Right-Wing Blogger: Kayla Mueller Was a 'Bitch' Who Deserved to Die

On Tuesday, the White House confirmed that Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman kidnapped outside a Syrian hospital in 2013, died while being held captive by ISIS. According to media reports, her parents have been provided with at least three photographs of her corpse. So now, naturally, is the time for… » 2/11/15 4:00pm 2/11/15 4:00pm

Hummus Selfies Probably Will Not End the Israel-Palestine Conflict

People with an internet connection and a digital camera are doing their part to end the age old conflict between Israel and Palestine by posting selfies alongside plates of hummus. Why didn't we think of this sooner? » 8/04/14 3:40pm 8/04/14 3:40pm

Celebrities, Please STFU About Israel and Gaza

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas rages on, leaving over a thousand Palestinians dead, we can all be comforted by the fact that the nation's top celebrities are offering their two cents. (Maybe more like one cent.) » 7/31/14 11:20am 7/31/14 11:20am

Horribly Misguided Pro-Israel Art Casts Princess Jasmine As a Terrorist

What would happen if your favorite Disney characters were redrawn to resemble terrorists out to kill jews? Well, if you haven't had your daily dose of outrage yet, you're going to need to sit down for this "art" which casts "Princess Yasmine" and Aladdin as terrorists and Family Guy characters as poor defenseless… » 7/30/14 8:30pm 7/30/14 8:30pm

Why Would I Ever Want to Bring a Child Into This Fucked Up World?

Yesterday, four little Palestinian boys from the same family playing on a Gaza beach were killed by an Israeli missile. Today, a plane full of people was shot down while flying over the Ukraine. » 7/17/14 5:15pm 7/17/14 5:15pm

Duckfaces and Death to Arabs: Israeli Teens Call for Ethnic Cleansing

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Hamas Appoints First Spokeswoman

It's an exciting week for 23 year-old Isra al-Mudallal, former correspondent for Iran's English-language Press TV Channel. She just started her new job as the first English-language and woman (they're going all out) spokesperson for the Hamas, the face of a new wave in the organization as it gears up to more… » 11/07/13 2:45pm 11/07/13 2:45pm

It Took Two Whole Days for a Random Muslim to Get Assaulted in Boston

A Palestinian woman said she was assaulted while taking a late morning stroll with her baby daughter and friend by a man who accused her of being a terrorist. We thought someone would've been publicly attacked and berated for secretly planning the Boston Marathon bombings within hours of the explosions, but nope —… » 4/18/13 1:45pm 4/18/13 1:45pm

Daring Sperm Smugglers in Palestine Brave Israeli Jails, Implausibility…

People try to sneak lots of miscellaneous contraband into prison, but how often do they try to sneak things that aren't people out of prison? Almost never, probably because the whole point of prison is that it doesn't have anything that anyone wants, except, in the case of Israeli prisons holding Palestinian… » 2/24/13 5:00pm 2/24/13 5:00pm

Watch Israeli Kids Play 'Bomb Shelter' Game at a Playground

Regardless of what you think about the Israel-Palestine conflict, this video of Israeli kids pretending to hide under a makeshift "bomb shelter" at a playground is pretty fucking heartbreaking. Also: man, little kids are shrewd. » 11/19/12 6:45pm 11/19/12 6:45pm

Female Palestinian Race Car Drivers Documented in Speed Sisters Film

In January, we read about a woman named Noor Daoud — born in Texas, former member of the Olympic swim team, former player on the Palestinian national soccer team — currently racing cars in Formula 3. » 6/22/12 1:55pm 6/22/12 1:55pm

Alice Walker Refuses to Let The Color Purple Be Published in Israel

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker has taken the very unusual step of making a public case for why she's refusing to let an Israeli publisher release her famous novel The Color Purple in Hebrew. Her choice is raising some eyebrows since her decision is motivated by her belief that Israel is an "apartheid"… » 6/20/12 12:25pm 6/20/12 12:25pm

Purim Skipper Is a Limited Edition

Orthodox Jewish sisters Simcha and Miri, dressed as dolls in boxes, wait for their mother to join in the celebration of the Purim festival in Bnei Brak, an Ultra Orthodox Jewish town near Tel Aviv, Israel,Thursday, March 8, 2012. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient… » 3/10/12 4:45pm 3/10/12 4:45pm

Meet the Speed Sisters, Palestinian Race Car Drivers Intent on Winning

Pictured above is Noor Daoud. She was born in Texas, likes fast cars, but also was on an Olympic swim team and on the Palestinian national soccer team. Right now, though, she's focused on racing Formula 3. According to reports, Daoud is the first Palestinian, male or female, to participate in and win an Israeli race.… » 1/13/12 3:00pm 1/13/12 3:00pm

"Rape By Deception" Case Gets Even Worse

You'll recall the "rape by deception" case, in which a court convicted a Palestinian man, based on the fact that, had the woman known he was not Jewish, she would not have slept with him. Well, the plot thickens. » 9/07/10 1:47pm 9/07/10 1:47pm

As If The Palestinian Faux-Jew Rape Case Needed To Get More Complicated

New information about Sabbar Kashur, the 30-year-old Palestinian convicted of "rape-by-deception" following consensual sex with a woman who thought he was Jewish, Kashur, in fact married with two children, has been under house arrest since the 2008 incident. » 7/22/10 2:23pm 7/22/10 2:23pm

Palestinian Man Is Convicted Of Rape After Lying About Being A Jew

A Jerusalem court's decision to jail 30-year-old Sabbar Kashur for 18 months has made legal history — and is causing a furor across Israel. » 7/21/10 11:32am 7/21/10 11:32am

Helen Thomas Announces Retirement

After controversial comments about Jews and Israel, which drew denunciations from the White House among others, Helen Thomas, 89, has announced that she will retire from her position as a columnist for Hearst newspapers. It's effective immediately. [Hearst, Earlier] » 6/07/10 12:40pm 6/07/10 12:40pm