Palestinian Human Rights Defender Arrested for a Facebook Post

Palestinian Human Rights Defender Arrested for a Facebook Post

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is continuing its crackdown on free speech in the West Bank, this time arresting prominent Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro for criticizing a journalist’s arrest in a Facebook post. Issa Amro, who is based in the West Bank city of Hebron, is the coordinator and co-founder of the grassroots organization Youth Against Settlements, […]

Israel Wants Al-Jazeera Out of the Country

Israel Wants Al-Jazeera Out of the Country

Al-Jazeera is not feeling much love these days. The Qatari television station, the largest Arab media network, has been attacked in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain – including having its signals blocked in those countries, amidst a broader dispute between those governments and Qatar. Now, Israel has said that the government […]

Israel and Hamas Exchange Rocket Fire

Israel and Hamas Exchange Rocket Fire

Israeli defense forces retaliated Monday morning and destroyed a Hamas installation in the Gaza Strip. The strike was in response to two rockets that had been fired earlier into southern Israel for which Israel holds Hamas responsible. The communities struck in Israel were Sha’ar HaNegev and Eshkol, although the rockets did not initially appear to […]

A Way Out of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

A Way Out of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

I am an ardent supporter of Israel. I am equally an ardent supporter of Palestine. Is this possible? And is it possible that this dilemma can lead to a way out, a way out of avoiding the zero sum game – either Palestine or Israel, but not both? Although I’m an armchair historian, I’ve come […]