp it seemed to be, and finally concluded that peace no longer was essential to its survival.

Israel, the Middle East and Cognitive Dissonance

David Harris | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
David Harris

Try as I might, there are some things I just don't get. For starters, I'm seeking to understand Israel's options in today's Middle East.

Jewish Suspects Arrested Over Death Of Palestinian Teenager

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2014 | World

* Israeli air strike kills 2 Gaza militants * Abbas urges U.N. chief to investigate 'terror crimes' * Tensions high in Arab towns in Israel (Add...

Disturbing Video Reportedly Captures Israeli Police Beating Cousin Of Killed Palestinian Teen

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

Recently released video reportedly captures Israeli police beating and kicking the cousin of a killed Palestinian teen. The video is of 15-year-old...

Autopsy Results Show Palestinian Teen Burned To Death

AP | MOHAMMAD DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An autopsy showed an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed in a revenge attack was burned to death, officials sai...

U.S. Condemns 'Heinous Murder' Of Palestinian Teen

AP | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is condemning the killing of a Palestinian teenager as a "despicable act" and is calling on the perpetrat...

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.