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How Palestinians Could Use Israel's Own Legal Analysis Before The ICC | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The International Criminal Court announced Friday that it will open a preliminary examination of alleged war crimes committed in the Pal...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 9 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

My time with future leaders of Israel and Palestine leaves me with a somewhat pessimistic outlook, but there is reason for hope.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 8 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The U.S. has been at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for decades. However, some Palestinians I spoke with said that the U.S. is not the right party to mediate a two-state solution whereas Israelis has said it is.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 7 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Israelis and Palestinians have a very similar narrative. The people of each group have moved from one country to another for a long time. Each people have been oppressed by others.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 6 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

While all Israelis I spoke to agree the goal should be to realize a two-state solution, several Israelis told me that Muslims are not ready for democracy and that the two states will be very asymmetric.

British Government 'Deplores' Israel Decision To Claim West Bank Land

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The British government said on Monday it deplored an Israeli decision to appropriate a large swath of land inside the occup...

Israel Announces Massive West Bank Land Grab

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement g...

Relative Claims Israeli Troops Killed Palestinian Boy During West Bank Clash

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian boy during a confrontation with rock-throwing protesters in the occupied West Ba...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 5 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Maurice from Lebanon said of the right of return that leaders on both sides lack courage in taking decisive decisions today about a comprehensive peace plan because of the refugee problems today.

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.

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.

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.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 1 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Many of the people I interviewed will be in a leadership capacity in their countries someday and their opinions and perspectives are important. I spoke with Israelis, Palestinians, Egyptians, Saudis, Iranians, Afghans and Pakistanis about this issue.

Why I Oppose the 'Boycott Israel' Movement

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Who are we to support punishing all Israelis for the crimes of their government when we ourselves are equally complicit in the crimes of ours?

Israel Plans 1,400 More Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Israel plans to build 1,400 homes in its settlements in the occupied West Bank and will announce the projects next wee...

VIDEO: 9-Year-Old Palestinian Child Kicked By Israeli Border Police

Posted 07.02.2012 | World

Israeli rights group B'Tselem released a video on Monday that appears to show an Israeli Border Police officer kicking a Palestinian child. The fo...

The Compensation Package for the Settlers: 851 Units to Undermine the Two States Solution

Hagit Ofran | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Hagit Ofran

As part of the political crisis around the Ulpana Hill outpost, PM Netanyahu announced a "compensation package" for the settlers in which 851 new units will be built in disputed areas in the West Bank.

UN Report: Settlers Seized Dozens Of Palestinian Water Springs

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | World

By Jihan Abdalla NABI SALEH, West Bank, March 19 (Reuters) - Jewish settlers have seized dozens of natural springs in the occupied Wes...

Settlements Not an Obstacle to Peace? Get Serious.

Lara Friedman | Posted 03.12.2012 | World
Lara Friedman

The facts matter when debating settlements, and advocates of settlement activity shouldn't be allowed to cherry-pick the facts to suit their agenda.

WATCH: Israeli Minister's West Bank Remarks In Video Spark Outrage

Posted 09.24.2011 | World

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon has sparked outrage after releasing a controversial video in which he refers to the West Bank as "not occ...

Walls in the Desert: Are They Worthy of Our Faith?

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ben Daniel

Are walls worthy of the faith we put in them? Will they bring us peace? Do they make a positive contribution to common good? Do they in fact make us better neighbors?

The Ongoing Repression of Palestinian Protesters

Jonathan Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Pollak

On a pitch black early December night, seven armored Israeli military jeeps pulled into the driveway of a home in the West Bank. soldiers, armed and possibly very scared, arrived to make an arrest.

Obama Called "Racist" By Israeli Rabbi

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A settler rabbi in Jerusalem has labelled Obama a 'racist' at a rally to protest the United States' call for a total freeze on Israeli settlement cons...