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The PFA has since been unable to push FIFA towards any punitive steps against Israel. Instead, FIFA opted to monitor developments
A fight is brewing as Democrats prepare to debate U.S. policy on Israel at their national convention in July. Bernie Sanders' appointees to the platform committee Cornel West and James Zogby plan to challenge the party establishment's uncritical support for Israel.
In Sweden, where I was born, all that's needed to travel is a Google search for hotel deals and a few clicks to book a flight. Yet in the Gaza Strip, where my parents were born and I live now, being able to travel is akin to achieving a miracle.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's August campaign trip to Israel challenged longstanding U.S. policy towards Israel and the Palestinian territories.
It's ten years since Israel, under late prime minister Ariel Sharon, expelled over 11,000 Jews from their homes in Gaza and parts of Samaria. The government called this plan the "Disengagement.
One year into the cease-fire agreement that ended last summer's 50-day war in the Gaza Strip, Israel and Hamas appear to be advancing toward a series of understandings -- an agreement, even -- that would practically end the siege on the Gaza Strip and bring long-term quiet to the area. The agreement talks are being mediated by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who three months ago stepped down as the longtime envoy of the international Quartet.
Israel and Palestine are playing political soccer with Palestinian football as the ball. It is a match which Israel is unlikely to win and that could prove to produce a bruising loss.
Israeli leaders have condemned the firebombing as an act of terrorism and are keen to stop elements of the underground from threatening the fabric of Israeli society by escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
Does a "sleep-in" have the power to make a difference in the Middle East? One group of Israelis think so. This week, Israeli peace activists began a sleep-in protest in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya to prevent the Israeli army from demolishing it, as reported by The Independent.
A violent display of racism by extreme nationalist supporters of storied Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem coupled with recent Ethiopian Israeli protests against discrimination and the government's handling of the capture of two Israelis by Hamas has moved racist attitudes towards dark-skinned Jews and Israeli Palestinian up the government's agenda.
The war started July 8, 2014, after the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, as well as the
Nasser was only four years old in June 1986 when, after the remains of an ancient synagogue were discovered in Old Susya. Israel's Civil Administration declared his village an archaeological site and expropriated it. Bulldozers had blocked the caves and destroyed their homes.
WASHINGTON -- The electricity is there one second and cut off the next. Each time it goes, it can take a struggling patient's
Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organizations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month's electoral victory by Binyamin Netanyahu.
Another strategy was boosting the political power of Israeli Arabs. "We helped put together funding for a get-out-the-vote
DD, the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove had by now outlined for me the first three steps of her "Step by Step" approach to breaking up the Middle East iceberg.
And it is not like a chess game; the aim is to defuse and open up possibilities, not to capture the king. STEP 2 (Eight months
My time with future leaders of Israel and Palestine leaves me with a somewhat pessimistic outlook, but there is reason for hope.
The U.S. has been at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for decades. However, some Palestinians I spoke with said that the U.S. is not the right party to mediate a two-state solution whereas Israelis has said it is.
So let's enter 2015 looking forward to a better future. Let's not be a nation of complainers who find nothing good to smile about but plenty to be angry about. If we can't recognize the good in our lives, then we can never hope to find satisfaction. In that case, every year will be a bad one.