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Tensions Soar After Israeli Teens Found Dead

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian from the militant group Hamas was shot dead when he threw a grenade at forces carrying out an arrest raid in the West ...

Middle East Fights Propaganda Wars on World Cup Sidelines

James Dorsey | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

This year's World Cup is not just about soccer -- at least not as far as the Middle East and North Africa is concerned.

Palestinian Prisoners In Israel End Mass Hunger Strike

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday ended their 63-day-long hunger strike after reaching a deal with Israeli prison author...

If ISIS Is Such a Threat, Why No Air Strikes?

William Bradley | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Have we learned nothing during our adventures in the Middle East and Central Asia?

Nothing Good Will Come of This

James Zogby | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

With the kidnapping, Netanyahu has been reborn. Playing the victim card and confronting enemies is what he loves most and does best. The kidnappers have given the Prime Minister an undeserved second wind. No longer "the obstacle to peace," he has become "the defender of his victim people."

The Kidnapping of Three Israelis Has Brought Attention Back to Palestinian Conflict

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The kidnapping of three Israeli religious settlers in an area under the total administrative and security control of the Israeli army has partially brought back attention to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but for the wrong reasons.

Palestinian prisoners detained without charge or trial hunger for freedom

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Since April 24, 120 out of the 189 Palestinians held without charge or trial have refused taking any food. Hundreds, and on some days thousands, of fe...

Israel: The Danger From Within

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Israeli public, more so than their misguided political leaders, must wake up to this fateful reality and decide what kind of future to chart for themselves and for future generations.

Netanyahu Panders to Far Right Settlers

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Netanyahu's only preoccupation appears to be pandering to his right-wing constituency in the hope that this will carry him to an unprecedented fourth term.

Palestinian Rock Star Finds His American Comeback

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Hani Almadhoun

Haitham Shomali is Palestinian and has been in the music industry his entire life. From childhood, growing up with a musical family and the youngest o...

Palestinian President Swears In Unity Government

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 08.02.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a national unity government Monday, formally ending a crippling seven-year s...

President: Palestinian Unity Govt To Be Announced Monday

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The formation of a Palestinian unity government backed by rivals Hamas and Fatah will be announced Monday, Palestinian Pr...

Netanyahu: Playing Us for Fools

James Zogby | Posted 07.31.2014 | World
James Zogby

Netanyahu can be seen as a maneuverer, but in reality, he is an ideologue, relentless in his efforts to maintain control of what he refers to as Judea and Samaria. He will feint to the left or right, as need be, but the key to understanding him is to judge him by his actions, not his words.

FIFA Braces for Israeli-Palestinian Showdown

James Dorsey | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The scene is set at next month's World Cup in Brazil for showdown between Israel and Palestine that will be off the pitch given that neither qualified for one of the world's most important sporting events.

Entitled to Protection, Palestinians Should Join the ICC, Now

Ibrahim Sharqieh | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Ibrahim Sharqieh

Once Palestine joins the ICC, the court's jurisdiction will provide coverage against human rights violations in the Palestinian territories, regardless of whether the source of such violations is Israel or the PA itself. In other words, this will establish a foundation for the prevalence of the rule of law in the Palestinian territories.

New Video Prompts More Scrutiny Of Palestinian Teenagers' Deaths

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.23.2014 | World

New footage released on Thursday added to mounting scrutiny over the deaths of two Palestinian teenagers during clashes with Israeli forces in the Wes...

The Significance of the Pope's Upcoming Visit to Israel

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

Pope Francis' trip to Israel beginning on May 25 is clearly an important visit, as any papal appearance is. Its greatest importance may lie in the fact that it reflects the normalization of relations between the Vatican and the State of Israel, not to mention Catholic-Jewish relations more broadly.

Pope To Visit Palestinian Refugee Camp On Holy Land Visit

AP | Mohammed Daraghmeh | Posted 05.22.2014 | Religion

DHEISHEH REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) - Pope Francis will spend less than half an hour in this Palestinian refugee camp during a jam-packed Holy Land ...

Palestinian Reconciliation Moving in PLO and Abbas' Direction

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Early signs of efforts to produce a unity Palestinian government reflect many of challenges, expected after a seven-year-long division.

The Israeli Court System on Trial: The Rachel Corrie Appeal

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
The Center for Constitutional Rights

On March 16, 2003, 23-year old human rights defender Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer while peacefully protesting the demolition of Palestinian homes in Gaza.

J Street Flap Exposes Jewish Double Standard

Shai Franklin | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Shai Franklin

As the Jewish right and left wings rush to their respective corners, those of us in the relative center of the community have a right to feel excluded and frustrated by the Presidents' Conference decision.

Palestinians March To Mark Their 1948 Displacement

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teens in a West Bank clash that erupted Thursday after Palestinians marked their...

Israel Continues Imprisoning Palestinians Without Charge or Trial

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

At present, 186 Palestinian doctors, parliamentarians and teenagers are held without charge or trial by Israel, a country that calls itself the Middle East's only democracy.

The Choice We Face, the Debate We Must Have

James Zogby | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

What troubled me most was that Kerry, after acknowledging that many Israelis have offered the same warning, apologized for using the word "apartheid" saying that "it is a word best left out of the debate here at home." In other words, Israelis can have this debate, but we can't.

What Went Wrong?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Secretary of State John Kerry made a fundamental mistake by establishing rules of engagement that were not conducive to progress, raising serious doubts about the prospect of a solution.