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The world is numb as Israel ratchets up its Gaza slaughter

  • When the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Karim Khan announced in May that he was submitting an application for arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on multiple charges of committing war crimes and crimes against h...
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The sinister pact between Israel and Europe’s far right

  • The surprise victory of an alliance of leftist parties, the New Popular Front, in France’s parliamentary elections on Sunday has rattled the country’s far right, which had won the first round of the snap elections a week before and was hoping to repeat its gains and form a government for the fi...
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As the world focuses on Gaza, Israel is annexing the West Bank

  • Israel is stepping up its annexation of the West Bank by legalizing settlement outposts, authorizing the building of thousands of units and defunding the Palestinian Authority and stripping it of administrative powers, most recently in the so-called Area B. But what is more dangerous is the pla...
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Election offers little hope of change for Iran’s youth

  • Iranian voters will head to the polls on Friday to pick the country’s next president. This special presidential election was necessitated by the death in a helicopter crash of President Ebrahim Raisi, along with top aides, last month. His death came a year before his first four-year term as pre...
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As he ponders his next step, Netanyahu is wagering Israel’s future

  • Israel’s beleaguered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has painted himself into a corner. In the wake of the surprise Oct. 7 Hamas attack, the 74-year-old seasoned politician, emerging from months of unprecedented domestic divisions over his controversial judicial reforms, believed that waging ...
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When it comes to the Palestinians, what does Israel want?

  • It is difficult to imagine Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad accepting a hostage exchange deal that does not meet their immutable demand, which is a lasting ceasefire linked to a total Israeli withdrawal from Gaza. This, for them, is nonnegotiable, but for Benjamin Netanyahu and his hard-line...
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Israel’s war on Gaza has weaponized future Palestinian generations

  • As Israel and Hamas consider US President Joe Biden’s three-phase deal to reach an enduring ceasefire and end the bloody eight-month war, the wanton slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza continues unabated. The death toll has crossed a staggering 36,000, with thousands more missing and almost 80,00...
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International indictment of Israel is also a rebuke for the US

  • Horrifying images of decapitated babies, charred bodies, and burnt tents in an Israeli-designated “safe area” where thousands of distressed Palestinians in Gaza were forced to flee a few weeks ago have drawn condemnation from all parts of the globe. The raid by Israeli fighter jets on a Rafah r...
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Gantz’s challenge to Netanyahu and the ICC: What comes next?

  • Israel is in turmoil. It has been in chaos since before Oct. 7. Its war on Gaza has turned into a stigma, haunting the country, its government, and its standing among nations. This has turned out to be Israel’s longest, most horrific, and most controversial conflict. The declared goals of the w...
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Netanyahu should accept that his Gaza war is over

  • After more than seven months of the most horrific and relentless bombardment of Gaza, resulting in more than 35,000 Palestinian dead and 10,000 missing, one nagging question is now haunting Israeli leaders and their Western allies: Can Israel defeat Hamas, thus bringing an end to this costly wa...
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