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Is Israel and Hamas Ready for a Ceasefire?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Calls for an immediate ceasefire notwithstanding, Israel will press on with its bombing in Gaza in the hope that it can achieve a level of deterrence with Hamas that will last far longer than the 18 months that came after its November 2012 air operation.

The Saudi Roots of Today's Shi'ite-Sunni War

Pouya Alimagham | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Pouya Alimagham

The rise of Shi'ite-Sunni sectarian warfare has its roots not in the distant 7th century, but in Saudi Arabia's response to Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979, when the Saudi regime as a matter of policy began to counter Iran's revolution by financing anti-Shi'ite Islamists across the Muslim world.

Afghanistan Needs Its 'Knights' for Age of Greater Jihad

Suleiman Wali | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Suleiman Wali

Afghanistan has become entirely too fluent in the language of Lesser Jihad, which it famously fought and won in the 1980s. But as that pivotal year of 2014 approaches, let us define who we are in peacetime and be even better at winning at that.

Egyptian Islamic Groups Seek Truce

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

CAIRO — Two former militant groups offered to call off street protests if the government agrees to ease its pressure on Islamists, a move that u...

Implications of Iran and Sudan's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan's strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of Israel, and by extension the U.S., throughout East Africa.

Ahmadinejad Praises Gaza Militants For Israel Battle

AP | Posted 01.26.2013 | World

By The Associated Press CAIRO -- A Palestinian militant leader says Iran's president has called him to praise the performance of his group, the I...

Islamic Jihad: We Fired Rocket At Tel Aviv

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

GAZA, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said on Thursday it had fired a rocket that reportedly hit Israel's commercial...

Israel's Long History Of Targeted Assassinations

Posted 11.14.2012 | World

The Israeli army killed Hamas' military commander Ahmed Jabari on Wednesday and launched a series of airstrikes against different targets in the Gaza ...

West Bank Weapons Crackdown

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has launched his broadest weapons crackdown in years, for the first time con...

Some Lessons From the Latest Gaza Confrontation

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.17.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

The latest confrontation between Israel and Iranian-backed terrorists in the Gaza Strip seems to be coming to an end. So what are some of the lessons from this episode?

Israeli Airstrike Kills 5 In Gaza

AP | KARIN LAUB and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

By KARIN LAUB and IBRAHIM BARZAK -- The Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinian civilians and tw...

What Does 'Death to Israel' Mean to You?

Bradley Burston | Posted 01.07.2012 | World
Bradley Burston

If progressives cannot see Israelis as people, if they -- we -- cannot summon up the same compassion and concern for unarmed combatants on both sides of a battle front, it's time they checked their ideology for holes.

Gaza Rocket Attacks Shake Israel's Metropolitan Areas

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.02.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

On the same day that the Sheetrit family's home was struck by rocket shrapnel, an Ashkelon man, Moshe Ami, a father of four, was killed in a rocket attack on his way home.

Israel And Gaza Militants Exchange Newest Round Of Fire

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck at Palestinian militants in Gaza on Saturday who responded with a volley of rockets which rained on southern...

Hamas To Honor Israeli Truce In New Government

AP | Posted 07.03.2011 | World

CAIRO -- A top Palestinian negotiator says 15 smaller factions, including militant Islamic groups, have thrown their weight behind a reconciliation de...

Wanted: New Palestinian Political Parties

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the coming year will witness the birth of the state of Palestine, we need to see from now what kind of state it will be. Programs that can give concrete answers to this question will undoubtedly do better than generalities.

Teaching During Terror: Bombing Shakes Israel's Capital

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

We Jerusalem teachers continue on regularly with lessons, as terror continues to strike at southern Israel. The transition from relative quiet to unrest can engulf cities in different parts of this country within a day.

Red Sea Sharks Made in Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

A German tourist was mauled to death by a shark off Egypt's Red Sea coast Sunday, but if popular rumors on the street are to be believed, it was the I...

What Jihadists Talk About Online

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

Internet cafes have become hubs of youth radicalization, where jihadists can discuss their ideological viewpoints with like-minded individuals thousands of miles away.

Ex-AP Hostage Terry Anderson Back in Beirut to Teach U.S. J-Students How to Report Accurately on Middle East

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Unfortunately, I wasn't scared enough, and I wasn't cautious," Anderson admitted. "I got caught because I refused to take the precautions that I probably should have."