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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 11.18.2014 | 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.

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.