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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...

6-Year-Old Mohammed: 'When Are We Going To Die?'

Agence France Presse | Mai Yaghi | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

Every time six-year-old Mohammed hears the sound of Israeli missiles landing near his home in Gaza City, he turns to his mother and asks: "When are we...

LOOK: Infographic Shows Weapons Used In The Gaza Conflict

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

Israel has escalated its bombing campaign in Gaza over the past week, targeting Hamas' supply of rockets. Militants hit Tel Aviv, about 50 miles no...

Obama Talks Gaza With Israeli, Egyptian Leaders

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spoke separately to Israeli and Egyptian leaders Friday night as violence escalated in Gaza and Israel signa...

Israeli Army Closes Roads Roads Around Gaza

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Israeli army said on Friday it was closing to civilian traffic three roads that lead to, or border the Gaza Strip,...

Israel Masses Troops And Tanks Outside Gaza

Reuters | Dan Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Israeli tanks and troops massed outside Gaza and the military said on Friday it was calling up 16,000 reservists, sign...

The Issue of Arab Jews: Manipulating a Justified Cause

James Dorsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Few, if any, Palestinians are likely to want to physically return to Israeli rule and even fewer Arab Jews would opt for a return to their ancestral homelands. Nevertheless, the devil is in the details.

Palestinian Protests Turn Violent

AP | NASSER SHIYOUKHI and DIAA HADID | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

HEBRON, West Bank — Palestinian demonstrators fed up with high prices and unpaid salaries shuttered shops, halted traffic with burning tires and...

Requiem to the Two State Solution of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Carlo Strenger | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

It may well be that the Israel-Palestine conflict is but a reflection of the Middle East's inherent instability. Unfortunately this means that the area's fate, and that includes Israel's, will be determined by blind historical forces rather than by foresight and planning.

Gaza: Reverse Causality

David Harris | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
David Harris

It's unquestionably tragic if a large segment of the population lives below the poverty line and doesn't receive basic services. And it's equally dispiriting to imagine an even bleaker future. Yet such an outcome wasn't inevitable, nor need it be down the road.

Caterpillar No Longer A Socially Responsible Investment

AP | BLAKE SOBCZAK | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. investment firm has removed Caterpillar Inc. from three of its popular indexes that track socially responsible investments, ...

Bibi's 'Ludicrous' Move?

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- The thought of having Jewish settler homes demolished on his watch has propelled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to promise a radical &...

For A Just And Lasting Peace In God's Land

Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek

It is important for everyone to be exact and careful when speaking about Palestine and Israel, but it is wrong to construe every criticism leveled at the government of Israel as an attack on Jews or Judaism.

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.