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Is Israel Losing The Media War?

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

Israel's military capabilities are far superior to those of militants in the Gaza Strip, but it may be losing the war on a different front. HuffPost L...

Today's battered Palestinian child becomes tomorrow's fighter

David Hearst | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
David Hearst

One child is being killed every hour in Gaza for the past two days. Shocking statistic, but they deserve it. They are guilty of being in their homes, ...

Ted Cruz Questions Whether Obama Is Boycotting Israel By Grounding Flights

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) suggested Wednesday that the Obama administration was conducting an "economic boycott" of Israel in order to force an immediate...

How The Media's Israel-Palestine Coverage Has Changed

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Media

Every time a new round of violence breaks out in Palestine or Israel, a parallel dispute surfaces around whether or not the media is biased toward one...

Israeli Military Pummels Gaza, Sending Thousands Of Residents Fleeing

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Crispian Balmer | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

* Foreign airlines shun Tel Aviv over rocket risk * Gaza death toll hits 687; 3 more Israeli soldiers die * UN rights ch...

Despite FAA Ban, Kerry Flies To Israel

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

TEL AVIV, July 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday to seek ways of ending the deadliest violence in y...

The Constant Dread of Defense

Elie Jacobs | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Elie Jacobs

For years I avoided engaging in discussions about the Israel/Arab situation -- I just didn't want to deal with it. That all changed about three-and-a-half years ago when my parents moved to Jerusalem. Now my immediate family is there and my comfort in the ability to duck the debate vanished.

Gaza and Palestinian Leadership: The More It Changes, the More it Gets Worse

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Back in June, 1967, the second day of the Six Day War, I became the first foreign correspondent to enter Gaza City when Israeli troops took that forsaken piece of real estate from Egyptian control.


Dana Agmon | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Dana Agmon

Have you all completely lost your minds? Have we forgotten these are all human beings? Have we all decided to jointly support death and insure our unceremonious demise?

Here We Go Again: Israel's Biennial Gaza Offensive

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

If one doesn't have the facts, the cagey and deceptive news media can persuade one to false conclusions: they make it sound as if two equal military adversaries are exchanging fire: the reality and devastation on the ground in Gaza dispels all such dubious insinuations.

I Wore a "Free Palestine" T-Shirt to the Pete Seeger Tribute Concert at Lincoln Center

Alan Singer | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

Pete Seeger died in January 2104 at the age of 94. Seeger was a pioneer in the modern folk music revival as well as lifetime political activist involv...

Israeli Soldier Reportedly Missing In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

* Missing soldier was in armored vehicle attacked in Gaza * Six others in vehicle dead, Hamas says soldier captured (Adds details, ...

I'm Done Apologizing for Israel

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I ask the enraged critics of Israel's defensive responses to Hamas: Would you have us not respond to this monstrosity? Do you think it's not worth losing the PR battle to retain our humanity and save as many lives as possible?

Palestinian Death Toll In Gaza Fighting Tops 500

AP | By KARIN LAUB and YOUSUR ALHLOU | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an uncondition...

Obama Raises Concerns On Growing Casualties In Gaza

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday about Israel's ground operation in Gaza, the White House said in a s...

Attack on Gaza by Saudi Royal Appointment

David Hearst | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
David Hearst

There are many hands behind the Israeli army's onslaught on Gaza. America is not unhappy that Hamas is getting such a beating.

Thousands Flee Major Battle In Gaza

AP | KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestin...

What Northern Ireland Can Teach Us About the Hamas Problem

Carlo Strenger | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Carlo Strenger

You can never achieve a lasting peace if a major player in the conflict is excluded from the process. If Netanyahu will not muster the courage for a creative long-term strategy, the next escalation with Hamas is only a matter of time.

Ryan Grim

Benjamin Netanyahu Stops Pretending To Support A Sovereign Palestinian State | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remar...

23 Palestinians, Israeli Soldier Dead In Gaza Offensive

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 18 (Reuters) - Israel stepped up its ground offensive in Gaza early on Friday pounding targets with artillery fire and using ta...

Understanding the Israeli Rocket Dance (VIDEO)

Greg Barrett | Posted 07.17.2014 | World
Greg Barrett

In Jerusalem, where the Iron Dome has received $720 million in American money since 2011 and will likely draw another $350 million in 2015, some Orthodox Jews dance in the streets. Sirens are celebrated. It's a peculiar reaction to the shrill warning of rockets arriving from Gaza.

With So Much Bad News Out Of The Middle East, These Stories Remind Us That There's Still Hope

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden & Michael Maisel | Posted 07.17.2014 | World

A reminder that there are moderate voices coming together in support of peace.

Honolulu: Praying and Protesting for Peace in Palestine

Dawn Morais | Posted 07.17.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

They stood at the busy intersection where Ala Moana Boulevard meets Atkinson, from 4-6 p.m. holding up signs calling for an end to the occupation of Palestine and the flow of U.S. taxpayer dollars and support to Israel.

Hamas' Human Shields

Mike Smith | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Mike Smith

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The Curse of the Occupation

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

At a time when hundreds of rockets are fired by Hamas and Islamic Jihad from Gaza against Israel -- threatening population centers, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv -- criticizing Israel's occupation of the West Bank would seem inappropriate at best. Many Israelis justify the continuing occupation in light of the intensifying violence. They argue that Israel cannot allow the West Bank to become under any circumstances like Gaza -- a staging ground for rocket attacks that could cause unimaginable death and destruction. The repeated acts of violence emanating from Gaza and the relative calm in the occupied West Bank are used to "validate" this claim. In reality, the occupation itself is the root cause behind the unending Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the current deadly flare-up between Israel and Hamas.