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Reporting Gaza: Trials and Tribulations of 'Getting the Story Out'

Somdeep Sen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Somdeep Sen

The last decade has been a painful reminder of a qualitative shift in which journalists, in their responsibility of 'getting the story out,' have become 'legitimate' targets in war.

'Little Pride, Little Joy': The Tragedy Behind Assaf-Mania

Somdeep Sen | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Somdeep Sen

The passion and emotions of the jubilation made me wonder, "This is just a reality TV-show. Isn't it?" It sure is. But, of late, victory for Gazans has been of a morbid nature. Often steeped in the mentality of resistance, it has been synonymous with survival.

Textbook Study Faults Israelis And Palestinians

AP | KARIN LAUB and DIAA HADID | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — A new study weighed in on one of the hot-button subplots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Monday, saying schoolbooks of both side...

Israeli Elections and Palestinian Negotiations

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Alan Dershowitz

The current combination of factors -- the centrist tilt of the Israeli election, the reelection of President Obama and the recognition by the United Nations of Palestine as an observer-state -- makes this a propitious time for negotiations.

Marshall Parks for the Middle East

Stanley Weiss | Posted 03.16.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

The idea of a Marshall Plan for the Middle East has been suggested by everyone from the dean of Columbia Business School to the leader of the Syrian rebels.

Gaza's Claustrophobic Horzon Stretches Further Out

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

GAZA, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The horizon of the claustrophobic Gaza Strip stretches further out to sea after a bloody eight-day battle last month and its...

Bibi's Tough Comments On Settlements

AP | GEIR MOULSON and DAVID RISING | Posted 12.06.2012 | World

BERLIN -- Israel's prime minister brushed off international uproar over a planned new settlement project near Jerusalem, claiming Thursday that Israel...

Ax-Wielding Palestinian Rams Israeli Jeep

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israel's internal security agency says a Palestinian man rammed his car into a military jeep in the West Bank, flipping it over...

Truth and Trauma in Gaza

Kathy Kelly | Posted 02.01.2013 | World
Kathy Kelly

"The most recent war was more severe and vigorous than the Operation Cast Lead," Mr. T., a Palestinian medical doctor said. The eight-day Israeli offensive in November lasted for fewer days and brought fewer casualties, but it was nonstop and relentless, and everywhere.

Obama's Unconscionable Decision

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Stephen Zunes

Indeed, Hamas' actions set back the cause of Israeli moderates. And Israel's actions set back the cause of Palestinian moderates. More salient to those of us in the United States, Obama's actions hurt both.

Middle East: The Perpetual War and The Peace Mirage

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

Anyone who thinks that there is a possibility of peace between Israelis and Palestinians is either delusional or just hasn't been paying close attention to that part of world for the last 65 years.

Israel Tourism Persists Despite Violence

The Huffington Post | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel

In the eight day period between the first hostilities and the Nov. 21 signing of a cease-fire agreement between the Israeli government and Hamas, tour...

The Power of Moderate Voices

Dina Moroz | Posted 01.27.2013 | College
Dina Moroz

It takes a lot for someone to take a step back, assess what they know and admit that they aren't in a position to make an informed opinion on an issue. Unfortunately, people do not take the time to do this.

Spoiler Alert: Why There Can Be No Peace in Palestine

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Deepak Chopra

Peace isn't arrived at when one side has suffered enough pain to give up or has been forced by armed might to surrender.

Thankful to Be Alive In Gaza: My Family's Story of Survival

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

My two-year-old nephew Omar had been confined to a small apartment with six other screaming children and their families since Israel began its bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

The Cease-Fire Must Be Upheld; A Ground Invasion Would Prove Disastrous

Jesse Michels | Posted 01.23.2013 | College
Jesse Michels

Indiscriminate missile fire on civilian centers is reprehensible. But what is Hamas' goal in launching missiles at Israeli civilian centers to begin with? Do they believe they are going to wipe Israel off the map with crude, inaccurate scud missiles? Hardly.

Israel Did Everything it Could to Avoid Civilian Casualties

Arsen Ostrovsky | Posted 01.22.2013 | World
Arsen Ostrovsky

Col. Richard Kemp is a brave and heroic soldier who has served his country with distinction, fighting terrorism around the world for over 30 years. He says that "during Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli Defense Forces did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in the combat zones than any other army in the history of warfare."

Fasting, Feasting And Learning On Thanksgiving

Usra Ghazi | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Usra Ghazi

This Thanksgiving will be different -- it will be a time of fasting and feasting and learning about faith and foreign policy.

Remembering the Rockets of Gaza and Baghdad: An Iraq Veteran Visits Israel

David W. Peters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
David W. Peters

Whatever U.S. veterans feel after they come home from Iraq or Afghanistan, you can be sure that Israeli soldiers feel it even more intensely. We get to leave the problems of Iraq on the other side of the world. They don't.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Divided Over Conflict In Gaza | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Israel and Hamas announced a cease-fire Wednesday after a week of intensified violence. But the cease-fire may do little to quell the conflict's parti...

A Perspective From Gaza: Every Blast Reminds Me of the Injustice

Jehad Saftawi | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Jehad Saftawi

I write in bursts, between the blasts. The bombs fall, on average, every four to five minutes, round the clock. We brace ourselves. The rule, we know, is this: If you hear it, you're still alive.

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Ducks More Explosions In Gaza

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Media

Journalists found themselves once again caught up in the ongoing violence in Gaza on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The media has become incr...

Bus Explosion Injures 10 In Tel Aviv

AP | ARIEL DAVID and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel -- A bomb exploded aboard an Israeli bus near the nation's military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 27 people, delive...

A Perspective From Gaza: There Is No Safe Place to Hide

Sabah Al Barakoni | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Sabah Al Barakoni

We huddle here in the house away from the windows that might shatter if the bombing gets too close. We're afraid to go out, even for some bread. We can't leave Gaza to find refuge elsewhere.

5 Israeli Quotes on the Gaza Conflict You'll Wish Were False

Davide Mastracci | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Davide Mastracci

The rhetoric put across by average civilians in social media and the press alike have been extremely disturbing. Yet the most troubling comments have come from elected officials and prominent civilians.