Palestinians: is "keeping the lid on" a strategy?

All this talk about a possible Third Intifada… One of the most irritating things about this discussion is the assumption that violence is the strategy of choice for Palestinians. Palestinians are not ready for violence, and there are absolutely no indications either that they have in any way prepared for it. Moreover, the sentiment most [&hel...

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Photo of the Year international – First Place General News – "Last Kiss"

This is a gorgeous and moving photo.  The composition, the color, the gesture, the hands — gorgeous, and immensely emotional.  It was taken in Gaza, during the IDF’s Operation Pillar of Defense or Pillar of Clouds last November. “Last Kiss” won First Place in the General News Category of the Photo of the Year International [...

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Study on Israeli and Palestinian textbooks leads to some surprises

It emerges that the Israeli Ministry of Education is outraged that its textbooks were compared with Palestinian textbooks, in a US State Dept-funded study — and an Israeli Education Ministry official has said this is “libel”. The Israeli Education Ministry said in a statement:  the “attempt to create parallel between Israeli...

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