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  • Live from the Ground: Israel Social TV Reports

    By Jeremy Elster

    2 weeks ago

    The events of the last few weeks beginning with the kidnapping of three Israeli yeshiva settler youths have laid bare the dissonance between illusions for peace and hope and the brutal cycle of violence that so often dominates the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

    In the following...

  • Palestinian killed in West Bank as report decries excessive force

    February 27, 2014 | 10:15 am

    The Israeli military rejected an Amnesty International report accusing its soldiers of using excessive force against Palestinians.

    On Thursday, the day the report was released, Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian man suspected of planning to carry out a terror attack in...

  • October 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 3, 2012 | 2:26 am

    In-depth

    Hunt for Obama’s Middle East Policy Comes Up Empty

    Writing for Bloomberg, Jeffrey Goldberg takes Obama to task for his procrastination when it comes to the Middle East. 

    Perhaps Obama isn’t quite the brilliant foreign-policy strategist his campaign tells us he is....

  • NGOs call on Israel to lift Gaza blockade

    June 14, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    Some 50 nongovernmental organizations called on Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    “For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation of international law,” the groups said in a petition issued Thursday. “More than half of...

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  • Amnesty: Israel guilty of torture, unfairly detains Palestinians

    June 8, 2012 | 11:39 am

    Amnesty International says Israel is guilty of torture and human rights violations.

    The nongovernmental organization’s report, “Starved of justice: Palestinians detained without trial by Israel,” states that Israel must end its policy of detaining Palestinian prisoners without...

  • Amnesty International report raps Israel for Gaza blockade

    May 24, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Amnesty International blasted Israel for its blockade of the Gaza Strip in its annual report on the state of the world’s human rights.

    According to Amnesty International Report 2012, which came out Thursday, Israel is “prolonging the humanitarian crisis” in Gaza Strip with its...

  • Israel should probe accusations of war crimes

    By Joseph M. Lipner

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The recent charge by three human rights organizations that Israel committed war crimes in Lebanon seems at first like just another reflexive anti-Israel (or, at worst, anti-Semitic) condemnation.
     
    The truth, though, is more complex. Those who are making the accusations appear to be...
  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Four Israelis Killed This Week

    At least two Israelis were killed and 32 injured by a Palestinian suicide bomber at a shopping center in the city of Kfar Saba on Nov. 4. Two infants were among those wounded after the bomber set off his explosives at an electronics store in...

  • Elias and Company

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    You may know Jonathan Elias as the guy who composed the music to Chaplin and 9 1/2 Weeks. Or most of the songs on the Yes album, Union. Or the ditty to the original MTV promo, the one where the astronaut plants the MTV flag on the moon.

    So it may come as a surprise that Elias' latest...