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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 ...

Naftali, Eyal, Gilad and the Palestinian Culture of Hate

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

These three young men were killed by hateful people who had no regard for humanity or the values of life treasured by most. Until the world truly understands this evil and acts to combat it, cultures of hate like those responsible for taking the lives of Naftali, Eyal and Gilad will sadly continue to flourish.

Israeli Police, Palestinians Clash In Jerusalem

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinians accused Israeli extremists of abducting and killing an Arab teenager and burning his body Wednesday, sparking hour...

Do the Presbyterians Expect Jews to Be the World's Only Christians?

Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen

On June 20, the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted 310 to 303 to divest its financial holdings in three American companies which do business in Israel because they "profit from non-peaceful pursuits."

Tens Of Thousands Mourn Slain Israeli Teens

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister threatened Tuesday to take even tougher action against Hamas following an intense wave of airstrikes in the...

Tensions Soar After Israeli Teens Found Dead

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 08.31.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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.