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Three Jews Visit Scandinavia

Seth Menachem | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Seth Menachem

Tensions are understandably high. The loss of lives on both sides is a tragedy. Thanks to Israel's Iron Dome defense, many Israeli lives have been spared. But Hamas keeps trying. And Israel keeps fighting back. And the horrible cycle goes on and on.

Margaret Thatcher Was Right: Justice Must be Done for The Palestinians

David Miles | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
David Miles

To understand this you could hardly do better than watch CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer's country club invocation of former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir this week to suggest Palestinians are forcing Israel to kill their children.

Gaza, the Answer: Separate the Fish From the Sea

Barry Lando | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
Barry Lando

A fictitious communiqué provoked by the horrors of Gaza. From: Israel Defense Forces Special Gaza Group To: P.M. (eyes only) Date: August 1, 201...

The Israeli-American Predicament

Daniella Gitlin | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Daniella Gitlin

The difficulty won't disappear. We can't have it both ways: There seems to be no way to reconcile earnest opposition to the Israeli government's oppression of Palestinians and the assault on Gaza with support for the protection of Tel Aviv from Hamas rockets.

Contemplating Gaza

James Campion | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
James Campion

"Really?" the reporter asked. "You honestly don't hold out hope that there is a peaceful solution to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict?" And that's when I went off the rails with the truth as I had learned it six years before.

The Voices of Gazans That We Never Hear

Lilac Sigan | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

Real data as to public opinion in Gaza is scarce. Still, there are a few hints of true voices coming out from the dark.

Gaza Ceasefire Collapses; What Should We Do Now?

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

We have more time to organize. Everyone in the world who wants to end the blockade of Gaza should have a plan in place to put ending the blockade at the top of the international agenda so that when the ceasefire starts, we don't have to brainstorm from scratch what our response should be.

Why Can't Obama Enforce Peace Between Palestine and Israel?

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

If U.S. President Barack Obama believes so strongly in the diplomatic approach, to the point that he has angered Israel -- one of America's closest allies -- by making up with Iran over the nuclear dossier, then why can't he enforce peace between Palestine and Israel?

Gaza and the West Bank One Palestinian Entity

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.31.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The admission was buried deep in a long, drawn-out analysis by Israel's leading columnist. Nahum Barnea revealed that one of the yet to be declared results of the war on Gaza is the realization that the attempts to separate Gaza from the West Bank has failed.

Netanyahu's Dilemma: From the War in Gaza to the War at Home

James Dorsey | Posted 07.31.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is likely to face significant political problems at home and a far less empathetic diplomatic environment abroad once the guns fall silent in Gaza.

Time for a Cease-Fire Agreement in Gaza

Alan Elsner | Posted 07.31.2014 | World
Alan Elsner

The United States, the international community and all people of goodwill should joint together now and tell both sides that it is time for the fighting to end through a sustainable cease-fire agreement.

Blood on a Beach

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Our ubiquitous social media are a game changer: having seen pictures of dead boys on a beach, we cannot un-see them.

Live Updates Of Peace Amid Middle East Conflict

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact

After weeks of around-the-clock updates of the escalating violence and despair in the Middle East, we're making a point to highlight glimpses of peace...

Qatar Invests in Israeli Soccer Despite Gaza and War of Words With Jerusalem

James Dorsey | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Qatar's latest investment in Israeli Palestinian soccer comes against a backdrop of a war of words between the two countries over the Gulf state's support for Hamas, the Islamist militia that controls the war-wracked Gaza Strip.

Is the Road to Hell Paved with Qatar's Intentions?

Lilac Sigan | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

How similar is Qatar's real face to the image it's trying to portray? For one thing, Qatar has funded many extremist Islamic movements, such as ISIS, something it's probably regretted once ISIS got out of hand.

Why Muslims 'Still Have Faith' In Gaza

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion

In Gaza, Ramadan — a time meant for fasting and focusing on God — has not been easy for thousands of Muslims. Bombs lobbed from nearby Israel ...

It's Immoral for Hamas to Use Human Shields and Immoral for Israel to Bomb Human Shields.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
H. A. Goodman

If the title of this article is vapid to the point of absurdity, that's because it is indeed a trite and possibly ludicrous way to describe the bloodshed in Gaza. Sadly, it's the truth, and the reality that both Hamas and Israel are to blame for the civilian deaths in Gaza is something neither side wants to admit.

Battle of the Ceasefires: Israel, Hamas Struggle for Moral High Ground

James Dorsey | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
James Dorsey

But more importantly it highlights a growing realization that Hamas is emerging politically strengthened from the death and destruction in Gaza while Israel is fighting a rear guard battle to turn military success into political victory.

Peace Through Unity: Merge Gaza Into Israel

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Gabe Zichermann

If the Palestinians can be assured of their right to culture and autonomy -- and examples of this exist throughout the world in once-fraught places like Quebec, Kuna Yala, or the Basque Country -- along with freedom and economic opportunity, what's not to like?

Gaza Physician: No One Can Make You Hate Without Your Permission

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Dr. Abuelaish explained that we must first stop the current bloodshed, then ask five times why this occurred. This inquiry will help us identify and treat the underlying causes, which he believes is the only way to create a peaceful co-existence.

Netanyahu: Israelis Must Be 'Ready For A Prolonged Campaign' In Gaza

AP | KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready ...

Boston LGBTQ Communities Divided on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

At a recent protest rally on the streets of Boston, just one of many that I've seen personally, watched on TV and read about, members of our community went at each other's throats, demonstrating not only how we're not monolithic when it comes to passion and politics but how LGBTQs are inextricably tied to world events.

U.S.-Israeli Tensions Rise Over Gaza Conflict

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 28 (Reuters) - Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was q...

How Dare Israel...

Martin Lewis | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
Martin Lewis

How DARE Israel be upset that the Arab enablers, spinners and propagandists have skillfully exploited images of the human shields that they cynically use as missile fodder to advance their anti-Israel, anti-Jewish fatwa.

Israel And Hamas Launch New Attacks

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a ...