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Shattering Israel's Image

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Not only have Netanyahu and his cohorts systematically been engaged in rancorous public narratives against the Palestinians, but they have taken action that could only attest to his unwavering commitment to expand the settlements and prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Israel Hit With Back-To-Back Blows

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday as Palestinians headed to the United Nations to try to set a...

Palestinians Seek End-Of-Occupation Vote At The UN This Week

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will push for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution setting a Novemb...

No Exit in Gaza

Jen Marlowe | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Jen Marlowe

Rubble. That's been the one constant for the Awajah family for as long as I've known them. Four months ago, their home was demolished by the Israeli military -- and it wasn't the first time that Kamal, Wafaa, and their children had been through this.

The State Of Palestine Was Declared Way Before Europe's Push For Recognition

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

How Netanyahu Committed Political Suicide

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 12.04.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Netanyahu's insistence on passing a bill that will define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is as disgraceful as his denial that Israel is not an occupying power. If the bill were to pass now or in the future, it would blow up what's left of Israel's democracy and destroy rather than save the Jews' last haven for which they have yearned for centuries.

'God Gave This Land to Them'

Marty Kaplan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Today, some people embrace the literal meaning of "The Exodus Song." People believe stories, whether they're true or not. They have undeniable explanatory appeal. "The Exodus Song" tells one helluva powerful origin story. That's why the 11-year-old in me wants to keep singing it. But a fable is not a fix.

The Hunt for Terrorist Leaders: Is the Effort Worth It?

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Arie Kruglanski

Targeted killings remain a useful tactical tool in the kit of counterterrorism strategists. While they cannot be expected in the long run to paralyze a terrorist organization, they often can bring short-term, intense pressure on a successor's operations. They cannot bring an end to terrorism.

Why Remembering Jewish Refugees Matters

Lyn Julius | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Lyn Julius

The story of the Jewish refugees from Arab lands is little known, but has huge repercussions for today.

Will Greater Israel Transform Into Greater Palestine?

Henry Siegman | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Henry Siegman

If the slaughter in the Jerusalem synagogue will make the Palestinian dream of statehood an even more unreachable dream, it will also turn Israel's illusion of the sustainability of the occupation into a nightmare.

Israeli Raid on Palestinian Soccer Association Signals Dangerous Hardening of Israeli-Palestinian Battle Lines

James Dorsey | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The Israeli military said the incident had not been a raid. It said a routine patrol had asked some Palestinians for their identification cards, and when they said the cards were in Bnei Sakhnin's offices soldiers had entered the building to check their identities.

Israeli Forces Disperse West Bank Protests

AP | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday it dispersed 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron without ...

The 'Battle for Jerusalem': It Is Personal

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

More than 2,000 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli war on Gaza, but we know very little about them. In Jerusalem, however, the names of both Palestinians and Israelis who are killed are given much more prominence in media coverage and public discussions.

Israel To Cooperate With UN Chief's Gaza War Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it would cooperate with a United Nations investigation into Israeli attacks on U.N...

Jerusalem Mourns: Four Murdered Rabbis, Four Funerals

Anav Silverman | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

The four rabbis who were murdered in the brutal Palestinian terror attack on Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood on Tuesday morning all lived on the same street.

Images Capture Devastation At Jerusalem Synagogue In Aftermath Of Deadly Attack

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

Two Palestinian cousins attacked worshippers at a synagogue in Jerusalem with meat cleavers and a gun on Tuesday, killing four Israelis. The attack...

What Is Fueling Rising Tensions In Jerusalem?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at the uptick in violence in Jeru...

The Fallacy of the Gaza Withdrawal

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.13.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Leave it to Netanyahu, however, to use the Gaza experience to justify the continuation of the occupation rather than working out airtight plans with the PA that would entail security measures to ensure that the West Bank does not become a staging ground for attacks on Israel.

The President of Israel Reaches Out to Palestinian Arabs of Israeli Citizenship

Ron Kronish | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Ron Kronish

I commend President Rivlin for this historic speech. It was a very important first step. But, as one of my Muslim partners in dialogue told me years ago, "Dialogue or talk is not enough!"

Israeli Police Raise Alert Level As Protests Sweep The Country

AP | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police went on heightened alert Sunday following protests across the country over the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Arab ...

Palestinian Kills Israeli With Car, Attacks Crowd

Reuters | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller and Suleiman Al-Khalidi JERUSALEM/AMMAN, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Increasing strife over Jerusalem's most volatile holy site plunged rel...

The Real Danger to Israel's Security Is Netanyahu

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

One need not look far and wide to discern Netanyahu's disingenuousness and misguided policies that have only undermined Israel's future security. He uses his political skills to deceive and mislead in order to "protect himself from political defeat" while disregarding what is best for the future of the state.

The Leaderless Political Orphans of Jerusalem Revolt

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.30.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The silent Intifada that is taking place today in Jerusalem is one result of the Israeli policy of denying Palestinians their rights and refusing to include Jerusalem in serious talks.

Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest from Is...

Mounting Israeli-Palestinians Tensions Reverberate on the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 10.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand.