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Qatar Pledges $1 Billion For Gaza Strip Reconstruction

AP | By HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 10.12.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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 09.23.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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.

Rallies Protesting Anti-Semitism Held Across Europe

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion

Accounts of anti-Semitism have risen throughout Europe in the wake of the ongoing Gaza conflict, illustrating a disturbing trend that some say is the ...

Hamas Gets More Popular After Gaza War

AP | By DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly followin...

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...