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Middle East Conflict

Gaza and Israel--Sorting It Out

Jack Rothman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Jack Rothman

The Israeli carnage in Gaza has been appalling and distressing for me. The Netanyahu government and program do not represent me as a progressive, left...

A 'Regional Wakeup Call' Is Needed To Contain ISIS

HuffPost Live | Lauren Betesh | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

Amid the relentless advance of Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the whole Middle East region needs to pitch in to solve the crisis, Joyce Ka...

Camp Unites Israeli, Palestinian Kids In Shared Love Of Soccer As Tensions Persist In Gaza

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

While turmoil and unrest continue in the Middle East, a group of Palestinians and Israelis have united in peace and found common ground -- on a soccer...

Gaza War: New Palestinian Resolve Changes Paradigm

James Dorsey | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Extolling the virtues of a ceasefire in the Gaza war that collapsed barely two hours after it took effect, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry inadvertently highlighted the root cause of the failure of international efforts to silence the guns in the Palestinian territory and resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Netanyahu's Dilemma: From the War in Gaza to the War at Home

James Dorsey | Posted 07.31.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is likely to face significant political problems at home and a far less empathetic diplomatic environment abroad once the guns fall silent in Gaza.

Live Updates Of Peace Amid Middle East Conflict

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact

After weeks of around-the-clock updates of the escalating violence and despair in the Middle East, we're making a point to highlight glimpses of peace...

Battle of the Ceasefires: Israel, Hamas Struggle for Moral High Ground

James Dorsey | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
James Dorsey

But more importantly it highlights a growing realization that Hamas is emerging politically strengthened from the death and destruction in Gaza while Israel is fighting a rear guard battle to turn military success into political victory.

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.