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Gaza Won't Be 'Liveable' By 2020

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Gaza will no longer be "liveable" by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to improve water ...

There Are No Silver Bullets to Peace

The Morningside Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
The Morningside Post

So long as the Israelis and Palestinians of this city remain guilty of indifference and fail to seek understanding beyond their walls, Hebron's future, like its past, will remain mired in constant struggle.

Rep. Schakowsky, Am I a "Provocation"?

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

For these Members of Congress to tell Turkey to stop the flotilla is like telling someone that they should give up acting because they are no good at it, right after they won an Academy Award.

A Letter to Richard Goldstone

Adam Chandler | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Adam Chandler

I know Israel acts very improperly sometimes, but make up your mind already. Either it's the worst of humanity or the fog of war. Don't you understand that discourse about this conflict has no place for nuance and reappraisal?

The International Movement That Would Bring Peace to the Mideast

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

Palestinians hope to build upon the wave of nations recognizing a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders. There is a strong and ever-growing peace movement that is joined from within Israeli society and the international community.

Hamas Deploys Forces To Stop Gaza Rocket Fire

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza's Hamas rulers deployed forces near the Israeli border Thursday to try to prevent smaller militant groups from firi...

"There Are No Civilians During Wartime." Rachel Corrie's Family Confronts the Israeli Military in Court

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

The treatment of Rachel Corrie's body is peripheral to her family's lawsuit. But it demonstrates the degree to which she and those whose homes she died defending have been dehumanized.

Israeli Airstrike Kills Senior Hamas Rocket Maker

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — President Barack Obama warned Mahmoud Abbas in a letter that U.S.-Palestinian relations might suffer if the Palestinian le...

Perhaps Gaza Should Send Humanitarian Aid to Turkey and Iran

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

Palestinians in Gaza don't need those shipments any more than Iran and Turkey do. The aid the Palestinians actually need from the outside in order to effect long-term change is guidance and help to change their political plight.

Let Us Expand the Definition of Terrorism

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

In these days of extremism at home, we cling to a narrow, selective definition of terrorism, while ignoring blatant forms of terrorism in our midst. In doing so, we can't see the forest for the trees.

What's in a Name? Foolishness from South Africa

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

For years now I've found myself linked in the blogosphere with a number of namesakes. It's an odd set of coincidences, but I've followed their caree...

The Sequel for the Gaza Siege Coming Soon

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

The Israeli government's easing of the siege on Gaza was approve on Sunday days after Jerusalem had issued a non-binding declaration supporting such a move last week; whether the siege itself will end is another question.

Obama's New Path To Mideast Peace?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

Obama's Mideast speech laid out a new vision for Israel and the Palestinians. But the U.S. can't impose solutions unless the participants break out of the old patterns of antagonism.

"A Head for an Eye": Gaza, Israel and the Limits of "Escalation Dominance."

Geoffrey Wawro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geoffrey Wawro

Although Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to extol the efficacy of coercion and reprisal, he is straining Tel Aviv's relationship with Washington, and leading Israel toward failure and international isolation.

Why Should Israel Behave?

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

Why should Israel behave? When did Israel experience consequences to its actions?

The Second Gaza War: Israel Lost at Sea

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Here in Israel, we have still yet to learn the lesson: We are no longer defending Israel. We are now defending the siege of Gaza. The siege itself is becoming Israel's Vietnam.

The Raid on the Gaza Flotilla: "Worse Than a Crime, it's a Mistake"

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The aid flotilla that was on its way to Gaza did not pose any clear and present danger to Israeli security interests or to the lives of Israeli civilians. It was more of a diplomatic and PR nuisance.

Israel Justified in Gaza Action

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Sheffey

Not everything is gray. Sometimes there is such a thing as right and wrong, and the cynical attempt by supporters of Hamas to send a flotilla to Gaza should be condemned by everyone who genuinely wants peace.

Gaza Violence Leaves 2 Israeli Soldiers Dead

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Two Israeli soldiers and a Palestinian civilian were killed Friday as a gunbattle between troops and Palestinian militants widened i...

Religious People Just Can't Catch a Break

Yisrael Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Yisrael Campbell

You're willing to give up life and limb for your belief's and then along comes a bunch of old hippies who swear all you really want is to be a fry chef at McDonalds. Religious people just can't catch a break.

John Hall: Still the One?

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

In the face of expected Republican gains this year, receiving the support of MoveOn, one of the country's largest progressive advocacy groups, is of p...

The UN Votes on Goldstone Report -- But Will It Act?

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

By: Geoffrey Mock, Chair of the Middle East Country Specialists for AIUSA It's been nearly four full months since the United Nations called upon both ...

Time to Rise Above the Fray

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

A year after Israel's offensive in Gaza drove a wedge between Turkey and Israel, emotions are still overriding reason, causing what was recently seen to be a diplomatic breach on the verge of crisis.

Israel Traps Itself: How Netanyahu's Israel is Less Safe

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

The right wing Israeli government is in bad shape right now. At least that's what a close look at the political arena reveals. The Palestinian leadership isn't looking too great right now, either though.

"Viva Palestina" Gaza Marchers Begin Hunger Strike In Egypt After Border Blocked

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Protesters trying to march into Gaza a year after an Israeli offensive are on hunger strike after Egypt blocked them from crossing the border....