Here are the facts about the International Criminal Court’s examination of crimes committed in the 2014 fighting.
If the International Criminal Court takes up Israeli government actions in the occupied Palestinian territories, it could well find specific officials guilty of breaches of the Rome Statute of 2002.
In response to the Palestinian refugee crisis, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said he was willing to cede some of his country's land, but Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected the offer; some Ukrainian soldiers are alarmingly wearing Nazi symbols on their helmets; meanwhile, Turkey refuses to join the coalition against Islamic State. These discoveries and more after the jump.
During the recent war in the Gaza Strip, a controversy broke out in Turkey about whether Turkish Jews were required to condemn Israel’s actions, as some pro-Palestinian Turks suggested.
For a variety of reasons, the recent war in the Palestinian territory has persuaded an increasing number of Israelis to give serious thought to emigration, according to one poll; in Gambia, the National Assembly passed a law to imprison people for life for "homosexual acts"; meanwhile, it's important that the left condemn jihad as vehemently as it does Israeli occupation. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Calls by some Israeli politicians for the Palestinians to be ethnically cleansed from Gaza in part reflect frustration over the security issue many Israelis maintain the people of Gaza pose to Israel, but there are other possible motivations for this desire.
The U.S. State Department became a little testy with Israel on Sunday over the sixth school shelling by the Israeli military.
With the disclaimer that by contrasting the two statements, he wasn't stating they were identical, Glenn Greenwald points out the similarities between the Israeli prime minister's remark about Palestinians and another made by Joseph Goebbels; a writer argues that Israel helped make Hamas what it is today; meanwhile, a German graffiti artist uses light to protest the NSA in Berlin. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Shortly after Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman publicly accused Al-Jazeera of airing "anti-Semitic" propaganda, the media outlet's offices in Gaza reportedly "came under fire" Tuesday.