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The Strange Currency of the Israeli Occupation

Jessica Montell | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Jessica Montell

Last Saturday, Israeli soldiers came to the home of Shadi Sidr and demanded he remove the Palestinian flag from his roof. Shadi is a Palestinian who lives in the H2 area of Hebron and the flag offended his neighbors, the Israeli settlers in the Beit Hadassah settlement.

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.

The Lonely Hebron Walk

Rick Steves | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Hebron, with the Tomb of Abraham -- so revered by both Jews and Muslims -- is the place where I feel the most tension in the West Bank. Jews expect ac...

Time for Netanyahu to Get Honest about Hebron

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alan Elsner

This weekend, thousands of Jewish settlers and their allies will descend on the Palestinian city of Hebron in a show of force that will also be seen a...

Star NFTE Teacher Eyad Shabaneh Guides Young Entrepreneurs on the West Bank

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

"The hope and confidence that this program can instill in youth from low-income communities is priceless. Entrepreneurship, the ability to coherently organize resources into productive activity, remains the bedrock of healthy economies. The potential here is astounding."

Israel denies Christian peacemaker from entry

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israeli security officials at the King Hussein (Allenby) bridge turned back an American peace volunteer who is part of the Christian Peacemaker Teams ...

My Surprisingly Inspiring Trip to the West Bank: Echoes of Our Civil Rights Movement

Jeff Cohen | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Jeff Cohen

Like King, leaders of the Palestinian popular resistance -- from intellectuals to grassroots villagers who'd been repeatedly jailed -- spoke to us about universal human rights, about a human family in which all deserve equal rights regardless of religion or nationality.

Rights Group Accuses Israeli Army Of Detaining 5-Year-Old

Posted 07.12.2013 | World

A 5-year-old Palestinian boy was detained by Israeli soldiers after throwing a stone at Jewish motorists, according to the Israeli human rights group ...

Divide Over Kotel Prayer Highlights Racism of Palestinian Authority and Muslim Waqf

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Jewish communities might be fighting about fair access to the Kotel, but what is missing from the discussion is Jewish use of holy places in Jerusalem.

Jews and Muslims Sharing Abraham in Hebron

Rick Steves | Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Hebron is a fascinating place. With about 250,000 people, it's the largest Palestinian city and the commercial capital of the West Bank. Its people, w...

Peace Through People: From Bethlehem And Around The World

Karen Berg | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion
Karen Berg

If we can feel those around us and extend love instead of judgment, we can create unity among peoples, and our words and actions will reverberate around the world.

Black, White and Grey in Hebron

Nancy Farese | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Nancy Farese

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Israel Forces Evacuation Of 100 Palestinian Activists

AP | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli troops on Saturday drove some 100 Palestinian activists out of an illegal tent camp they had set up near the city of Hebron ...

The "Other Israel Film Festival" Tackles Complex Issues

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Currently in its sixth year, the Other Israel Film Festival has been combining documentary and narrative films with panel, programs, theater, and art. The objective is to create a thought provoking conversation about the challenges faced by minority groups in Israel.

Palestinian Protests Turn Violent

AP | NASSER SHIYOUKHI and DIAA HADID | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

HEBRON, West Bank — Palestinian demonstrators fed up with high prices and unpaid salaries shuttered shops, halted traffic with burning tires and...

Jewish Students Highlight The Importance of West Bank Travel, Education

Evie M. Salomon | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion
Evie M. Salomon

When Brian Rizoway and a group of students toured West Bank cities of Hebron and Bethlehem, his encounter with the other side of the Zionist narrative took him by surprise.

VIDEO: 9-Year-Old Palestinian Child Kicked By Israeli Border Police

Posted 07.02.2012 | World

Israeli rights group B'Tselem released a video on Monday that appears to show an Israeli Border Police officer kicking a Palestinian child. The fo...

Next Year, Peace in Hebron!

Tom Allon | Posted 06.09.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

For too long, both sides have never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity for peace. Let's have a Seder that celebrates peace and statehood for all.

UNESCO Promotes Peace, Not Conflict

Neil Ford | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
Neil Ford

UNESCO is not trying to replace Israeli heritage with Palestinian heritage. Many cultures and religions have their roots in the Middle East and it is important to protect the heritage and cultural monuments of them all.

UNESCO Fueling Cultural Conflict Over Hebron Holy Site

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

Now that the Palestinians have been accepted as UNESCO's 195th member in late October, they can now apply for World Heritage classification for cultural sites they deem exclusively theirs.

There Are No Silver Bullets to Peace

The Morningside Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
The Morningside Post

So long as the Israelis and Palestinians of this city remain guilty of indifference and fail to seek understanding beyond their walls, Hebron's future, like its past, will remain mired in constant struggle.

A Precarious Peace

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Rather

2011-02-14-danrather.jpgWith all of the unrest sweeping the Middle East, one place long-associated with bullets and bloodshed has so far been remarkably calm: the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Why Redefining Israel's History Poses Major Obstacle to True Peace

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

As I walk the streets of Jerusalem this Chanukah and see the flickering candles in the windows of Jewish homes, I think back to a time 2,000 years ago, when my ancestors here were denied their rights to follow Jewish tradition by the Syrian-Greeks who then occupied the land.

A Spiritual Night in Hebron

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The first thing you discover about the residents of Hebron, whom the world derisively describes as settlers, is their warmth, friendliness and hospitality.

Reese Erlich: "Stop using the word 'terrorist'"

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christian Avard

Defining what a terrorist is and isn't is a major dilemma. What one may consider terrorism, another may consider resistance. So where does one draw ...