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Street Violence Continues In Jerusalem And West Bank

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.18.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Israeli authorities said four Palestinians had been shot dead and a fifth seriously injured in thwarted knife attacks o...

Here's Why These Palestinians Protected An Israeli Policewoman

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion

Two Palestinian men protect a cowering Israeli policewoman in a photo showing a gesture of humanism. But protecting her from what?  This striking...

Palestinian Teen Killed Amid Protests Against Arson Attack

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.01.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of ...

The Small But Genuine Israeli Solidarity Movement

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Supporting and strengthening Israeli solidarity is a key element in any nonviolent Palestinian resistance strategy. Israeli and international solidarity that is not a cover to occupation must be acknowledged, welcomed and encouraged.

'Boom Boom' Baz: A1 Photojournalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's his nickname, acquired being first on the scene to shoot the effects of booby-trapped cars during his native Lebanon's civil war.

2 Israeli Troops Wounded By Gunfire From Egypt

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 12.22.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday,...

Israeli Army: 2 Suspects In Fatal Abduction Of 3 Israeli Teens Killed In Shootout

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and...

The Hannibal Directive: A Recipe for War Crimes

Shawan Jabarin | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
Shawan Jabarin

While many questions will be asked in the pursuit of accountability for the violations of international law committed, Israeli society has an additional question to ask itself. Ben Franklin is often quoted as saying that those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither. What of those who sacrifice their sense of humanity?

Israeli Army Declares Missing Soldier Dead

AP | IAN DEITCH and KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Sunday that an Israeli soldier it previously believed had been captured by Hamas fighters in a Gaza ambus...

Children In Gaza Have 'No Safe Place' To Go. Here's How To Help Them.

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact

Soon after 5-year-old Noureldin went to bed last week in Gaza City, an air strike flattened his home. Six members of his family were killed as they ha...

An American Behind the Gun in the Israeli Army

Dorit Sasson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Those of us who keep an eye on current events know that things are starting to heat up once again in Israel. Last week, during the Jewish holiday of P...

Ultra-Orthodox Parties Bar Yeshiva Students From Enlisting In Israeli Army | Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

The rabbinic councils of all three Orthodox parties in Israel issued a statement prohibiting their yeshiva students from enlisting in the Israeli mili...

What if Your Home Was Turned into an Israeli Firing Zone?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Even as President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry speak in favor of a peace agreement, the U.S.-subsidized Israeli military is subjecting Palestinians to ongoing human rights abuses.

Israeli Defense Ministry Raises Eyebrows With Viagra Order

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

The Israeli Ministry of Defense raised some eyebrows when it sought prices for a product usually associated with pursuits more lusty than war. The req...

Israeli Army Disciplines Female Soldiers For Racy Photos

AP | MAX J. ROSENTHAL | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military said Sunday that it has disciplined a group of female soldiers who posed for photos in underwear and combat gear and...

Jewish Black Magic And The Raging Battle For Israel's Soul

Nicholas Saidel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Nicholas Saidel

An old saying within the Israeli political establishment goes something like this: "You haven't made it in Israeli politics until you've been cursed by the Pulsa Dinura." The latest such threat is a conjuring-of-last-resort by those within the ultra-Orthodox community who feel sidelined.

One Palestinian Village Obama Should Visit

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Israeli military law imposed in the occupied West Bank places sweeping and arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly. This makes any unauthorized peaceful protest by Palestinians a criminal offence.

Gilad Shalit And A Distorted Zionism

Aryeh Younger | Posted 01.07.2013 | Religion
Aryeh Younger

I consider myself an ardent Zionist. I appreciate Israel for its democratic values and, more poignantly, for embodying my family's heritage. However, the Zionism with which I wish to identify can't be based on fear or tragedy.

22,993 Heroes

David Issacharoff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Teen
David Issacharoff

Israel never forgets the people who sacrificed their lives for their country, and that's why Israel celebrates Independence Day and Remembrance Day.

How I Became A 'Post-Zionist': Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Rabbi Aryeh Cohen | Posted 06.24.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Aryeh Cohen

The Zionist movement succeeded in creating a homeland for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel more than 60 years ago. Its current challenge is to become a truly liberal democratic country of all its citizens and work toward peace with a homeland for the Palestinian people in Palestine.

The Party at the End of the World

Julie Gray | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Julie Gray

America does not know the feeling of having countries, say, 90 minutes away from its border that often say things like America doesn't deserve to exist and brethren will unite to prove this! America does not know what is like to be attacked, routinely, by missiles.

Do Jewish Youth Movements Glorify Violence?

Joshua Bloom | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion
Joshua Bloom

At 15-years-old, I found myself crawling through the desert in a combat simulation, part of a weeklong military training program during my six-week United Synagogue Youth teen tour in Israel.

WTF? Israeli General Warns of Texting Orders, Being Ignored

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Michael L. Millenson

When an Israeli Army officer says, "Follow me!", the soldiers under his command may be confused whether he means Facebook or firefight.

Center Provides Home Away From Home For Expat Jewish Soldiers

Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) When Passover begins on Monday (April 18) at sundown, Roxanne Fogelman, a 22-year-old Isra...

Palestinian Shepherd Killed By Israeli Army Near Erez Border

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Palestinian medic says the Israeli army shot and killed a shepherd near Gaza's border with Israel. Adham Abu Salmia s...