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What Life Is Really Like In Israel Right Now

Liat Kornowski | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Liat Kornowski

I woke up to a siren today. You know how you come to hate the sound of your alarm, the one that lets you know the night's up, it's time for work, for kids, for the day to start? So you change it every few months, and you definitely hit snooze at least twice. There's no snooze button for sirens.

Disturbing Video Reportedly Captures Israeli Police Beating Cousin Of Killed Palestinian Teen

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

Recently released video reportedly captures Israeli police beating and kicking the cousin of a killed Palestinian teen. The video is of 15-year-old...

Palestinian Unity (Fatah & Hamas) Is Best for Israel and Peace

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

My hope is that Fatah and Hamas succeed, which is the thing Netanyahu fears above all else. He fears unity not because he believes that Hamas is dedicated to the eradication of Israel but because it might not be.

LOOK: Hardships Faced By Palestinian Muslims To Pray At Jerusalem Mosque

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion

On the last Friday prayer of this year's Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, Palestinians struggled to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The w...

Israel-Palestine Peace Talks To Start Following Months Of Kerry Diplomacy

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.27.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will resume long-stalled direct peace talks on Monday following six months of frenetic shuttle diplo...

What Is Wrong and What Can (and Cannot) Be Put Right in the Middle East

Dan Schueftan | Posted 06.14.2013 | World
Dan Schueftan

President Obama's recent Middle East trip reflects a measure of recognition that some of the most fundamental assumptions about the region that are prevalent in the West could be flawed.

Writer Accepts Literary Award Despite Protests

AP | By DIAA HADID | Posted 02.11.2013 | Books

JERUSALEM -- Acclaimed Spanish writer Antonio Munoz Molina said Sunday he would accept a prestigious Israeli literary award despite calls from pro-Pal...

Most Israelis Support Palestinian State, Poll Finds

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.06.2013 | World

A slender majority of Israelis support the creation of a separate Palestinian state, but do not have high hopes for a peace deal, a survey said on Fri...

Right-Wingers in Israel and U.S. Struggle Against Concept of Palestinian Refugee

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Refugee status does not end with the generation that fled or was expelled just as suffering the loss of one's homeland does not end after the original refugees die. The loss is forever.

Israel And Palestine: Looking For Peace On The Horizon

Mike Ghouse | Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Who am I to worry about Israelis and Palestinians? What inspires me to be involved in the Israel Palestine conflict? This is the story of my struggle to see a cohesive world.

The Path to Palestinian Statehood

Steve Sheffey | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Steve Sheffey

Nothing would do more to undercut the credibility of those who oppose a two-state solution than for the Palestinian Authority to enter into unconditional negotiations with Israel.

U.S. Warns UNESCO To Stay Out Of Palestine Debate

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Obama administration warned the U.N. cultural agency to stay out of the question of Palestinian statehoo...

Mahmoud Abbas, the Jackie Robinson of Palestine

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If the world wants to see resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict anytime soon, it has to wrest control of the issue from Washington. And that's why moving the arena to the United Nations makes perfect sense.

Palestine at the UN: A Movable Feast Behind the Rhetoric

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The question is whether the onus would be put on the U.S. to cast a veto and why the Palestinians would want to put Washington on the spot when there is nothing to gain and much to lose.

Palestinian Statehood Primer: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

The Question Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is expected to request that the United Nations recognize Palestine as a full member of the organizat...

Obama Heaps Pressure On Palestinians To End Bid For Full UN Membership

AP | BEN FELLER and TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Furiously scrambling to head off a U.N. showdown, the United States warned world leaders Wednesday that trying to create a Pale...

Don't Talk, Do Something! Palestinian/Israeli Unilateralism as Legitimate Negotiations

Marc Gopin | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Marc Gopin

Much is being made of Palestinian unilateralism recently, and President Obama and his advisers seem authentically perturbed by the unilateral march to...

On the Heels of Destruction

Mira Sucharov | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Mira Sucharov

We shouldn't be stacking the deck for our kids by presenting an uncritical link between the Holocaust and contemporary Israeli approaches to peace and conflict.

Israeli Referendum Bill Could Hinder Peace

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and DAN PERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's parliament passed a bill Monday that could complicate peace efforts with the Palestinians and Syria by making it very diffi...

Palestinian Workers Build Israeli Settlements Despite Ban

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ARIEL, West Bank — It's a startling fact: The workers building Israel's West Bank settlements have generally been Palestinians – even thou...

West Bank Settlements Become Havens Of Israeli Surburbanites

csmonitor.com | Ilene R. Prusher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Meet the Ovadiahs, the Allons, and the Cohens. They're new arrivals in Israeli neighborhoods where freshly laid red-tile roofs and toddler toys dottin...

Abbas: No Peace Talks Until Settlement Construction Freeze

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israel's previous government built or issued bids for some 9,000 homes for Israelis in Jerusalem and the West Bank, despit...