Palestinian Prisoner’s Hunger Strike Leads to Deal for Release

A Palestinian accused of plotting to kill Israelis went on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without trial. Fearing unrest, Israel agreed to release him.

#detainees, #gaza-strip, #hebron-west-bank, #human-rights-watch, #hunger-strikes, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #shakir-omar, #shin-bet, #tel-aviv-israel, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Hamas, Claiming Victory Over Israel, Is Stuck in Same Old Cycle

Seven months after a war with Israel, hundreds are dead but otherwise little has changed. It’s a familiar pattern.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #egypt, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #fatah-al, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #international-relations, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #nepotism, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #wages-and-salaries, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank, #zahar-mahmoud-al

In Gaza, a Contentious Palestinian Professor Calmly Teaches Israeli Poetry

On social media, Refaat Alareer rages against Israel. In the lecture hall, he studiously analyzes the work of some of its leading poets — and surprises some of his students.

#amichai-yehuda, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #poetry-and-poets

Inside the Unraveling of American Zionism

How a new generation of Jewish leaders began to rethink their support for Israel.

#anti-semitism, #beinart-peter, #clergy, #dermer-ron, #diaspora, #east-jerusalem, #forward-the, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #hebrew-union-college, #hebrew-union-college-jewish-institute-of-religion, #hebron-west-bank, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jewish-theological-seminary-of-america, #jews-and-judaism, #los-angeles-calif, #millennial-generation, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #peace-process, #pew-research-center, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #rabbis, #rabin-yitzhak, #taglit-birthright-israel, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #west-bank, #western-wall-jerusalem

Palestinian Families Reject Deal in Area That Helped Set Off Gaza Conflict

The threatened evictions of Palestinian residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem led to a war in Gaza last May.

#arab-israeli-war-1948, #arab-israeli-war-1967, #east-jerusalem, #evictions, #gaza-strip, #israeli-settlements, #land-use-policies, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Men in Gaza Imprisoned Over Wedding Loans

Like many men in Gaza, Wasfi al-Garosha regularly returns to prison for failing to repay a wedding loan. His trip back, always on foot, reveals much about the stresses of life in the Strip.

#credit-and-debt, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #families-and-family-life, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #marriages, #palestinians, #weddings-and-engagements

In Reversal, Israel’s New Government Engages With Palestinian Authority

The government has held high-level meetings with Palestinian officials and aided the Palestinians economically, a sharp change from the previous government.

#abbas-mahmoud, #bennett-naftali, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fatah-al, #gantz-benny, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations, #west-bank

Israel Captures 2 of 6 Palestinian Fugitives Who Escaped Prison

The escape on Monday was seen as a rare humiliation of Israel’s security establishment, and celebrated by Palestinians. The other four inmates remain at large.

#btselem, #gaza-strip, #israel, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #prison-escapes, #prisons-and-prisoners, #terrorism, #west-bank

Palestinians Finally Have Vaccines. But Will People Take Them?

For months, the Palestinian authorities struggled to get doses. Now they have the shots, but disinformation and conspiracy theories have led to widespread hesitancy.

#bethlehem-west-bank, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gaza-strip, #government-employees, #hamas, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

Naftali Bennett Backs Hard Line on Iran, Softer Tone With U.S.

In an interview before meeting with President Biden, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said he opposed U.S. efforts to restore a nuclear deal with Iran and ruled out peace talks with the Palestinians.

#bennett-naftali, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #east-jerusalem, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #international-relations, #iran, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #new-york-times, #nuclear-weapons, #obama-barack, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #west-bank

Deal Between UN and Qatar Provides Aid to Gazans, But Reconstruction is Elusive

Millions will be funneled to impoverished families under an agreement reached by the United Nations and Qatar, a step forward in firming up a cease-fire with Israel.

#gantz-benny, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Gaza’s Deadly Night: How Israeli Airstrikes Killed 44 People

On May 16, Israeli airstrikes destroyed three apartment buildings, decimating several families. We visited the scene, interviewed survivors and analyzed videos, photos and satellite images to find out what happened.

