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Bill Strickland's Visit to Akko, Israel -- And His Promise

Diana Bletter | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Diana Bletter

"When people have a reason to live, they don't have a reason to die," Strickland said. He believes that terrorism thrives on ignorance and illiteracy, and the Akko center's courses will serve to build bridges, provide free education, and encourage dialogue among the area's religions.

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.

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.

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.

Palestinian Negotiators Accept Proposal For 72-Hour Cease-Fire

AP | Posted 08.10.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian negotiators on Sunday said they had accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour truce with Israel, clearing the way for...

17 Things To Read If You're Trying To See All Sides Of The Israel-Gaza Conflict

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

You can be against the violence without being "pro-Israel"or "pro-Palestinian."

To Raise the Voice in View of the Massacre in Gaza

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 08.03.2014 | World
Dominique de Villepin

Today, to raise one's voice, in view of the massacre perpetrated in Gaza is, and I write this with conscience, France's duty.

Israel: Soldier Thought Captured Is Dead, More Fighting Imminent

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2014 | World

* Israel: Most of militant attack tunnels are destroyed * Some tanks withdraw; northern Gaza evacuees told to return * I...

Contemplating Gaza

James Campion | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
James Campion

"Really?" the reporter asked. "You honestly don't hold out hope that there is a peaceful solution to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict?" And that's when I went off the rails with the truth as I had learned it six years before.

John Kerry Condemns 'Outrageous' Gaza Truce Violations

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday condemned "outrageous" violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian...

Death Toll In Gaza Continues Its Terrifying Climb

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

* Tunnel destruction a main goal of Israeli ground offensive * U.N. outraged at refugee deaths at Gaza shelter * Palesti...

Israel, Hamas Agree To Temporary Break In Fighting

AP | KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truc...

The Power of Religion to Restrain Conflict

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Even in secular contexts, people of faith can work together to encourage or discourage warfare. As violence has escalated in Israel and Gaza, an international campaign for peace has been launched, involving Jews, Muslims, and Christians.

MSNBC In New Controversy Over Israel-Palestine Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Media

The MSNBC contributor who tore into the channel's coverage of Israel and Palestine returned to the airwaves on Tuesday night, only to find herself in ...

Palestinian History Tapestry Project Worker Killed In Gaza Conflict

artnet | artnet News | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts

This piece originally appeared on artnet News. Ben Davis Samar AlHallaq. Photo: Courtesy Palestinian History Tapestry Project. Over the ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Cousin Of Teen Beaten By Israeli Police Says She Was Kicked Out Of Dem Rep's Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Tariq Abu Khdeir was brutally beaten by Israeli police last week, the 15-year-old Tampa boy's family thought his congresswoman, Re...

When Rockets Come to Israel

Annelia Alex | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Annelia Alex

People who have grown up with sirens, but have never witnessed a tragedy are desensitized. People who have suffered trauma related to this 50-plus year conflict are hypersensitive. I don't feel like I belong to this scene, or that I am entitled to a marked reaction. I try to be stoic and inconspicuous.

Obama: US Willing To Negotiate Cease-Fire Between Israelis And Hamas

Posted 07.10.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Israel's leader that the United States is willing to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and H...

Iron Dome: Israel's Game-Changer

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system has emerged as a game-changer in the current round of violence with Hamas militants in the Gaza...

Hamas: Israeli Action Would Open Gates Of Hell

AFP | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

Any Israeli action to punish Hamas for the alleged murder of three teenagers whose bodies were found on Monday would open "the gates of hell," the Isl...

Israel Suspends Peace Talks WIth Palestinians

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconcil...

Isn't It Time to Try Something New?

Clayton Swisher | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Clayton Swisher

The shambolic US-led "peace process" between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is finally getting the kind of recognition it deserves.

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: Debate Over The Jewish State

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 03.21.2014 | World

A resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a long sought after ideal, but with current peace talks set to conclude April 29, both sides remai...

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

On Peacemaking and Peacebuilding

Ron Kronish | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Ron Kronish

I believe strongly in the importance of peace-building programs, even when the political peace processes are hardly functioning. These programs keep a flicker of hope alive in an ongoing conflict.