Search Results for "Israeli-Palestinian conflict " : 160

by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:12 am / in Middle East, World

Divided by Definition

…ipped of connotations that bolster the “legitimacy of war.” This is a useful framework through which to consider Israeli and Palestinian semantics. Words like “security,” “occupation,” and “apartheid” all suggest the possible legitimacy of violent confrontations. Yet, these semantics reveal a much more pressing, endogenous obstacle to peace: Each side perceives the conflict ­– and each other – in very different terms. The Israelis have been accus…

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by / on January 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm / in Opinion, World

A Modest Proposal

…Hamas and Israel regarding an easing of the blockade on goods into Gaza. This shows a greater willingness on the Israeli side to recognize Hamas’s demands, and the greater leverage Hamas now holds to bring the Israelis to the table to advance its interests. Furthermore, on the domestic scene, Hamas has successfully vaulted itself onto the center stage of the Palestinian cause. With soaring poll numbers in the West Bank and Gaza, Hamas’s “resistan…

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by / on April 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm / in Issue, Middle East, World

Israel/Palestine Debates

…oppression, rather than a curtailment of individual freedoms. This is why I value it as a means of protest. Yes, Israeli academic institutions are part of the occupation and complicit in Israel’s discriminatory policies. First of all, the Israeli government denies Palestinians freedom of education by bombing schools in Gaza and restricting the freedoms of students in the Occupied Territories to the extent that the army can veto them when they app…

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by / on April 3, 2014 at 9:05 pm / in Eliot Sackler, Middle East, Web Columnists, World

Jordan: One Kingdom, Two Nations

by The West Bank (wikicommons) As Israelis and Palestinians continue to struggle towards a permanent peace, it is not uncommon these days to hear of altercations in the West Bank between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian inhabitants. Sometimes these altercations end in injury; other times in death. Frequently, they heighten tension and produce further resentment. But almost always (and unfortunately so) these incidents merely pass into…

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by / on November 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm / in Opinion, World

Rockets of Hate, For the World to See

by from the Israeli Defense Forces Justice in Palestine is undoubtedly one of the most perennial, and intractable, issues from the 20th century still plaguing the Middle East. Achieving justice in Palestine is an Israeli cause, a Palestinian cause, an American cause, and a cause of anyone who respects peoples’ national rights and their rights to live in freedom and security. Both Israelis and Palestinians have acted irrationally in pu…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm / in Middle East, World

…Bibi One More Time?

…nternational community than ever before. Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu hhave fundamentally different stances on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Much of modern Israeli political discourse regarding the issue focuses on the idea of a two-state solution where a Palestinian state is established in the West Bank and Gaza alongside Israel. Palestinians have called for Israel to cede all of the territory it conquered in the 1967 war, but Israel has been…

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by / on July 21, 2014 at 10:18 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

On the Conflict in Gaza

…great at math), is simply too massive to ignore. I hate the oft-repeated and oversimplified question, “Why is an Israeli life worth more than a Palestinian?”, but seriously, why is one Israeli life worth 22 Gazan lives? And because I also hate abstract numbers, here’s a visualization: If every life lost during this conflict turned the clock back by one year in its respective territory, the people of Israel would be at the Forrest Gump premier. In…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 4:23 pm / in Asia, Fall 2013, World

The Raucous Caucasus

…lines and competing interests from Russia, Iran, Turkey, and the United States, this overlooked province and the conflict surrounding it have global implications. The conflict began with the Russian Revolution, when the Soviets conquered both Azerbaijan and Armenia, and turned them into Soviet Socialist Republics (SSRs). They decided to leave Nagorno-Karabakh, then roughly 94% Armenian, within Azerbaijan, and with a limited degree of autonomy. Th…

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by / on July 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm / in Eliot Sackler, Middle East, Web Columnists, World

When Weapons Don’t Work

…nue to play into Hamas’ hand and empower the very organization that has become a major thorn in the side of both Israeli security and the Palestinian peace process. Therefore, engaging with Hamas diplomatically and economically would throw the organization off its feet and remove war as its modus operandi. It would force Hamas to represent the Palestinian people through policy rather than continuously fight the Israeli state with rockets and war….

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by / on July 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

The Crisis in Gaza

…ng up our subjectivity in the civil-sounding discourse, like claiming to recognize the vague “other side” to the Palestinian issue, or to understand that not all the people in Gaza are bad, but the true emotional fuel still manages to influence how we think about, as Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu phrased, the “wild beasts”. And like that, a clear cut tragedy assumes the basis for understanding one of the most contested conflicts in internation…

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