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Palestinians Pressure UEFA Not to Award the Tournament to Israel

James Dorsey | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Palestinian soccer clubs and non-governmental organizations have called on European soccer governor UEFA to this week shy away from awarding Israel the right to host the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

Hamas Admits 'Mistakes' During Gaza Battle

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover...

Only Israel Can Put an End to the Horror in Gaza

Dr. Khouloud Daibes | Posted 09.11.2014 | World
Dr. Khouloud Daibes

The individual stories are tragically too many to recount in one short article. Those lucky enough to survive this latest assault on Gaza have returned to rubble; the loss of loved ones compounded by the destruction of homes, family heirlooms, photographs and memories. Israel has the power to put an end to its occupation of Palestinian land. Only then can Palestinians and Israelis live side by side in peace and security.

What Being 'Pro-Israel' Should Mean

Abraham Gutman | Posted 09.03.2014 | World
Abraham Gutman

This label insinuates that their primary concern is reaching the best outcome for the state of Israel. The irony is that sometimes the most so-called "Pro-Israel" people are those who are advocating for policies that hurt Israel.

Time for a Brand New Site for Israel-Palestine Peace Talks

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Rockets fired. Retaliation ensues. A shaky peace follows and we are back at another round of negotiations in the stop-and-start cycle of ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza confrontation. As talk turns back to how to re-start the broken peace process, even as Israel claims fresh territory in the West Bank, let us consider something radically different.

On the Holocaust (From a Speech Given in Germany on August 20)

Yair Lapid | Posted 08.29.2014 | World
Yair Lapid

Our moral test, even under these circumstances, is to continue to distinguish between enemies and innocents. Every time a child in Gaza dies it breaks my heart. They are not Hamas, they are not the enemy, they are just children.

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.

If Hamas Just Won a Victory, What Would a Defeat Look Like?

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 08.22.2014 | World
Jonathan Adelman

Hamas has done something Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu could never do: solidify support against his archenemy Hamas in a wall that includes much of the Arab Middle East, the United States and quietly many of the key European powers.

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.

Senior Hamas Commanders Killed In Israeli Airstrike

AP | KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military co...

The Shot That Killed the Two-State Solution

Mitchell G. Bard | Posted 08.20.2014 | World
Mitchell G. Bard

The rain of rockets from Gaza has only stiffened the resistance of the Israeli public and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to territorial compromise on the West Bank. And, one rocket, in particular, may have killed the two-state solution altogether.

Israeli Airstrikes Kill 11, Including Hamas Leader's Wife And Son

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

* Air strike targeted Hamas's military chief * Netanyahu and his defense chief see extended campaign ahead * More than ...

Gaza War Puts Sporting Boycott of Israel Back on the Front Burner

James Dorsey | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The campaign to pressure FIFA to sanction Israel was part of a broader Israeli Palestinian move to gain recognition of Palestinian statehood through membership in international organizations and isolate Israel in the wake of the breakdown in April of US-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Stand With Keith Ellison and Barbara Lee to End the Blockade of Gaza

Danny Glover | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Danny Glover

As responsible citizens we must demand that our government exercise all influence to bring the Israeli government to honest, productive negotiations with the Palestinian unity government, to achieve lasting justice upon which an enduring peace, security, and prosperity can be achieved by all.

Israeli Troops Destroy Homes Of Palestinians Suspected Of Killing 3 Teens

Reuters | Ori Lewis | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

* Two of three Palestinian suspects remain at large * Military says Supreme Court affirmed demolition orders (Adds Palestinian fath...

Don't Blame Iran for Middle East Turmoil

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

Pundits who attribute the current war between Israel and the Palestinians to a changing Middle East landscape caused by Iran and its 1979 Revolution ignore the most important factors contributing to the present horrible situation, namely, the changed political landscape in Israel, and Israel's immunity from international laws.

These Are the Unseen Victims of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Bonny Brooks | Posted 08.22.2014 | World
Bonny Brooks

Unlike the victims of the Gaza conflict, whose charred bodies fill the feeds of social media in Western countries, these dead are part of a war you don't see. Whether it's anti-Hamas protesters shot in Gaza or Israeli peace activists beaten by right-wing thugs in Tel Aviv, nonviolent protest is a dangerous business in Israel/Palestine. And nowhere is this felt more acutely than in the West Bank.

Police: Rocket Hits Israel Hours Before Ceasefire Expires

AP | Posted 08.14.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian mediators raced Wednesday to pin down a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas to prevent more fighting in the Gaza war ...

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.'

If Peace Is the Goal, a Difficult Conversation Awaits Two Old Allies

Byron Williams | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Byron Williams

If peace is not the goal, let's admit it and accept the periodic episodes of violence and carnage as normative. If peace is the goal, there is a difficult conversation awaiting two old allies that, at some point, will be unavoidable.

Blown Chances in Gaza

Sandy Tolan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Sandy Tolan

For the last eight years, Israel and the U.S. had repeated opportunities to opt for a diplomatic solution in Gaza. Each time, they have chosen war, with devastating consequences for the families of Gaza.

A Reply to Nathaniel Zelinsky: 'Anti-Israel' Professor Shouldn't Have Been Fired

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

Critics of UIUC's action do so not to defend someone critical of Israel -- it is to defend all scholars against the capricious will of administrators to deny employment to faculty who hold unpopular beliefs.

Cease-Fire In Gaza Is Holding

AP | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — As a new temporary truce took hold, negotiators from Israel and the Hamas militant group resumed indirect talks Monday to reach a long-...

Relative Claims Israeli Troops Killed Palestinian Boy During West Bank Clash

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian boy during a confrontation with rock-throwing protesters in the occupied West Ba...