Almost one year after the devastating war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Security Council could soon use the U.N. Human Rights Council-endorsed Goldstone Commission Report to pursue legal action against alleged war criminals on both sides. Do you think Israel and/or the Palestinians should face prosecution for their actions in the Gaza War?
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The militant Palestinian organization Hamas released a two-minute video proving that an Israeli prisoner held for more than three years is still alive. Should Israel agree to release hundreds of Palestinian prisoners to secure the release of one Israeli soldier? Tell us what you think.
With crucial talks aimed at curtailing Iran's nuclear program set to begin, the rhetoric is heating up. Israel will be following the progress of the negotiations closely, says Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. If the talks fail, would Israel be justified in attacking Iran's nuclear facilities? Tell us what you think.
Israel's robust film industry is funded primarily with state grants, even though the themes can be highly critical of the government and at odds with conventional Israeli values. Many films explore issues from recent Israeli military history.
Israeli has a thriving film industry. In recent years, its films have won popular and critical acclaim while tacking difficult issues of identity and politics. Jerusalem film scholar Amy Kronish blogs about the coming of age of Israeli cinema.
U.S. President Barack Obama brought together the Israeli and Palestinian leaders in New York on Tuesday. Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses the significance of the meeting for the peace process.
U.S. President Barack Obama plans to meet in New York with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority. If Israel imposes a freeze on all settlement construction, are you confident there would be a peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians? Tell us what you think.
Carla Robbins of The New York Times and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss the week's top stories: Obama's reversal on a missile defense plan for Europe, the battle against Islamic militants and this week's United Nations report on the war in Gaza.
Jen Marlowe recently returned from Israel and Palestine, where she met with a father who lost two sons during the 2008-2009 Gaza war. On Tuesday, the United Nations released a report condemning the actions of both sides during the conflict.