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Prayer

Margaret Rhee elegizes the Gaza dead in a prose poem of remarkable tenderness. Blending the personal and political, she questions “The difference between wound and womb…Palestinian and Israeli…You and me.”

Explainer: When Does a Conflict Become a War?

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International law doesn’t actually define war – which makes knowing when one’s happening rather tricky.

One Tweet Perfectly Encapsulates how Screwed Up the World is Right Now

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Yes, the world is a complex place, but only because we have made it so over the course of human history. We all mold our own reality, so why not make it something beautiful?

The American Jewish Minority

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Being Jewish, and Pro-Israel, Joel Abramson never expected to feel all alone in a support group of young Jewish professionals. But that’s exactly what happened.

9 Facts About the Israel-Palestine Conflict On Which We Can All Agree

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Qasim Rashid helps us find a middle ground.

Will Ceasefire in Gaza Last or is Death not yet Satiated?

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After decades of fighting, misery, terror and death on both sides, can Israeli and Palestinians make peace?

The West’s War Against Palestinian ‘Extremism’ is Doomed to Fail

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Constantly chasing the support of moderates in the Israel-Palestine conflict will bring us no closer to a solution.

Gaza Ceasefire Crumbles While West Embarks on a New Round of Hand-Wringing

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The 72-hour ceasefire brokered between the Israel and Hamas collapsed within two hours.

Attacks on UN Schools in Gaza Clearly Breach International Law

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International humanitarian laws are clear about the sanctity of education.

What is Happening to the Mental Health of Young People Caught up in Gaza Conflict?

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It’s clear that young people are getting caught in the crossfire of the latest round of fighting between Israel and Palestine and the conflict is taking a huge toll on them. And the effects of the war are not just physical.

I’m Not the Only One Who Sucks?

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Just what sort of company does misery love, anyway?

MH17, Iraq, Gaza and the Deadly Verbal Dance Around Killing People

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Global leaders speak the same language when distancing themselves from the killing of civilians in military operations.

Wasn’t Obamacare Suppose To Fail?

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It turns out a lot of those negative predictions you’ve been hearing for so long about Obamacare didn’t come true.

What If They Gave a War and Nobody Came?

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Warren Blumenfeld asserts that it’s the leaders of Israel and Palestine who perpetuate the conflict, while the majority of the general populace desires true and lasting peace.

War is a Land Grab and it Always Has Been

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Scott Pelley, on CBS Evening News, talks of the struggles of today and how to get to peace.

Fighting the “Department of They”

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A Saturday morning scroll through Facebook-land turns into a heart-wrenching rant, and a plea for sanity and unity.