Tag Archives: Israel

A giant space rock demolished an ancient Middle Eastern city and everyone in it – possibly inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom

 Artist’s evidence-based depiction of the blast, which had the power of 1,000 Hiroshimas. Allen West and Jennifer Rice, CC BY-ND Christopher R. Moore, University of South Carolina As the inhabitants of an ancient Middle Eastern city now called Tall el-Hammam went about their daily business one day about 3,600 years ago, they had no idea an unseen icy space …

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Property disputes in Israel come with a complicated back story – and tend to end with Palestinian dispossession

Eviction remains a threat for Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah. AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo Kristen Alff, North Carolina State University The bombing of Gaza may have ended, the sirens in Tel Aviv silenced for now. Yet as concern over a planned June 15, 2021 march by right-wing Israeli nationalists underscores, the threat of violence in Israel is never far from the …

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Quelle conscience politique d’eux-mêmes ont les jeunes Palestiniens en exil ?

Marie Kortam, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) Cet article est publié dans le cadre du cycle IPEV Live, transition from violence : lessons from the MENA, une série de 8 discussions en ligne, tous les mardis du 18 mai au 29 juin 2021. La ville de Jérusalem revêt une signification particulière pour les juifs, les musulmans et les chrétiens. Elle représente l’un …

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After 12 years of Netanyahu, here’s what to expect from a new coalition government in Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12 consecutive years as Israeli prime minister are coming to an end. Yonatan Sindel/EPA-EFE John Strawson, University of East London Israeli politics are entering a new chapter. After inconclusive elections in March, a politically diverse coalition has formed to end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12 years as prime minister. The eight-party coalition is led by right-winger Naftali Bennett and centrist …

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Jerusalem: eyewitness account from a divided city

Traditional Ramadan meeting place: Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, after police removed barriers. Ade Ruished, Author provided Adel Ruished, Lancaster University Not long after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas came into force on Friday May 21, members of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) entered the al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem, reportedly using teargas and stun grenades to disperse Muslims praying there. …

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Why is accountability for alleged war crimes so hard to achieve in the Israel-Palestinian conflict?

Hatem Moussa/AP Amy Maguire, University of Newcastle The latest outbreak of conflict in Gaza and Israel is escalating rapidly. At the time of writing, at least 192 Palestinians are reported dead, including 58 children. Ten Israelis are reported dead, including two children. Hamas is firing rockets into Israel from Gaza. Some cause casualties, while many are intercepted by Israeli anti-missile …

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Israel and the Palestinians celebrate a ceasefire — but will anything change?

Adel Hana/AP Anthony Billingsley, UNSW While details are sketchy, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire. That is good news for everyone involved. The dying can hopefully end and further destruction be avoided — at least for now. Both sides can also claim victory. Hamas can claim to have defended the interests of Palestinians in Jerusalem in contrast to …

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