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Racist Israeli Soccer Fans in the Firing Line

James Dorsey | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Israel's most notorious soccer fan group, La Familia, known for its militant racism against Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims, has put itself in the firing line as Israeli-Palestinian confrontations threaten to spark a third Intifada or popular Palestinian uprising on the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.

Political Impotence and International Arousal: Get Up!

Shahar Azani | Posted 10.09.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

When it comes to international crises, one should not rely on the "world" to come to their rescue. The "world" is busy. It is up to the parties themselves and those directly affected by the situation to take the lead and find a solution to the problems at hand.

Amid The Ruins, Gaza's Children Are Back At School And Ready To Learn

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

Hollow buildings still scar the landscape of Gaza City's Shujaiyeh neighborhood, the site of some of the heaviest bombardments and fiercest clas...

Obama's Big UN Week Sunk by Putin's Clever Gambit, Iran's Cold Rebuke, and Multiple U.S. Policy Failures

William Bradley | Posted 10.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

We may look back on this week as one of the true nadirs in America's post-9/11 efforts to lead the world, a series of events that make the failures of America's shallow strategies, of both Republican and Democratic administrations. It is a particular low point for President Obama.

What About the Syrian Refugees Left Behind?

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

Humanitarian groups have partnered with community organizations to improve basic services and expand sports and other programs to help ease tensions. But more needs to be done to invest in the development of these fragile states and protect their stability.

FIFA to Rescue of Troubled Saudi King Salman

James Dorsey | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Pictures of Saudi soccer players subjecting themselves to Israeli controls potentially could have been the cinder that put the House of Saud on fire where it not for the willingness of Sepp Blatter's FIFA fire brigade to come to Mr. Salman's rescue on what can only be opportunistic political grounds.

The UN 'World Circus': A Mockery of Memory

Shahar Azani | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

September 11 is a day of awe. The time of year when all remember, to the letter, where they were as they witnessed hate and radicalism crash down on modernity and civility. The sea of tears spilling at the 9/11 memorial seems to be never ending.

Israel's Fault Lines Spill Onto the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 09.06.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Israel's multiple fault lines -- secular vs. religious, Jewish vs. Palestine and controversial calls for a boycott of the Jewish state -- are exploding on the soccer pitch.

Gaza Could Become 'Uninhabitable' By 2020, UN Warns

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A new United Nations report says Gaza could be "uninhabitable" in less than five years if current economic trends con...

Israelis And Palestinians Cannot Make Peace On Their Own

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The enduring impasse between Israel and the Palestinians in the peace negotiations and their changing internal political dynamics has made it impossible for them to resolve the conflict on their own.

What Happened to Gaza: The Strip Terrorized Over A Year Later

Uloop | Posted 08.25.2015 | College

The aftermath of the 2014 Israeli bombardment is not the only thing residents of the Gaza Strip have to worry about. Although they no longer have to fear attacks from the IDF (Israeli Defense Force), a new threat has emerged: right-wing Israeli terrorists.

Thousands Of Lebanese Protestors Met With Tear Gas And Gunfire In Beirut

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Police firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons battled thousands of Lebanese protesters Saturday demonstrating against ...

An Open Letter to: Secretary of State John Kerry and Attorney General Loretta Lynch

James Zogby | Posted 08.15.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

No American citizen should be subjected to the treatment that George Khoury and Habib Joudeh received when they arrived at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel last month.

BDS: As American As Apple Pie

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

In condemning the Palestinian BDS movement, Hillary Clinton places herself not only on the wrong side of history, but on the wrong side of American history.

Israel and Palestine Play High Stakes Soccer

James Dorsey | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Israel and Palestine are playing political soccer with Palestinian football as the ball. It is a match which Israel is unlikely to win and that could prove to produce a bruising loss.

An Inspiring Look Into A Gaza Neighborhood Filled With Color

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

In the Al Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza, residents have transformed a conflict-stricken area into a vibrant work of art. Formerly bare d...

Israeli Military Says 3 Wounded In West Bank Car Attack

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian motorist rammed his car into pedestrians in the West Bank on Thursday, wounding three Israelis before he was shot by ...

Israel Jails Suspected Jewish Extremist Mordechai Meyer For 6 Months Without Trial

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

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Israel Struggles With Racist Underground

James Dorsey | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Israeli leaders have condemned the firebombing as an act of terrorism and are keen to stop elements of the underground from threatening the fabric of Israeli society by escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

Suspected Jewish Extremist Arrested Following Deadly West Bank Arson

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.04.2015 | World

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Israel Approves Jailing Jewish Militants Without Trial

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.02.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Israel's security cabinet approved on Sunday the detention of citizens suspected of waging violence against Palestinians...

Palestinian Teen Killed Amid Protests Against Arson Attack

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.01.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of ...

Palestinian Child Killed In Fiery West Bank Attack

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler t...

Susiya Is Injustice On Display

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

After 47 years of occupation, the time has come for all decent Israelis to think about the future of their country. Where is Israel heading, and for how much longer can the occupation and the injustices continue without jeopardizing Israel's very existence?

Israel Approves New Settlement Homes Amid Standoff With Settlers

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.29.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime...