Hamas-Israel deal seems to work for all parties — for now

The coming days, even hours, will be crucial in determining the fate of the Gaza Strip. We can expect either a continuation of the current impasse between Israel and Hamas — thus exasperating what the UN calls an “unprecedented humanitarian crisis” — or a breakthrough that promises to deliver a

Israel sees desalination as Sea of Galilee’s saviour

Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus walked across the Sea of Galilee, according to the Bible. Today, that doesn't require a miracle. Long periods of drought and over-pumping have brought the lake low. A reedy island has materialised at its southern edge, and will soon be a peninsula. Holiday-makers and fishermen teeter

Why is Israel so afraid of Khalida Jarrar?

When Israeli troops stormed the house of Palestinian parliamentarian and lawyer, Khalida Jarrar, on April 2, 2015, she was engrossed in her research. For months, Jarrar had been leading a Palestinian effort to take Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Her research on that very evening was directly related to the

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