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What Not to Wear: The Gaza Episode

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Reports of the Hamas police grabbing young men from the streets of Gaza to give them a haircut have been making the rounds. It appears that most people in Gaza are critical of both the police tactics and the fashion choices made by those young men.

PHOTOS: After Israeli Offensive, Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels Are Back In Business

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- Rafah's biggest industry is back in business: Gazans are rebuilding the network of underground smuggling tunnels crisscrossing th...

After UN Vote, Punishing Moderates Helps Radicals and Hurts Israel

Brian Levin | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Brian Levin

History shows that in the delicate arena of foreign policy, actions often have unintended, if not devastating, consequences. It is for this reason that I fear that Israel's response to the Palestinian Authority's successful bid for non-member observer state status at the U.N. does not serve its long-term interests.

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.

Israel, Hamas In Cairo For Truce Talks

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | World

(Adds comments by Ban Ki-moon, details, edits) CAIRO, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Egyptian mediators began separate talks on Monday with Hamas ...

Ahmadinejad Praises Gaza Militants For Israel Battle

AP | Posted 01.26.2013 | World

By The Associated Press CAIRO -- A Palestinian militant leader says Iran's president has called him to praise the performance of his group, the I...

Obama Discusses Terrorism In 2004

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

During a November 2004 reading and Q&A session to promote his memoir, "Dreams From My Father," President Obama, then a senator-elect, detailed his vie...

Israeli Gunfire Kills 1 Palestinian, Wounds 19 Near Border

AP | KARIN LAUB and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops fired on Gazans surging toward Israel's border fence Friday, killing one person but leaving intact the fr...

LOOK: Winners And Losers From The Gaza Conflict

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- After eight days of the fiercest fighting in years, a cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers could usher i...

Israel Did Everything it Could to Avoid Civilian Casualties

Arsen Ostrovsky | Posted 01.22.2013 | World
Arsen Ostrovsky

Col. Richard Kemp is a brave and heroic soldier who has served his country with distinction, fighting terrorism around the world for over 30 years. He says that "during Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli Defense Forces did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in the combat zones than any other army in the history of warfare."

Israel and Hamas: How Biases Are Driving the Conflict to the Precipice

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Listening to Israeli and Hamas officials talk about the nature of their conflict and what precipitated the current conflagration, one comes to a definite conclusion: they are both right. At close scrutiny, however, one finds that while both may indeed be "right" they also are dead wrong. Both sides have successfully managed over the years to foster public perceptions that support both their respective narratives and the notion that the other has wronged them. It is this conviction and the lack of unbiased and credible voices to the contrary from within and outside the region that allows this violent and self-consuming conflict to fester.

Israel Intensifies Gaza Attacks Despite Truce Talks

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel and the Hamas militant group edged closer to a cease-fire Tuesday to end a weeklong Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, but ...

War Of Words: Social Media At The Forefront Of Gaza Conflict

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin hosted a segment on HuffPost Live to discuss how social media is being used by reporters, civilians, and even the military during t...

David Wood

As Mideast Tensions Rise Over Gaza Violence, Miscalculation Could Ignite a Wider War

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 11.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The dueling rocket attacks and air strikes between Israel and Gaza are escalating in one of the world's most unstable and heavily armed ...

Ceasefire Deal Close, Says Senior Hamas Official

AP | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- A senior Hamas official says his group is close to a cease-fire with Israel, but a deal has not yet been reached. Moussa Abu Marzouk s...

Confusion Over Gaza Cease-Fire Agreement

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A Hamas official said on Tuesday Egypt had brokered a Gaza ...

PHOTOS: The Gaza Conflict In Facts And Figures

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- With little notice, Israel has launched a blistering air offensive against the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas militant group. Here's a look at...

EU Leaders Call For Solution To Gaza Crisis

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

BRUSSELS -- The European Union's foreign policy chief is expressing concern about the mounting death toll in the Gaza conflict, saying the crisis can ...

A Closer Look At Israel's Iron Dome System

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- In four days of fighting against Gaza-based militants, Israel has used a missile-defense system called "Iron Dome" to intercept rockets f...

WHO: Gaza Hospitals Overwhelmed With Casualties

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2013 | World

GENEVA, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Gaza hospitals are overwhelmed with casualties from Israel's bombings and face critical shortages of drugs and medical su...

Obama Talks Gaza With Israeli, Egyptian Leaders

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spoke separately to Israeli and Egyptian leaders Friday night as violence escalated in Gaza and Israel signa...

Death Toll Rises In Israel-Gaza Conflict

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and AMY TEIBEL | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel expanded its fierce air assault on rocket operations in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Saturday, striking security...

Israel Launches Major Offensive In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, k...

White House Offers Full-Throated Support To Israeli Airstrikes

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is giving full-throttled support to Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. In a statement, State Department spo...

TIMELINE: Israel And Hamas' Deadly Conflict

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Israel and Hamas have been in regular conflict since the rise to prominence of the Palestinian Islamist group, created...