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Israeli Actors Sit Out Show At Settlement Theater

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

JERUSALEM (AP) — A trio of Israeli stage actors is refusing to perform in an acclaimed play before a theater in a West Bank Jewish settlement, part ...

Israel: Rocket Fired From Gaza Hits Southern Village

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area in a southern Israeli village but caused no injuries....

Imagining Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Joseph B. Kadane

We believe that this agreement opens the way for a new era in the Holy Land, one based on mutual respect. We hope and believe that peace and prosperity will ensue.

Mother & Child Plant PEACE in the Holy Land

Roots of Peace | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgDaniel Yuval, age 11, took a trip to Northern Israel to enjoy the rare sight of snow in Israel. Little did they know that a trip of joy would turn into a nightmare.

Israel Confirms Holding Al Qaeda Suspect Without Trial

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has confirmed that it has been detaining without trial a suspected al-Qaida operative for the past three years. Respondin...

Fantasy vs. Reality

James Zogby | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
James Zogby

In each case, parties on all sides continue to overreach operating under the illusion that through the application of more violence the "other side" can be destroyed once and for all -- with good triumphant over evil. In reality, what recent history has taught us is that there is no ultimate victory.

IDF Soldier Stabbing Could Impair Peace Talks

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian teenager stabbed an Israeli soldier to death at a bus station in northern Israel on Wednesday, police said, in a rare...

Palestinian Peace Negotiators Quit Talks

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday his peace negotiators ...

Kerry Unleashes Frustration With Israel

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

In Jerusalem to rekindle negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, Secretary of State John Kerry dropped his usual diplomatic air in an intervie...

Russian Report Casts Doubt On Arafat Poisoning

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov 8 (Reuters) - A Russian report quoted by Palestinian investigators on Friday said there was ...

U.S. Gives $75 Million More In Aid To Palestinians

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United State will provide an additional $75 mil...

6 'Easy' Steps to Solving the Israeli-Arab Conflict

Dan_Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dan_Weiss

With the Syrian chemical weapons crisis seemingly behind us, it is high time to tackle the most central issue in the Middle East, namely the Israeli-P...

Israel's Prisoner Release Was Netanyahu's Horrible Choice

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alan Elsner

Netanyahu has committed Israel to the prisoner release and now must follow through. But he should now urgently start building support at home for the negotiations instead of constantly undermining them.

Israel Frees 26 Palestinian Prisoners

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners early Wednesday, the second of four batches to be released a...

Prisoner Release Agonizing for Israeli Terror Victim Families

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

Outside Ofer prison, near Ramallah on Monday night, thousands of demonstrators gathered to protest the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners.

Defending Palestinian Human Rights, the Key to a Just Peace

James Zogby | Posted 12.26.2013 | World
James Zogby

Only when Palestinians are known and their rights are fully recognized will the US feel the need to press for balanced peace that recognizes the rights and needs of Israelis and Palestinians alike.

Suspected Palestinian Bomber Killed By Israeli Forces

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

JERUSALEM — JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's security service and the military say Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank beli...

Hezbollah Accuses Israeli Eagle of Committing Espionage

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

Headlines of fowl accused of spying for Israel are making rounds again in Middle Eastern press, with the most recent bird of espionage 'arrested' in Lebanon.

Palestinians in a Jewish State

Nadim Nashif | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nadim Nashif

The latest round of peace negotiations, or rather, negotiations about peace negotiations, has a distinctly hollow ring to it. Israel has openly declared its willingness to attend negotiations, while simultaneously pursuing a 'business as usual' strategy.

Why Rabin's Vision In Signing the Oslo Accord Is More Relevant Than Ever Today

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Robert K. Lifton

Oslo changed everything. And, in fact, the talks the U.S. is currently mediating today, which offer hope of resolving the elements that the Oslo Accords left open, are the direct legacy of the process Rabin started.

Oslo's Smokescreen, Twenty Years On

Shawan Jabarin | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Shawan Jabarin

Fifteen years after Oslo's intended expiry date, the question remains as to whether this latest phase of the 'peace process' will allow the Palestinian people to exercise their sovereign rights.

The Oslo Agreements and the United States

Ambassador Uri Savir | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Ambassador Uri Savir

The young of the Middle East, as we witnessed in recent years are the compass of Arabs and Israeli societies. As Oslo has proven, peace has to be by the people and for the people.

U.S. Took Part In Israeli-Palestinian Meetings

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Sunday for the first time that the U.S. envoy for Israeli-Palestinian peace had tak...

Palestinians Reach Out To Israel In Renewed Peace Talks

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinians have traditionally shown little affection for Israeli politicians. These days, however, they are reaching out ...

Free More Killers, Please

David Cahn | Posted 10.28.2013 | Teen
David Cahn

If a man's hero is what he aspires to be some day, then Palestinians politicians are telling their constituents that they ought to become martyrs, brutally killing Israeli civilians. As an independent nation, the Palestinian Authority would be anything but good neighbors.