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Young Jews Call For End To 'Gratuitous Killing Of Palestinian Civilians' | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- As a 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas took effect on Tuesday, a group of young Jewish Americans held a protest against Israel...

17 Things To Read If You're Trying To See All Sides Of The Israel-Gaza Conflict

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

You can be against the violence without being "pro-Israel"or "pro-Palestinian."

Israeli and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 4 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

An Israeli settlement is a Jewish community built on land captured from Jordan, Egypt and Syria in the 1967 war. There very existence is hotly debated. Settlements should be expanded according to some and demolished according to others. Truly, there is no easy solution to settlements.

Gaza War: New Palestinian Resolve Changes Paradigm

James Dorsey | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Extolling the virtues of a ceasefire in the Gaza war that collapsed barely two hours after it took effect, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry inadvertently highlighted the root cause of the failure of international efforts to silence the guns in the Palestinian territory and resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Gaza Looks To Post-War Aid To Rebuild

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact

* Gaza destruction more widespread than in 2009 war * Palestinian government seeks international donors meeting * Easing...

Palestinians, Israelis Trade Blame For Breaking Gaza Truce

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell | Posted 10.03.2014 | World

* One killed in two violent attacks in Jerusalem * Palestinians say Israel violated prior ceasefire by killing girl * I...

Israeli Airstrike Kills Militant Leader In Gaza

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.03.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a bruising monthlong war that has claimed nearly ...

Taking Sides in Israel and Gaza

Canon J.John | Posted 10.03.2014 | Religion
Canon J.John

Isn't it true, from our earliest years we feel obliged to choose a side: what group to join at school, which football team to support, what political party to vote for. We human beings find choosing "a side" very tempting.

To Raise the Voice in View of the Massacre in Gaza

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 10.03.2014 | World
Dominique de Villepin

Today, to raise one's voice, in view of the massacre perpetrated in Gaza is, and I write this with conscience, France's duty.

Gaza Casts Shadow Over Qatar's Hosting of 2022 World Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 10.02.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup has emerged as the latest target of an undeclared alliance between Saudi Arabia and Israel that with the war in Gaza has sharpened political fault lines in the Gulf.

Silence Is No Longer an Option When There Is a War on Children

Natasha Tynes | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Natasha Tynes

During my working years in the nation's capital, wars between Israelis and Palestinians came and went, and I didn't fret. "There is nothing I can do," I kept telling myself, until this war happened. This war is different. This is the war on children, and I'm now a mom.

What Is The True Path To Middle Eastern Peace?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion

With war raging on between Israel and Hamas and the death toll on the rise, prayers for peace in the Middle East are needed now more than ever. H...

John Kerry Condemns 'Outrageous' Gaza Truce Violations

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday condemned "outrageous" violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian...

Why We Must Never Turn Our Backs on Israel

Robert Lockard | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Robert Lockard

Israel doesn't want to fight Palestinians, much less kill them. Its citizens just want to be left in peace.

Gaza Truce Quickly Unravels

AP | KARIN LAUB and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel launched dozens of airstrikes early Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip as part of a large-scale search for a so...

Javier Bardem: A Plea For Peace

Javier Bardem | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Javier Bardem

I was raised to be against any act of violence, and the consequent suffering of humanity for it, regardless of religions, ethnicities and borders.

Netanyahu's Dilemma: From the War in Gaza to the War at Home

James Dorsey | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is likely to face significant political problems at home and a far less empathetic diplomatic environment abroad once the guns fall silent in Gaza.

Israeli and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 3 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The security fence/wall that has been erected over the past several years has been recognized by every Israeli that I interviewed as a success in that it has unequivocally decreased terror attacks on Israel.

8 Ways to Help the People of Gaza

Anna Hosain | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Anna Hosain

Supporting Palestine is not exclusive to one religion, ethnicity or race. Supporting Palestine is about standing up against oppression, against colonization, against discrimination, and against inequality.

Israeli Military Calls Up Another 16,000 Reserves

AP | By IAN DEITCH and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday morning, the United Nations and United States ann...

We Don't Want You Here

Robi Damelin | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Robi Damelin

When the cannons stop, when people have time to reflect on the violence and to weep over the lost and the ruin of their homes and lives, will they then realize that it was all in vain?

One Broken People to Another

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

What is justice, and what is vengeance?

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 2 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Anyone who spends time investigating the reason that there is no peace between Arab and Jew will likely find that the fingers point both ways and at times towards the U.S.

There Can't Be Peace Until Israelis and Palestinians Start Seeing Each Other as Humans

Lucas Bento | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Lucas Bento

"Track-one" diplomacy is the government-mediated activity seeking cooperation and communication with another nation. "Track-two" diplomacy is typically non-governmental and includes initiatives such as cultural diplomacy.

Grimes: Iron Dome Helps Israel Defend Against Terrorists In Tunnels

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes drew attention Tuesday with a remark about Israel's famed air defense system known as the...