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Setting Benchmark in Battle for Statehood: Palestine Plays in Asian Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Palestine has set a new benchmark for nations like the Kurds and the Kosovars who see soccer as a key part of their toolbox to achieve statehood with its qualification for this month's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup even if the Palestinian road to statehood is increasingly pockmarked by seemingly insurmountable barriers.

Palestinians Submit Documents To Join International Criminal Court

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians took the last formal step Friday to join the International Criminal Court, seeking to pursue war-crimes charg...

Palestine and the International Criminal Court

C.J. Keller | Posted 03.03.2015 | World
C.J. Keller

Membership in the ICC would give Abbas another tacit endorsement of statehood and the ability to wage powerful lawfare. But will this really get Abbas what he ultimately wants? Or better, what does he want?

Palestinians To Join International Criminal Court

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Turning up the pressure on Israel, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the International Criminal ...

Palestinians Plan Next Steps After Failed UN Bid

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian leaders will meet Wednesday to plan their next steps after the U.N. Security Council rejected a resolution to ...

U.N. Rejects Palestinian Resolution Demanding Israeli Withdrawal

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 03.01.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years late Tuesday,...

The Silent Cry of Bethlehem

James Zogby | Posted 02.26.2015 | World
James Zogby

Bethlehem has always loomed large in our imagination. For generations, the feelings evoked by this town have been captured in multiple art forms, serving to inspire both believers and non-believers with its message of hope and the joyful promise of new life.

Gulf-Iranian Proxy War Spills Onto the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A Saudi-led proxy war against Iran playing out in Syria and Iraq has expanded onto the soccer pitch with a last minute decision by the Palestinian national team to cancel a friendly against Iran.

Shattering Israel's Image

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Not only have Netanyahu and his cohorts systematically been engaged in rancorous public narratives against the Palestinians, but they have taken action that could only attest to his unwavering commitment to expand the settlements and prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Israel Hit With Back-To-Back Blows

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday as Palestinians headed to the United Nations to try to set a...

Palestinians Seek End-Of-Occupation Vote At The UN This Week

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 02.14.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will push for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution setting a Novemb...

No Exit in Gaza

Jen Marlowe | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
Jen Marlowe

Rubble. That's been the one constant for the Awajah family for as long as I've known them. Four months ago, their home was demolished by the Israeli military -- and it wasn't the first time that Kamal, Wafaa, and their children had been through this.

The State Of Palestine Was Declared Way Before Europe's Push For Recognition

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

How Netanyahu Committed Political Suicide

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.03.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Netanyahu's insistence on passing a bill that will define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is as disgraceful as his denial that Israel is not an occupying power. If the bill were to pass now or in the future, it would blow up what's left of Israel's democracy and destroy rather than save the Jews' last haven for which they have yearned for centuries.

'God Gave This Land to Them'

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Today, some people embrace the literal meaning of "The Exodus Song." People believe stories, whether they're true or not. They have undeniable explanatory appeal. "The Exodus Song" tells one helluva powerful origin story. That's why the 11-year-old in me wants to keep singing it. But a fable is not a fix.

The Hunt for Terrorist Leaders: Is the Effort Worth It?

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Arie Kruglanski

Targeted killings remain a useful tactical tool in the kit of counterterrorism strategists. While they cannot be expected in the long run to paralyze a terrorist organization, they often can bring short-term, intense pressure on a successor's operations. They cannot bring an end to terrorism.

Why Remembering Jewish Refugees Matters

Lyn Julius | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Lyn Julius

The story of the Jewish refugees from Arab lands is little known, but has huge repercussions for today.

Will Greater Israel Transform Into Greater Palestine?

Henry Siegman | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Henry Siegman

If the slaughter in the Jerusalem synagogue will make the Palestinian dream of statehood an even more unreachable dream, it will also turn Israel's illusion of the sustainability of the occupation into a nightmare.

Israeli Raid on Palestinian Soccer Association Signals Dangerous Hardening of Israeli-Palestinian Battle Lines

James Dorsey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The Israeli military said the incident had not been a raid. It said a routine patrol had asked some Palestinians for their identification cards, and when they said the cards were in Bnei Sakhnin's offices soldiers had entered the building to check their identities.

Israeli Forces Disperse West Bank Protests

AP | Posted 01.21.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday it dispersed 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron without ...

The 'Battle for Jerusalem': It Is Personal

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

More than 2,000 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli war on Gaza, but we know very little about them. In Jerusalem, however, the names of both Palestinians and Israelis who are killed are given much more prominence in media coverage and public discussions.

Israel To Cooperate With UN Chief's Gaza War Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it would cooperate with a United Nations investigation into Israeli attacks on U.N...

Jerusalem Mourns: Four Murdered Rabbis, Four Funerals

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

The four rabbis who were murdered in the brutal Palestinian terror attack on Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood on Tuesday morning all lived on the same street.

Images Capture Devastation At Jerusalem Synagogue In Aftermath Of Deadly Attack

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

Two Palestinian cousins attacked worshippers at a synagogue in Jerusalem with meat cleavers and a gun on Tuesday, killing four Israelis. The attack...

What Is Fueling Rising Tensions In Jerusalem?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at the uptick in violence in Jeru...