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  • Carr Super Pac tries to draw connection between Lieu and Hamas

    By Ryan Torok

    October 30, 2014 | 4:20 pm

    The race to represent the 33rd California District in the United States House of Representatives took a nasty turn recently.

    Residents in the district have received mailers claiming that Democratic candidate Ted Lieu is sympathetic to the Palestinian terror group Hamas. The...

  • U.N. council to meet on latest Israel-Palestine tensions

    October 28, 2014 | 11:55 am

    The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting this week on recent tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in East Jerusalem due to Israel's plans to build more settlements, council diplomats said on Tuesday.

    The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, is being...

  • Sinai attack reverberates around Israel, Middle East

    October 27, 2014 | 10:49 am

    This article originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The deadliest attack on Egyptian soldiers since the new government of Abdel Fatteh Al-Sisi took office is affecting not only Egypt, but Israel and the Palestinians as well. After an attacker drove a car rigged with explosives...

  • U.S. says Palestinian-American killed by Israeli forces

    October 25, 2014 | 2:18 pm

    Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian-American youth during clashes on Friday, the U.S. State Department said, calling for a quick and transparent investigation.

    Orwah Hammad, 14, was shot in the head in the village of Silwad, north of the Palestinian seat of government in...

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  • Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli forces at West Bank protest

    October 24, 2014 | 10:57 am

    A Palestinian teen was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Friday, medics and residents said.

    Orwah Hammad, 14, was shot in the head in the village of Silwad, north of the Palestinian seat of government in...

  • Poll: Most Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian State on 1967 lines

    October 22, 2014 | 3:41 pm

    Three-quarters of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, a new poll found. 
     
    Some 75 percent also are against ceding control of the Jordan Valley, and 76 percent oppose the division of Jerusalem, according to a survey conducted...
  • Recognizing Palestine:  When “Yes” was the Unacceptable Answer

    October 20, 2014 | 11:33 am

    The New York Times ran an interesting, but not particularly illuminating debate about recognizing Palestine and the ultimate partition of the historic Land of Israel (a.k.a.  historical Palestine) into a Jewish State and an Arab State.  Much ink is being spilled about Sweden’s...
  • Joining Islamic State is about ‘sex and aggression,’ not religion

    October 17, 2014 | 1:54 pm

    It is easy to look to religion for an explanation of why young men - and some women - become radicalized. But it is psychology, not theology, that offers the best tools for understanding radicalization-and how best to undo it.

    The appeal of Islamic State rests on individuals'...

  • Palestinian mosque in West Bank torched in suspected arson

    October 14, 2014 | 10:47 am

    A mosque was set alight in a suspected arson attack in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and the name of an Israeli vigilante group called "price tag" was found scribbled on an outside wall, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin condemned the...

  • Mahmoud Abbas will visit Gaza in coming weeks

    October 13, 2014 | 5:30 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A Palestinian official close to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has told The Media Line that security preparations are underway for the president to visit the Gaza Strip in the next few weeks: the first time since...

  • UK lawmakers pass symbolic motion to recognize Palestine as a state

    October 13, 2014 | 2:28 pm

    British lawmakers voted in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state on Monday in a move that will not alter the government's stance on the issue, but that carries symbolic value for Palestinians in their pursuit of statehood.

    Lawmakers in Britain's lower house of parliament...

  • Hamas code of behavior

    By Steve Greenberg

    October 7, 2014 | 10:29 am

  • Netanyahu: No chance for peace deal if Israel sued for war crimes

    October 3, 2014 | 12:03 pm

    A Palestinian push to try Israeli officials for war crimes at a United Nations tribunal would end any chance of reaching a peace deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Netanyahu spoke to Army Radio on Friday, a day after the Palestinian Authority’s envoy to the...

  • A night of anger and reflection

    By David Suissa

    October 1, 2014 | 2:38 pm

    How do you explain Israel’s resounding success? How do you explain how a tiny country surrounded by medieval violence has managed to create an extraordinary society of more than 100 different nationalities that is on the cutting edge of culture and modernity?

    How do you explain...

  • Mahmoud Abbas: Winning abroad but losing at home

    October 1, 2014 | 10:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Palestinians say that when it comes to diplomacy abroad, nobody can challenge the 80-year-old Mahmoud Abbas. But when it comes to tending to matters in the Palestinian territories, he doesn’t do so well.

    In his speech on Sept....

  • Gaza, and Europe’s new wave of anti-Semitism

    September 29, 2014 | 11:22 am

    For weeks, the images filled the world’s television screens – of collapsed buildings, weeping parents and widows, and anguished calls for vengeance.  It was these scenes, of the genuine suffering of Palestinian civilians caught up in a war provoked by Hamas that have been seized on...

