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The Young Palestinian Men of East Jerusalem Have Nothing to Lose - Haaretz

The decision by Israeli authorities to remove the metal detectors at the site of the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem was correct. However, as this crisis hopefully abates, it would be wise to acknowledge the underlying conditions that have caused young ...and more »

Jerusalem's Forever Crisis - Foreign Policy (blog)

The epicenter of the Arab-Israeli crisis will always be the Temple Mount, where both sides struggle over ancient history and modern-day politics. By Yardena Schwartz. | August 2, 2017, 12:02 PM. domeoftherock. TEL AVIV, Israel — If what's happening in ...and more »

Why it's still important to talk about peace - +972 Magazine

By Raef Zreik. Palestinian and Israeli activists take part a protest against occupation, Route 60, between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Bethlehem, July 7, 2017. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90). The rhetoric of “peace” as a resolution to the ...and more »

Palestinian suffering: Occupation is just terrorism - New Straits Times Online

AL-AQSA. The mere mention of it reminded me of the time I visited the Old City in Jerusalem, the location for Al-Aqsa, the (Buraq) Wailing Wall and Church of Holy Sepulchre. It made me reflect that history has not been kind to the Palestinians since 1947.and more »

Austria hands Hamas operative life sentence - The Jerusalem Post

An Austrian court has sentenced a Hamas operative to life in prison for conspiring and inciting others to carry out terror attacks in Jerusaem. The operative, a Gaza natve who was living in Austria at the time and whose name is under an Austrian gag ...and more »

Public opinion poll: 'No Palestinian state in five years' - The Jerusalem Post

Researchers spoke face-to-face with 1,200 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza and held telephone conversations with 900 Israelis, including settlers and Israeli-Arab citizens. By Tovah Lazaroff. August 1, 2017 17:27. 4 minute read. > Palestinian ...and more »

The Next War in Gaza Is Brewing. Here's How to Stop It. - New York Times

When violence erupts in Jerusalem and the West Bank, it is usually not long before the Gaza Strip follows. At Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, a Palestinian teenager was killed while protesting in solidarity with Palestinians in Jerusalem. Several ...and more »

In pictures: Jews, Christians and Muslims protest against Israeli government's blockade of Al-Aqsa - AMN Al-Masdar News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 P.M.) – On July 30, protestors of all confessions and ethnic backgrounds took to the streets in Washington D.C., marching to the Israeli embassy and demanding an end to the Israeli government's violent policies against protestors ...and more »

“The sense of empowerment was evident two days after the Israeli backdown” - Your Middle East

A web of formal and informal Israeli-Arab relations, and common fears of renewed popular uprisings that could threaten regimes and benefit Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, facilitated Israel's backing down in the crisis over Jerusalem's ...and more »

As Netanyahu scandals deepen, the more extreme his policies get - +972 Magazine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting, Jerusalem, June 25, 2017. (Marc Israel Sellem/Pool/Flash90). Benjamin Netanyahu has a few things in common with Donald Trump. The two men are known to obsess over loyalty, ...and more »