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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.

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...

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...

First Israeli Settler Killed In West Bank Since 2011

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, April 30 (Reuters) - A Palestinian man stabbed and shot dead an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the Israeli ambulan...

What Not to Wear: The Gaza Episode

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Reports of the Hamas police grabbing young men from the streets of Gaza to give them a haircut have been making the rounds. It appears that most people in Gaza are critical of both the police tactics and the fashion choices made by those young men.

Mitigating Distrust Is Central to Peace

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is clear that if the Israelis and the Palestinians hold fast to their positions, it will be nearly impossible to allay distrust, leading to a continuing deadlock because distrust cannot be negotiated by simply agreeing to establish a new trusting relationship.

Israel: Gatekeepers of Self-Destruction?

Stephan Richter | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Stephan Richter

Director Dror Moreh's 2012 documentary film, The Gatekeepers, currently being screened in Washington, D.C., has a true Shakespearean quality about it. It is a well-told drama, making the audience appreciate the tragic quality of the unfolding narrative.

Hamas Orders Strict Gender Segregation In Gaza's Schools

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | World

GAZA, April 1 (Reuters) - New rules from the Education Ministry of the Islamist Hamas movement ruling the Gaza Strip will bar men from teaching at g...

Militant Jerusalem Fans Challenge Founding Principle of Israeli Foreign Policy

James Dorsey | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
James Dorsey

The outcry over racism expressed towards the two Chechen players contrasts starkly with the lack of a national response to past outbursts by militant fans.

6-Year-Old Mohammed: 'When Are We Going To Die?'

Agence France Presse | Mai Yaghi | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

Every time six-year-old Mohammed hears the sound of Israeli missiles landing near his home in Gaza City, he turns to his mother and asks: "When are we...

LOOK: Infographic Shows Weapons Used In The Gaza Conflict

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

Israel has escalated its bombing campaign in Gaza over the past week, targeting Hamas' supply of rockets. Militants hit Tel Aviv, about 50 miles no...

Israeli Army Closes Roads Roads Around Gaza

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Israeli army said on Friday it was closing to civilian traffic three roads that lead to, or border the Gaza Strip,...

Israel Masses Troops And Tanks Outside Gaza

Reuters | Dan Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Israeli tanks and troops massed outside Gaza and the military said on Friday it was calling up 16,000 reservists, sign...

The Issue of Arab Jews: Manipulating a Justified Cause

James Dorsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Few, if any, Palestinians are likely to want to physically return to Israeli rule and even fewer Arab Jews would opt for a return to their ancestral homelands. Nevertheless, the devil is in the details.

Requiem to the Two State Solution of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Carlo Strenger | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

It may well be that the Israel-Palestine conflict is but a reflection of the Middle East's inherent instability. Unfortunately this means that the area's fate, and that includes Israel's, will be determined by blind historical forces rather than by foresight and planning.

Gaza: Reverse Causality

David Harris | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
David Harris

It's unquestionably tragic if a large segment of the population lives below the poverty line and doesn't receive basic services. And it's equally dispiriting to imagine an even bleaker future. Yet such an outcome wasn't inevitable, nor need it be down the road.

For A Just And Lasting Peace In God's Land

Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek

It is important for everyone to be exact and careful when speaking about Palestine and Israel, but it is wrong to construe every criticism leveled at the government of Israel as an attack on Jews or Judaism.

Israel And Palestine: Looking For Peace On The Horizon

Mike Ghouse | Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Who am I to worry about Israelis and Palestinians? What inspires me to be involved in the Israel Palestine conflict? This is the story of my struggle to see a cohesive world.

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.