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Battle of the Ceasefires: Israel, Hamas Struggle for Moral High Ground

James Dorsey | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey The effort to achieve a ceasefire in the Israeli-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip resembles a see-saw with at times Israel and at other...

The Last Tisha B'Av: A Tale of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliation

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Jewish tradition, on this very day of disaster Mashiach (Messiah) was born, but hidden away till a generation would come that is ready to make peace and eco-social justice in the world.

From Gaza: I Would Rather Die in Dignity Than Agree to Living in an Open-Air Prison

Mohammed Suliman | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Mohammed Suliman

The besieged Jews of the Warsaw ghetto had a motto "to live and die in dignity." As I sit in my own besieged ghetto, I think how Palestinians have honored this universal value. We live in dignity and we die in dignity, refusing to accept subjugation.

Israel And Hamas Launch New Attacks

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a ...

When Gaza Is Burning, We Must Break the Silence

Atalia Omer | Posted 07.25.2014 | World
Atalia Omer

In times of war, it is critical to challenge the logic of those who paint the violence as "inevitable," and also to treat as newsworthy those citizens who actively challenge the conventional narrative from within Israel.

Social Media About Gaza Reflects Misplaced Anger Instead of Humanity

Olivia Snaije | Posted 07.25.2014 | Media
Olivia Snaije

I have been spending far too much time away from my work because I am alternately outraged, fascinated and horrified by what I read about Gaza on Facebook, today's reflection of our society.

Middle East Conflict: Need for Credible Mediator

James Dorsey | Posted 07.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Israel hopes to weaken and demilitarize Hamas but not totally eradicate it because that could open the door to more militant Islamist groups taking control of Gaza.

Keeping It Cool in the Diaspora

Aryeh Younger | Posted 07.24.2014 | World
Aryeh Younger

As personal as this war might be for many in the diaspora, it is crucial for our community to promote an environment that fosters respectful dialogue and debate. But more leaders on both sides must continue to advocate for respectful dialogue in order for change to come.

Jeremy Scahill On Media Coverage Of Gaza: 'We've Hit All-Time Lows'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlis...

Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia

Queen Rania of Jordan | Posted 07.24.2014 | World
Queen Rania of Jordan

Are we going to stand back and spectate while the ugly foundations of a modern day dystopia are laid in front of our eyes? Or will our common humanity unite us and compel us to act to help save the people of Gaza?

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...

Let's Stop The War Of Words

Elena Kaufman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Media
Elena Kaufman

Amidst all of this violence, a different kind of violence infiltrates our television screens, radio waves and news feeds. The war of words between both sides rages far beyond the small square footage of Israel and Gaza.

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.

Israeli Military: 13 Soldiers Killed In Gaza Fighting On Sunday

AP | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says 13 soldiers have been killed in fighting with Hamas militants in Gaza. The military says the soldiers ...

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...

Israel's Disproportionate War

Joshua Gleis | Posted 07.18.2014 | World
Joshua Gleis

As the more powerful party to the conflict, and the one with significantly less casualties, Israel and its supporters are once again facing a growing chorus of criticism.

How Many People Need to Die? The Manipulation of Grief to Incite War

Leeat Granek, PhD | Posted 07.11.2014 | World
Leeat Granek, PhD

The deplorable and frightening violence erupting in Israel and in the occupied territories is not an inevitable blood feud. It is the logical outcome of leaders who cannot come to the table to negotiate peace for the sake of their people.

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...

Positioning for the Next War

Anders Persson | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Anders Persson

George Orwell wrote in his masterpiece 1984 that "the object of waging a war is always to be in a better position in which to wage another war." Rarely has this been as true as in Operation Pillar of Defense.

Netanyahu Is the Loser at the End-Game

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Although Obama will not be vindictive against Israel, Netanyahu's alienation of Israel's most important ally was a colossal mistake and Obama is not likely to forget his arrogance going forward.

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.

Gaza Rockets Hit Israel After Cease-Fire

Reuters | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched 12 rockets into Israel during the hour after a ceasefire was announce...

Why My Fellow Liberals Should Support Israel in Her Conflict with Hamas

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

The Zionist experiment has emerged -- quietly and vibrantly -- as a clear demonstration of the power of progressive values. Let's stand with those who continue to uphold our deepest principles, even in the face of the most belligerent anti-liberal provocations.