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Israel Is Reaping What It Has Sown

Mohammed Suliman | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Mohammed Suliman

Violence does not occur in a vacuum, and any discussion of violence has to start with addressing the context in which it occurs. One is led to believe that Palestinians knife Israelis to death for no reason except hate. Palestinians are not madmen, though. We quickly forget and take no notice of the political context of violence which, it has been forewarned, would only make this new violence inevitable.

How Palestinian Winemakers Are Preserving An Ancient Tradition

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - In a valley between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Palestinians are using native grapes to make fine wines at the site of an an...

Israel Destroys Palestinian Militants' Homes After Netanyahu Promises 'Strong Hand'

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Tuesday demolished the homes of two Palestinian militants in east Jerusalem, the army's first concrete...

Mother Of Palestinian Toddler Killed In Arson Attack Dies Of Wounds

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.07.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The mother of a Palestinian toddler killed in a West Bank firebomb attack was buried in her village Monday hours after succumbing t...

Moving Beyond Our Comfort Zones: Seeking Signs of Peace in Israel and Palestine

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics
Dr. Saud Anwar

While religion has been used as a tool to divide people, it can become a bridge that unites them. That is why my colleagues and I spent several days studying the Talmud and attending synagogue. It had the effect of deepening both our understanding and respect for the people, their culture and heritage.

Palestinian Shot Dead After Stabbing Israeli Trooper

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.15.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug 15 (Reuters) - A Palestinian was shot dead on Saturday after stabbing an Israeli paramilitary policeman patrolling a road in...

Father Of Toddler Killed In West Bank Arson Attack Dies Of Wounds

AP | Posted 08.08.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The father of a Palestinian toddler killed in a firebomb attack blamed on Jewish extremists died Saturday of the wounds he...

Jews, Muslims Pray For Palestinian Family Injured In Arson Attack

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.04.2015 | Religion

An arson attack on a Palestinian home on July 31 in Duma that killed 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh and injured three other family members broug...

Iran Deal Could Help Palestinian Cause

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict might get an unexpected shot in the arm as a result of the recently concluded Iran nuclear agreement. While the P5+1 talks in Vienna focused only on the issue of Iran's nuclear capability, many are looking for how this agreement will effect regional conflicts.

It's Still the Occupation

Paul Scham | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Paul Scham

The Jewish and Israeli worlds -- and to some degree the America political world -- are being roused to battle by a growing campaign highlighting the evils and dangers of BDS.

Was Intra Bank's Fall A Prelude to Lebanon's Downfall?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Forget local history books that don't fully account for a civil war and other setbacks that ruined the country and follow the money in Lebanon's tortuous slide from "Switzerland of the Middle East" to dysfunctional entity par excellence.

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: A Movement The United Church Of Christ Should Reject

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC), meeting later this month, will consider two resolutions calling for divestment from Israel and another labeling the Israeli treatment of Palestinians as akin to "Apartheid."

Broadcast Meet Tackles Terrorism, Policies, Challenges

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.01.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A conference aimed at mitigating hate speech, radicalism, and violence that plague Arab broadcast media took the bull by the horns this week amid heated debate on freedom and government controls.

Police: Palestinian Rams Car Into Bus Stop, Killing Israeli

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, April 16 (Reuters) - Police said on Thursday a Palestinian whose car struck people at a Jerusalem bus stop, killing an Israeli, appeared ...

Netanyahu's 'Us or Them' Is Nothing But Trouble

Michael Winship | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

The scorched earth tactics used by Netanyahu are reminiscent of the mongering we saw here in the 1960s from the likes of Richard Nixon and Alabama's George Wallace, stoking panic, dividing to conquer, consigning a whole people to the margin for his own survival.

How to Win the Ideological Battle Against Extremism

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

To fight ideological extremism in the Middle East the main starting point must be youth. It is vitally important that Arab/Muslim youth are given satisfactory answers to their economic, community and spiritual needs. The challenge is difficult and there are no magic solutions.

Palestinian President Abbas Requests Arab Aid After Israeli Cut-off

AP | Posted 01.15.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the Arab League to provide a "safety net" of $100 million a month to cover tax revenues w...

Palestinian Wounds Israeli Family In Suspected Acid Attack

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 02.11.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian attacker posing as a hitchhiker threw acid at an Israeli family in the West Bank on Friday before he was shot by a pa...

Waiting for a Palestinian MLK

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Peace will only come to Israel when new leadership arises from the Palestinian people. When a Palestinian Martin Luther King, Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi rises up and is able to lead the Palestinian people in non-violent action, the Israeli peace movement will also rebound.

My First Interview with Yasser Arafat

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

I often wonder if things would have turned differently if Fatah indeed had turned into a proper political party with a clear nation-building agenda, an economic plan, elections and rotation of power.

35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.

Restrictions on Movement of Palestinians Still Major Source of Frustration

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While few hold hope that the Israelis will allow the reopening of the Gaza International Airport, there is ample evidence that the issue of freedom of movement is not a demand by one single Palestinian faction, but a requirement for a sane life by all Palestinians.

Rumors: Are Lebanese Media Culprits?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.05.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

News of a mini civil war in Lebanon between the Lebanese army and fighters thought to belong to the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) triggered a wave of rumors this week that were blamed in part on traditional media.

'Don't Cry for Me'

Sam Bahour | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
Sam Bahour

The only words I can muster now, while the images of the carnage are freshly etched into my mind, are the words that may have come from one of the child victims whose life was cut short by a U.S.-supplied Israeli F-16 fighter jet missile. This is the imagined letter from the victim.

Children In Gaza Have 'No Safe Place' To Go. Here's How To Help Them.

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact

Soon after 5-year-old Noureldin went to bed last week in Gaza City, an air strike flattened his home. Six members of his family were killed as they ha...