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A world of contradictions

Germany has suffered under a heat wave and damaging drought. Now thunderstorms are predicted. Can any parallels be drawn?


Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday.


Video: On Israel-Palestinian peace, a look at one vs. two-state solution

Here is a six-minute clip from a Google Hangout with co-editor Susan Webb and special guest Uri Weltmann, peace activist and leader of the Communist Party of Israel.


Thousands of Israelis protest Gaza war in Tel-Aviv

Some 7,000 Israelis protested the war in Gaza under the banner: "No more deaths - Israeli-Palestinian peace, now,"  the largest protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza thus far.


Israeli government lied, manipulated teens’ deaths, to wreck Palestinian unity

"Everybody knows now that Netanyahu and his co-bullies were aware the three young settlers were murdered on the first day they were kidnapped."


Palestinians and Israelis mourn together but crisis deepens

Hundreds of Israeli Jews visited the mourning family of Muhammad Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on Tuesday to express condolences over the vicious killing of the Palestinian teenager last week.


Butcher or hero? Ariel Sharon leaves harsh legacy

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a polarizing figure, died Saturday at age 85 after eight years in a coma.


Goal is Israeli-Palestine pact in 9 months, Kerry says

"Our objective will be to achieve a final status agreement over the course of the next nine months," Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday after Israeli-Palestinian talks opened for the first time in three years.


UN General Assembly votes to give Palestine enhanced status

This upgrades Palestine's status from mere "observer" and, without making it a full voting member of the U.N., explicitly recognizes it as a state.


Egypt brokers Gaza talks as rocket fire continues

Egyptian mediators are meeting with leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian organizations, and with Israeli officials.

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