This is the question worth asking on the 25th anniversary of the accords, which essentially drove policy in the U.S., Israel, the occupied Palestinian territories and European capitals for a quarter of a century.
A series of incidents at border crossings highlights a growing gulf between the country’s hard-line government and liberal Jewish Americans.
In coverage of Israel’s recent mass shootings in Gaza—which have killed over 30 Palestinians and injured more than 1,100—the word “clashes” is used to euphemize snipers in fortified positions firing on unarmed protesters 100 meters away.
Warplanes hit targets in the Gaza Strip and three people are reported killed there, while Palestinian militants from the territory fire scores of rockets into Israel.
The president's son-in-law has reportedly bought into a theory that Palestinian identity and desire to return to what is now Israel are being artificially kept alive because Palestinians are recognized as refugees by the United Nations.
Tamimi uses the experience of being jailed to advantage, as have many other colonial prisoners including Mandela and Gandhi.
Ahed Tamimi returns home to a hero’s welcome in her West Bank village after Israel releases the 17-year-old from prison at the end of her eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers.
Israel has for decades been running the occupied territories of Palestine–Gaza and the West Bank–with apartheid tactics, but now the Knesset is essentially declaring Palestinians to be second-class citizens.
The Israeli military lifts its restrictions along the Gaza border, indicating it has accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire that ends a 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas.
On a tour of Israel organized by Birthright, a few Americans were labeled "troublemakers" as they sought out a different perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict; academics are studying emojis; and in some towns, it floods even when there's no rain now.