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Israeli fire on Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border on Monday resulted in at least 58 deaths. Mohammed Saber/EPA

US can no longer be counted on to end Israel-Palestinian conflict

With its opening of a new embassy in Jerusalem and defence of Israeli actions in Gaza, the Trump administration has signalled its lack of interest in bringing lasting peace to the region.
A protest by ‘If Not Now’ outside the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., March 2017. Gili Getz

As Israel turns 70, many young American Jews turn away

As Israel approaches the 70th anniversary of its establishment, many older American Jews will be celebrating. Many younger ones will wonder whether the Jewish state is something to celebrate at all.
A Palestinian boy burns tires during Land Day protests in the West Bank city of Ramallah on March 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Palestinian Land Day: A universal reminder of what was stolen

Like the colonization of Indigenous lands in North America and the squeezing of Indigenous peoples into "reserves," the colonization and appropriation of Palestinian land is unrelenting.
Protesters pray in front of their tents during a demonstration along the Gaza Strip border with Israel, March 30, 2018. AP/Adel Hana

Gaza’s nonviolent protesters exploited by Hamas, but feared by Israel

The violence that led to the deaths of 18 Palestinians last week in Gaza dominated the headlines. But that's not the real story from that day: The nonviolence of thousands of other demonstrators is.
A Hamas flag flies over a destroyed neighbourhood in Gaza, where Israel’s military assault revived support for the struggling Islamic movement. EPA/Mohammed Saber

Why the Hamas charter isn’t a key obstacle to peace with Israel

As the dust settles in a bloodied Gaza, after what one US official described as not so much another military exercise in “mowing the lawn” as “removing the topsoil”, Palestinians greeted the ceasefire…
Investigations of the death and destruction wrought upon Gaza’s civilian neighbourhoods must be independent of the warring Israeli and Palestinian forces. EPA/Mohammed Saber

The Gaza bloodshed demands a proper process of accountability

With the August 26 ceasefire between Israeli and Palestinian forces holding, both sides have resumed their relentless pursuit of political advantage. Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, Palestine…

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