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Palestinian Territories

Boycott on Israel -- What, and Who Can Change This?

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

The security situation is affecting every aspect of our lives. When the general insanity is maintained every day by clips of stabbing attacks, and at the same time Europe starts marking Israeli products, is it any wonder that we are growing numb? How else can we deal with such a reality?

Benjamin Netanyahu Defends The Israeli Occupation At Progressive Think Tank

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded his visit to Washington with an appearance at the Center for American Progress, whe...

White House Rules Out Israeli-Palestinian Peace In Next Year

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has assessed that a two-state solution between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories is not likely to happen b...

Do Palestinian Lives Matter To U.S. Lawmakers?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It came as no surprise that the House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting on the current wave of violence in Jerusalem and the occupied W...

Obama Says Israel Will Only Be Secure With A Two-State Solution

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday warned that the recent violence between the Israelis and Palestinians will likely persist in...

France's Proposed Solution To Israel-Palestine Conflict Sidelines U.S.

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.14.2015 | World

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Mahmoud Abbas Tells UN He Will No Longer Observe Oslo Accords

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

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Palestinian Child Killed In Fiery West Bank Attack

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler t...

White House Sidesteps Request To 'Condemn The Apartheid State Of Israel'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday dodged a petition request to condemn Israel for human rights violations against the Palest...

Expelled for Life

Jen Marlowe | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Jen Marlowe

Nasser was only four years old in June 1986 when, after the remains of an ancient synagogue were discovered in Old Susya. Israel's Civil Administration declared his village an archaeological site and expropriated it. Bulldozers had blocked the caves and destroyed their homes.

Contours of Future Israeli-Palestinian battles emerge on the soccer pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organizations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month's electoral victory by Binyamin Netanyahu.

Putin, Al-Sisi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Holocaust Remembrance

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In another of his pleasant encounters with world leaders, Russian president Vladimir Putin went to Egypt on February 8, staying until February 10.

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.

Samantha Lachman

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...

War Crimes Court Opens Probe Into Palestinian Territories

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court launched a preliminary probe Friday that could clear the way for a ...

Setting Benchmark in Battle for Statehood: Palestine Plays in Asian Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Palestine has set a new benchmark for nations like the Kurds and the Kosovars who see soccer as a key part of their toolbox to achieve statehood with its qualification for this month's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup even if the Palestinian road to statehood is increasingly pockmarked by seemingly insurmountable barriers.

Gulf-Iranian Proxy War Spills Onto the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A Saudi-led proxy war against Iran playing out in Syria and Iraq has expanded onto the soccer pitch with a last minute decision by the Palestinian national team to cancel a friendly against Iran.

Israeli Raid on Palestinian Soccer Association Signals Dangerous Hardening of Israeli-Palestinian Battle Lines

James Dorsey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The Israeli military said the incident had not been a raid. It said a routine patrol had asked some Palestinians for their identification cards, and when they said the cards were in Bnei Sakhnin's offices soldiers had entered the building to check their identities.

Mounting Israeli-Palestinians Tensions Reverberate on the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 12.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand.

Israel Mobilizes to Deprive Qatar of the World Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Israel appears to be mobilizing a grassroots campaign against Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup as part of the Jewish state's effort to isolate Hamas, the Islamist militia that controls the Gaza Strip, and bolster the fortunes of the Palestine Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas.

Palestinians Pressure UEFA Not to Award the Tournament to Israel

James Dorsey | Posted 11.14.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Palestinian soccer clubs and non-governmental organizations have called on European soccer governor UEFA to this week shy away from awarding Israel the right to host the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

Time for a Brand New Site for Israel-Palestine Peace Talks

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 11.01.2014 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Rockets fired. Retaliation ensues. A shaky peace follows and we are back at another round of negotiations in the stop-and-start cycle of ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza confrontation. As talk turns back to how to re-start the broken peace process, even as Israel claims fresh territory in the West Bank, let us consider something radically different.

Housing Group: It Will Take 20 Years To Rebuild Gaza

AP | Posted 08.30.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's ...

Behind the Gaza Ceasefire Efforts: Israel and Hamas Talk Potential Peace

James Dorsey | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Wars inevitably spark change. That is no truer than in the war in Gaza, no matter what Hamas and Israel say.

Gaza War Puts Sporting Boycott of Israel Back on the Front Burner

James Dorsey | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The campaign to pressure FIFA to sanction Israel was part of a broader Israeli Palestinian move to gain recognition of Palestinian statehood through membership in international organizations and isolate Israel in the wake of the breakdown in April of US-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.