Israel and Palestine
This is what Hamas wants you to believe about its current conflict with Israel
Hamas and the Israel Defense Forces are savvy social media operators. Here's a look at @qassamfeed, the official Twitter account for the military arm of Hamas.
These West Bank residents got bombed. They're very happy about it
The psychology of the Palestinian cause may seem strange from the outside, but it makes perfect sense to those who inhabit this reality.
Day 8: Hope for ceasefire fades as Israel and Hamas resume strikes (LIVE BLOG)
The death toll is now more than 190.
Watch Israel's 'knock on roof' policy in action (VIDEO)
Israel fires a smaller mortar at the roof of a building before leveling it.
Bombs make ghost towns out of southern Israel
Ashkelon, an Israeli seaside town, became the focus of Gazan attacks on Sunday after a relatively quiet weekend.
23 bomb shelter selfies that will make you rethink the conflict in Israel and Palestine
From the looks of these pics, taking refuge in a bomb shelter in Israel isn't the grim affair one might imagine.
In Jerusalem, one murder shattered a whole community's way of life
As Hamas and Israel trade fire, the family of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, kidnapped and burned alive, is still mourning. And the neighborhood, still bearing the scars of riots, is reeling.
These are the images from Gaza that are too graphic for many US news outlets to publish (DAY 31)
Human misery is hard to look at. But it's one way to understand the true cost of warfare.
Israeli strikes kill more Palestinians as Gaza conflict enters fourth day (LIVE BLOG)
The death toll is now more than 100.
Three Israelis admit to murder of Palestinian teenager as Gaza death toll hits 8
The latest violence in Gaza began after June 12 as Israel pressed a vast West Bank arrest campaign to find militants behind the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers.
Jewish extremists arrested over Palestinian teen's death
In a related development, a Jerusalem court freed Tariq Abu Khder, the Palestinian American cousin of the murdered teen, to house arrest for nine days.
Palestinian teen was burned alive, says autopsy report
Clashes over the incident spread Saturday from east Jerusalem to Arab Israeli towns.
Warplanes and rocket fire are flying between Israel and Gaza after teen killings
As Israeli forces deployed to the border with Gaza, the army's spokesman said Israel has 'no interest in escalation.'
Tensions rise following suspected revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a statement, urged police to 'to swiftly investigate who was behind the loathsome murder and its motive.'
In Israel and Palestine, the kids are not alright
Over the last two weeks, three Palestinian boys and one Israeli teen were violently killed, and three Israeli teens vanished.
Where watching the World Cup ain't easy
Folks in Jerusalem complain about having to pay to watch on Al Jazeera. Meanwhile, a car bomb exploded south of Beirut last night, wounding at least five soccer fans.
Day 1,194: So many Westerners fighting in Syria
It's just impossible to keep track of them all.
An Israeli teen was killed by fire from inside Syria
The 15-year-old son of a defense contractor was the first Israeli to be killed on the border since the civil war began.
This man designs assault rifles to look sexy for the Israeli Army (VIDEO)
Oh, and did we mention civilians can get them in the US, too?
Days after 3 Israeli teens disappeared, a family struggles to cope
The kidnapping seems like all anyone can talk about. Many speculate as to the political implications. But they're haunted by the ways previous abductions in Israel ended badly.
Israel arrests 80 Palestinians in response to teens' kidnapping
There is currently a massive manhunt, including 2,000 military forces looking for the 3 abducted teens.
Why the Israeli response to the new Palestinian government has been so bizarre
The rhetoric couldn't be more aggressive. The actions, however, are pretty darn mild.
Abbas swears in Palestinian unity government shunned by Israel
At the inauguration ceremony, President Mahmoud Abbas said the new government would abide by commitments made by previous Palestinian administrations.
Pope backs Palestinian statehood, invites Abbas and Peres to Vatican
The Palestinian and Israeli presidents accepted the invitation to pray for peace.
How to welcome a pope, in 9 steps
Lessons from the manic lead-up to papal touchdown in Israel.
Here are the 13 unruly churches that will welcome Pope Francis to Jerusalem
13 formally recognized churches will be present for the highlight of his visit. They fight a lot.
It's official: 1 in 4 adults is anti-Semitic
A new survey measures prejudice toward Jews. There's a lot of it.
The Holy Land is stoked for Pope Francis (PHOTOS)
The Holy Land has been getting ready for Pope Francis for months. GlobalPost takes an exclusive look at the places where the pontiff will be sleeping, meeting and praying.
Believe it or not, Israel has excellent bacon
Meet what looks like a Brooklyn cliche, except operating out of the West Bank.
Palestinian president says he's open to extending peace talks with Israel
Israel accuses Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of being more interested in healing the national rift with Hamas than achieving a peace deal.
Meet the Israeli Christians who actually want to be drafted
It's a foreign concept in the US, where the memory of Vietnam is still fresh. But you'll understand when you hear the reasons.