Grassroots Peacebuilding: Palestinian, Israeli Youth Turn To Sports

After months of building ramps and a halfpipe, the skate park finally opened in Gaza in April.

Since the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations have remained at a standstill. Illegal settlements are popping up throughout the West Bank and the 1.7 million living in Gaza remain under strict military blockade. Peacebuilding and dialogue has necessarily shifted to the grassroots level, where Palestinians and Israelis

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Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without […]

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without first setting up a

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Human Rights Defender Disappears In Bahrain: Crackdown On Whistleblowers Continues

Where in the world is Nabeel Rajab? It’s the question Bahrainis and human rights advocates are asking after the sudden disappearance of the key opposition leader this week. Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, has been in prison since August 2012 for his role in organizing the mass democracy protests in […]

Where in the world is Nabeel Rajab? It’s the question Bahrainis and human rights advocates are asking after the sudden disappearance of the key opposition leader this week. Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, has been in prison since August 2012 for his role in organizing the mass democracy protests in 2011 that drew more

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Obama Continues To Hack Away At Press Freedoms

The New York Times (NYT) editorial board is calling out the Obama administration for “secretly combing through the phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press.” It’s a bold allegation that has drawn the ire of civil liberties groups and concerned citizens around the country in recent days. The NYT is not alone […]

The New York Times (NYT) editorial board is calling out the Obama administration for “secretly combing through the phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press.” It’s a bold allegation that has drawn the ire of civil liberties groups and concerned citizens around the country in recent days. The NYT is not alone in its

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Hawking’s Refusal To Attend Israeli Conference Spurs Divestment Debate In US

The movement to use peaceful, economic pressure to encourage the Israeli government to halt its illegal military occupation and construction of settlements in the West Bank is gaining momentum once again after renowned physicist Stephen Hawking stated he would boycott a conference in Israel to send a message to the government. This week, the Boston […]

The movement to use peaceful, economic pressure to encourage the Israeli government to halt its illegal military occupation and construction of settlements in the West Bank is gaining momentum once again after renowned physicist Stephen Hawking stated he would boycott a conference in Israel to send a message to the government. This week, the

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Students, Narratives Clash To Mark Palestinian Nakba In Tel Aviv

Palestinian and Jewish students alike demonstrated to commemorate the Nakba, meaning “catastrophe,” that ensued following Israel’s creation.

May 15, 1948. It’s a date celebrated by Israelis and mourned by millions of Palestinians. When the state of Israel was founded 65 years ago, roughly 700,000 Palestinians were exiled from their homes to make way for the creation of a Jewish-majority state in the heart of the Levant. The event is a pivotal moment in Middle East history,

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