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Gaza Is a Victim Once Again

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Bill_Corcoran

It's more than a month now that most Gazans have had no or little electricity to pump clean drinking water into their homes, do the family laundry, heat their homes as the cold of winter sets in. What's sad about this fact is it is not the first time.

Lebanon Ready to Collapse

Allan Topol | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Two weeks ago, a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killed 23 people and injured 147. This recent development shows the misery of Lebanon, which has continued for more than 50 years, enters a new and dangerous phase.

What if Your Home Was Turned into an Israeli Firing Zone?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Even as President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry speak in favor of a peace agreement, the U.S.-subsidized Israeli military is subjecting Palestinians to ongoing human rights abuses.

Shifting Reality for Peace!

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Kevin Bermeister

The complexity of Jerusalem's Temple Mount appears insurmountable because demand to possess the world's most contested rock will in all likelihood continue unabated until a peaceful solution emerges from it.

Gaza Again Falls Victim to Egypt's Turmoil

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Bill_Corcoran

The shock of our 22 staff in Gaza is hard to express. Their family members are stuck in Cairo as they transit from other countries to re-enter Gaza. Students on summer break were trying to get home to see their families after a year of studies.

Israel And Palestinians Reach Agreement Over Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — After a rush of last-minute talks with Palestinian officials, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sealed a step toward relaunchin...

Kerry Heads To West Bank For More Shuttle Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was planning to fly to the West Bank Friday to press his effort to get Israelis and Palestinians b...

Israelis Furious Over EU Ban On Post-1967 Territories

The Media Line | Linda Gradstein | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line The European Union (EU) has issued a directive to all of its 28 member states that forbids any form of cooperatio...

Even Hamburgers Can't Stay Out Of The Israel-Palestinian Conflict

The Media Line | Linda Gradstein | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, everything, even a hamburger, is political. Israelis who live in ar...

Gaza's First Arab Idol Winner Gets Hero's Welcome

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

KHAN YOUNIS REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — Palestinians have a new voice: a 23-year-old wedding singer from a Gaza refugee camp touted as a rare sym...

Love Can't Overcome Israel-Palestine Tensions

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

BARTAA, Israel — When Israeli Arabs search for a spouse, they don't just worry about looks, job prospects or future in-laws. They must think abo...

Israel Approves West Bank Settlement Expansion

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's Housing Ministry said Thursday it has given the final go-ahead for the construction of 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement...

Watchdog: Israel Trying To Legalize Unauthorized Settlements

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli watchdog group on Thursday accused the government of taking steps to legalize four unauthorized settlement outposts in th...

Palestinians Mourn 65th Anniversary Of Displacement

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 07.15.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Tens of thousands of Palestinians marked the 65th anniversary of their mass displacement during the war over Israel's 1948...

Resisting Racism And Keeping The Light Of Hope Alive

Ron Kronish | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Almost every week there is a hate crime perpetrated by Jewish nationalists against Arabs or Arab institutions in Israel. This must stop. Our law enforcement authorities must arrest the perpetrators.

Palestinian Family Says Son Who Killed Israeli 'Did His Duty'

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

By Noah Browning SHWEIKEH, West Bank, May 2 (Reuters) - Ali Zaghal read the mysterious text message early on Tuesday morning with drea...

Netanyahu: Root Of Israel-Palestine Conflict 'Isn't Territorial'

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister gave a cool reception Wednesday to a new Arab Mideast peace initiative, saying the conflict with the Palesti...

First Israeli Settler Killed In West Bank Since 2011

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, April 30 (Reuters) - A Palestinian man stabbed and shot dead an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the Israeli ambulan...

What Not to Wear: The Gaza Episode

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Reports of the Hamas police grabbing young men from the streets of Gaza to give them a haircut have been making the rounds. It appears that most people in Gaza are critical of both the police tactics and the fashion choices made by those young men.

Mitigating Distrust Is Central to Peace

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is clear that if the Israelis and the Palestinians hold fast to their positions, it will be nearly impossible to allay distrust, leading to a continuing deadlock because distrust cannot be negotiated by simply agreeing to establish a new trusting relationship.

Israel: Gatekeepers of Self-Destruction?

Stephan Richter | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Stephan Richter

Director Dror Moreh's 2012 documentary film, The Gatekeepers, currently being screened in Washington, D.C., has a true Shakespearean quality about it. It is a well-told drama, making the audience appreciate the tragic quality of the unfolding narrative.

Hamas Orders Strict Gender Segregation In Gaza's Schools

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | World

GAZA, April 1 (Reuters) - New rules from the Education Ministry of the Islamist Hamas movement ruling the Gaza Strip will bar men from teaching at g...

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...

Militant Jerusalem Fans Challenge Founding Principle of Israeli Foreign Policy

James Dorsey | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
James Dorsey

The outcry over racism expressed towards the two Chechen players contrasts starkly with the lack of a national response to past outbursts by militant fans.

Palestinian Prisoner On Hunger Strike Loses Appeal Before Israel Supreme Court

AP | Associated Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — A lawyer for a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike says Israel's supreme court has rejected a petition to release his client. Att...