A flotilla of ships set to leave Greece for Gaza this week is reigniting arguments about the wisdom of Israel's trade restrictions to the Palestinian territory.
Not much is known about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's views, so her praise four years ago for Israeli Chief Justice Aharon Barak have Republicans worried she will emulate his judicial activism.
Israel's announcement yesterday of an easing of the Gaza blockade on civilians meets international demands. But the UN and other groups are waiting to see how much actually changes on the ground.
Worried that Israeli soldiers and politicians could face charges of war crimes in the Gaza war, some say Israel should preempt international action with its own inquiry.
Human rights groups that help Palestinians with urgent requests to leave Gaza – often for medical care – can no longer directly petition the Israeli authorities.
With no clear guidelines for what Israel will allow in, aid groups have run into trouble with everything from 90 tons of pasta to nutritional bars mistranslated as steel bars.
Readers write about how Hamas is treated in Western media, holding politicians responsible for their actions, why the US should take the lead in helping Zimbabwe, and how Russia's actions have provoked Ukraine.
Sari Bashi of the group Gisha argued before the Israeli Supreme Court Thursday that Israel is still responsible for Gazan civilians because it controls the enclave's borders, airspace, and sea space.
Three Fulbright scholars are waiting to see if Israel will allow them to leave Gaza to study in the United States.