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Israeli Police Raise Alert Level As Protests Sweep The Country

AP | Posted 01.09.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police went on heightened alert Sunday following protests across the country over the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Arab ...

Palestinian Kills Israeli With Car, Attacks Crowd

Reuters | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

By Jeffrey Heller and Suleiman Al-Khalidi JERUSALEM/AMMAN, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Increasing strife over Jerusalem's most volatile holy site plunged rel...

The Real Danger to Israel's Security Is Netanyahu

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.04.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

One need not look far and wide to discern Netanyahu's disingenuousness and misguided policies that have only undermined Israel's future security. He uses his political skills to deceive and mislead in order to "protect himself from political defeat" while disregarding what is best for the future of the state.

The Leaderless Political Orphans of Jerusalem Revolt

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The silent Intifada that is taking place today in Jerusalem is one result of the Israeli policy of denying Palestinians their rights and refusing to include Jerusalem in serious talks.

Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 12.30.2014 | World

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest from Is...

Mounting Israeli-Palestinians Tensions Reverberate on the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 12.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand.

Soccer and Militant Islam Intersect in Incidents Across the Middle East

James Dorsey | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
James Dorsey

A successful soccer player near the peak of his career, 22-year Nidhal Selmi died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq.

Gaza Still Needs Rebuilding. Here's What Lies Ahead

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at efforts to rebuild the Gaza St...

Police: Palestinian Boy Shot Dead By Israeli Troops

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian police say a 13-year-old Palestinian boy has been shot dead by Israeli soldiers during a clash in the West Ba...

The Palestinian Refugees: Ending Their Lingering Plight

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is nothing short of a travesty to allow another generation of Palestinians to grow up in a state of limbo, only so their corrupt leaders can ride on their backs and cry wolf about their plight while shamelessly enjoying the good life.

Dear UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

David Harris | Posted 12.14.2014 | World
David Harris

Respectfully, Mr. Secretary General, in that one sentence, in those 39 words, you have illustrated, I believe, a fundamental misreading of the actual situation, both past and present.

Israeli And Palestinian Teens Sing About 'Home' Together

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.10.2014 | Religion

The Palestinian and Israeli members of the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus both call the ancient city of Jerusalem their home. Despite the decades of ...

Karama's Story

Natalie McDonnell | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Natalie McDonnell

I was back in the office after vacation and the voice of Karama, a young Palestinian living in the middle of the conflict in Gaza, came out of the speaker as I was listening to my messages.

Netanyahu Fooled the New York Times -- For One Day

James Zogby | Posted 12.04.2014 | Media
James Zogby

This Israeli fantasy of making peace with the Arabs without first making peace with the Palestinians has been around for decades. It is, in effect, a desire to turn the Arab Peace Initiative on its head. As is often the case, Netanyahu's clever, but disingenuous, ploys can't stand up in the face of reality.

Major European Country To Recognize State Of Palestine

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

STOCKHOLM, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Sweden's new center-left government will recognize the state of Palestine in a move that will make it the first ma...

Abbas' Dismal Failure at the United Nations

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

His failure to strike a balance between his justifiable resistance to the occupation and the need to rally the support of the Israeli public was a major blunder, deeply injurious to the Palestinian cause.

Palestinian Trying to Rebuild Progressive Women Radio

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.30.2014 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

When I met Islam Barbar in a Gaza restaurant in 2012 while on a human rights mission, I was impressed with her cheerful demeanor but taken aback by the hopelessness that she felt.

Israel and Palestine: To Leap Forward, First Look Backward

Mohammad Tarbush | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Mohammad Tarbush

Well-wishers to both sides should encourage the parties to address the causes and not the symptoms of the long-standing conflict. A good start would be to look backward, not forward, and examine what went wrong and became the source of tension between Israelis and Palestinians.

Samantha Lachman

Liberal Group Channels Beyonce To Troll Netanyahu

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- A new advocacy campaign is borrowing from Beyonce to push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support a two-state solution in t...

Israel Mobilizes to Deprive Qatar of the World Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Israel appears to be mobilizing a grassroots campaign against Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup as part of the Jewish state's effort to isolate Hamas, the Islamist militia that controls the Gaza Strip, and bolster the fortunes of the Palestine Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas.

Standing Together, We Too Can Prevail - Part One

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Evgeniya Melnikova

There is no other place in the world, where basic human rights are so violated, as Palestine. For many people around the globe the problem has ended the moment two sides signed a peace agreement. Not for the Palestinians.

Palestinians Pressure UEFA Not to Award the Tournament to Israel

James Dorsey | Posted 11.14.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Palestinian soccer clubs and non-governmental organizations have called on European soccer governor UEFA to this week shy away from awarding Israel the right to host the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

Reckless Policies, Dire Consequences

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Netanyahu-led government's announcement of its decision to annex nearly 1,000 acres of Palestinian land in the West Bank between the Etzion settlement block and Jerusalem amounts to nothing less than a reckless and offensive act that only further undermines Israel's moral international standing and has dire future consequences.

Coalition for Peace Must Be as Strong as Coalition to Stop Gaza War

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Occupation and its manifestations, including the internationally declared illegal settlement building and land appropriation, cannot be condoned by anyone.

NATO and Turkey: Is Fighting Terrorism Really a Priority?

Norm Kurz | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
Norm Kurz

With Recep Tayyip Erdogan now sworn in as Turkey's new President, his successful efforts to prolong his rule after two terms as Prime Minister have observers comparing his popularity to that of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.