Even by Middle Eastern standards the past month in the region has been head-spinning and volatile. Conflict between Israelis and Palestinian along three fronts — Jerusalem; Gaza and within Israel proper fractured an already tenuous status quo.
There is this cycle that we keep seeing over and over again. But really we also saw some developments inside of Israel with Palestinian citizens of Israel and mob attacks against by Israeli Jewish citizens and of course in the occupied territories
While there is a pressing need for immediate humanitarian relief and reconstruction support in Gaza following last month’s intense violence between Israel and Hamas, Palestinians in the Strip will need far more than that to achieve real long-term stability.
The most important word is “equal,” which is meant to signal to progressives within Democratic Party circles — and to Israel — that the administration is aware of and concerned about the glaring inequality that Palestinians experience under occupation.
World attention has focused on the prospects of the United States and Iran finding terms that enable them to return to their 2015 nuclear deal. But there are still a lot of questions that need answering.
The Israeli government has accomplished a great deal which is to dethrone Benjamin Netanyahu after a dozen years.
Joe Biden caught a huge break here. You've got a government right center and left which has mutually assured destructive facet -- it means essentially, it's a government that will not take bold and risky steps or provocative ones.
Rivals have struck a deal to oust Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu from power.
The bombs may have stopped falling on Gaza and the rocket fire from there has ceased for now, but Gazans face a huge task of rebuilding.
Israel continues to argue that these attacks are a defense mechanism being directed at Hamas, which has fired rockets into Israel.