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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.

Radical Changes Needed in Israel Approach

Amnesty International | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Amnesty International

Now is the time for President Obama to become more actively involved, working to drastically revise the Quartet's approach and show that he can make a real difference to the lives of Palestinians and Israelis.

Lie to Me

Lilac Sigan | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Lilac Sigan

It's comfortable for Abbas to keep selling this lie, and for a good reason: everyone seems to be buying it. But the truth is that when Abbas was offered this deal he supposedly wants, he refused. Why? Because he doesn't just want "a Palestinian state." He wants much much more.

Palestinians Are NOT An Invented People

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

One of the craziest things that ever came out of the mouth of Golda Meir was her comment, "There were no such things as Palestinians." And now Newt Gingrich has gone and said much the same thing.

Food for Thought

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Bill_Corcoran

We need to remember that in many communities around the world, putting food on the dinner table is a major challenge.

Engaging Palestinian Literature: A Jewish Journey Into Empathy

Joe Winkler | Posted 01.14.2012 | Religion
Joe Winkler

I harbor no delusions of literature solving political problems. The truth is much more complicated. But literature illuminates complexity.

I Woke Up This Morning with My Mind Set on Freedom

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Clarence B. Jones

Just as our Freedom Riders were primarily directed to awaken the conscience and sense of decency in the majority of white America, our Palestinian brothers and sisters are seeking to awaken the conscience of the world and a majority of Israelis.

Palestine Can Now Protect Its Heritage Sites

hyperallergic.com | Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

On Monday, Palestinians were finally admitted to the cultural body of the United Nations, UNESCO, as a full member. The move, which ignited the ire of...

Israel And Gaza Militants Exchange Newest Round Of Fire

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck at Palestinian militants in Gaza on Saturday who responded with a volley of rockets which rained on southern...

Days Of Reflection On Israel

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Jeremy Ben-Ami

For many of us, these are days for deep reflection and soul-searching on the past year. How, we ask, as individuals and as a community can we better ourselves and the world?