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What Israel Taught Me About Trust

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Have you ever heard the expression, “I have no reason to trust you until proven otherwise?” That’s a phrase I…


What Palestinians Actually Want, According to Palestinians

By Alex O'Connor

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict will not be solved until there is an honest look at what the people on both sides actually want.


Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne

ISIS kills 84 near a southern Iraqi town, Israel endorses the Kurds’ independence and the deadline for the Iran nuclear deal is nigh. These stories & more.

West Bank

What Jared Kushner and Mahmoud Abbas Need to Understand About the West Bank

By Peter Burns

The U.S. and other invested parties must understand that path to peace in Palestine runs through major reforms and development in the West Bank.

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