A teacher from the Arab town of Kabul gives an Arabic class to Israeli schoolchildren.
AP Photo/Oded Balilty
We underestimate the power of language to divide and to bring people closer together, scholars say.
People praying on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Wondering why Jerusalem matters so much? A 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service explains what you need to know.
With Jerusalem off the table as a shared territory, a two-state solution to the Middle East has become impossible.
Even before Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict was far-fetched. Now it's all but impossible. And that might not be a bad thing.
Why Jerusalem matters to evangelicals.
Many American evangelicals believe that the establishment and protection of Israel set up a chain of event for the return of Jesus. What were the origins of this narrative?
Graffiti images on the Separation Wall separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem.
Freya Higgins Desbiolles
Bethlehem looms large in our minds with the approach of Christmas. But the reality for people living there now or tourists wishing to visit the ancient city remains deeply politically fraught.
The city is key to both Israeli and Palestinian identity.
Aerial bombing explosion in Gaza Strip during the Cast Lead operation. January, 2009.
The BBC's former correspondent in Gaza reviews Donald Macintyre's Gaza: Preparing for Dawn.
Arthur James Balfour.
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema via Wikimedia Commons
With just 67 words, a British foreign secretary kicked off a hundred years of conflict and displacement.
After many failed attempts, Hamas and Fatah might just have struck a crucial accord. But can they follow through?
As American as anyone.
scottagunn via Flickr
In a poisonous atmosphere of Islamophobia and xenophobia, Palestinian-Americans are finding ways to belong.
What caused the latest crisis at the world's most explosive piece of real estate, and could it happen again?
The border wall between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, Calif.
Deadly, ineffective and generally fated to fall, border walls are multiplying and becoming the new normal in international relations.
Israeli soldiers during the Six-Day War.
רפי רוגל via Wikimedia Commons
A 50-year-old conflict that redrew the Middle East in less than a week tells us a lot about how states can play the media.
As 1,300 prisoners went on strike for improved conditions, a wave of solidarity protests spread across the Palestinian Territories.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly supports the nation-state bill.
A linguistics scholar explains why the loss of Arabic in Israel would be a loss of history, culture and possibly human rights.
Ahmed Kathrada leaves a legacy filled with self-sacrifice and courage.
Amed Kathrada's legacy can be used as an example for a good life. South Africans will miss his unwavering courage to speak out on matters of national interest.
Unless we’re addressing inequalities everywhere, we will achieve equality nowhere.
Donald Trump is only the most recent in a long line of US presidents who have overestimated their ability to manage the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In leaving open the option of a single-state solution, Donald Trump recently broke with two decades of international diplomacy.
What would single and two-state solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian question look like?
Benjamin Netanyahu’s objective is to shore up Australia’s support.
Amos Ben Gershom/EPA
Israel has only a handful of friends on the international stage. Australia is one of them.