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Chetan Bhagat Crosses a Line: Public Figure to Public Enemy?

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media
Sharanya Haridas

Bhagat's accessibility and trustworthiness, and indeed, his popularity, sometimes make it difficult to detect or denounce the serious lapses in his judgement.

Mortar Strike Kills At Least 4 Israelis

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, July 28 (Reuters) - A Palestinian mortar strike from the Gaza Strip killed four people in southern Israel on Monday, Israeli medical offi...

Eline Gordts

'Waiting For The Next Aftershock'

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

As many residents in Gaza marked a somber start to a three-day holiday that caps the month of Ramadan, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon once again ren...

Gaza's Civilians Are Struggling As War Rages Around Them

AP | KARIN LAUB and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no el...

U.S.-Israeli Tensions Rise Over Gaza Conflict

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 28 (Reuters) - Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was q...

Israel Acknowledges Mortar Shell Hit UN School

AP | YOUSUR ALHLOU | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel acknowledged Sunday that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a U.N. school in Gaza last week, but said aer...

Israel And Hamas Launch New Attacks

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a ...

Hamas Agrees To 24-Hour Holiday Truce In Gaza War

AP | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas agrees to 24-hour holiday truce in Gaza war, starting at 2 p.m. (1100 GMT) Sunday....

Gaza Braces For More Fighting As Ceasefire Falls

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, July 27 (Reuters) - The Israeli military started fighting again in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, saying Hamas militants had ignored a 24-hour...

Gaza Rockets Hit Israel Despite Truce Extension Offer

AP | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitari...

Minister: Israel To Extend Gaza Truce By Four Hours

AP | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli Cabinet minister says Israel has agreed to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours. The mini...

'Washington Post' Fails in Gaza

James Zogby | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Israel relies on their ability to dominate and shape media messages and images to the same extent that they depend on their military to win battles. And because the Israelis have cultivated all too compliant partners in the press and in politics, their narrative of events often trumps reality.

In Death, Soccer Fan-Turned-Soldier Embodies Israeli-Palestinian Gap

James Dorsey | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

In death, Staff Sergeant Nissim Sean Carmeli embodies the deep fears, distrust and dehumanization of the other that has exploded into massive bloodshed in Gaza, threatens to spark another uprising on the West Bank, and makes achievement of even a temporary Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire an almost impossible task.

'Our Soldiers Are The Only Innocents In Gaza': Here's What Israel's Far-Right Is Saying

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

Want to understand the political mood in an increasingly militant Israel? Meet Moshe Feiglin, a West Bank settler who is one of eight deputy speakers ...

Defense Minister: Israel May Significantly Widen Gaza Ground Operation

AP | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says Israel may soon broaden its ground operation in the Gaza Strip significantly. The statement by De...

PHOTOS: Gaza Pediatrics Wing Crowded With War's Youngest Victims

AP | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two week...

Kerry Says No Deal Yet For 7-Day Truce In Gaza

AP | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that he had not yet reached a deal between Israel and Hamas to call a seven-day huma...

5 Killed In West Bank Protests Against Gaza Violence On Friday

AP | KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as...

Even The Dead Search For Shelter From Gaza Bombs

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, July 25 (Reuters) - Almost half of the Gaza Strip is a no-go area shelled by Israeli ground forces during a...

Sean Hannity Goes On Wild Screaming Fit At Palestinian Guest

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Media

On Thursday, Sean Hannity invited Yousef Munayyer — a Palestinian-American who is the executive director of the Jerusalem Fund and who is a frequent...

Middle East Conflict: Need for Credible Mediator

James Dorsey | Posted 07.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Israel hopes to weaken and demilitarize Hamas but not totally eradicate it because that could open the door to more militant Islamist groups taking control of Gaza.

Jeremy Scahill On Media Coverage Of Gaza: 'We've Hit All-Time Lows'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlis...

Possible Gaza Truce Hinges On Complex Negotiations

Reuters | Yasmine Saleh and Arshad Mohammed | Posted 07.24.2014 | World

* Temporary truce would start next week * Israel wants to destroy tunnels, degrade militant capabilities * Hamas wants an end to siege, open bor...

Death Toll Tops 700 As Kerry Pushes For Gaza Truce

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

* Israeli tank fire kills 16 Palestinians before dawn * Kerry reports progress in ceasefire talks; Israel is mum * U.S. ...

Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia

Queen Rania of Jordan | Posted 07.24.2014 | World
Queen Rania of Jordan

Are we going to stand back and spectate while the ugly foundations of a modern day dystopia are laid in front of our eyes? Or will our common humanity unite us and compel us to act to help save the people of Gaza?