  • Should rabbis talk about Israel during the High Holy Days?

    By David Suissa

    September 23, 2014 | 4:43 pm

    On the eve of the biggest sermon days of the year, a brouhaha has erupted in the Jewish world over whether rabbis should weigh in about Israel.

    “Don’t talk about Israel,” my friend Peter Beinart wrote this week in Haaretz, addressing rabbis across America. Why? Because American...

  • U.S. providing additional $71 million in Gaza aid

    September 23, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    The United States said it will provide $71 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Palestinians in Gaza.

    The funds announced Monday by Secretary of State John Kerry are above the $47 million pledged by the U.S. for emergency needs in Gaza in the wake of Israel’s...

  • Is anti-Israel bias at UCLA breaking federal law? One study says yes.

    By Jared Sichel

    September 23, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    A study released Sept. 17 by the pro-Israel campus watchdog AMCHA Initiative found that not only has UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) hosted an overwhelming proportion of its events that are critical and hostile toward Israel — as campus pro-Israel advocates long have...

  • Israeli teens’ suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF

    September 23, 2014 | 9:55 am

    The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them.

    Marwan Kawasme and Omar Abu Aysha were killed early Tuesday morning in Hebron, where Israeli troops had surrounded...

  • Israel, Palestinians to pick up cease-fire talks in Cairo

    September 21, 2014 | 11:19 am

    Indirect cease-fire negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians will resume this week in Cairo.

    The talks on Tuesday will be held through Egyptian negotiators who will shuttle between the two sides, according to reports.

    The negotiation of truce terms was part of the Aug....

  • West Bank land grab undermines two-state advocacy

    September 16, 2014 | 1:59 pm

    The dust has barely settled from this summer’s disastrous outbreak of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and already the Israeli government has announced the expropriation of nearly 4,000 dunams (approximately 1,000 acres) of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

    ...
  • Israeli policeman charged over violent arrest of U.S. teen

    September 10, 2014 | 11:52 am

    The Israeli police officer shown in a video beating Palestinian-American teen Tariq Abu Khdeir has been indicted for assault against a minor.

    The indictment against the border policeman, who was suspended in July, was filed Wednesday in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.

    Tariq,...

  • Death of Palestinian teen spurs rising violence

    September 8, 2014 | 9:44 am

    Violence increased in eastern Jerusalem following the death of a Palestinian teenager who was shot a week earlier by Israeli troops during a demonstration.

    On Monday, the day after Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, died in Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, protests began in eastern...

  • What really happened in the battle of Khuzaa, Gaza?

    By Simone Wilson

    September 4, 2014 | 2:35 pm

    No neighborhood along the eastern half of the Gaza strip — the half closest to Israel — emerged unscathed from the recent 50-day war in Gaza, which left more than 2,000 Palestinians dead.

    But in Khuzaa, a middle-class farming town of around 10,000 in southern Gaza that pushes up...

  • Gaza war leaves Israeli border villages seething with anger

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    September 4, 2014 | 9:41 am

    Israelis living on the Gaza border have warily returned home after fleeing mortar and rocket fire during a seven-week war but they are angry with the government and fear it is just a matter of time before their villages are targeted again.

    An open-ended ceasefire nine days ago...

  • Hamas popularity surges as Palestinian rivalry flares

    September 2, 2014 | 10:19 am

    Militant group Hamas would sweep Palestinian elections if they were held today after its support soared during seven weeks of war with Israel in Gaza, an opinion poll published on Tuesday found.

    The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research said the poll showed Islamists...

  • End of Gaza war doesn’t translate into peace

    September 2, 2014 | 10:00 am

    A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago.

    With conflicts raging in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria – and the future of...

  • Hamas leader says Gaza only a ‘milestone to reaching our objective’

    August 28, 2014 | 11:19 am

    Hamas will not cease its resistance against Israel until all its demands are met, the group's overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding that the latest conflict over Gaza was only "a milestone to reaching our objective."

    Speaking at a news conference in Doha, where...

  • What Ramy knew about the fall of Assad and the rise of the Islamic State

    By Rob Eshman

    August 27, 2014 | 1:19 pm

    After a few years of the cold shoulder, I finally heard from my Syrian friend, Ramy Mansour, and his message couldn’t have been more clear: “I told you so.”

    Ramy didn’t use exactly those words. But his Facebook message to me, after years of silence, essentially summarized what...

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