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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...

WATCH LIVE: Former Israeli Soldier Speaks Out

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Israeli organization “Breaking The Silence” aims at generating a public debate on the costs of military occupation by publicizing testimonies ...

PHOTOS: NYC Orthodox Community Protests Israeli Bill

Newsday | Emily Ngo | Posted 08.10.2013 | New York

Tens of thousands of members of ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities Sunday flooded lower Manhattan's Foley Square to protest Israeli legislation that th...

It's Mostly Punishment

Oded Na'aman | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Oded Na'aman

It is true that Israel officially disengaged from the Gaza Strip in August 2005, withdrawing its ground troops and evacuating the Israeli settlements there. But the testimonies of Israeli army veterans expose the truth of that "disengagement."

WATCH: Israeli Officer Smashes Protester With Gun

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 06.16.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — A senior Israeli military officer's seemingly unprovoked assault against an unarmed pro-Palestinian activist drew sharp condemnation...

The Potential and Peril of PMC in Israel

David Isenberg | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
David Isenberg

For those who follow private military contracting issues, it sometimes seems that all the focus is on the United States. That is understandable given the sheer number and value of contracts performed by the private sector in the US but it is hardly the only country doing this.

Israel and the Flotilla: On the Dangers of a Binary View

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

When will we understand that Israel's security problem is everyone's security problem, that a threatened Jew is a threatened Muslim?

Lessons From the IDF in Haiti: Opportunities in Global Health Diplomacy for the Muslim World

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Just as the Talmud values compassion in followers of Judaism, so Islam preaches Raheem. Raheem means compassion or mercy.

Jenny Tonge, UK Lawmaker, Fired For Anti-Israel Comments

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A British lawmaker was fired from her job as her party's health spokeswoman after she said that there should be a probe into claims tha...

Lebanon-Israel Border: Lebanese Army Raises Alert Level In Response To Israeli Tanks

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The official Lebanese news agency reported on Tuesday that the Lebanese army had declared a state of high alert and deployed forces along the border w...

Breaking The Silence Claims Over Gaza Rebuffed By IDF Reservists

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In part of an ongoing schism within the ranks of the Israeli Defense Forces over alleged abuses against Palestinian civilians during Operation Cast Le...

Gaza Operation: Israeli Soldiers Tell A Different Story Than Official Military Line

Mikhael Manekin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mikhael Manekin

Twenty-six soldiers have now come forward to talk about their combat experiences in the Gaza War, and their testimonies are radically different from the official version given by Israel Defense Force spokesmen.

Abdul Majid Dudeen Killed By Israeli Forces

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Abdul Majid Dudeen, the leader of Hamas' Ezzidin Al-Qassam Brigades, has been shot and killed by Israeli forces in Skak, a town just west of Hebron in...

Israel Probe Finds No War Crimes Committed In Gaza

Jerusalem Post | Yaakov Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The IDF operated in the Gaza Strip in accordance with international law and succeeded in maintaining a high level of professionalism and morals even t...

Gaza War: Israel Disputes Palestinian Claim On Gaza Deaths

AP | STEVE WEIZMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military on Thursday disputed Palestinian claims that most of the people killed in the recent Gaza Strip war were civili...

Weighing Proportionality in Gaza

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The losses on both sides will be all in vain if the final outcome of the war does not substantially improve both the prospects for an eventual Israeli-Palestinian peace.