An Israeli satire show recently used the popular iPhone game to make fun of the peace process. In a way, it's the perfect crash course on the impossibility of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Local reports say the 33 men who riveted the world with the survival-and-rescue story will be coming to Israel. But that may be just half the story. Where are they really going?
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As the president fought to avert his party's defeat in the US midterm elections, peace negotiations he was mediating between the Israelis and Palestinians were put on hold. For a moment there, it almost seemed like that was all that was keeping the two sides from resolving their conflict.
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So much for being the Middle East's only democracy. Pronouncements coming from Israel's political and religious leaders are starting to sound like they are being issued from Tehran, rather than from Jerusalem.
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Prominent Palestinian Dr Sari Nusseibeh suggests what the US and the international community can do to end his people's conflict with Israel, and how wrong can sometimes be done, when they try to do right.
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The peace talks look doomed to fail, with Israel reluctant to extend the construction freeze in the settlements and the Arabs backing Palestinian decision to walk out of negotiations if this is the case. Is peace such an elusive ideal between the two sides? Not so perhaps, if there is a radical mindset shift, says Palestinian academic Dr Sari Nusseibeh.
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The Oscar-nominated Israeli film Ajami depicted a gritty and complex situation of Jews and Arabs living side by side in the mixed city of Jaffa. But how faithful is the film to the reality of the real Ajami neighbourhood?
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Against the backdrop of renewed violence and construction in the West Bank, all the words of the leaders in the so-called peace process are sounding hollow, compared to the arguments of an elderly Israeli who's almost seen it all.
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Do you serve in the national struggle against the annexation of your people, or ignore it in order to put bread on the table?
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The government of Israel consistently speaks out against its enemies: Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and so on. But does it actually know who its friends are?
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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists the Palestinians acknowledge Israel as a “Jewish state”. The Palestinian Authority won't. Alright, let's now look at the facts on the ground.
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For a moment, leave behind what divides Jersualem and take a walk through the new Mamilla with its creator, envisioned as a meeting place across cultures.
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When the new lunar month begins this week, the holiday season will start for both the Jews and Arabs. But will there be the ultimate celebration, that of a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Faith says it should.
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Before the Obama-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians can begin in Washington, they are already crying bloody murder in the holy land.
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Zippadee-doo-da, zippadee-yay, peace talks are starting on a wonderful September day! But wait, why aren't the Palestinians celebrating?
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