A young Israeli was in Canada raising ethical questions about the conduct of Israeli soldiers. One of the founders of Break the Silence, ex-soldiers who speak out about what they saw and did during their tour of duty in the West Bank/Gaza Strip.
U.S. officials training Palestinian security forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas are emphasizing urban anti-terrorist techniques as part of a systematic effort to bolster Abbas and his Fatah loyalists to counter the political success of Hamas, ac
Gunmen allied with Hamas and Fatah clashed at a West Bank mosque and in Gaza Strip streets, as violence spread to areas of the Palestinian territories normally untouched by factional strife.
The Israeli Supreme Court upheld Israel's policy of targeted killings of Palestinian militants, allowing the army to maintain a practice that has drawn widespread international condemnation.
Supporters of rival Palestinian groups, Fatah and Hamas, are reported to have exchanged gunfire in the Gaza Strip, wounding at least four people. The gunfire broke out at a protest against growing lawlessness in the southern town of Khan Younis.
American political leaders watched with alarm during the past week as the Hezbollah militia laid siege to the U.S.-backed Lebanese government, but few would acknowledge publicly what most analysts and politicians here say is obvious: U.S. policy migh
By threatening to ignite a Palestinian civil war, the killing of three children in the Gaza Strip on Monday has jeopardized Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's efforts to restart long-stalled peace talks.
It would be almost politically suicidal for members of Congress to espouse a balanced position between Israel and Palestine, to suggest that Israel comply with international law or to speak in defense of justice or human rights for Palestinians.
A day after the Iraq study group submitted its report recommending the Bush administration push harder towards an Israeli-Palestinian agreement, Congress passed a bill forbidding the administration to hold talks with the Hamas government.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said conditions were not ripe to reopen talks with Syria, and he received no indications from President Bush during his recent visit to Washington that the U.S. would push Israel to start such talks. Olmert also rejected
There will be a war next summer. Only the sector has not been chosen yet. The atmosphere in the Israel Defense Forces in the past month has been very pessimistic. The latest rounds in the campaigns on both fronts, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, have lef
Human Rights Council passes two resolutions criticizing Israel, but keeps its record intact of singling out no other country for human rights abuses, taking the Jewish state to task for its occupation of Syria's Golan Heights and for building set
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, trying to build on a shaky cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, offered Palestinians a series of incentives, including negotiations and a prisoner release, if they turned away from violence.
The Palestinian prime minister said that militants were prepared to stop firing rockets at Israel if it would halt all military action in Palestinian territories. Israel rejected the offer, saying it would respond positively only to a total truce.
Almost 40% of land held by Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank is privately owned by Palestinians, a left-wing Israeli group that monitors and opposes settlement-building said in a new report.
IN A desperate attempt to stop the barrage of rockets fired by Hamas at Israeli villages, Ehud Olmert, Israel’s prime minister, has ordered his security chiefs to target the Islamic movement’s political leadership.
Israeli artillery shelled houses in northern Gaza, killing at least 19 Palestinians, including five women and seven children, the youngest a one-year-old baby girl, hospital officials said. It was the deadliest single Israeli strike killing civilians
Israel has acknowledged it attacked Hezbollah targets during the Lebanon war with phosphorus shells. White phosphorus causes very painful and often lethal chemical burns to those hit by it, and until recently Israel maintained that it only uses such
The commanders of the French contingent in UNIFIL have warned that if Israeli warplanes continue their overflights in Lebanon, they may have to open fire on them. Despite the warnings, Israel would continue to patrol the skies of Lebanon
To his enemies he is ruthless and corrupt. But to his allies in the West, Mohammed Dahlan is a potential Palestinian saviour to stand up to the radical Islamic group Hamas. Secular and tough – some say brutal – Mr Dahlan, a member of the Fatah par
Disarming Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese Shiite group that fought Israel, is a major goal in Washington, Jerusalem and even among the political elite in Beirut. The main stumbling block, is a 10-mile-square area known as Shabaa Farms.
Israelis say the war that started July 12 with the capture of two of its soldiers has created a much more dangerous enemy as the conflict has deepened ties between Lebanese guerrillas and Palestinian militants each with ties to Syria and Iran.
Islamist movement Hamas defied Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Friday, insisting that a unity government would not recognize Israel and proposed a 10-year truce promptly rejected by the Jewish state.
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will tell President Bush that the proposed Palestinian unity government will recognize Israel's right to exist and previous agreements between the PLO and Israel," PA officials told The Jerusalem
Israel scattered at least 350,000 unexploded cluster bomblets on south Lebanon in its war with Hizbollah, mostly when the conflict was all but over, leaving a deadly legacy for civilians, U.N. officials said.
The United States and Israel have put pressure on Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas not to cut a deal with a Hamas government that refuses to renounce violence and recognize Israel.
Military Intelligence had clear information about an impending kidnap attempt by Hezbollah shortly before the Lebanese group carried out its cross-border raid on July 12. However, the information was not analyzed and passed on to the troops in time,
Mohammed Barghouthi was coming home from a late-night meeting when he found himself at a makeshift Israeli army checkpoint. The soldiers were stopping Palestinians, checking their IDs, and telling them to strip. "I said no. I am a Palestinian
"What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs," the head of an IDF rocket unit in Lebanon said regarding the use of cluster bombs and phosphorous shells during the war. Quoting his battalion commande
Gaza is dying. The Israeli siege of the Palestinian enclave is so tight that its people are on the edge of starvation. Here on the shores of the Mediterranean a great tragedy is taking place that is being ignored because the world's attention has