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Bracing for the Third Intifada: Why violence in Jerusalem signals an ugly future

<b>(AP/Kathy Willens/Reuters/Nir Elias/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>In 2013, John Kerry warned Israel about continuing its settlement of the West Bank. It didn’t stop, and here we are<p>Matthew Pulver<p>October 17, 2015 3:59pm (UTC)<p>A wave of violence and reprisals flaring in East Jerusalem and occupied Palestine …

Israel's Crystal Ball

As you’ve probably noticed in the news, we are now several weeks into a new spiral of violence in Israel and the Occupied Territories. The why? why …

Slaves of History

Following up on my post below, I wanted to call your attention to this piece in The Atlantic by Jeff Goldberg, discussing the current round of …

“The question is just when”: Max Blumenthal on war in the Gaza Strip’s past — and its future

<b>Cover detail from the book "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" (Nation Books)</b><p>Author of “The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza” tells Salon what he saw in the rubble of a land under seige<p>Elias Isquith<p>June 27, 2015 10:30am (UTC)<p>If for whatever reason you are one of the very few people …

Netanyahu blew it: How he misunderstood Congress & inadvertently ruined his own goals

<b>(AP/Cliff Owen)</b><p>Before Netanyahu’s speech was announced, Congress was willing to thwart Obama’s plans. Afterwards? Not so much<p>Jim Newell<p>March 4, 2015 6:56pm (UTC)<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had two goals for his address to Congress. The first was to boost his chances for reelection in …

The Real Reason Netanyahu Is Willing to Risk Israel’s Relationship with the U.S.

World leaders have long racked up points at home for being antagonistic toward the United States. Hugo Chavez called Barack Obama “a clown” and “an …

U.S. Diplomats Attacked by Jewish Settlers in the West Bank

A group of U.S. diplomats was attacked by Jewish settlers in the West Bank on Friday. Several settlers threw rocks at U.S. consular officials who …

Israel's Foreign Minister Wants to Pay Israeli Arabs to Leave

Avigdor Lieberman puts forth a controversial proposal to "resolve this issue of divided loyalties" for the country's Palestinian citizens.<p>Last week, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved draft legislation to amend the country's Basic Law to declare that Israel is "the national …

Israel Kills Hamas Members Suspecting of Murdering Three Israeli Teens

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Two men believed to have kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teenagers in June — which helped to …

Gaza’s scary new outrage: How some Israeli leaders are pushing for war crimes

<b>Palestinians run for cover during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the war in the Gaza Strip, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP/Majdi Mohammed)</b><p>Amid the threat of more airstrikes, Palestinians (and many Israelis) …

Gaza’s nightmare isn’t over: Noam Chomsky on the bloody history of Israeli “cease-fires”

<b>(fotostory via Shutterstock)</b><p>Those expecting Israel to honor its side of the new cease-fire agreement would do well to review recent history<p>Noam Chomsky<p>September 9, 2014 3:20pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>On August 26th, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted …