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Unsuspecting Victims of Israel's 'Non-Lethal' Weapons

Patrick O. Strickland | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Patrick O. Strickland

Ahmad S., then 16, was on his way to a wedding in the Jalazoun refugee camp when he was shot in the head. The IDF says it uses these "non-fatal riot dispersal methods" for crowd control purposes, but evidence suggests that soldiers regularly use these weapons excessively and improperly.

Israel's Haredim (Ultra-Orthodox) on the Front Lines: How the New Conscription Law Will Change Everything

Howard Barbanel | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Howard Barbanel

On Wednesday, March 12, the Knesset forever changed the shape of Israeli society by passing a law that will conscript most Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) young men into the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) starting in 2017.

How I Reclaimed My Health

Harper Spero | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

Over the past year I've started to take control of my own health. I've been going to yoga three times a week, eating healthier, making juice every morning and figuring out like-minded alternatives to living a better lifestyle with an immune deficiency.

This Couple Needs a Military Permit for Valentine's Day -- Here's Why

Anat Saragusti | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Anat Saragusti

It may be difficult to imagine that your registered address could separate you from your family. But for many Palestinians, this is exactly what happens.

Cyber Break-in @ IDF

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 04.05.2014 | Technology
Micah D. Halpern

This cyber attack is very big news. It proves a point that my hacker friends repeat over and over -- any and every computer and Internet site is hack-able. It is simply a matter of time and energy and of course, resources.

Israel's Last Good Fence

Daniel Nisman | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

The Israeli intelligence community knows full well that in their case, good fences may not always make for good neighbors, but risks being taken to aid moderate rebel villages, rather than combat them, are paying off in security.

The IDF Takes New Steps to Stop Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Riva Greenberg

Last month I attended the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Congress in Melbourne. This was the largest diabetes conference ever held in Australia -- with over 10,000 clinicians, researchers, industry representatives and patients from 140 countries. I felt a change in the air.

WATCH LIVE: Former Israeli Soldier Speaks Out

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Israeli organization “Breaking The Silence” aims at generating a public debate on the costs of military occupation by publicizing testimonies ...

To Tweet Or Not To Tweet

Haaretz | Chaim Levinson | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Read More: Idf, World News

Internal documents from the IDF Spokesman's Office, obtained by Haaretz, reveal the thinking behind the army's social media strategy....

60 Years Ago This Month: The Israeli Navy Lay the Foundations for a Long Tradition of Humanitarian Aid

David Saranga | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
David Saranga

Sixty years ago this month, long before the Internet was invented, Greece was devastated by one of the most powerful earthquakes Europe had ever experienced.

Why the Next Israel-Hezbollah War Will Be an Accident

Daniel Nisman | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Despite the prevailing unwillingness of both the IDF and Hezbollah to provoke each other, the August 7 bombing exposes an ominous reality in the border area, particular in that the next conflict between the two will likely be accidental.

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 ...

PHOTOS: NYC Orthodox Community Protests Israeli Bill

Newsday | Emily Ngo | Posted 08.10.2013 | New York

Tens of thousands of members of ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities Sunday flooded lower Manhattan's Foley Square to protest Israeli legislation that th...

Hassan Nasrallah to the World: 'We Will Never Leave Syria'

Daniel Nisman | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

On April 30, the Hezbollah chief made one of his most anticipated addresses since the start of the Arab Spring -- making it clear that despite the risks, his fighters will never abandon their support for the Assad regime.

Reflections On The 70th Anniversary Of The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

Many believe the Nazis attacked that night to send a message that Passover, the Day of Liberation, should be transformed into a Day of Destruction. The fighters, led by Mordechai Anielewicz, stunned the Germans, killing and wounding German soldiers.

One Palestinian Village Obama Should Visit

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Israeli military law imposed in the occupied West Bank places sweeping and arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly. This makes any unauthorized peaceful protest by Palestinians a criminal offence.

UNDOF: The Beginning of the End?

Daniel Nisman | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

On March 6, Syrian rebel fighters in the Golan Heights region released footage of a UN peacekeepers' convoy which they claimed to have detained. The i...

TechScape: Can You Watchitoo?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Technology

Whether Zarom and Watchitoo will take off and succeed beyond his wildest imagination cannot be predicted with any certainty. However, given the perpetual plethora of Zarom successes, I would definitely not bet against him.

Israeli Forces Shoot Dead 17-Year-Old Palestinian

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian near the village of Budrus in the occupied West Bank on...

Kafka's Christmas in America

Dana Agmon | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Dana Agmon

Our story is a complicated one. It started when we were nine-years-old; but almost 30 years later, four continents, three kids and endless obstacles, we've found our way to each other.

Collaborators Then, Collaborators Now

Ed Koch | Posted 02.16.2013 | New York
Ed Koch

The war against the Jews -- and against the State of Israel -- continues unabated.

Stevie Wonder Cancels Concert Benefiting IDF

AP | Posted 01.31.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON — Stevie Wonder is calling off a concert for a group that raises money for the Israeli military. Wonder had been scheduled to perfor...

Not the Typical IDF Soldier's Mom

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

Anet Haskia is not the typical mom of a soldier serving in the Israel Defense Forces. A Muslim Arab who grew up in a mixed Arab-Jewish city in the north, Haskia is breathing a little easier this week.

Middle East: The Perpetual War and The Peace Mirage

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

Anyone who thinks that there is a possibility of peace between Israelis and Palestinians is either delusional or just hasn't been paying close attention to that part of world for the last 65 years.

Reflections On Israel's Operation Pillar Of Defense

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

For Israel, a dual message of the right to defend ourselves, with deep and profound ethical sensibilities, is what this past conflict was about.