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  • Professor's tweets about Israel crossed the line

    Professor's tweets about Israel crossed the line
    Controversial scholar Steven Salaita — who has been most benignly described as "deeply critical of Israel" — has been fired or "non-hired" by the University of Illinois, depending on which news source you believe. In either case, it appears...
  • Palestinian death toll can't be swept under the rug by Israel's apologists [Letter]

    Palestinian death toll can't be swept under the rug by Israel's apologists [Letter]
    As someone who protested the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, I read with sadness your report on the Maryland National Guard's scheduled departure for that country ("Md. National Guard making final deployment to Afghanistan," Aug. 6). The money wasted in...
  • Israel blocks rights group as alternative to military service

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has disqualified its foremost human rights group as a volunteer option for youths who choose civilian national service over military conscription, officials said on Thursday, citing the group's criticism of the Gaza offensive....
  • U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel

    U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel
    The University of Illinois has rescinded the job offer of a professor who wrote controversial social media posts about the war in Gaza, according to documents released by the university Wednesday. Steven Salaita’s appointment at the U. of I.&...
  • What happens to Hamas-Fatah reconciliation after Gaza conflict?

    RAMALLAH, West Bank Nabil Shaath, an adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas who's considered the architect of the April agreement that reunited Hamas and Abbas' Fatah movement in a unity Palestinian government, paused as he...
  • Israelis see echo of Gilad Shalit in new seizure of a soldier in Gaza

    TEL AVIV, Israel When word went out Friday that Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant in a squad dismantling tunnels in the Gaza Strip, had been captured by Hamas-affiliated gunmen, one name immediately came to Israeli minds: Gilad Shalit, the...
  • A Gaza solution: demilitarization

    A Gaza solution: demilitarization
    The key to ending the current battle between Hamas and Israel — and preventing more fighting in the future — is the demilitarization of Gaza. Simply put, Hamas without rockets is not the same Hamas. That solution, though seemingly...
  • 'This madness must stop,' U.N. chief says after Gaza refuge shelled

    'This madness must stop,' U.N. chief says after Gaza refuge shelled
    Once again, a place of refuge proved a deathtrap. At least two explosions rocked a boys’ school in the southern Gaza city of Rafah that had been designated as a United Nations shelter for Gazans fleeing days of fighting. Palestinian officials said...
  • Israel holds moral high ground in Gaza

    Israel holds moral high ground in Gaza
    — Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called...
  • New Gaza cease-fire begins as Israel withdraws troops

    New Gaza cease-fire begins as Israel withdraws troops
    After four weeks of ferocious fighting, the guns of Gaza fell silent Tuesday with a 72-hour truce in place and talks on tap in Egypt aimed at forging a stable accord between Israel and Palestinian militants who rule the coastal enclave. Though several...
  • Palestinian Authority accuses Israel of war crimes

    Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said there was "clear evidence" of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal Court prosecutors on Tuesday to push for an investigation. Malki visited The Hague shortly...