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European Parliament Wants Palestinian State

AP | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Parliament has stopped short of pushing for outright recognition of a Palestinian state, urging renewed peace...

Palestinians Seek End-Of-Occupation Vote At The UN This Week

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will push for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution setting a Novemb...

East Jerusalem Cannot Breathe

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 12.17.2014 | New York
Alex Cacioppo

During a talk dubbed "Jerusalem: Flashpoint for Regional & Global Conflict," Robert Wright, the veteran author and creator of Bloggingheads, and Daniel Seidemann, the renowned Israeli attorney, talked about what may or may not be the third intifada and its thorny roots.

Israel Slams Irish Decision Recognizing Palestine

AP | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has slammed the decision of the Irish parliament to adopt a non-binding resolution supporting an independent Palestinian sta...

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.

Israeli Druze Struggle For Equality Amid Rising Religious Tensions

Religion News Service | Ben Hartman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Religion

ABU SNAN, Israel (RNS) Bullet holes pepper the front windows of the old city council office and paramilitary police in armored jeeps patrol the main s...

Eliciting Fear at Home and Abroad, Israel Seeks to Downgrade Democracy

Peter Mellgard | Posted 12.05.2014 | World
Peter Mellgard

As European governments, one by one, vote to recognize a Palestinian state, Israelis are wrestling with their own questions of national identity in a polarizing debate that some say will destroy the state of Israel in its current form.

The State Of Palestine Was Declared Way Before Europe's Push For Recognition

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

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.

Jordan's Prince Hassan: Recognition of Palestinian State Is a 'Gross Irrelevance.' The Issue Is Citizenship for All.

Alain Elkann | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Alain Elkann

Shifting the emphasis from bombs and oil to citizens being the vector of stability or instability may be, just may be, the way to propose a stabilization architecture for the region. And the region I am talking about is West Asia to South Asia, East of Suez to Iran, Turkey and Iraq.

Bare-Handed Miracles (Pt 1 of 3)

Steve Robertson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Steve Robertson

At the age of 8 I was given a vision. At the time, the message came across in a time-stood-still-moment, an inner knowing. Though it seemed the mission was special, I suspect that all of us, at one time or another, are similarly awakened to know why we are here and what our unique life purpose is.

Arab-Jewish School, Symbol Of Jerusalem Co-Existence, Torched

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a classroom in an Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem, police said on Sunday, targ...

French Parliament Debates Recognizing Palestine

AP | Posted 11.28.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Pale...

Why the French Parliament Should Vote No on a Palestinian State

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Without shared responsibility, there will be no shared land. By excusing one side from its historical and political burden, we may believe that we are seeking peace. In fact, we are perpetuating war. As Pascal said, "He who would act the angel, acts the brute."

Israeli Raid on Palestinian Soccer Association Signals Dangerous Hardening of Israeli-Palestinian Battle Lines

James Dorsey | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The Israeli military said the incident had not been a raid. It said a routine patrol had asked some Palestinians for their identification cards, and when they said the cards were in Bnei Sakhnin's offices soldiers had entered the building to check their identities.

Why Demolish Their Homes?

Dina Badie | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Dina Badie

Imagine if the American criminal justice system issued verdicts to level the homes of violent criminals. Further picture that these decisions were made outside of normal judicial channels. The practice is unthinkable in a liberal, democratic society. Why then has it reemerged as Israeli policy?

As Tensions Rise In Jerusalem, Israeli Activists Try To Stop Anti-Arab Attacks

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

A wave of violent protests and deadly attacks have put the city of Jerusalem on edge in recent weeks. Amid the hostile atmosphere between Palestinian ...

Israel Mulls Hard-Line Legislation After Attacks

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and ARON HELLER | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally ...

Israeli Forces Disperse West Bank Protests

AP | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday it dispersed 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron without ...

Israel Destroys Home Of Palestinian Who Crashed Car Into Tram Stop

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Israel on Wednesday destroyed the home of a Palestinian who last month ran over and killed two people at a Jerusalem t...

Is Palestine a State That We Can Recognize?

Beatriz Becerra | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Beatriz Becerra

Can we talk about a "Palestinian state" that is capable of being recognized? Or is it rather an artifice destined to become a new failed state in a region where there are already too many? Will it become another state where the most extreme ideologies would be funded and legitimized? A new site for soldiers to travel to on international missions?

Bridging the East with the West: A Q&A with Khalaf Al Habtoor

Anna Shen | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Anna Shen

For a man who is one of the top billionaires in Dubai, Khalaf Al Habtoor should rest easy. He is one of the most respected businessmen in the United Arab Emirates, has become an international figure, and is self-made. But he has more work to do.

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.

An Interfaith Prayer For Peace In Israel

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion

A plan to bring religious groups together in and around Israel for an interfaith "pray in" got derailed just days before the event as tension escalate...

Israeli Soldier Stabbed, Palestinian Suspect Arrested

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Nov 10 (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli soldier near a Tel Aviv train station on Mo...