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Palestinian Territories

My Kuffiyeh Says I Care

Meris Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meris Lutz

It's New Years Eve in Beirut, and everyone is wondering what to do. In times of war, going about one's usual business can be a form of protest. In times of solidarity, the code of conduct is vague.

Did Israel Use Disproportionate Force?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lionel Beehner

The tide of public opinion seems to invariably side with the underdog, regardless of who's to blame. Hence, Israel now finds itself in the awkward yet familiar position of defending its actions.

The Money Behind Israel-Hamas Conflict (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Al Jazeera reports that the United States supplies $3 billion a year in aid to Israel, and almost all of it is spent on the military. Watch this video...

Unfair and Unbalanced: The U.S. Response to the Gaza Crisis

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

One wonders if President-elect Obama's principles of safety, dignity and self defense apply to Palestinians as well?

Jews are Soul-Searching About Madoff -- What About Gaza?

Adam Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Horowitz

The future of Judaism and the moral standing of the US Jewish community are being threatened. It is happening in Gaza. And unfortunately there is far too little handwringing about it in the Jewish leadership.

It's Overtime for Hamas' Leaders and Time for Them to Go

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

As long as Hamas rules its Gaza roost with its iron fist, any hope for a two state solution is just not in the cards. Hamas plays with a crooked deck.

Day Four: Gaza War Postings

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

I've been zigzagging my way between Israel and the West Bank to avoid IDF checkpoints. When we enter the Palestinian territories where emotions ran high, my Palestinian driver almost has a fit when he finds out that my cameraman is an Israeli.

Has Israel Revived Hamas?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It is abundantly clear that Hamas movement has been brought back from near political defeat while moderate Arab leaders have been forced to back away from their support for any reconciliation with Israel.

Gaza Clouds Obama's Prospects

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

Clearly, Hamas and its hard-line supporters in the region reject the goal of an Israel at peace with its neighbors and secure within its boundaries.

Lessons Learned from the 2006 War Being Implemented in Gaza

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

While many have spoken about the lessons Hamas has learned from Hezbollah over the years, it appears the Israeli political and military establishment has learned one or two of its own.

Gaza Faces Dire Humanitarian Situation

Globalsecurity.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, 29 December 2008 (IRIN) - As a result of a major offensive on 27 December by Israel against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls Gaza...

Israel, Stop! Just. Stop.

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lorelei Kelly

Killing lots of people on the other side is not only ineffective, it is counterproductive. It hurts your cause. It gets more of your own people killed in the long run. Israel, you are so better than this.

Dead Children In School Uniforms In Gaza City: A Nagging Thought About 'Collateral Damage'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jesse Kornbluth

I wish I could parse the politics and figure out where I stand on this shiny new conflict, but I'm stuck on its opening act.

Palestinian Rockets Pound West Negev, Killing 1

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One Israeli was killed and fourteen others were wounded by a Palestinian Grad missile which exploded near a construction site in the coastal town of A...

Inside Gaza Day 2: A Personal Account

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Jerusalem-based blog Israelity Bites has been covering the attacks on Gaza through the eyes of a young woman living there. Blog writer Izzy Bee says t...

Gaza Morgue Overflows With Bodies

Bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- The refrigerated compartments at Shifa Hospital's morgue in Gaza City were filled three bodies to a drawer. Dozens more corp...

Arab World Furious Over Gaza Attacks

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Protesters across the Middle East have held a second day of demonstrations against Israel's military assault on the Gaza Strip. In the occupied West ...

Hamas Calls For Third Intifada In Response To Airstrikes

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas's political leader, has called for an uprising against Israel after an unprecedented attack on the Gaza Strip killed at least 22...

Inside Gaza: A Personal Account

Israelity Bites | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Safa, a young woman friend in Gaza City, shares her first impressions of this morning's airstrikes which killed more than 229 people and wounded at le...

Palestinians Brace For Israeli Attack After Militants Ignore Warnings

The National Newspaper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were bracing for an Israeli attack that one newspaper said could come as early as tomorrow, after militants ignored war...

Palestine-Israel: Waiting for Obama

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

A new poll indicates that 49 percent of Israelis and 57 percent of Palestinians want U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to become more involved in solving their conflict.

Gazans Fire 11 Rockets Into Israel, 48 Hours Before Truce Ends

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday fired eleven Qassam rockets at the western Negev. The barrage came just days before a six-month-o...

UN Human Rights Envoy Denied Entry To Israel

Jerusalem Post | HERB KEINON and JPOST.COM STAFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights Council's special rapporteur on the situation of Palestinian human rights in the West Bank and Gaza, was denied entr...

Gazans Resort To Eating Grass And Taking Painkillers

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Sunday Times of London reports that after a truce broke down between Israel and Hamas, conditions in Gaza have gotten considerably worse. They rep...

It's About Occupation

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Freddy Deknatel

My old landlord in Damascus is from the Golan. Christian, he fled with his wife and children from Quneitra, the region's capital, after the city fell ...