Israel

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is backing the bill to designate Israel "the national homeland of the Jewish People." (Photo: Cherie Cullen/cc)
The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday passed a controversial bill which declares Israel a Jewish nation-state, institutionalizes Jewish religious law, and eradicates Arabic as a second official language. Critics warn that the measure, which still requires approval by parliament, would further codify religious and ethnic discrimination against Palestinians...
- Common Dreams staff
Iran says it is now impossible to reach a deal by Monday's deadline to reach a...
Jasmin Ramsey, IPS News
In the United States, the negotiations aimed at a final deal between world...

Further

The carnage goes on in Gaza. Over 500 now dead. The devastation has sparked fury, with hundreds of thousands protesting around the world, Nobel laureates and other public figures demanding an arms embargo against Israel, and an emergency meeting by the U.N. Security Council just announced. Still, the sheer scope of the horror can also numb us into a sort of moral fatigue. Two individual stories of random life and death to make and keep it real: The little boy on the front, brought into Gaza...