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Report: Hamas Tortured, Killed Palestinians During Gaza War

AP | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians dur...

Palestine and the Santa Claus Effect (Part 2 of 4)

Steve Robertson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Steve Robertson

I grew into adulthood and under certain Republican and hawkish narratives.

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister: 'This Land Is Ours'

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new deputy foreign minister on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that Israel owe...

Clashes Erupt In Jerusalem As Israel Marks 'Jerusalem Day'

AP | ALON BERNSTEIN | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Under heavy police guard, thousands of Israeli demonstrators on Sunday marched through Arab sections of Jerusalem's Old City to cel...

Gaza Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Film Festival Amid The Ruins

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

Filmmakers in the Gaza Strip this week held a film festival amid the ruins of a neighborhood that was devastated by the worst fighting of last summer'...

Pope Francis Calls Palestinian Leader An 'Angel Of Peace'

AP | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an "angel of peace" during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that und...

Palestine and the Santa Claus Effect (Part 1 of 4)

Steve Robertson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Steve Robertson

I grew up in a Christian home. My father was a physicist and aerospace engineer and mother was a stay at home housewife. When I was little, much as I suspect is the case for most Christian children, I was told about Christmas and Santa Claus.

Time for Constructive Divestment

Gary Commins | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Gary Commins

The hardening of the occupation, the inexorable expansion of the settlements, and the deepening violence seen in the assaults on Gaza in 2014 lead us to call for the Episcopal Church to take this next step for justice and a lasting peace.

The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Alex Cacioppo

The tenth anniversary of the BDS movement is fast approaching, inspiring hope and fear to the respective opponents and proponents of the ongoing domination of Palestinians.

Vatican Recognizes Palestinian State In New Treaty

AP | Posted 05.13.2015 | World

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire a...

An Initiative Worth Supporting

James Zogby | Posted 05.09.2015 | World
James Zogby

The AVPE effort is not a substitute for Palestinian independence -- since it recognizes that only with independence can the full potential of the Palestinian economy be realized. At the same time, however, AVPE knows that creating jobs, finding markets and growing the private sector can't be set aside for another 20 years.

When Israel Would Give Up the Bomb

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Joe Lauria

It seems nearly inconceivable today that Israel would become a single state with a Palestinian Arab government. But it was once inconceivable that South Africa would be led by a black government.

Political Violence: Retiring the Word Terrorism

James Dorsey | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Founders of many modern states, including stalwarts of anti-terrorism like Israel and allies in the war on terror like the Kurds, achieved goals with political violence that killed innocent people and would be classified today as terrorism.

Jerusalem, Our Healing Mother City

Yehezkel Landau | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion
Yehezkel Landau

This transcendent sense of Jerusalem as our common Mother City, helping us face one another as siblings in the sacred family drama still unfolding in our own lives -- this faith-conviction is what can strengthen our hope for the healing of our world.

Israel Chides Club for Racism in Bid to Fend Off FIFA Suspension

James Dorsey | Posted 04.21.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Israel's Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has demanded that notoriously racist club Beitar Jerusalem, the bad boy of Israeli soccer, retract recent statements that it would maintain its policy of not hiring Palestinian players because of opposition by the team's militant, racist fan base.

WATCH: It's Illegal in Israel but Allowed in the Settlements

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Human Rights Watch

Israeli settlement farms in the West Bank are using Palestinian child labor to grow, harvest, and pack agricultural produce, much of it for export. The farms pay the children low wages and subject them to dangerous working conditions, in violation of international standards.

Palestine Needs Unity to Pursue War Crimes Case Against Israel

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

AMMAN -- While any new Palestinian strategy must be focused on the ultimate goal of ending the occupation, it is important not to continue using the issue of the ICC as a bargaining chip. Past delays have been made in return for shameful short term gains.

Palestinians Join War Crimes Court

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put intern...

Hillary Clinton's Safe Bet on Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

It would be easy to chock up Hillary's maneuver as politics during the beginning of her presidential campaign and call it day. But there's something more to it than that.

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.

The Palestinian Arab Citizens of Israel: Pointing the Way Forward

James Zogby | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

That the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel have fought for their rights for 67 years and continue to advance in their struggle gives me hope. As we approach this years' "Land Day," keep your eyes on this remarkable community. They do, indeed, point the way forward.

The Days of 'Kumbaya' Are Over: It's Time for Netanyahu and Abbas to Enter the Tent

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Dana Beyer

When both Barack Obama and James Baker take the same position on a critical foreign policy and national security issue, you know things have changed. When the bald call for automatic support for an Israeli government that has betrayed its own principles and people, and its agreements with the United States, finally turns away former supporters, you know things have changed.

Deconstructing Netanyahu

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The truth is coming out and Netanyahu's attempts to correct his errors will do little to change what the world has now finally come to understand, namely that Israel is neither a democracy nor that its five-decades old occupation of four million Palestinians is the fault of the occupied rather than the occupier.

Israel Is Not Afraid. Israel Is Comfortable.

Boaz Yakin | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Boaz Yakin

As sad and painful as it is for me personally, I can no longer protest the utilization of sanctions and political isolation because the people of Israel have demonstrated unequivocally that without them they will not move in a positive direction for themselves or their neighbors.

Bibi's First Order of Business: Swallow His Pride

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

AFP Photo/Jack Gue "Dear friends, against all odds we have achieved a great victory for Likud, for the national camp which is headed by Likud, for o...