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January 15, 2018 Understanding Sharia Law
  • Sharia is not static. Its interpretations and applications have changed and continue to change over time. There is no one thing called Sharia. A variety of Muslim communities exist, and each understands Sharia in its own way. Sharia is overwhelmingly concerned with personal religious observance such as prayer and fasting, and not with national laws.
January 9, 2018 As a 2-State Solution Loses Steam, a 1-State Plan Gains Traction

The P.L.O. is seriously debating whether to embrace fallback options, including the pursuit of a single state.

January 5, 2018 A Symbol of the Palestinian Resistance for the Internet Age

Viral videos of the Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi confronting Israeli soldiers reveal how the conflict is evolving with technology.

January 4, 2018 What Happened When a Jewish Settler Slapped an Israeli Soldier

Both Ahed Tamimi and Yifat Alkobi were questioned for slapping a soldier in the West Bank, but little else about their cases are similar - simply because one is Jewish, the other Palestinian.

January 3, 2018 Israel indicts Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi

Israel is seeking 12 criminal charges against a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who slapped two soldiers.