White America’s Burden in the Holy Land

May 14, 2021

Earlier this week, an Israeli military official evoked “a worst-case scenario” conducted by three Israeli infantry brigades that would amount to crushing Gaza on the ground rather than just bombarding it. Some observers have noticed that the current...

Arab Women Reporting on the Ground

December 16, 2019

Bringing Hope to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

May 11, 2019

Hillel Schenker reflects on a joint Israeli-Palestinian memorial ceremony and what it means for independence and freedom for both peoples. On May 7 at 9 pm, I joined at least 10,000 people in Tel Aviv’s Park Hayarkon for the 14th annual Israeli-Palestinian joint Alternative Memorial Ceremony....

Israeli Settlements Explained

January 04, 2017

A look at the history of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are considered illegal under international law. Several United Nations Security Council resolutions, as well as the International Court of Justice, have also found settlements...

The Search for Water in Gaza

March 10, 2016

The Israeli blockade and a deferral of proper joint management prevent the rehabilitation of Gaza’s failed water sector. Damaged, fragmented water infrastructure and severe contamination are pervasive norms in the Gaza Strip. Recurring violence exacerbates destruction of the main aquifer and...

Memories That Last a Lifetime in Gaza

March 04, 2016

Being locked in an “open-air prison” in Gaza, Palestinian youth have lost hope. I was born in one of the most dangerous places in the world: the Gaza Strip. This is a land where the hopes and dreams of young men and women go to die, where the children work in factories instead of playing,...

Life in Gaza: From a Palestinian Teenager

September 07, 2015

A solution to Gaza’s woes must be found. Otherwise the youth will draw the shortest straw. Over one year has passed since the 2014 Gaza War. With mass death and destruction during those fateful days, the events after the conflict have been much worse. Once the violence had ended,...

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Israel is Trying to Change the Laws of War

July 08, 2015

If not rebuffed legally and politically, Israel’s innovations could eventually come to be accepted as the norm. In summer 2014, Israel unleashed unprecedented violence against the Gaza Strip. Although it was the third such large-scale attack since 2008, the 14th military offensive since...

A Birthday Wish From Gaza

October 13, 2014

The Gaza conflict changed the lives of Palestinians, especially teenagers. Every day, I watch TV and see my city in ruins. During the latest war in Gaza, I had a little light of hope inside of me but now that hope is gone. Hope has died in the hearts of Palestinians. The school year, which...

Off the Radar: Stealth Conflicts and the Media

September 19, 2014

While certain “chosen” conflicts attract media attention worldwide, many “stealth conflicts” remain largely underreported. Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and Gaza — these are the world's conflicts that will be remembered as those that “mattered” for the year 2014. Or at least that is what...

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