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Bernie Sanders Delivered A Killer AIPAC Speech ... In Utah

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declined to speak at the country’s largest pro-Israel gathering in Washington on Monday. Instead, the Democratic preside...

Bipartisan Congressional Efforts to Support Israeli Settlements and Expansionism

Stephen Zunes | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

This summer, Congress passed a trade bill that, for the first time, formally defines "Israel" as including Arab territories that are recognized by the international community as under foreign belligerent occupation.

Dear Netanyahu: Radical Zionists Like You Cannot Survive

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.23.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Ending the occupation is not a charitable gift to the Palestinians. Only by accepting their right to a state of their own will Israel remain a Jewish and democratic state enjoying peace and security, instead of being drawn toward an abyss from which there is no salvation.

BDS as the Third Way

John H. Thomas | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion
John H. Thomas

When a Palestinian Christian says, "If the only choice is between violent resistance to the Occupation or submission, you must understand that for us, submission is not an option," it needs to be heard not as a threat or ultimatum, but as a plea.

Susiya Is Injustice On Display

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.30.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

After 47 years of occupation, the time has come for all decent Israelis to think about the future of their country. Where is Israel heading, and for how much longer can the occupation and the injustices continue without jeopardizing Israel's very existence?

Palestinian Homes In The West Bank Will Soon Be Demolished -- Again

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Nasser Nawajah was 4 years old the first time Israeli forces expelled him from his home in Susiya, a village in the southern part of the...

Jessica Schulberg

Inside AIPAC's Quiet Campaign To Blur Israeli Settlement Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Senate passed a high-profile piece of trade legislation last Friday, lawmakers simultaneously approved a little-noticed amendme...

Samantha Lachman

How Palestinians Could Use Israel's Own Legal Analysis Before The ICC

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The International Criminal Court announced Friday that it will open a preliminary examination of alleged war crimes committed in the Pal...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 8 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The U.S. has been at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for decades. However, some Palestinians I spoke with said that the U.S. is not the right party to mediate a two-state solution whereas Israelis has said it is.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 7 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Israelis and Palestinians have a very similar narrative. The people of each group have moved from one country to another for a long time. Each people have been oppressed by others.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 6 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

While all Israelis I spoke to agree the goal should be to realize a two-state solution, several Israelis told me that Muslims are not ready for democracy and that the two states will be very asymmetric.

This Is How The Unrest In Jerusalem Has Unfolded In Recent Weeks

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

On the night of October 29, a 32-year-old Palestinian opened fire at a meeting of right-wing Israeli activists in Jerusalem. Moataz Hejaz fled the sce...

Sophia Jones

Here's What The World Thinks Of Israel's Controversial Land Grab

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Israel has come under a barrage of criticism since announcing on Sunday its plans to seize 1,000 acres of Palestinian-claimed land -- roug...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 5 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Maurice from Lebanon said of the right of return that leaders on both sides lack courage in taking decisive decisions today about a comprehensive peace plan because of the refugee problems today.

Israeli and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 4 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

An Israeli settlement is a Jewish community built on land captured from Jordan, Egypt and Syria in the 1967 war. There very existence is hotly debated. Settlements should be expanded according to some and demolished according to others. Truly, there is no easy solution to settlements.

Israeli and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 3 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The security fence/wall that has been erected over the past several years has been recognized by every Israeli that I interviewed as a success in that it has unequivocally decreased terror attacks on Israel.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 2 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Anyone who spends time investigating the reason that there is no peace between Arab and Jew will likely find that the fingers point both ways and at times towards the U.S.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 1 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Many of the people I interviewed will be in a leadership capacity in their countries someday and their opinions and perspectives are important. I spoke with Israelis, Palestinians, Egyptians, Saudis, Iranians, Afghans and Pakistanis about this issue.

Reality Check: The US Does Have Leverage

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Admittedly, the situation at the moment looks grim: After months of negotiations, a dozen personal visits from the secretary, and countless trips between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel is announcing new settlements and reneging on its agreement to release a small number of Palestinian prisoners this weekend.

Israel Approves 184 New Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

(Corrects Palestinian position on "Jewishness" of Israel) * New homes will be built in occupied West Bank * Jewish settl...

Israel Plans 1,400 More Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Israel plans to build 1,400 homes in its settlements in the occupied West Bank and will announce the projects next wee...

Welcome to Palestine

Clint Johnston | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Clint Johnston

I was on a dual-narrative tour, which offered a unique perspective into the everyday lives of Palestinians in Hebron. Both my Jewish and Muslim guide had half the day to share their city and their stories.

Palestine's Complicated Borders: Complex as ABC

Rick Steves | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Israel has granted a certain amount of autonomy to the Palestinians, but with significant restrictions. The West Bank of the Jordan River is divided i...

Settlements in the West Bank, from an Israeli Point of View

Rick Steves | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

While insulting and humiliating to Palestinians, Israelis believe the wall, along with the many police checkpoints associated with it, has thwarted thousands of terrorist acts.

New Housing Minister: Israeli Settlement Expansion Will Continue

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, March 17 (Reuters) - Israel's new housing minister said on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming cabinet would keep ex...