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EU Says Products Made In Palestinian Territories Should Not Be Labeled ‘Made In Israel’

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.11.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The European Union released a highly anticipated set of guidelines Wednesday instructing member states how to differentiate between pro...

Sophia Jones

Ancient Samaritan Sect, Straddling Israel and Palestine, Celebrates Passover On West Bank Hilltop | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

MOUNT GERIZIM, West Bank -- The chants and prayers of hundreds of men echoed Saturday night from the top of a West Bank hill nestled next to a Jewish ...

The 3rd of March

Robi Damelin | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Robi Damelin

It is time to look at the damage the occupation is doing to both nations and what is happening to the morals of our country. I for one, love Israel; it is my country, but I find it impossible not to notice what is happening to the moral fiber of our nation.

A Bad End to a Bad Year

James Zogby | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

On December 17, 2014, representatives of 126 countries who had endorsed the Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (Convention) met at the invitation of the Swiss government and, by consensus, passed a 10 point Declaration.

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.

Palestinians March To Mark Their 1948 Displacement

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teens in a West Bank clash that erupted Thursday after Palestinians marked their...

Standing With the Villagers of Nabi Saleh

Amnesty International | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Amnesty International

By Edith Garwood, Amnesty International USA Country Specialist on Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Palestinian Authority Iyad Bur...

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.

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.

Radical Changes Needed in Israel Approach

Amnesty International | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Amnesty International

Now is the time for President Obama to become more actively involved, working to drastically revise the Quartet's approach and show that he can make a real difference to the lives of Palestinians and Israelis.

Who Will Write Jerusalem's Story?

Ronit Avni | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
Ronit Avni

This is the real struggle taking place today in Jerusalem: a battle between those whose vision for the city hinges on guaranteeing full rights and a dignified existence for all residents, and those who place politics and divine decree ahead of the everyday needs of the people.

The Palestine Papers Might Help the PA Create a Palestinian State

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

The Palestine Papers help pave the way for two scenarios: The eventual establishment of a democratic, bi-national state or the PA continuing its push for international recognition of a Palestinian state.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Detained in Israel

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

This morning, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire was denied entry to Israel. Maguire has been a vocal critic of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians, including the siege on Gaza.

Israeli and Palestinian Schools More Important than Peace Talks

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Two state, one state, or no state, Israeli and Palestinian fates are bound together and our educational systems must reflect that. We must learn more than one another's languages, cultures, histories, and values.