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Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 7 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Israelis and Palestinians have a very similar narrative. The people of each group have moved from one country to another for a long time. Each people have been oppressed by others.

Israel Launches Criminal Investigation Into One Of The Deadliest Gaza War Strikes

AP | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military ordered a criminal investigation of one of its deadliest airstrikes in last summer's war in the Gaza Strip — an...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 6 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

While all Israelis I spoke to agree the goal should be to realize a two-state solution, several Israelis told me that Muslims are not ready for democracy and that the two states will be very asymmetric.

Princeton's Faculty Petition to Divest from Israeli Occupation

Usaama al-Azami | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Usaama al-Azami

It remains to be seen what sort of response this petition elicits both in its favor, and in opposition; and whether it encourages comparable petitions at other institutions, academic or otherwise.

Legal Ruling Over a Bahraini Prince Opens the Floodgates

David Hearst | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
David Hearst

The Prince Nasser ruling does not spell the end of the immunity system, but it curtails it. The government can still offer immunity to diplomats posted to embassies or to those on a "special mission" who come for official meetings.

How Long Will the U.S. Turn a Blind Eye to Its Role in this Bloodshed?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Though a ceasefire hangs over Israel and Gaza today, the open wounds from 50 days of conflict remain unresolved.

Abbas Blocks ICC Application. Why?

David Hearst | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
David Hearst

Why again? That is harder to answer. The strategy of using the UN and accession to international bodies to advance Palestinian statehood is his. Why would he, of all people, be blocking it?

Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Represents the Best in Jewish American Thought And True Support for Israel

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Media
H. A. Goodman

Comedy is a natural antidote for euphemistic, political jargon aimed at stifling debate and far too many people in the Jewish community today confuse criticism with malicious intent. Stewart's recent Daily Show segment highlights the sad reality faced by many in the American Jewish community.

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

Alexandra Halaby | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Alexandra Halaby

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 10.26.2014 | 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 10.26.2014 | 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 10.26.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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 10.10.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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.