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Custody Battle Haunts Arab Woman Journalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.10.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Veteran journalist Rula Amin is no stranger to tough assignments in conflict zones, but she never imagined having to dodge legal bullets to retain cus...

As Elections Are Delayed, Palestine Suppresses Speech

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.09.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

Both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority accused one another of foiling the election for political reasons. With their arbitrary arrest of journalists, West Bank and Gaza have joined Israel as they politicize their judicial system to demonize inconvenient actors and suppress criticism.

Will Palestinian Leaders Ever Unite?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.11.2017 | World
Daoud Kuttab

For the first time in years, Palestinian reconciliation talks have not received the usual high-caliber media coverage, not even in the Palestinian media.

Tel Aviv-Ramallah-Kigali: A Peacebuilding Journey, by Sarah From Israel & Hamze from Palestine

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
YaLa Young Leaders

Together we went to Rwanda and discovered what peace and reconciliation really means. Together we faced our fears and faced each other. Do Israelis and Palestinians have to go all the way to Rwanda to finally believe that peace is possible?

Where Is the Peace Camp in Jerusalem?

Ben Barber | Posted 10.22.2016 | World
Ben Barber

The bony finger of war is clearly marking an ancient route to the players. It is difficult to know what to say or write that might chart a path to a more wholesome future.

Frustration And Alienation In East Jerusalem Spotlight Latest Tension

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM — East Jerusalem, long the emotional heart of Palestinian life, is now the fiery soul of its discontent....

Behind The Latest Wave Of Attacks In Israel And Palestine

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The teenage Palestinian girls helping to carry rocks to the frontlines of stone-throwing protests in...

Undercover Gunmen Open Fire At Palestinian Stone-Throwers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.09.2015 | World

At least two Palestinians were wounded by gunmen disguised as fellow protesters in a group of men throwing stones at Israeli security forces in Ramall...

Israel Family Travel: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the Golan Heights

David Code | Posted 07.02.2016 | Travel
David Code

"Walk out till you're at least knee-deep in the water, then just sit down as if you're falling into an easy chair." It seemed impossible, but as I fell back into the water, the Dead Sea gently caught me and I floated like I was on a space walk with no gravity.

Mozart and the Stone Thrower: The Redemptive Power of Music

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Nancy Graham Holm

Often films and stories from Israel and Palestine concentrate on the conflict between these two cultures, rather than life as it is experienced on the ground; daily life amid stoning, shooting and bomb explosions.

When Palestine Becomes an Issue in Philadelphia Politics

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The case of the citation to the Ramallah governor and the attempts to backtrack due to political pressure are not new in the US. But pro-Israel groups are more and more frustrated as their powers to silent Palestinian voices are slowly weakening even though the battle for telling the Palestinian narrative is a long way from becoming mainstream in the US.

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.06.2016 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

Poems and Prayers

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Arabs and Jews have lived together for thousands of years. Our languages have cross-pollinated and we have developed a united mythology and set of traditions.This was all on display with the West-Coast premiere of Poems and Prayers, my third symphony.

DIY Diplomacy? IKEA Considering West Bank Location

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 07.18.2013 | World

Swedish retail giant IKEA is reportedly in talks to open a store in the West Bank, which would make it one of only a handful of global businesses with...

Ramallah, Palestine's De Facto Capital

Rick Steves | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Ramallah is the boom town of the West Bank. As, bit by bit (under the settlement policy of Israel), the likelihood of East Jerusalem being the capital...

How You Doin: Mapping The World Through Pick up Lines

Katie Beck | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
Katie Beck

I have heard some absolute doozies in cities all over the world and even if the surroundings are pretty, the words are not.

Pamela Olson on Life Inside the Palestinian Territories

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 05.25.2013 | Home
Danielle Tumminio

"When I tried to describe the things I had seen in Israel and Palestine, people in the U.S. tended to assume I was exaggerating, because it didn't match at all with what they were used to hearing on the news. I decided to write something that started from zero and told an engaging story, so that people would 'hear me out.'"

The Obama Factor in the Middle East Conflict

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to the Middle East is a potentially good thing for peace. The problem is how to make this factor last -- how to create mechanisms that will continue to work even when a U.S. president or his secretary of state are not around.

Mapping Palestinian Contemporary Art

Ruthie Abel | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Ruthie Abel

I had travelled to the West Bank to photograph two stories, both put on hold as persistent rocket fire and airstrikes erupted between Gaza and Israel. With time on my hands, I set out to explore new developments in Palestinian contemporary art.

'Jesus Is A Monkey' Written On West Bank Monastery As Possible Settler Retaliation

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Religion

* Possible retaliation for settler eviction on Sunday * Vandals daub name of settlement, profane graffiti * Israel, Pale...

Trust Broken in Ramallah

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Arab Spring might have taken some time to reach Palestine, but as one Arab leader said, spring is a season that comes back every year.

Palestine Beyond The Protests

Victoria Fine | Posted 08.18.2012 | World
Victoria Fine

What I've continued to think about since returning to Los Angeles is how the acts of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians were so predictable, and what that means to finding any ultimate resolutions.

What "It Takes A Village to Raise a Child" Really Means

Donna Stefano | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Donna Stefano

My job is fulfilling, which makes the daily commute for me across checkpoints well worth it. But it also means that a seamless approach to child care has been a necessity. Enter my global village.

KFC Opens In Palestinian Territories | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

People lined up on a chilly Saturday outside the new KFC outlet in Ramallah, the first of the U.S. fast-food chains to open in the Palestinian territo...

Six Questions for Dr. Hanan Ashrawi

Jonathan Guyer | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Jonathan Guyer

I sat down with Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the The Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee and discussed the PLO's strategies for 2012.