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One Palestinian Village Obama Should Visit

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Israeli military law imposed in the occupied West Bank places sweeping and arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly. This makes any unauthorized peaceful protest by Palestinians a criminal offence.

The Hashtag War

Brian Rooney | Posted 01.19.2013 | Media
Brian Rooney

It's very serious, but like two high school girls with a romantic interest in the same skinny hipster in the senior class, Israel and Hamas are sending bitchy taunts to each other over Twitter. I don't know whether to LOL or cry.

IDF Training Israeli Settlers Ahead Of 'Mass Disorder' Expected In September

Haaretz | Chaim Levinson | Posted 10.30.2011 | World

The IDF has conducted detailed work to determine a "red line" for each settlement in the West Bank, which will determine when soldiers will be ordered...

Of Jews And War

Dovid Efune | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Dovid Efune

Our utopia is one where "swords will be beaten into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks." Yet, misplaced pity and reluctance to face an enemy can result in the greatest death and destruction.

Israel Must Release the Full Raid Tapes

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cenk Uygur

If the Israeli government is convinced they took the appropriate action in this case, they can go a long way toward proving that by giving us the whole tape. If not, we have to assume they're hiding something.

Obama Asks Congress To Approve $205 Million In Aid For Israel Rocket Defense

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is asking Congress to approve $205 million to help Israel speed up deployment of a new short-range rocket defen...

The Manhattan Peace Process on Israel and Palestine

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

A year after the Gaza War - two Israelis and a Palestinian gather in a small church in Manhattan to talk about Operation Cast Lead, carried out by the Israeli Defense Forces.

Hezbollah Converts Lebanese Homes Into Secret Weapons Warehouses: Israel

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is estimating that Hezbollah has converted hundreds of homes in southern Lebanon into secret warehouses for storing ro...

Finding a Wall of Paranoia and Fear in Israel

Zaina Arafat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zaina Arafat

Traveling through Israel and the West Bank is an especially unpredictable experience for me. The Israeli soldiers who patrol the checkpoints can choose to treat me as either an American or as a Palestinian.