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Benjamin Netanyahu Stops Pretending To Support A Sovereign Palestinian State

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remar...

Israel Terrorizes Palestinians in Gaza

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

In essence, Israel wants to achieve what every invading army wishes to achieve -- attaining the best for the colonizers and the crumbs for the subjugated people.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians Break Fasts Together

Anav Silverman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Anav Silverman

The events, which were part of a global movement of interfaith break-fasts for the 18th day of Ramadan and 17th of Tammuz, were led and organized by a group called 'Choose Life.'

Gaza Redux: Déjà Vu in Occupied Palestinian Territory

Salena Tramel | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

The names of four children jutted out from my computer's screen like daggers on the list of the dead by name as I refreshed it. Memories of children laughing while flying kites on a beach in Gaza flooded my mind.

Gaza: The Consequences of Voting While Muslim

John Feffer | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

The Palestinians of Gaza are guilty of that new post-Cold War misdemeanor: voting while Muslim. The punishment for this crime has been eight years of economic hardship, international isolation, and periodic Israeli bombardments.

Basic Conditions for Any Ceasefire Require a Political Element

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

In violent conflicts, parties to the conflict are always under pressure to ceasefire. Ceasefire agreements tend to have different formats but there are two basic requirements that successful long-term ceasefires require.

The Curse of the Occupation

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

At a time when hundreds of rockets are fired by Hamas and Islamic Jihad from Gaza against Israel -- threatening population centers, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv -- criticizing Israel's occupation of the West Bank would seem inappropriate at best. Many Israelis justify the continuing occupation in light of the intensifying violence. They argue that Israel cannot allow the West Bank to become under any circumstances like Gaza -- a staging ground for rocket attacks that could cause unimaginable death and destruction. The repeated acts of violence emanating from Gaza and the relative calm in the occupied West Bank are used to "validate" this claim. In reality, the occupation itself is the root cause behind the unending Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the current deadly flare-up between Israel and Hamas.

A World Where We Treat All Children As Our Own

David A. Love | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
David A. Love

When the family of kidnapped and lynched Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir recently grieved together with the family of abducted and murdered Israeli teen Naftali Fraenkel, we were reminded that the loss of a child is both painful and universal.

Muslims Must Sustain Israel, for the Sake of Palestine

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

For Middle east peace to come to pass, our world needs nothing more than Israel as God wants it to be.

Lousy Scenarios, Limited Options: It Mostly Just Gets Worse for Obama

William Bradley | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Remember those halcyon days of yore, also known as last year, when President Barack Obama's frequently challenged job approval rating was always buttressed by his ratings on foreign policy and geopolitics?

Palestinian Death Toll Hits 172

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it downed a drone launched by militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday, the first time it encountered an unma...

Israel Calls For North Gaza Evacuation, Suggesting Strike

AP | KARIN LAUB and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shel...

The 'Morality' of the Powerful

James Zogby | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

This is the fifth major assault in nine years. When and how it will end is unclear, but here's what we know for certain: No good will come from this madness; there will be no winners; and when the dust settles and the tears dry, Palestinians and Israelis will be more embittered and will feel less secure.

My Own Personal Gaza

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Michael Rosenblum

One night, at a beach resort, I got into a heated "Israel and the Palestinians" discussion with a Peace Corps guy. I countered with all the usual responses: the Holocaust, Israel must live, worldwide anti-Semitism, Palestinian terrorism. But the Peace Corps guy threw me a curve: "Your problem," he said, "is that you never met a Palestinian. You should go to Gaza."

Former Palestinian National Authority Prime Minister: 'This Conflict Will be Resolved'

Keosha Varela | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Keosha Varela

As the death toll from rocket fire and aerial offensives continues to rise in both Israel and Palestine -- the aftermath of the abduction and murder of three Jewish teens, and the subsequent abduction and murder of a Palestinian teen -- the path to an end to the recent violence remains unclear.

Is War on Gaza Based on an Israeli Fabrication?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

War is often created in the public space and in closed rooms. Having created a major public campaign against Hamas, albeit on false charges, the debate for war moved to the war council.

Why Israel Needs Justice, Not Revenge

Hody Nemes | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Hody Nemes

The cold-blooded murders of the three abducted Israeli boys must not go unpunished. But justice, not vengeance, should win the day. The murderers should be tracked down, apprehended and tried in court for their crimes.

Responding to Violence in Israel-Palestine: An Invitation to Join the Peaceful Liberation Struggle

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Sheldon C. Good

When we look at recent events in Palestine and Israel, it is tempting for us to say that this is just a flare up of an age-old "conflict." However, for Palestinians, daily life is about navigating a system of oppression, racism, and violence.

Bibi's Dilemma

Amir Handjani | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Amir Handjani

Much to Netanyahu's dismay, the United States has to now work with Iran to combat ISIS advances in the Middle East. The US and Iran share a common enemy in Al Qaeda and ISIS. The US can no longer view Iran as the greatest threat to world peace or be spending so much diplomatic capital nursing the peace process.

Israeli Investigation Into Murder of Palestinian Focuses on Jerusalem Soccer Fan Group

James Dorsey | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The refusal by the IFA and government to stand up to the group's blatant racism reflects the ambiguity of a society that long yearned for peace, increasingly grown frustrated at how beyond grasp it seemed to be, and finally concluded that peace no longer was essential to its survival.

Israel, the Middle East and Cognitive Dissonance

David Harris | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
David Harris

Try as I might, there are some things I just don't get. For starters, I'm seeking to understand Israel's options in today's Middle East.

Israel: Jewish Suspects Arrested In Palestinian Teen's Death

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death las...

Time for United Nations Intervention

James Zogby | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Reactions to the horrific back-to-back kidnappings and murders of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen have made clear several disturbing realities that must not be ignored.

Palestinian Teen Mourned In Tense Jerusalem Funeral

Posted 09.03.2014 | World

By YOUSUR ALHLOU -- The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police clashed with rock-throwing Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem on Friday ...