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How Will the Mideast War End? Christian History May Provide a Clue

Jack Miles | Posted 11.14.2014 | World
Jack Miles

Just as Catholics and Protestants concluded in their Wars of Religion, Sunni and Shia have to exhaust one another before concluding that neither side can determine what their religion is to be.

The Fatal Label: Reducing Hamas in Gaza to "Terrorists"

Jonathan Russo | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

Why was this a mistake? The reason is that it is reductive to the point of inaccuracy and has therefore prevented the Israeli security establishment and the rest of the world from understanding what Hamas wants and how to engage it on proper terms.

John Boehner: It's Time For Obama To Curb Mideast Violence

AP | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Terrorism has grown dramatically on President Barack Obama's watch and it's time for him to present a plan for curbing its spread,...

Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Putin, Religion and the Second Coming of Fascism

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Clay Farris Naff

It is tempting. But let's dodge a violation of Godwin's Law and instead look at what really matters: the alarming resurgence of religious fascism around the globe.

Obama's War Policies Tested From Mideast, Afghanistan

AP | JULIE PACE and LARA JAKES | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is confronted with a recent burst of strength by al-Qaida that is chipping away at the remains of Mideast s...

We Can Do Better Than Attack Syria

Gary Zukav | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Gary Zukav

The requirements for our evolution have changed. Survival is no longer sufficient. Our evolution now requires us to develop spiritually -- to become e...

Hadid's 'Arab Atheism' Article Restores My Hope for Tolerance in Civilization's Cradle

Thom Senzee | Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion
Thom Senzee

Coming from a WASPy, mixed-faith, yet significantly agnostic and atheist, intellectual (and admittedly pseudo-intellectual) family these days living i...

Expectations Low Ahead Of Mideast Peace Talks

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — With tensions high and expectations low, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators kicked off their first substantive round of peace talk...

Eid Reflections

Philip Barton | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Philip Barton

Today is Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. As with Lent in Christianity and Yom Kippur in Judaism, this fasting creates space for reflection, humility and compassion. Current events in many Muslim countries give cause for all three.

Syrian Maelstrom

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.25.2013 | World
Jeff Danziger

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Drone Fire

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Rockets, Airstrikes Reignite Mideast Conflict

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Thousands of outraged Palestinians took to the streets of the West Bank on Thursday, joining funeral processions and demonstrations ...

Obama In Ramallah For Talks With Palestinians

AP | JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting Palestinian officials on the second day of his Mideast tour to emphasize the importance ...

Gaza Militants Fire Rockets Into Israel During Obama Visit

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets on Thursday at southern Israel, on the second day of President Barack Obama's visit to th...

U.S. Officials Set Low Bar For Obama's Mideast Trip

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- On his second trip to the Middle East as U.S. commander in chief, President Barack Obama this week will confront a political and strateg...

Rocket Fired From Gaza Despite Ceasefire

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Gaza militants on Tuesday fired a rocket into Israel for the first time in three months, rattling a cross-border truce that has held...

Bus Explosion Injures 10 In Tel Aviv

AP | ARIEL DAVID and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel -- A bomb exploded aboard an Israeli bus near the nation's military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 27 people, delive...

Armed Man Attacks U.S. Embassy Guard In Tel Aviv

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

(Adds police say attacker may be mentally ill) TEL AVIV, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A man apparently suffering from mental health problems sta...

U.S. Sends Clinton To Mideast As Peace Envoy

AP | KARIN LAUB and AMY TEIBEL | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Efforts to end a week-old convulsion of Israeli-Palestinian violence drew in the world's top diplomats on Tuesday, with Presi...

U.S. Sends Clinton To Mideast As Peace Envoy

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — President Barack Obama dispatched Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East on Tuesday as the U.S. urg...

Palestinian Civilian Toll Climbs In Gaza

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and KARIN LAUB | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian civilian death toll mounted Monday as Israeli aircraft struck densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip...

Rockets Fired From Gaza Despite Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Israel's military denied on Friday that it had carried out attacks in the Gaza Strip during a visit to...

Israel Will Stop Assault On Gaza During Egyptian PM's Visit

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Israel will stop its offensive action in the Gaza Strip during a three-hour visit by the Egyptian prime minister to th...

Israeli Military, Gaza Militants Trade Fire

AP | Associated Press | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister says the army is prepared for a "significant widening" of its operation in the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu ...

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