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Israel To Jail Stone-Throwers For Up To 20 Years

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.21.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, July 21 (Reuters) - Israel's parliament imposed tougher penalties of up to 20 years prison for people throwing stones at vehicles and roads...

Israeli Soccer Violence Moves Racism up the Government's Agenda

James Dorsey | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A violent display of racism by extreme nationalist supporters of storied Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem coupled with recent Ethiopian Israeli protests against discrimination and the government's handling of the capture of two Israelis by Hamas has moved racist attitudes towards dark-skinned Jews and Israeli Palestinian up the government's agenda.

Angela Merkel To Crying Teen Refugee: 'We Can't Cope' With Everyone

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.16.2015 | World

A heartbreaking interaction between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a young Palestinian has cast a sharp lens on the ongoing European refugee cris...

Big Boy (Girl) Pants for Leaders: Three Keys to Redirecting Our Victim Culture

Robert Hall | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Hall

The flag came down in Charleston because former flag supporters changed their mind - powerful relational leaders can do that. Our growing Victim Class cries for relational leaders who work together to change minds and who bring the divided together.

Unprecedented Israeli Action Against Jerusalem Club's Anti-Arab/Muslim Racism

James Dorsey | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

The Israeli government, in a historic break with past policy, is taking right-wing, nationalist Israeli soccer club, Beitar Jerusalem, to task for its openly racist policy of refusing to hire Israeli-Palestinian players, who rank among the country's top performers.

Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand on Israeli Settlements in the West Bank?

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Given that major media coverage of this issue has been virtually non-existent, it seems unlikely that major media will successfully press Hillary to clarify her position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank unless the issue is raised by another candidate.

Who in the Devil Is Michael Oren?

Steven White | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Steven White

Michael is a man who willingly traded in his right to self-express for the privilege of defending his nation diplomatically. He is something he would never call himself -- a patriot.

Existence Before Co-existence

Nadim Nashif | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Nadim Nashif

It has become clear to those of us working in the field that engaging in superficial co-existence projects with no foreseeable end merely creates false hopes of peace and impressions of possible safety and security. For co-existence initiatives to be useful, it is vital that both sides recognize and work for human rights and share the values of equality, peace and justice.

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.

Is Israel Safe for Tourists?

John Nicholson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
John Nicholson

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Israel is located smack dab in the middle of one of the world's biggest political hotspots. But it does take a few to keep this tiny country along the eastern Mediterranean safe and secure, and that seems to be why Israel is bouncing back big time in 2015.

Israeli Defense Minister Sees No Peace With Palestinians In His Lifetime

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

HERZLIYA, Israel, June 9 (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister said on Tuesday he did not believe a stable peace agreement could be reached with the P...

It's Time for a New Strategy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Contrary to common wisdom, the turmoil sweeping the Middle East, the convergence of multiple conflicts, and future uncertainties have created new compelling circumstances that support the resumption of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Breaking the Silence on Operation Protective Edge

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Alex Cacioppo

"We're going to have to go into Gaza every two years to 'mow the lawn,'" Avner Gvaryahu said, referring to what senior IDF commanders call the recent ...

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.

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'...

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.

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 05.03.2016 | 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 06.27.2015 | 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 06.21.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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.