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Palestinian State Institutions In 2 Years: Prime Minister

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Institutions for an independent Palestinian state should be up and running within two years, Palestinian Prime Minister Sa...

Palestinian Boy Hanged By His Family For 'Collaborating With Israel': Police

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

15-year-old Palestinian Raed Sawalha was found hung from a tree in the West Bank town of Qalqilya, having been accused by his own family of consorting...

During His Trip to Egypt, Obama Should Visit Gaza

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

The issue that is really at the crux of the tensions with the United States is the intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine, and what many perceive as a one-sided U.S. policy in support of Israel.

The Cartographic Crux of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

The fraught political realities on the ground that are captured in the mapmaking process lie at the very heart of the problem.

Hamas, Fatah Battle Kills 6, Bloodiest Factional Violence In 2 Years

AP | ALI DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

QALQILIYA, West Bank — Forces loyal to the moderate Palestinian president stormed a Hamas hideout in the West Bank and set off a fierce gunbattl...

Obama, Abbas Meeting Will Discuss Plans For Pan-Arab Peace With Israel

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Gingerly trying to advance Mideast peace, President Barack Obama on Thursday challenged Israel to stop settlement construction in t...

New Hamas-Free Palestinian Government Sworn In

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday swore in a new government comprised mainly of members of his Fatah Party, b...

Will Netanyahu Buckle Under Obama's Pressure

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Where is Israel after all these concessions? It is arguably the most hated and most vulnerable nation on earth.

Obama: Israeli Settlements "Have to be Stopped"

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Without a settlement freeze, there can be no progress on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Jerusalem: The Pope in Search of Christians

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Before arriving in the region, the Vatican billed the visit as spiritual rather than political. In fact, from day one his trip was mired with political controversies.

Palestinians Mark 'Nakba' 61st Anniversary

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thousands of Palestinians have marked the 61st anniversary of the "Nakba" or "catastrophe," in which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were displa...

Mousawa: An Alternative to a Two-State Solution

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

A movement that began amongst Palestinians with Israeli citizenship is now making its way to East Jerusalem and to the West bank. It is called "Mousawa" which means equality.

AIPAC Agrees To Funding, Talking With Hamas

TAPPED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Coming off their national convention, AIPAC -- the main pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States -- has made a remarkable concession....

A Waltz with President al Bashir of Sudan

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Typically, talking about a crime by an Arab leader in the Middle East, one will almost always end up talking about other concerned parties. It seems to be a special built-in ability to auto-dodge accountability.

UN: Israel Demolitions Must Cease

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has issued a report detailing the difficulties facing Palestinians in East Jerusalem who ...

The New Terror in the Middle East: Swine

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt calls swine flu "more serious than a hydrogen bomb" during a symposium on the health scare. Egypt's pa...

Palestinian Sentenced To Death For Selling Land To Israelis

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Palestinian military court has sentenced a man to death by hanging for selling land to an Israeli company....

Most Israelis, Palestinians Still Support 2-State Solution: Poll

Huffington Post Contributor | Darya Shaikh, OneVoice Movement | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

We're one third of the way through 2009, but we can already say it has been a hard year for those who want to see two states living in peace, side by ...

Netanyahu's Deal: Bushehr for Settlements

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

It hasn't taken Benjamin Netanyahu long to show his true colors by creating new hoops for the Palestinians to jump through in order to resume peace ne...

Hamas, Fatah Reach 'Historic Accord' To Form Palestinian 'Confederation': AKI

Adnkronos International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and the Islamist Hamas movement have reached an historic accord for the creation of a new "confederation" with two go...

Yasser Arafat Poisoned? Arab Doctors To Probe

AP | SHAFIKA MATTAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — Nearly five years after Yasser Arafat died from what French doctors called a massive brain hemorrhage, Arab doctors will meet in...

Israel Extreme Make Over: Here Is a Start

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

I am a Palestinian from Gaza who lived under the Israeli occupation. Take my unsolicited advice as you would take the advice of your college roommate, the one you must share a space with peace.

Jerusalem Isn't Just for Jews

Hammad Hammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hammad Hammad

Treating Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem as foreigners who entered Israel is astonishing, since it was Israel that entered East Jerusalem in 1967.

Israel Committed Human Rights Violations In Gaza: UN Investigators

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Investigators reporting to the United Nations Human Rights Council Monday enumerated a number of human rights violations committed by Israel during it...

Let Shalit Go

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Israel has been negotiating with Hamas, almost a thousand days have passed, more than a thousand lives have been lost. Let the prisoners and Shalit go home.