When does a ‘clash’ become an ‘assault’?
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In trying to present violent events in ‘neutral’ language, media reports may be ignoring power imbalances when it comes to Israeli police or military violence against Palestinian civilians.
Israelis have long had a sweet tooth for Ben & Jerry’s.
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Ben & Jerry’s decision to no longer sell ice cream in the occupied territories comes as Israel continues to lose the support of a group of Americans who once were stalwart allies.
Palestinian university student Mira Krayem, 24, poses for a picture in an alley of the Palestinian refugee camp of Shatila in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, on May 21, 2021.
Paulo Freire’s concept of “conscientization”, or critical consciousness, helps us better understand the lives of young Palestinians, particularly those living in Lebanese refugee camps.
Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks on June 13, 2021.
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After 12 years in power, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s influence will last long beyond his time in office.
Eviction remains a threat for Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah.
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The plight of residents in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem highlights a history of Palestinians’ claims to land being ignored, argues a scholar of the Ottoman Empire.
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Famous for his political wizardry and clever coalition manoeuvres, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister ended up losing the trust of almost everyone in the political arena.
Mansour Abbas, Israeli Arab politician and leader of the Ra'am Party, in a meeting at the Israeli president’s residence in Jerusalem on April 5, 2021.
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An unwritten rule in Israeli politics kept Arab political parties out of ruling government coalitions – until the latest election.
The leader of the Yemina party, Naftali Bennett, who would become prime minister for two years in the new power-sharing arrangement.
The new governing coalition will likely not further negotiations on a two-state solution. Would Palestinians consider a one-state solution instead?
Photographs of children killed in Gaza after Israeli strikes are held by demonstrators during a National March for Palestine in Washington, May 29. 2021.
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As Israel and Egypt enter into discussions about a truce with Hamas, Palestinian children’s thoughts and feelings on the conflict must be heard.
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Just as BLM is forcing a reckoning with systemic racism, there is new attention being paid to the origins of the Palestinians’ struggles.
Expropriations and restrictive planning threaten Palestinian neighbourhoods of Israeli cities, including Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem
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From discriminatory land-use policies to evictions and demolitions, urban planning has long been weaponised against the Palestinian people
There seems to be no interest in reviving a peace process that has been effectively moribund since the Clinton administration in the late 1990s.
Being the seasoned and skilled politician he is, Netanyahu is certain to manoeuvre the changed political situation for his own benefit.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a briefing at the Hakirya military base in Tel Aviv on May 19, 2021.
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There are two splits in public opinion about the current Israel-Palestine violence, though everyone has the same set of facts. A cognitive psychologist explains how this can happen.
On the left, fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target the Palestinian enclave on May 17, 2021; on the right, rockets launched from Gaza flying toward Israel on May 10, 2021.
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In most wars, each side’s aggression is meant to get the other side to back down. But that’s not the case with how Israeli and Palestinian leaders have conducted their long-running war.
Despite the International Criminal Court opening an investigation into potential war crimes dating back to 2014, legal accountability will likely remain elusive.
Palestinians gesture and wave Palestinian flags at Israelis in a Jewish community building, during renewed riots in the city of Lod on May 11.
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The fighting between Israelis and Palestinians grew quickly and ferociously after being ignited by a conflict in an Arab part of Jerusalem. Why did things go so bad so quickly?
The two sides need the international community to help them end the fighting, but the Biden administration has so far been reluctant to get involved.
Attempts to integrate Palestinian citizens of Israel into the Israeli state have failed. What is emerging is growing solidarity with those living in occupied territories, argues a scholar of the region.
Muslims pray at the Mihrab, a niche in a wall indicating the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, at the Foundation Stone, located under the Dome of the Rock in the Al- Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City.
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The Masjid al-Aqsa of Jerusalem is linked in the Quran to the story of the night journey of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and has deep religious meaning for Muslims across the world.