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Israel Palestine Conflict

Ted Cruz Questions Whether Obama Is Boycotting Israel By Grounding Flights

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) suggested Wednesday that the Obama administration was conducting an "economic boycott" of Israel in order to force an immediat...

Oscar-Winning Director Condemns Israel's 'Horrendous Use Of Force'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme spoke out against Israel's ground offensive in Gaza during a HuffPost Live interview on Monday. Demme talked ...

Muslims Must Sustain Israel, for the Sake of Palestine

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

For Middle east peace to come to pass, our world needs nothing more than Israel as God wants it to be.

Israel-Gaza Conflict Takes Toll On Pregnant Women

Sophia Jones | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- When Israeli airstrikes hit Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza this week, Sena Alissa held her pregnant belly as blood dripped between...

Israel Strikes Gaza Mosque, Center For The Disabled

AP | NAJIB JOBAIN and ARON HELLER | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque, Hamas-affiliated cha...

Israeli Bombing Turns Gaza City Into Ghost Town

AP | KHALID KAZZIHA | Posted 07.12.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — It's the holy month of Ramadan, when people throughout the Muslim world meet with friends and family, buy presents for loved ...

The Post-Oslo Generation, Poised for a Third Intifada?

Laurent Zecchini | Posted 07.10.2014 | World
Laurent Zecchini

It is neither in Israel's nor in Hamas' interest to start a new war. The latter now has the means to strike Tel Aviv, and Netanyahu would struggle to survive politically if the heart of the Jewish state were badly hit. As for Hamas, it is already in dire straits. Gaza has been subjected to an Israeli blockade for seven years, and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's Egypt tightened the grip further by destroying the hundreds of smuggling tunnels that were the economical lifeline for the 1.7 million Gazans.

Israel Dramatically Escalates Air Strikes On Gaza

AP | KHALED KAZZIHA and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destr...

Autopsy Results Show Palestinian Teen Burned To Death

AP | MOHAMMAD DARAGHMEH | Posted 07.05.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An autopsy showed an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed in a revenge attack was burned to death, officials sai...

Entitled to Protection, Palestinians Should Join the ICC, Now

Ibrahim Sharqieh | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Ibrahim Sharqieh

Once Palestine joins the ICC, the court's jurisdiction will provide coverage against human rights violations in the Palestinian territories, regardless of whether the source of such violations is Israel or the PA itself. In other words, this will establish a foundation for the prevalence of the rule of law in the Palestinian territories.

Absent a Two State Solution a "Jewish State" Means Apartheid

Akbar Ganji | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that have been in the works for nearly two decades are back to square one. There are many reasons for the failure of the negotiations, but one of the key reasons is that Israel has moved the goalposts. In the past negotiations between the two sides, the most important demand of Israel was for the Palestinians to recognize Israel's right to exist. But the hardline government of Benjamin Netanyahu is now demanding that the Palestinians must recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

U.S. Unwilling To Give Up On Mideast Peace Negotiations

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspension of peace talks between Israel and Palestinians on Thursday delivered the harshest blow yet to Secretary of State Jo...

Israeli Actors Sit Out Show At Settlement Theater

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

JERUSALEM (AP) — A trio of Israeli stage actors is refusing to perform in an acclaimed play before a theater in a West Bank Jewish settlement, part ...

U.S. Gives $75 Million More In Aid To Palestinians

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United State will provide an additional $75 mil...

Israel Frees 26 Palestinian Prisoners

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners early Wednesday, the second of four batches to be released a...

Israel Approves Controversial Move On Eve Of Peace Talks

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel approved building nearly 1,200 more settlement homes Sunday and agreed to release 26 long-held Palestinian security prisoners...

Seeking Real Solutions for the Palestinians

Aaron Miller | Posted 10.07.2013 | Teen
Aaron Miller

Let's look for both the most moral and effective means of attaining this goal. That means not just criticizing Israel, but helping the Palestinians in a palpable way.

Israel To Vote On Freeing Palestinian Prisoners Ahead Of Peace Talks

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and KARIN LAUB | Posted 09.26.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — In April 1993, Omar Masoud and three accomplices broke into a European aid office in Gaza City, grabbed a young Israeli ...

Netanyahu: Root Of Israel-Palestine Conflict 'Isn't Territorial'

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister gave a cool reception Wednesday to a new Arab Mideast peace initiative, saying the conflict with the Palesti...

Religious Conviction and Reality

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.16.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Arab-Israeli conflict is generally viewed as a political and territorial conflict, yet the underlying religious component has created a certain mindset that further complicates the struggle and adds to its intransigence.

Historical Experiences and Perception

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Notwithstanding their traumatic historical experiences, neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians can or should use history to foreshadow the present requirements to make peace.

Writer Accepts Literary Award Despite Protests

AP | By DIAA HADID | Posted 02.11.2013 | Books

JERUSALEM -- Acclaimed Spanish writer Antonio Munoz Molina said Sunday he would accept a prestigious Israeli literary award despite calls from pro-Pal...

Third Term or Third Reich?

Parker Lawson | Posted 03.31.2013 | College
Parker Lawson

Having spent the last two weeks in Israel and Palestine, it's undeniable that the United States is turning a blind eye to one of the most pressing human rights situations in the world.

Snow, With a Small Chance of Peace

Ruth Eglash | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Ruth Eglash

While the painter was taking a coffee and cigarette break outside in the spring sunshine, I had my first real conversation with a Palestinian. Even though I had lived in Israel for 13 years, I'd never really been given the chance to meet or talk to anyone from the "other side."

Most Israelis Support Palestinian State, Poll Finds

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.06.2013 | World

A slender majority of Israelis support the creation of a separate Palestinian state, but do not have high hopes for a peace deal, a survey said on Fri...