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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.

British Government 'Deplores' Israel Decision To Claim West Bank Land

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The British government said on Monday it deplored an Israeli decision to appropriate a large swath of land inside the occup...

Israel Announces Massive West Bank Land Grab

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement g...

Now That the Guns Have Been Silenced

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has immediately raised the same old question: Will it last, or is it merely just another pause, providing the prelude for the next round of fighting à la previous ceasefires? I believe the current ceasefire is different as it was achieved under completely different circumstances and may well last.

To Accomplish Liberation, Palestinian Unity Must Be Preserved

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinians must agree on the goals, the methods of accomplishing them and a willing public. This is the only way strategies will produce the desired goals for the Palestinian

Gaza Returns to the Status Quo Ante, As If Nothing Happened

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

What have Israel and Gaza's populations achieved after over a month of death, injury, fear, and utter chaos?

Israel Destroys 2 Gaza High-Rises With Airstrikes

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 10.26.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely dama...

Is Hamas Winning the Gaza War?

James Dorsey | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Returning Gaza to the Stone Age has not stopped Hamas, the Islamist militia in control of the territory, from inflicting significant political and psychological damage on Israel.

Israel vs. Hamas: A Clash of Civilizations?

Joshua R. Fattal | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Joshua R. Fattal

By calling his enemies "savages," Netanyahu reveals that he is unwilling to view the Palestinians for what they are: a people of several million strong who dwell in the same land between the river and the sea, and who are as unwilling as Israel is to leave.

Behind the Gaza Ceasefire Efforts: Israel and Hamas Talk Potential Peace

James Dorsey | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Wars inevitably spark change. That is no truer than in the war in Gaza, no matter what Hamas and Israel say.

Terror on All Sides

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Richard W. Kropf

While a two-state solution might have worked for awhile had it been implemented from the start, the Israeli's continuation of the West Bank and their "settlements" have pushed the situation to the point that either the two antagonists learn to live together or else end up destroying each other.

Senior Hamas Official Says Members Of Qassam Brigade Were Responsible For Abducting Israeli Teens

Reuters | Noah Browning | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

By Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A top Hamas official said members of his militant group kidnapped three Israeli teenagers ...

How to Make the Israeli Occupation Costly?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It is clear that the impunity Israel enjoys plays a large role in its continued occupation and belligerence. Making the Israelis pay a price for continuing to rule another people by force and the siege on Gaza would have a positive result.

Gaza War Puts Sporting Boycott of Israel Back on the Front Burner

James Dorsey | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The campaign to pressure FIFA to sanction Israel was part of a broader Israeli Palestinian move to gain recognition of Palestinian statehood through membership in international organizations and isolate Israel in the wake of the breakdown in April of US-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

In Gaza, Emotional Wounds Of War Remain Unhealed

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shahed Quishta was curled up in an armchair one late afternoon during the Gaza war when a shell slammed into her livi...

Palestinian Divisions Emerge In Gaza Truce Talks

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was s...

'When They Return, They Will Find Nothing'

CARE | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
CARE

Haifa Abu Amro, CARE staffer in Gaza, 30 years old, talks about how she has lived through the violence in Gaza and what she sees on the ground.

IDF Spokesman: Hamas Guilty of War Crimes

Laura Goldman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Laura Goldman

If the international community launches a war crimes investigation follow the conflict in Gaza, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said, Hamas'...