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Israel Announces Massive West Bank Land Grab

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement g...

Sam Levine

New York Politicians Scramble For Shelter During Rocket Attack In Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and former New York Gov. David Paterson (D) quickly found shelter after Hamas rockets were fired at a town near Gaza that the...

Israel's Military Plan in Gaza, and the Strengthening of Hamas

Taghreed El-Khodary | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Taghreed El-Khodary

Israel believes if it squeezes hard it will win. Israel's intention is clear: weaken Hamas and never give them the credit of ending the siege. To pursue this goal, Israel is killing more children, women, and elderly, completely destroying whole parts of Gaza and its infrastructure.

Re-Examining the Role of Social Media During the Gaza Conflict

Faria Akram | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Faria Akram

No longer are journalists the unique ones receiving and sharing information through paper and ink. Millions of people are now able to reveal news, share footage and tell stories.

Israel Destroys 2 Gaza High-Rises With Airstrikes

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely dama...

Is Hamas Winning the Gaza War?

James Dorsey | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Returning Gaza to the Stone Age has not stopped Hamas, the Islamist militia in control of the territory, from inflicting significant political and psychological damage on Israel.

War In Gaza Continues, As Egypt Presses Truce Efforts

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes killed at least five Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and militants ke...

As Casualties Rise, Egypt Calls For Gaza Ceasefire Talks To Resume

AP | KARIN LAUB and PETER ENAV | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

* Egypt-mediated ceasefire talks broke down this week * Israeli air strikes kill nine Palestinians - health officials *...

If Hamas Just Won a Victory, What Would a Defeat Look Like?

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 08.22.2014 | World
Jonathan Adelman

Hamas has done something Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu could never do: solidify support against his archenemy Hamas in a wall that includes much of the Arab Middle East, the United States and quietly many of the key European powers.

Bomb Fired From Gaza Kills Israeli Child

AP | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags o...

Gaza Rocket Hits Israeli Synagogue, 3 Wounded

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 22 (Reuters) - A rocket fired from Gaza hit a synagogue in the Israeli city ofAshdod on Friday, wounding three people, police said. ...

Behind the Gaza Ceasefire Efforts: Israel and Hamas Talk Potential Peace

James Dorsey | Posted 08.22.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Wars inevitably spark change. That is no truer than in the war in Gaza, no matter what Hamas and Israel say.

To Be an Israeli Mom

Lihi Lapid | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Lihi Lapid

To be an Israeli mom is to know about the situation no less than the staff sergeant, the commanding officer, and even the Chief of Staff. And if you meet them, to also let them know what YOU think should be done.

The Revolution May Not Always Be Televised, But It Damn Sure Will Be #Tweeted

Nida Khan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Media
Nida Khan

Challenging the status quo through engagement, participation and active expression of thought is the kind of revolution I'm talking about.

Love in the Time of Intifada (Part One)

Max Dorfman | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Max Dorfman

We create these narratives of good and evil because they are easier. They allow us to look at an issue and demand one side's acknowledgement of wrongdoing. They create a false complexity, when the natural complexities presented are difficult enough.

The Changing Legal Standards for the War in Gaza

Mark S. Ellis | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Mark S. Ellis

No matter how appalling, the death of civilians during armed conflict does not in itself constitute a war crime. While the sin qua non of international humanitarian law is protecting human life, civilian casualties is a ghastly reality of war.

Burning Man, Davos, and the Power of One

Taro Gold | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Taro Gold

My experiences with Burning Man and Davos have convinced me that the members of both carry essentially the same spirit to foster peace, culture, and education in our respective nations and local communities.

The Shot That Killed the Two-State Solution

Mitchell G. Bard | Posted 08.20.2014 | World
Mitchell G. Bard

The rain of rockets from Gaza has only stiffened the resistance of the Israeli public and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to territorial compromise on the West Bank. And, one rocket, in particular, may have killed the two-state solution altogether.

Israel: Rockets Fired From Gaza, Breaking Cease-fire

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian effort to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to collapse Tuesday...

Stand With Keith Ellison and Barbara Lee to End the Blockade of Gaza

Danny Glover | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Danny Glover

As responsible citizens we must demand that our government exercise all influence to bring the Israeli government to honest, productive negotiations with the Palestinian unity government, to achieve lasting justice upon which an enduring peace, security, and prosperity can be achieved by all.

Gaza Truce Talks Harden As The End Of Cease-Fire Looms

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt late Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group aimed at salvaging a long-term arr...

In Gaza, Emotional Wounds Of War Remain Unhealed

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shahed Quishta was curled up in an armchair one late afternoon during the Gaza war when a shell slammed into her livi...

Palestinian Divisions Emerge In Gaza Truce Talks

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was s...

Education for the World We Want (Part 1)

Suna Senman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

How does a society that teaches preschoolers to play well, share toys and not hit raise highly educated leaders to justify revenge, invade countries and develop weapons to kill?

These Are the Unseen Victims of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Bonny Brooks | Posted 08.22.2014 | World
Bonny Brooks

Unlike the victims of the Gaza conflict, whose charred bodies fill the feeds of social media in Western countries, these dead are part of a war you don't see. Whether it's anti-Hamas protesters shot in Gaza or Israeli peace activists beaten by right-wing thugs in Tel Aviv, nonviolent protest is a dangerous business in Israel/Palestine. And nowhere is this felt more acutely than in the West Bank.