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Soccer and Militant Islam Intersect in Incidents Across the Middle East

James Dorsey | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
James Dorsey

A successful soccer player near the peak of his career, 22-year Nidhal Selmi died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq.

Gaza Still Needs Rebuilding. Here's What Lies Ahead

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at efforts to rebuild the Gaza St...

Police: Palestinian Boy Shot Dead By Israeli Troops

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian police say a 13-year-old Palestinian boy has been shot dead by Israeli soldiers during a clash in the West Ba...

The Palestinian Refugees: Ending Their Lingering Plight

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.16.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is nothing short of a travesty to allow another generation of Palestinians to grow up in a state of limbo, only so their corrupt leaders can ride on their backs and cry wolf about their plight while shamelessly enjoying the good life.

Dear UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

David Harris | Posted 10.16.2014 | World
David Harris

Respectfully, Mr. Secretary General, in that one sentence, in those 39 words, you have illustrated, I believe, a fundamental misreading of the actual situation, both past and present.

Israeli And Palestinian Teens Sing About 'Home' Together

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.10.2014 | Religion

The Palestinian and Israeli members of the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus both call the ancient city of Jerusalem their home. Despite the decades of ...

Karama's Story

Natalie McDonnell | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Natalie McDonnell

I was back in the office after vacation and the voice of Karama, a young Palestinian living in the middle of the conflict in Gaza, came out of the speaker as I was listening to my messages.

Netanyahu Fooled the New York Times -- For One Day

James Zogby | Posted 10.04.2014 | Media
James Zogby

This Israeli fantasy of making peace with the Arabs without first making peace with the Palestinians has been around for decades. It is, in effect, a desire to turn the Arab Peace Initiative on its head. As is often the case, Netanyahu's clever, but disingenuous, ploys can't stand up in the face of reality.

Major European Country To Recognize State Of Palestine

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2014 | World

STOCKHOLM, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Sweden's new center-left government will recognize the state of Palestine in a move that will make it the first ma...

Abbas' Dismal Failure at the United Nations

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

His failure to strike a balance between his justifiable resistance to the occupation and the need to rally the support of the Israeli public was a major blunder, deeply injurious to the Palestinian cause.

Palestinian Trying to Rebuild Progressive Women Radio

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.30.2014 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

When I met Islam Barbar in a Gaza restaurant in 2012 while on a human rights mission, I was impressed with her cheerful demeanor but taken aback by the hopelessness that she felt.

Israel and Palestine: To Leap Forward, First Look Backward

Mohammad Tarbush | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Mohammad Tarbush

Well-wishers to both sides should encourage the parties to address the causes and not the symptoms of the long-standing conflict. A good start would be to look backward, not forward, and examine what went wrong and became the source of tension between Israelis and Palestinians.

Samantha Lachman

Liberal Group Channels Beyonce To Troll Netanyahu

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- A new advocacy campaign is borrowing from Beyonce to push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support a two-state solution in t...

Israel Mobilizes to Deprive Qatar of the World Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Israel appears to be mobilizing a grassroots campaign against Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup as part of the Jewish state's effort to isolate Hamas, the Islamist militia that controls the Gaza Strip, and bolster the fortunes of the Palestine Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas.

Standing Together, We Too Can Prevail - Part One

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Evgeniya Melnikova

There is no other place in the world, where basic human rights are so violated, as Palestine. For many people around the globe the problem has ended the moment two sides signed a peace agreement. Not for the Palestinians.

Palestinians Pressure UEFA Not to Award the Tournament to Israel

James Dorsey | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Palestinian soccer clubs and non-governmental organizations have called on European soccer governor UEFA to this week shy away from awarding Israel the right to host the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

Reckless Policies, Dire Consequences

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.04.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Netanyahu-led government's announcement of its decision to annex nearly 1,000 acres of Palestinian land in the West Bank between the Etzion settlement block and Jerusalem amounts to nothing less than a reckless and offensive act that only further undermines Israel's moral international standing and has dire future consequences.

Coalition for Peace Must Be as Strong as Coalition to Stop Gaza War

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.04.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Occupation and its manifestations, including the internationally declared illegal settlement building and land appropriation, cannot be condoned by anyone.

NATO and Turkey: Is Fighting Terrorism Really a Priority?

Norm Kurz | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Norm Kurz

With Recep Tayyip Erdogan now sworn in as Turkey's new President, his successful efforts to prolong his rule after two terms as Prime Minister have observers comparing his popularity to that of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.

British Government 'Deplores' Israel Decision To Claim West Bank Land

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The British government said on Monday it deplored an Israeli decision to appropriate a large swath of land inside the occup...

Israel Announces Massive West Bank Land Grab

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement g...

Now That the Guns Have Been Silenced

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has immediately raised the same old question: Will it last, or is it merely just another pause, providing the prelude for the next round of fighting à la previous ceasefires? I believe the current ceasefire is different as it was achieved under completely different circumstances and may well last.

To Accomplish Liberation, Palestinian Unity Must Be Preserved

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinians must agree on the goals, the methods of accomplishing them and a willing public. This is the only way strategies will produce the desired goals for the Palestinian

Gaza Returns to the Status Quo Ante, As If Nothing Happened

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

What have Israel and Gaza's populations achieved after over a month of death, injury, fear, and utter chaos?

Israel Destroys 2 Gaza High-Rises With Airstrikes

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely dama...