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Israel Palestine Conflict

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...

The Rule of Illegal Law in Israel: Another Upcoming Eviction in East Jerusalem

Moriel Rothman | Posted 02.25.2013 | World
Moriel Rothman

Why should Israeli Jews be allowed to use documents from before 1948 to reclaim ownership of houses lived in by Palestinians for decades when there are thousands of Palestinian refugees with pre-1948 ownership documents who are not even allowed to visit their old homes?

A Defense Secretary for the World

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Sarwar Kashmeri

President Obama is thinking of nominating former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel as the country's next Secretary of Defense. It is an inspired choice that the President should be proud to present to Americans and to the world.

Education and the Middle East: How to Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

Perceptions are often misinformed as well. It is hard for me, and I imagine for others as well, to converse with people about this issue without getting caught up in its sheer amount of nuances and minutia.

Truth and Trauma in Gaza

Kathy Kelly | Posted 02.01.2013 | World
Kathy Kelly

"The most recent war was more severe and vigorous than the Operation Cast Lead," Mr. T., a Palestinian medical doctor said. The eight-day Israeli offensive in November lasted for fewer days and brought fewer casualties, but it was nonstop and relentless, and everywhere.

Tahrir Squared: Egypt, Israel and Gaza

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
H.A. Hellyer

Despite his Islamist credentials -- and his party's historic rejection of the accord -- Egyptian President Morsi has made it clear that the peace treaty between Israel and Palestine is here to stay, and, over the last few days, it has been maintained.

Journalists In Gaza Wounded By Israeli Air Strike

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2013 | Media

* Two city-centre media buildings hit in air strikes * Eight wounded; Israel says Hamas using human shields By Maayan Lu...

Would Romney Prosperity Pacts Work in Palestine?

Steve Clemons | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Whether Romney is right or not, his jobs talk and the notion of "Prosperity Pacts" are a step ahead of the rhetoric that typecasts instability in the Middle East as a function of Islamic culture and fanaticism.

These Are Not My Jewish Values!

Darya Shaikh | Posted 10.21.2012 | World
Darya Shaikh

Over the last year or so, I have felt myself hardening, growing increasingly jaded about the day to day happenings of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If I'm honest, feelings of anger, frustration and alarm have been absent for some time. All that changed today.

David Then Goliath: How Israel Has Transformed From a Scrappy Underdog Into It's Own Worst Enemy

Andrew Veselka | Posted 09.24.2012 | World
Andrew Veselka

The mistakes Israel has made in governing its own people pale in comparison to its treatment of the still occupied territories.

Israeli, Palestinian Leaders May Meet Next Week

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli military court on Wednesday convicted a Hamas militant on charges of masterminding suicide bomb attacks that killed dozen...

Is Israel Seeking to Maintain the Status Quo?

Sadia Ahsanuddin | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Sadia Ahsanuddin

Through the construction of settlements and the legalization of unauthorized outposts, the state of Israel has been expanding.

LOOK: Portraits Of Hunger Strikers

AP | DUSAN VRANIC | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

KUFR RAI, West Bank -- For the thousands of Palestinian families who have a relative in Israeli detention, a photograph is the only real contact with ...