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Gaza's 50 Day War: The Dead All Have Names

Alexandra Whitney | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Alexandra Whitney

Read these names and know that their lives will have mattered only if all of us do our part to speak to one another in dialogue and not with weapons.

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.

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.

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 Gaza Health Crisis: Who Is at Fault?

David Greenky | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
David Greenky

By continuing to operate in and nearby health care infrastructure, Hamas has made a calculated decision that its own civilians' lives are less important than the condemnation Israel receives from damaging a health care facility, either intentionally or incidentally.

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.

Senior Hamas Commanders Killed In Israeli Airstrike

AP | KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military co...

Israeli Airstrikes Kill 11, Including Hamas Leader's Wife And Son

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

* Air strike targeted Hamas's military chief * Netanyahu and his defense chief see extended campaign ahead * More than ...

Gaza War Puts Sporting Boycott of Israel Back on the Front Burner

James Dorsey | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The campaign to pressure FIFA to sanction Israel was part of a broader Israeli Palestinian move to gain recognition of Palestinian statehood through membership in international organizations and isolate Israel in the wake of the breakdown in April of US-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Israeli Troops Destroy Homes Of Palestinians Suspected Of Killing 3 Teens

Reuters | Ori Lewis | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

* Two of three Palestinian suspects remain at large * Military says Supreme Court affirmed demolition orders (Adds Palestinian fath...

Cease-Fire In Gaza Is Holding

AP | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — As a new temporary truce took hold, negotiators from Israel and the Hamas militant group resumed indirect talks Monday to reach a long-...

The Gaza Saga Continues

James Zogby | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

With or without an infusion of massive amounts of international aid, clearing away the mess of this war will take years. Streets can be cleaned, but the wounds, both physical and mental, will not soon heal, nor will the survivors easily erase the feelings of helplessness, despair and anger with which they have been left.

Cease-Fire Ends As Gaza Militants Resume Rocket Attacks On Israel

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A three-day truce collapsed Friday in a new round of violence after Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel, drawing a wave...

Lessons from Gaza for Israel's Military: Unprepared for Unconventional Warfare

James Dorsey | Posted 08.07.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Calls for a reorganization of the Israeli military including a review of its strategy and doctrine are fueled by the fact that military intelligence struggled to cope with Hamas' ability to quickly change tactics and strategy.

It Is Lonely Being an Israeli Lefty

Abraham Gutman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Abraham Gutman

In Israel I am considered to be a lefty who hates his own country. In the States I'm an occupier whose every attempt to dialogue is normalizing the occupation and diminishing the Palestinian struggle.

Archbishop Desmond and Mpho Tutu Speak Out on Gaza

Geoff Livingston | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Geoff Livingston

When my community suggested I ask Archbishop Tutu and Mpho about how to resolve the Gaza crisis, I agreed. The resulting conversation is fantastic.

Gaza Cease-Fire Holds For 2nd Day

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL and BRIAN ROHAN | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Indirect Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over extending a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and ending a blockade of the battered territory...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 5 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Maurice from Lebanon said of the right of return that leaders on both sides lack courage in taking decisive decisions today about a comprehensive peace plan because of the refugee problems today.

Samantha Lachman

Young Jews Call For End To 'Gratuitous Killing Of Palestinian Civilians'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- As a 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas took effect on Tuesday, a group of young Jewish Americans held a protest against Israel...

Do We Have a New App for the Injured and Dying Children of Gaza?

Reverend Billy | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Reverend Billy

Our last remaining bit of shame is being dot-commed, with a young girl's pixilated eyes looking back at us from her murder.

UN Official: 'Nowhere Safe To Run...Nowhere Safe To Hide' In Gaza

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

UN Relief Work Agency spokesperson Christopher Gunness joins HuffPost Live to discuss the latest happenings in Gaza. ...

A Generation Of Gaza's Children Are Growing Up In War

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

More than 1,800 people have lost their lives in Gaza since violence broke out between Israel and Palestinian militants a little over three weeks ago. ...

Israeli and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 4 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

An Israeli settlement is a Jewish community built on land captured from Jordan, Egypt and Syria in the 1967 war. There very existence is hotly debated. Settlements should be expanded according to some and demolished according to others. Truly, there is no easy solution to settlements.