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Israeli Strikes Target Hamas Rocket Arsenal

Reuters | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Israel's assault on Gaza's rocket arsenals is aimed at countering what it sees as a growing strategic threat posed by ...

A Breath of Fresh Air in the US Coverage of the Israel-Gaza Conflict

Dena Takruri | Posted 01.18.2013 | Media
Dena Takruri

The producers of Up With Chris deserve praise for breaking from the conventional model of a fleeting segment featuring side-by-side talking heads that reduce the complex situation to two parties who are incapable of transcending their hatred for one another.

Israel Fires At Syria

AP | By IAN DEITCH | Posted 11.18.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel shelled Syrian fighters after gunfire from their civil war spilled over to the Israel-controlled Golan Heights, the military said ...

Israeli Official Arrives In Egypt For Cease-Fire Talks

Posted 01.18.2013 | World

Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- An Israeli envoy held talks with Egyptian officials Sunday on a ceasefire in his country's offensive on...

Netanyahu: Israel Ready For 'Significant Expansion' Of Attacks

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Israel bombed Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Str...

Israel Pounds Gaza With Airstrikes

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and IAN DEITCH | Posted 01.17.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel destroyed the headquarters of Hamas' prime minister and blasted a sprawling network of smuggling tunnels in the s...

Terrorizing Gaza: Will Egypt Intervene? (VIDEO)

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Aside from recalling its ambassador to Israel, Egypt's President Morsi has come to the defense of Palestinians and opened the border-crossing at Rafah on Wednesday.

Israeli Army Closes Roads Roads Around Gaza

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Israeli army said on Friday it was closing to civilian traffic three roads that lead to, or border the Gaza Strip,...

Israel Masses Troops And Tanks Outside Gaza

Reuters | Dan Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Israeli tanks and troops massed outside Gaza and the military said on Friday it was calling up 16,000 reservists, sign...

Grasping Nettles

Robert Powell | Posted 01.14.2013 | World
Robert Powell

With the election now over, President Barack Obama will be forced to turn his attention back to the prickly and unpredictable foreign policy challenge posed by the Middle East.

Palestinian President Calls For Emergency Meeting

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Wednesday for an urgent Arab League meeting on Israel's stri...

Egypt Condemns Israeli Airstrikes On Gaza

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Egypt's foreign ministry condemned on Wednesday a series of Israeli strikes that killed a Hamas top milita...

Second Term Israel Policy: Same Old, Same Old

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.12.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

President Obama gave his first signal over the weekend that his policies toward Israelis and Palestinians will be the same in his second term as it was in the last three years of the first. He will do Prime Minister Netanyahu's bidding.

Justice for Refugees

Lyn Julius | Posted 01.09.2013 | World
Lyn Julius

Wild horses would not drag three generations of Jews, permanently integrated in Israel and the West, back to lands that are neither hospitable nor safe. And if one set of refugees can't return, neither should the other.

Misplaced Outrage Over Christian Leaders' Letter on Israel

Lara Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Lara Friedman

True friends of Israel should recognize that Israel is strongest when it is accountable, rather than on the defensive over policies and actions that it knows look ugly, or even indefensible, under the harsh light of public inspection.

The Issue of Arab Jews: Manipulating a Justified Cause

James Dorsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Few, if any, Palestinians are likely to want to physically return to Israeli rule and even fewer Arab Jews would opt for a return to their ancestral homelands. Nevertheless, the devil is in the details.

Desperate Palestinians Flock To Israel For Work

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

BEIT EL, West Bank -- For Palestinians, the Israeli military coordination office on the outskirts of Jerusalem is a symbol of Israel's decades-long co...

Could Mitt Romney Pull a Truman and Recognize State of Palestine?

Steve Clemons | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

One wonders today whether Romney will ignore or listen to generals today -- all of whom agree that establishing and recognizing a state of Palestine is vital to U.S. national security and to defending Israel's long-term security in the region.

Justice for ALL Refugees

Zvi Gabay | Posted 11.27.2012 | World
Zvi Gabay

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon's initiative in opening the issue of Jewish refugees from Arab states to public debate has met, as expected, with...

Stop the Bullying Now - Everywhere

Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner

We in FOSNA call for a cessation of the bullying, intimidation, and smear campaigns that only bring division and denigration of persons. We offer an open debate on these emotionally charged but vitally important issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Joshua Hersh

Bill Clinton Says America Cannot Just Let Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Fester | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

Comparing the Israeli-Palestinian standoff in the Middle East to an "abscessed tooth," former President Bill Clinton told CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sund...

Why Building a Hotel in the West Bank Means So Much More

Dalia Hatuqa | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Dalia Hatuqa

The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank has almost doubled in the past 12 years. Numbers provided by Israel's population registry show a 4.5 percent increase in the past 12 months alone. It's highly unlikely that these settlers will be forced to move.

The Lessons of Sabra and Shatila 1982

Barry Lando | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Barry Lando

An op-ed piece in the New York Times detailing U.S. complicity with the Sabra and Shatila slaughter is a must-read for anyone trying to fathom the dynamics between Israeli and American leaders.

What's The Point of Having a Jewish State If It Doesn't Have Jewish Values?

Harris Silver | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Harris Silver

After experiencing Kalendia first hand, I came away realizing that until you have walked through the checkpoint as a pedestrian, you remain ignorant of the mechanism and tactics employed to humiliate and dehumanize everyone who passes through it.

Humanizing Palestinians

Jacob Wheeler | Posted 11.10.2012 | World
Jacob Wheeler

By standing exclusively on the side of Israel, Democrats have served to further dehumanize Palestinians, a people whom American politicians, the mainstream media and electorate too often view as, at best, foreign and, at worst, dangerous.