Peter Beaumont: Israeli investigation says missile attack that killed boys aged between nine and 11 was ‘tragic accident’ in findings contradictory to journalists’ reports from scene.
The annual Human Rights Watch International Film Festival is underway here in New York City, but one of its featured directors won’t be able to attend his film’s U.S. premiere this weekend. That’s because Israel recently deemed Palestinian filmmaker Amer Shomali a “security threat” and prevented him from traveling to Jerusalem to obtain a U.S. visa.
Saed Bannoura: Family, friends and residents from different parts of the country, gathered to welcome her, and waited for very long hours in the son, until they finally managed to greet, and welcome her.
Rasha Abou Jalal: Owners of small businesses in Gaza are already struggling to make ends meet, and the fines and taxes they are required to pay are adding to their difficulties.
Chris McGreal: Billionaire gambling magnate and Republican party donor convenes closed-door meeting to combat US university movement amid growing Israeli alarm over growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign in US and Europe.
Jehan Alfarra: Five young guys from Gaza who started by making a YouTube show have built a huge audience, and now have a sketch show on Al-Araby TV.
Jon Morris: “I’m trying to find out if one can use philosophy to address real-life concerns and have debates across cultural boundaries,” Carlos Fraenkel explains.
Charlotte Silver: In an administrative building buried deep in the spaciously built suburbs of West Jerusalem, the latest phase of a long-standing struggle over a corner of land in the heart of the city concluded last week.
Hundreds of students from Gaza who are enrolled in universities abroad have already missed the current academic year, and now their studies for next year are in jeopardy, too.