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #your-feed-visual-investigations

Israel Strikes Gaza Again, After Militants Set Fires in Israel

The exchanges on Thursday and into Friday stopped short of a full-scale escalation, but they underscored the fragile nature of the cease-fire that ended last month’s war.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Dreams in the Rubble: An Israeli Airstrike and the 22 Lives Lost

The bombing of a Gaza apartment building has become a focus of debate over civilian casualties in the Hamas-Israel war. For the people who lived there, it was much more than that.

#arab-israeli-war-1948, #bombs-and-explosives, #bridges-and-tunnels, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Mediators Push to Restore Cease-Fire in Gaza After Overnight Strikes

Foreign diplomats worked to calm tensions on Wednesday after the first armed exchange between Hamas and Israel since an 11-day air war in May.

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #peace-process, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

New Israeli Coalition Survives a Test From a Far-Right March

Israel’s government weathered its first potential crisis after a provocative Jewish procession through Palestinian areas of Jerusalem did not spark major violence.

#arab-israeli-war-1967, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Far-Right March Tests New Israeli Coalition, Amid Hamas Threats

Just two days after taking office, Israel’s new government is split about a decision to allow a procession through Palestinian areas of Jerusalem.

#arab-israeli-war-1967, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Netanyahu’s Road Through Israel’s History, in Pictures

A photographic journey shows how ‘Bibi’ put his stamp on Israel — through his toughness and the search for security in an unstable region.

#diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #elections, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #hezbollah, #international-relations, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #nuclear-weapons, #peace-process, #photography, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Were My Criticisms of Israel Fair?

The road to peace starts with the end of war crimes.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Can a New ‘Change Government’ Change Israel?

The main players in the latest twist in Israeli politics have very different agendas, but one common goal: unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

#bennett-naftali, #gaza-strip, #israel, #lapid-yair, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government

Gaza Militant Group Says 17-Year-Old Killed by Airstrike Was a Member

The teenager, Khaled al-Qanou, was one of 67 children killed in Gaza during the latest war between Israel and militants. It is against international law to recruit children to fight.

#children-and-childhood, #civilian-casualties, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #gaza-strip

An Israeli Death and the Tangled Conflict Left Behind

A Palestinian rocket from Gaza strikes an Israeli apartment building, killing a resident. A Palestinian work crew from the West Bank cleans up the mess.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #gershon-franco, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

U.N. Rights Council Orders Inquiry Into Israel After Gaza Strife

Acting in the aftermath of the fighting in Gaza, a United Nations panel in Geneva approved a far-ranging inquiry into Israel’s actions.

#bachelet-michelle, #civilian-casualties, #gaza-strip, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

There Is a Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A two-state solution remains our only viable option. 

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process

Blinken Meets Leaders of Egypt and Jordan on Rebuilding Gaza

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan to discuss rebuilding war-ravaged Gaza, largely avoiding talk of a long-term Israeli-Palestinian agreement.

#blinken-antony-j, #foreign-aid, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #humanitarian-aid, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Why Hamas Keeps Fighting, and Losing

The recent 11-day war was the latest in a decades-long pattern in which the organization engages in battles it knows it can’t win.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

On Israel-Palestine, Biden Must Revive a Two-State Solution

President Biden must re-energize the possibility of a two-state solution.

#abbas-mahmoud, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process, #republican-party, #tel-aviv-israel, #united-states-international-relations, #zionism

Iran Talks Loom as a New Test of Biden’s Israel Ties

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken visited Israel to talk about Gaza and the Palestinians, but heard a stern message about nuclear talks with Tehran.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #iran, #israel, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #nuclear-weapons, #raisi-ebrahim, #rouhani-hassan, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism? Someone Didn’t Get the Memo.

An omen for Jews on America’s streets.

#anti-semitism, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #zionism

Blinken Hopes to Solidify Hamas and Israel’s Cease-Fire

The secretary of state will also use his trip to the region this week to work on humanitarian aid for Gaza but has no plans to pursue full-fledged peace talks.

#abbas-mahmoud, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #egypt, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations

I’m From Gaza. Hamas Is Irrelevant.

The right to self-defense against Israel’s continued aggression belongs to all Palestinians.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #east-jerusalem, #fatah-al, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #west-bank

Joe Biden’s Sudden Opportunity to Make Peace

The latest Israel-Palestinian conflict could result in a peace deal — if the Americans are willing to broker it.

