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Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 7 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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.

Israel Launches Criminal Investigation Into One Of The Deadliest Gaza War Strikes

AP | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military ordered a criminal investigation of one of its deadliest airstrikes in last summer's war in the Gaza Strip — an...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 6 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 12.04.2014 | 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.

Israeli Raid on Palestinian Soccer Association Signals Dangerous Hardening of Israeli-Palestinian Battle Lines

James Dorsey | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The Israeli military said the incident had not been a raid. It said a routine patrol had asked some Palestinians for their identification cards, and when they said the cards were in Bnei Sakhnin's offices soldiers had entered the building to check their identities.

Israel To Cooperate With UN Chief's Gaza War Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it would cooperate with a United Nations investigation into Israeli attacks on U.N...

Princeton's Faculty Petition to Divest from Israeli Occupation

Usaama al-Azami | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Usaama al-Azami

It remains to be seen what sort of response this petition elicits both in its favor, and in opposition; and whether it encourages comparable petitions at other institutions, academic or otherwise.

Israel Says Will Not Cooperate With UN Gaza Investigation

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it would not cooperate with a United Nations Human Rights Council investigation into this yea...

An Interfaith Prayer For Peace In Israel

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion

A plan to bring religious groups together in and around Israel for an interfaith "pray in" got derailed just days before the event as tension escalate...

Amnesty: Israel Committed War Crimes In Gaza Conflict

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer, saying it ...

Malala Donates Prize Money To Help Rebuild 65 Damaged Schools In Gaza

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact

Malala Yousafzai is putting her own accolades toward a global mission for change. The recent Nobel Peace Prize winner -- who gained international ...

The Impact of the 'Breaking News' Cycle on Our Health

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

Whether we hear the news on our way to work, read it over breakfast, or see it regurgitated and analyzed repeatedly through our online and social media channels, it seems inescapable. And like it or not, it infuses itself into our psyche, taking direct aim at how we feel and react.

Mounting Israeli-Palestinians Tensions Reverberate on the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 10.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand.

Qatar Pledges $1 Billion For Gaza Strip Reconstruction

AP | By HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Donors at an international conference Sunday promised $2.7 billion to rebuild the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, but all of the key participan...

Gaza Now! 8.20.2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

The Gaza war has unveiled my displaced status. Most of my American friends seem helpless in the face of my predicament, yet some are provoked in ways that are mysterious to me.

Gaza Now! 8.15.2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

The Arab-Israeli conflict has been there my whole life, but this latest war has been more destabilizing than any other, disrupting any effort to manufacture the illusion of individuality, the illusion that we are not only subjects of history and nationhood.

Gaza Now! 8-13-2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

I've been calling my friends and family in Israel a lot more since the war broke out -- indeed, I've probably phoned my brother more times in the past four weeks than I have in the 20 years since I left Israel to live in New York.

Israel and Palestine: To Leap Forward, First Look Backward

Mohammad Tarbush | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Mohammad Tarbush

Well-wishers to both sides should encourage the parties to address the causes and not the symptoms of the long-standing conflict. A good start would be to look backward, not forward, and examine what went wrong and became the source of tension between Israelis and Palestinians.

Israel Mobilizes to Deprive Qatar of the World Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Israel appears to be mobilizing a grassroots campaign against Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup as part of the Jewish state's effort to isolate Hamas, the Islamist militia that controls the Gaza Strip, and bolster the fortunes of the Palestine Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas.

Inside The Lives Of Israel's Spies In Gaza

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Isr...

Israeli Military: Mortar Fired From Gaza Hits South Israel

AP | Posted 11.16.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says a mortar round fired from Gaza hit southern Israel for the first time since the end of the Gaza war last m...

Gaza Children Return To School After War

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel th...

Palestinians Pressure UEFA Not to Award the Tournament to Israel

James Dorsey | Posted 11.14.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Palestinian soccer clubs and non-governmental organizations have called on European soccer governor UEFA to this week shy away from awarding Israel the right to host the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

Obama Strategy Stumbles Over Conflicting Interests of Allies

Akbar Ganji | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

President Obama has announced a strategy for fighting ISIS that, in many respects, is at odds with the interests of the allies in the Middle East whose support he is seeking. Trying to keep his allies happy and in line with the new ISIS battle has trapped the U.S. in a policy full of contradictions.

Only Israel Can Put an End to the Horror in Gaza

Dr. Khouloud Daibes | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Dr. Khouloud Daibes

The individual stories are tragically too many to recount in one short article. Those lucky enough to survive this latest assault on Gaza have returned to rubble; the loss of loved ones compounded by the destruction of homes, family heirlooms, photographs and memories. Israel has the power to put an end to its occupation of Palestinian land. Only then can Palestinians and Israelis live side by side in peace and security.

The Humanitarian Myths of Israel's "Roof-Knocking" Policy in Gaza

Amjad Iraqi | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Amjad Iraqi

The Israeli military claims that roof-knocking was an effective method of warning to avoid harm to civilians. These knocks, however, do not reflect the soft tones the nickname implies.