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After the War: The Need to Pursue Peace -- If Not Now, When?

Ron Kronish | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion
Ron Kronish

We need real leadership now in both Israel and Palestine, leaders who will not just stammer and blabber, but who will put forth courageous and realistic plans for peace, rather than simply blame the other side and go on preparing for the next war.

Nature's Beauty and History's Horrors Intersect on Anniversary of Ukrainian Holocaust Massacre: Mourning on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

As you stroll along the clifftops of this stunningly beautiful town in western Ukraine, gaze at the river in the ravine below languidly looping back o...

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.

War In Gaza Continues, As Egypt Presses Truce Efforts

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes killed at least five Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and militants ke...

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.

Israeli Media Blaming Kerry Reflects the Tortured Logic That Started the War in the First Place

Bernard Avishai | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Bernard Avishai

From here on in, you can assume that, in the Israeli media's view, violence against Israel is the result of American fumbling.'

A Trip to the War Zone

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

We arrived in Israel on Thursday morning July 24th. The airport was almost empty. I noticed just one other ELAL plane on the tarmac besides our British Airways flight.

Questions and Hopes Now That the War Is Over

Ron Kronish | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Ron Kronish

The military path -- even when it is justified to blow up dangerous tunnels that come underneath our communities -- is too full of damage and destruction, of life and property, and, it just generates more animosity and hatred.

The Conflict In Gaza Explained In One Map

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

Israel withdrew its last forces from Gaza on Tuesday, as a 72-hour ceasefire between the country and Palestinian militants went into effect. Nearly 2,...

Construction Vehicle Slams Into Jerusalem Bus In Suspected Attack

Reuters | PETER ENAV | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Aug 4 (Reuters) - A Palestinian killed an Israeli and overturned a bus with a construction vehicle on Mon...

Gaza Casts Shadow Over Qatar's Hosting of 2022 World Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 08.03.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup has emerged as the latest target of an undeclared alliance between Saudi Arabia and Israel that with the war in Gaza has sharpened political fault lines in the Gulf.

So This Is War

Julie Gray | Posted 07.31.2014 | World
Julie Gray

As an American for whom war has always been an awful abstract, this is a surreal experience. The siren wails, and I know that missiles are coming, missiles shot only moments ago by Hamas, by people who want to kill me, my neighbors, my countrymen and women. It's not a movie. It's really happening.

Qatar Invests in Israeli Soccer Despite Gaza and War of Words With Jerusalem

James Dorsey | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Qatar's latest investment in Israeli Palestinian soccer comes against a backdrop of a war of words between the two countries over the Gulf state's support for Hamas, the Islamist militia that controls the war-wracked Gaza Strip.

What Anne Frank Taught Me About Israel's War With Gaza

Elad Nehorai | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

Why has Israel built an unparalleled army? Because without such an army, it would have been wiped out. Why do AIPAC and such organizations have such influence? Because there is a much bigger lobby, the lobby of historic antisemitism, that has existed for ages.

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

James Dorsey | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
James Dorsey

But more importantly it highlights a growing realization that Hamas is emerging politically strengthened from the death and destruction in Gaza while Israel is fighting a rear guard battle to turn military success into political victory.

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 08.01.2014 | 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...