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Middle East Fights Propaganda Wars on World Cup Sidelines

James Dorsey | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

This year's World Cup is not just about soccer -- at least not as far as the Middle East and North Africa is concerned.

Palestinians March To Mark Their 1948 Displacement

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

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

Reality Check: The US Does Have Leverage

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Admittedly, the situation at the moment looks grim: After months of negotiations, a dozen personal visits from the secretary, and countless trips between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel is announcing new settlements and reneging on its agreement to release a small number of Palestinian prisoners this weekend.

Boycotting Israel's Universities Is Wrong

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.13.2014 | College
Carlo Strenger

For academic institutions everywhere, shutting off open discussion runs counter to the very foundations of academic life.

This Couple Needs a Military Permit for Valentine's Day -- Here's Why

Anat Saragusti | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Anat Saragusti

It may be difficult to imagine that your registered address could separate you from your family. But for many Palestinians, this is exactly what happens.

Poems and Prayers

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Arabs and Jews have lived together for thousands of years. Our languages have cross-pollinated and we have developed a united mythology and set of traditions.This was all on display with the West-Coast premiere of Poems and Prayers, my third symphony.

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...

WATCH: Palestinian Businessman Arrested For Insulting President, Son Speaks Out

HuffPost Live | Erin McDonough | Posted 12.04.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

A Canadian-Palestinian businessman, Mohamed al-Sabawi, was arrested and detained by the Palestinian Authority in yet another sign of a burgeoning crac...

Gaza Is a Victim Once Again

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Bill_Corcoran

It's more than a month now that most Gazans have had no or little electricity to pump clean drinking water into their homes, do the family laundry, heat their homes as the cold of winter sets in. What's sad about this fact is it is not the first time.

Lebanon Ready to Collapse

Allan Topol | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Two weeks ago, a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killed 23 people and injured 147. This recent development shows the misery of Lebanon, which has continued for more than 50 years, enters a new and dangerous phase.

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.

Shifting Reality for Peace!

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Kevin Bermeister

The complexity of Jerusalem's Temple Mount appears insurmountable because demand to possess the world's most contested rock will in all likelihood continue unabated until a peaceful solution emerges from it.

Gaza Again Falls Victim to Egypt's Turmoil

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Bill_Corcoran

The shock of our 22 staff in Gaza is hard to express. Their family members are stuck in Cairo as they transit from other countries to re-enter Gaza. Students on summer break were trying to get home to see their families after a year of studies.

Israel And Palestinians Reach Agreement Over Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — After a rush of last-minute talks with Palestinian officials, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sealed a step toward relaunchin...

Kerry Heads To West Bank For More Shuttle Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was planning to fly to the West Bank Friday to press his effort to get Israelis and Palestinians b...

Israelis Furious Over EU Ban On Post-1967 Territories

The Media Line | Linda Gradstein | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line The European Union (EU) has issued a directive to all of its 28 member states that forbids any form of cooperatio...

Even Hamburgers Can't Stay Out Of The Israel-Palestinian Conflict

The Media Line | Linda Gradstein | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, everything, even a hamburger, is political. Israelis who live in ar...

Gaza's First Arab Idol Winner Gets Hero's Welcome

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

KHAN YOUNIS REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — Palestinians have a new voice: a 23-year-old wedding singer from a Gaza refugee camp touted as a rare sym...

Love Can't Overcome Israel-Palestine Tensions

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

BARTAA, Israel — When Israeli Arabs search for a spouse, they don't just worry about looks, job prospects or future in-laws. They must think abo...

Israel Approves West Bank Settlement Expansion

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's Housing Ministry said Thursday it has given the final go-ahead for the construction of 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement...

Watchdog: Israel Trying To Legalize Unauthorized Settlements

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli watchdog group on Thursday accused the government of taking steps to legalize four unauthorized settlement outposts in th...

Palestinians Mourn 65th Anniversary Of Displacement

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 07.15.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Tens of thousands of Palestinians marked the 65th anniversary of their mass displacement during the war over Israel's 1948...

Resisting Racism And Keeping The Light Of Hope Alive

Ron Kronish | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Almost every week there is a hate crime perpetrated by Jewish nationalists against Arabs or Arab institutions in Israel. This must stop. Our law enforcement authorities must arrest the perpetrators.

Palestinian Family Says Son Who Killed Israeli 'Did His Duty'

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

By Noah Browning SHWEIKEH, West Bank, May 2 (Reuters) - Ali Zaghal read the mysterious text message early on Tuesday morning with drea...

Netanyahu: Root Of Israel-Palestine Conflict 'Isn't Territorial'

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister gave a cool reception Wednesday to a new Arab Mideast peace initiative, saying the conflict with the Palesti...