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Middle East Conflict

In Syria, the People's Demands Are Still Key

Amil Khan | Posted 07.24.2014 | World
Amil Khan

With extremists allying with tribal leaders to take over swathes of Iraq, and Russia and Iran helping keep Bashar al Assad in power in Syria, it is difficult to imagine we ever thought ordinary people had the power to change anything.

Why This Former IDF Soldier Feels 'Terrible' For Those In Gaza

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Two Americans serving in the Israel Defense Forces were killed last weekend in Gaza, but they’re not the only U.S. citizens fighting for Israel. One...

Children In Gaza Have 'No Safe Place' To Go. Here's How To Help Them.

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact

Soon after 5-year-old Noureldin went to bed last week in Gaza City, an air strike flattened his home. Six members of his family were killed as they ha...

What The West Can Do If It's Really Serious About Middle East Peace

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal

How can the West then play a constructive role in the Middle East? It can use its powers of persuasion to promote collaboration on an issue that is the major driver behind a lot of the region's conflicts. I am talking about water.

Israel, the Middle East and Cognitive Dissonance

David Harris | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
David Harris

Try as I might, there are some things I just don't get. For starters, I'm seeking to understand Israel's options in today's Middle East.

The Importance of Vision

James Zogby | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Looking 100 years down the road, I can see an Arab boy from Amman marrying an Israeli girl from Tel Aviv and taking a job and settling down in the suburbs of Damascus. What I mean is that I envision a region at peace with itself.

Saint Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer: A True Martyr

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

The term martyr is often misused in modern discourse. A martyr is not one who chooses to die; rather, it is when one involuntarily - but without hesitation - suffers torment at the hands of others because of a public declaration or confession of faith, that they genuinely receive the crown of martyrdom.

China and Syria

Donald Gross | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Donald Gross

One of the most significant aspects of the case China makes against a military strike on Syria is its consistency with positions taken by leading American opponents of an attack.

A Short Guide To The Middle East

Posted 08.26.2013 | World

Who says politics in the Middle East are complicated? Financial Times reader KN al-Sabah manages to bring you everything you need to know about allian...

WATCH: Middle Eastern And North African Rappers Talk Revolution And Music

Posted 03.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Music, espeially hip hop, has always been at the heart of social and political upheaval, inspiring change and speaking out against inequality and inju...

Not Home for the Holidays

Julie Gray | Posted 01.02.2013 | World
Julie Gray

Nine and a half months ago, more than an alarmingly overdue pregnancy and much to the mystification and consternation of many, I moved from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Israel.

Another View: Timeless Conflict in the Middle East

Diane Eagle Kataoka | Posted 01.29.2013 | Arts
Diane Eagle Kataoka

Despite the author's bias, The Haj provides an insight about the Middle East. Indeed, Uris considered his book, published in 1984, to be a warning of what could happen.

Gilad Shalit Negotiator: Israel Made 'Grave Error' Killing Hamas Leader

www.nytimes.com | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

AHMED AL-JABARI -- the strongman of Hamas, the head of its military wing, the man responsible for the abduction of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit --...

Paralyzed by Gaza

David Mednicoff | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
David Mednicoff

Just because Israelis and Palestinians have different versions of the same history doesn't mean that we can compare (and then judge, and even dehumanize) them fairly on particular measures where one side doesn't measure up.

Impeach the President Over the Recent U.S. Deaths in Middle-East!

Martin Lewis | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Martin Lewis

This is a monstrous scandal. The biggest since Watergate. Brave Americans murdered this fall in the Middle-East and our so-called president has no answers about why it happened!

The Upside of the Muslim Conflict -- It Exists

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Deepak Chopra

I'd like to plea for a new mindset toward the Middle East -- not a new policy, which only a handful of government officials can set, but a better attitude from ordinary people when we turn on the evening news.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: A Review

Deborah Stambler | Posted 11.24.2012 | Books
Deborah Stambler

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here is a fine collection of prose and poetry by international writers that helps us turn our gaze, our hearts and minds to the free expression that connects us all.

What Gives Me HOPE?

Gregory Rockson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Gregory Rockson

For one night, we will not talk about politics but rather use the power of music to embrace our diversity. We will do something politicians have failed to do and that is bring people together.

My Vision: Peace in Palestine and Beyond

Shai Reshef | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Shai Reshef

I firmly believe we can make a significant difference in the lives of individuals through education and economic opportunity. The goal, therefore, should be to educate as many people as possible.

Israel Won't Warn U.S. Before Strike On Iran

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 04.28.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, ac...

Remembering Daniel Pearl: The Challenge of Non-Violence and the Possibilities and Limitations of Forgiveness

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
Clarence B. Jones

How do we best honor and commemorate the memory of Daniel Pear and the victims of 9/11? By retaliatory vengeance and violence or forgiveness, reconciliation and redemption.

Yemeni Youth Central to Success

Manal Omar | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Manal Omar

There is an open recognition that the movement for change would not have not progressed if it were not for the enthusiasm, energy, dedication, and personal sacrifice that came from the youth

John Rudolf

Iran Behind Plot To Kill Saudi Envoy, U.S. Says

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- An American citizen charged with plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States intends to plead not guilty at a formal...

Andrea Stone

Saudi Assassination Plot 'Huge Deal': Would Have Been First Iranian Kill On U.S. Soil in 30 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- News of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States represents a "huge deal" that would, had i...

EXPLICIT IMAGES: Museum Cancels Controversial Palestinian Children's Exhibit

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.12.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bowing to pressure from the Bay Area's Jewish community, Oakland's Museum of Children's Art has decided to cancel its planned exhibit...