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Why I Clap When I Land In Israel

Tali Aynalem | Posted 12.11.2015 | College
Tali Aynalem

Photo Credit: Elle Jones Wearing a green army uniform, was something I thought I would never do. Living in a country I once knew but is now so foreig...

Wesleyan University Will Give Students Their Choice Of Hummus

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 12.10.2014 | College

After briefly removing products from Sabra, the New York-based company that makes hummus, salsa and other dipping sauces, Wesleyan University confirme...

How Long Will the U.S. Turn a Blind Eye to Its Role in this Bloodshed?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Though a ceasefire hangs over Israel and Gaza today, the open wounds from 50 days of conflict remain unresolved.

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...

WATCH LIVE: Former Israeli Soldier Speaks Out

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Israeli organization “Breaking The Silence” aims at generating a public debate on the costs of military occupation by publicizing testimonies ...

PHOTOS: NYC Orthodox Community Protests Israeli Bill

Newsday | Emily Ngo | Posted 08.10.2013 | New York

Tens of thousands of members of ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities Sunday flooded lower Manhattan's Foley Square to protest Israeli legislation that th...

It's Mostly Punishment

Oded Na'aman | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Oded Na'aman

It is true that Israel officially disengaged from the Gaza Strip in August 2005, withdrawing its ground troops and evacuating the Israeli settlements there. But the testimonies of Israeli army veterans expose the truth of that "disengagement."

The Potential and Peril of PMC in Israel

David Isenberg | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
David Isenberg

For those who follow private military contracting issues, it sometimes seems that all the focus is on the United States. That is understandable given the sheer number and value of contracts performed by the private sector in the US but it is hardly the only country doing this.

Israel and the Flotilla: On the Dangers of a Binary View

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

When will we understand that Israel's security problem is everyone's security problem, that a threatened Jew is a threatened Muslim?

Lessons From the IDF in Haiti: Opportunities in Global Health Diplomacy for the Muslim World

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Just as the Talmud values compassion in followers of Judaism, so Islam preaches Raheem. Raheem means compassion or mercy.

Lebanon-Israel Border: Lebanese Army Raises Alert Level In Response To Israeli Tanks

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The official Lebanese news agency reported on Tuesday that the Lebanese army had declared a state of high alert and deployed forces along the border w...

Breaking The Silence Claims Over Gaza Rebuffed By IDF Reservists

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In part of an ongoing schism within the ranks of the Israeli Defense Forces over alleged abuses against Palestinian civilians during Operation Cast Le...

Gaza Operation: Israeli Soldiers Tell A Different Story Than Official Military Line

Mikhael Manekin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mikhael Manekin

Twenty-six soldiers have now come forward to talk about their combat experiences in the Gaza War, and their testimonies are radically different from the official version given by Israel Defense Force spokesmen.

Abdul Majid Dudeen Killed By Israeli Forces

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Abdul Majid Dudeen, the leader of Hamas' Ezzidin Al-Qassam Brigades, has been shot and killed by Israeli forces in Skak, a town just west of Hebron in...

Israel Probe Finds No War Crimes Committed In Gaza

Jerusalem Post | Yaakov Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The IDF operated in the Gaza Strip in accordance with international law and succeeded in maintaining a high level of professionalism and morals even t...

Weighing Proportionality in Gaza

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The losses on both sides will be all in vain if the final outcome of the war does not substantially improve both the prospects for an eventual Israeli-Palestinian peace.