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Anthony Ray Hinton, Exonerated Alabama Death Row Inmate, Freed From Prison

Alabama inmate Anthony Ray Hinton walked out of prison Friday as a free man after 30 years on death row. He told a gathering of family and supporters that "the sun does shine."<p>Hinton, 59, wiped away tears as he lamented about the painstaking fight to clear his name in the 1985 fatal shootings of …

Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity

Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children?<p>Though American parents are with their children more than most any parents in the world, many feel guilty because they don't believe it's enough. That's because there's a widespread cultural assumption that the time parents, …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

Amnesty International Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

Amnesty International has accused the Israeli military of war crimes in Gaza during a war earlier this year against Hamas.<p>In a new report, Amnesty …

President Obama Has Earned Our Disapproval

On the eve of the midterm elections, 42 percent of Americans endorse his performance—and that's alarmingly high given his administration's ethical and legal lapses.<p>Immediately after President Obama was elected in 2009, promising to fundamentally change the way business is done in Washington, D.C., …

In Gaza, Israel will exchange quiet for a lie

Two friends are walking on the banks of the Yarkon River, goes the old joke. Frogs are jumping all around. Ill bet you 100 shekels I can catch a frog …

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Can’t Get Into Gaza

They may be on the front lines in Ferguson, but there’s one place Amnesty International observers can’t get: the Gaza Strip. Amnesty and HRW have …

Apparently, someone at the White House was looking out the window last Saturday as protesters demanded an end to U.S. support for Israel’s offensive on Gaza. In an action that comes as Operation Protective Edge…

Activists protest Israel’s attacks on Gaza in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, DC, August 9, 2014. The protest was part of …

The implications of the Israeli war on Gaza

Most of the news reporting and analysis concerning what is happening in Gaza has left out two crucial issues: the human context and the long-term …

Israeli soldiers cheer as explosives flatten mosque in Gaza

Screen grab from YouTube video showing destruction of a mosque in Khuzaa, in the southern Gaza Strip.<p>A video has emerged online showing Israeli …

Behind British Minister of Faith Sayeeda Warsi's Resignation Over Gaza

Politicians don’t often quit out of principle. They especially do not quit out of moral principle. But, on the rare occasion that they do, it is …

Baroness Warsi Quits Over Gaza: First Interview With Former Foreign Office Minister

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has dramatically quit the government, citing the UK's "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in …

Frontline Gaza Strip: A Survivor's Guide to Israel's Hellfire

Ask my friends, or indeed everyone around me, and they will all agree. "How are you doing?" is one of the most difficult, and annoying questions a …

Collective Punishment in Gaza

Three days after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched the current war in Gaza, he held a press conference in Tel Aviv during which he said, in Hebrew, according to the <i>Times of Israel,</i> “I think the Israeli people understand now what I always say: that there cannot be a situation, …

How the Israel-Palestine Peace Deal Died

I.<p>At around noon on March 20 last year, Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport for Barack Obama’s first presidential visit to …

How did the Gaza Strip become one of the most hopeless places on Earth?

Given the scale of suffering, it's hard to appreciate just how small the Gaza Strip is. The arid sliver of land stretches about 32 miles long and between three and seven miles wide — that makes it about twice the size of Washington, DC.<p>The capital, Gaza City, is teeming with people and built low to …

May We Talk About This Yet? Jewish Millennials and the Future of Israel-Palestine

My opinions on Israel-Palestine changed during college, like those of many Jewish Americans. I have heard Jewish Baby Boomers decry the exodus to the left the next generation undertakes during university. But high schools rarely teach the history of Israel's violent beginnings or the deprivation …

Why I object to Israel’s military campaign in Gaza: Israel turned the occupied territories into a prison.

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> +972<i>.</i><p>Even today, when rockets are exploding above the city I love most in the world, even when we rush into our …