Arab-Israeli conflict

23.07.2014

How the West Chose War in Gaza: Crisis Tied to Israeli-U.S. Effort to Isolate Hamas & Keep the Siege

How the West Chose War in Gaza: Crisis Tied to Israeli-U.S. Effort to Isolate Hamas & Keep the Siege

Democracy Now! While many trace the Israeli assault on Gaza to the series of events that began with the kidnapping and subsequent murder of three teenage Israelis in the occupied West Bank, we look at how the crisis’ immediate cause has been all but ignored. In a recent article… »

23.07.2014

The Sacrifice Trap

The Sacrifice Trap

By Dr Meir Margalit, from Jerusalem Until when will this useless strife continue? Kenneth Boulding, English economist and philosopher, coined a concept called-“the sacrifice trap” which explains, in a way, the current Israeli escalation in the Gaza Strip. According to that view, political or military leaders tend to cling… »

16.07.2014

Rally in Tira: Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies

Rally in Tira: Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies

… Neve Shalom-Wahat al Salam organizing for the future. Once again the Middle East has exploded, yet, on Saturday some 400 Jews and Arab citizens of Israel gathered in the Arab city of Tira for a rally organized by Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom, in collaboration with other peace… »

16.07.2014

Being played like a piano by strategic suicide

Being played like a piano by strategic suicide

Taking sides between two violent factions will not end a conflict. Working for reconciliation is the only way. The Arab Israeli conflict cannot be seen in terms of goodies and baddies; here we have two peoples, deeply traumatized by their history, locking one another in a hopeless escalation of violence. »

13.07.2014

Gaza: no place to run

Gaza: no place to run

Israel continues its attacks on Palestine ignoring all calls for a ceasefire or cessation of the hostilities and as is usual the missiles of the Jewish state cause massive damage to the Palestine cities while the haphazardly directed rockets of Hamas mostly fall of un-populated areas, largely being a symbol… »

16.08.2013

OP-ED: Israeli-Palestinian Talks: Why Now and to What End?

OP-ED: Israeli-Palestinian Talks: Why Now and to What End?

By Emile Nakhleh. WASHINGTON, Aug 16 2013 (IPS) – The recently restarted talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are the only peaceful political activity amidst ongoing violence in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Egypt, Bahrain and elsewhere in the Arab world. Neither U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry nor… »

26.07.2013

New Bid for Mideast Talks after Five-Year Hiatus

New Bid for Mideast Talks after Five-Year Hiatus

WASHINGTON, Jul 23 2013 (IPS) – There is a real opportunity for peacemaking between Israel and the Palestinians, even though the obstacles are more formidable than in the past. That was the assessment of former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, speaking Monday at a public event which posed the question “Can… »

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