Palestinian Territories: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

Posted By on November 1, 2015

The bony finger of war is clearly marking an ancient route to the players. It is difficult to know what to say or write that might chart a path to a more wholesome future.

Whether the clashes in Jerusalem and the West Bank are the long-awaited "Third Intifada" is the question being asked by virtually every journalist covering the Middle East.

Border crossings and ad hoc and unpredictable checkpoints made us and the subjugated Palestinians into cattle, prodded and shouted at by Israelis with machine guns, proving who had colonial power and who had none.

Ed Gragert

Director, Global Campaign for Education-US

My situation is not unique. People coming from the Gulf and Europe to visit their families in Gaza lose their jobs, scholarships, or miss their classes -- all for wanting to see a sick parent or meet a new family member.

TEL AVIV -- Foreign analysts have been quick to claim that recent events are about Al Aqsa, and they've been even quicker to argue about whether or not this is a third intifada. But both discussions miss the point.

AMMAN -- While attention has been given to attacks on Israelis, few have looked into the other side. Palestinians in Jerusalem are feeling terrorized, worried about leaving their homes and becoming a victim of summary execution.

I love movies because they seem to simplify life. Nowhere is it more clear than on the big screen when a character's predicament begins to shift.

Divided Palestinians need to be united if the current protests are to have direction.

This conflict is not the only one in the Middle East, but a solution would send a strong signal of hope that solutions even for very intractable disputes are possible. Fortunately, both sides overwhelmingly agree on the key aspects of a viable solution: two states within the 1967 borders, with some mutual border adjustments.

Washington should not pretend that the conflict and settlements are foreign issues. Its own citizens are being affected on both sides. Israel has shown it cannot be trusted to effectively handle settler terrorism and the United States should not leave the fate of its citizens in the hands of a foreign government.

Ibrahim Fraihat

Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Doha Center and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar

Will Clinton's more muscular alternative be the future of U.S. foreign policy if the Democrats hold on to the Oval Office in 2016? Or would Bernie Sanders, if he grabs the Democratic nomination and triumphs in the general election, guide the United States in a different direction?

John Feffer

Director, Foreign Policy In Focus and Editor, LobeLog

WASHINGTON--As one of the American citizens who was born in Israel and is well versed in Middle East affairs, my friend Raphael Benaroya has an intere...

Stanley Weiss

Founding Chairman, Business Executives for National Security

Mahmoud Abbas holds many titles. He is the head of the Fateh movement, chairman of the PLO's executive committee and president of the state of Palestine. Technically and legally, the Palestine Liberation Organization is superior.

When a Palestinian Christian says, "If the only choice is between violent resistance to the Occupation or submission, you must understand that for us, submission is not an option," it needs to be heard not as a threat or ultimatum, but as a plea.

John H. Thomas

Ordained UCC minister with a forty year career in local and national UCC ministries, including General Minister and President, 1999 to 2009.

Of all the bizarre encounters the Palestinian conflict has generated, Tony Blair's four meetings in Doha with Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas leader must surely rank as one of the oddest.

The following conversation between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Bibi) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is fictitious.

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