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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 09.25.2014 | 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 09.26.2014 | 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 ...

'Washington Post' Fails in Gaza

James Zogby | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Israel relies on their ability to dominate and shape media messages and images to the same extent that they depend on their military to win battles. And because the Israelis have cultivated all too compliant partners in the press and in politics, their narrative of events often trumps reality.

In Death, Soccer Fan-Turned-Soldier Embodies Israeli-Palestinian Gap

James Dorsey | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

In death, Staff Sergeant Nissim Sean Carmeli embodies the deep fears, distrust and dehumanization of the other that has exploded into massive bloodshed in Gaza, threatens to spark another uprising on the West Bank, and makes achievement of even a temporary Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire an almost impossible task.

It Can Be Done: Negotiate an End to the Siege in Gaza

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

There are so many stakeholders, not only in the Middle East but also in Europe and beyond, that would like to see an end to this madness in Gaza. The vital thing confronting us today is for the U.S. to put pressure on Israel to lift the siege of Gaza and seek a viable and realistic political solution.

5 Killed In West Bank Protests Against Gaza Violence On Friday

AP | KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as...

Middle East Conflict: Need for Credible Mediator

James Dorsey | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Israel hopes to weaken and demilitarize Hamas but not totally eradicate it because that could open the door to more militant Islamist groups taking control of Gaza.

Keeping It Cool in the Diaspora

Aryeh Younger | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Aryeh Younger

As personal as this war might be for many in the diaspora, it is crucial for our community to promote an environment that fosters respectful dialogue and debate. But more leaders on both sides must continue to advocate for respectful dialogue in order for change to come.

The Unheard Voices Against the Occupation

David A. Love | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
David A. Love

Among Jewish Americans and Israelis themselves, there is a diversity of opinion on the Israeli invasion of Gaza and on the Occupation of the Palestinian people.

Why 24 Lived Another Day and Will Live Again

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Given that the show had seemed near played out when it ended its eight-season run four years ago, the question is why the longest-running espionage TV series in history seems still to have a lot of life left in it 13 years after it first ran.

Possible Gaza Truce Hinges On Complex Negotiations

Reuters | Yasmine Saleh and Arshad Mohammed | Posted 07.24.2014 | World

* Temporary truce would start next week * Israel wants to destroy tunnels, degrade militant capabilities * Hamas wants an end to siege, open bor...

5 Simple Ways You Can Help Create Peace in Gaza and Israel

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Living far away, it's often hard to know where to start or how to help. So, I began asking people with experience in the region and have identified five simple actions you can take today to support peace for people in Gaza and Israel.

Deconstructing Israeli Claims

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

War is ugly and truth is certainly the first casualty of war. But the fact is that this war on Gaza, which began with a lie, has continued with Israelis and their apologists hoodwinking the world that they had little choice but to go into this war to protect their own people.

Leaders vs. Israeli & Palestinian People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Well, what if world political "leaders" continue to engage in the politics of fear, who demonize the "other," who call for and enact war on their so-called "enemies"? And what if nobody came?

Ode to Gaza

Steve Posner | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Steve Posner

Much of the killing in Gaza has stopped. All we have are remnant cries of mothers hunching at child limbs lost, of fathers sobbing at houses bashed, a...

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Says No Israeli Soldier Was Kidnapped In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS, July 20 (Reuters) - Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said on Sunday there was no kidnapped Israeli soldier, dismissing a televised ...

How John Kerry Built A Middle East Peace Plan (And Watched It Crumble)

The New Republic | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

At around noon on March 20 last year, Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport for Barack Obama’s first presidential visit to Israel....

Thousands Flee Major Battle In Gaza

AP | KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestin...

Photos Show Palestinian-American's Family Home Ransacked By Israeli Police

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

Israeli police raided the home of 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir early Friday, just hours after the Palestinian-American teenager left for Israel's Ben ...

The Nightmare of Gaza Continues

James Zogby | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Palestinians want to live normal lives. They want to be able to provide for their children and see their children's children grow and prosper. It is not, as the Israelis would say, that the Palestinians have chosen death. Rather, it is that the Israelis have never allowed them the chance to choose life.

Ryan Grim

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.'