#arab-israeli-war-1973, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinians, #peace-process, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Iran, a Longtime Backer of Hamas, Cheers Attacks on Israel

Tehran jumped at the chance to portray militants’ barrages on Israel as revenge for Israeli attacks on Iran. But Israel says Tehran played no role in the latest conflict.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #israel, #khamenei-ali, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Before Rage Flared, a Push to Make Israel’s Mixed Towns More Jewish

An eruption of Arab-Jewish violence inside Israeli cities has focused attention on a movement of religious nationalists seeking to strengthen the Jewish presence in areas with large Arab populations.

#defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank, #zionism

Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Israel-Gaza Conflict

An eviction in East Jerusalem lies at the center of a conflict that led to war between Israel and Hamas. But for millions of Palestinians, the routine indignities of occupation are part of daily life.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #discrimination, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

After High-Wire Act, Biden Faces Tough New Middle East Tests

The administration is considering how to recalibrate its policy in the region in light of the cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians without distracting from other priorities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #mcgurk-brett-h, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #nides-thomas-r, #palestinians, #peace-process, #ratney-michael, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #united-states-international-relations

Palestinian Anger With Israel Is Undimmed, Even With Battle Paused

Unrest broke out in Jerusalem and the West Bank again on Friday, and Palestinians across Israel and the occupied territories expressed the need for common cause against injustice.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Cease-Fire Prompts Israelis’ Disappointment

The shared dissatisfaction throughout the country signaled Israelis’ growing impatience for what they see as hastily arranged, unconditional cease-fires.

#ashkelon-israel, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians

Jerry Nadler: Democrats Have Not Changed Their Position on Israel

We can criticize Netanyahu and still recognize our allies.

#democratic-party, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestine-liberation-organization, #republican-party, #west-bank

Why Biden used a light touch while pressing Netanyahu.

Public pressure on Israel could have backfired, or soured a relationship the president needs to cultivate, according to Middle East analysts.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

After Hundreds Killed in Gaza Conflict, Israelis Ask: Who Won?

Israel’s military says its airstrikes killed dozens of senior Hamas operatives and destroyed critical military infrastructure. But victory is hard to measure.

#civilian-casualties, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

A Cease-Fire, and New Ideas in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

The cease-fire between Hamas and Israel didn’t come a second too soon.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #carnegie-endowment-for-international-peace, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #peace-process, #west-bank

Reporter in Gaza Describes Experiencing Airstrike

For one reporter, witnessing the rounds of violence had become a familiar experience. Not this time.

#gaza-strip, #israel, #palestinians

U.S. Looks to Rebuild Gaza, but Aid Could Hinge on Hamas’s Rocket Arsenal

The effort could cost billions of dollars, and U.S. officials predicted it would be welcomed by Hamas. But would it moderate the militant group’s actions toward Israel?

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #humanitarian-aid, #israel, #palestinians, #united-nations-relief-and-works-agency, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

My Grandfather Bought a Home in Gaza With His Savings. An Israeli Airstrike Destroyed It.

Palestinians across generations have never been allowed to forget that home is fleeting and can be taken away at any moment.

#families-and-family-life, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Gaza Conflict Stokes ‘Identity Crisis’ for Young American Jews

A new generation is confronting the region’s longstanding conflict in a very different context, with very different pressures, from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

#anti-semitism, #black-lives-matter-movement, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #youth

The Gaza Conflict Is Stoking an ‘Identity Crisis’ for Some Young American Jews

A new generation is confronting the region’s longstanding conflict in a very different context, with very different pressures, from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

#anti-semitism, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #western-states-us

New Political Pressures Push U.S. and Europe to Stop Israel-Gaza Conflict

President Biden faces a leftward shift in his party. In Europe, Muslim migration, terrorism fears and populist politics make diplomacy more urgent than ever.

#abdullah-ii-king-of-jordan, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #gaza-strip, #international-relations, #israel, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #tlaib-rashida, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

New Political Pressures Push US, Europe to Stop Israel-Gaza Conflict

President Biden faces a leftward shift in his party. In Europe, Muslim migration, terrorism fears and populist politics make diplomacy more urgent than ever.

#abdullah-ii-king-of-jordan, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #gaza-strip, #international-relations, #israel, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #tlaib-rashida, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

The ‘Unshakable’ Bonds of Friendship With Israel Are Shaking

Israel might ‘win’ in Gaza, and lose America. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts