Encouraging the Palestinians to accede to the ICC, which they have been eligible to do since attaining Observer State status at the UN in 2012, would introduce an accountability mechanism that would deter future violence. It would also provide an incentive for each side to stay at the negotiating table.
In an asymmetrical war between a militant group and the world's fourth largest military, victory for the underdog would seem
An Iraqi boy holds a weapon as he takes part in a gathering by Shiite tribesman to show their willingness to join Iraqi security
Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to bring both the Palestinian Authority and the Israelis back to the negotiating table should be lauded as a positive step, the obstacles to any potential peace agreement are still ever-present, numerous and seemingly, at the moment, unsolvable.
It may seem strange that Israelis seem far more concerned about the resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad than the Palestinians. Israelis, along with the US and European states, value Fayyad - a former IMF economist who has been focused on building a Palestinian state from the ground up and has shown little interest in posturing at the UN.
What's life like in the Gaza Strip? According to the UN, pretty brutal. On the other hand, unless you live there, it's almost
Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier captured by Hamas five years ago, has been greeted by cheering, flag-waving crowds after
The negotiated release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit from Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip in return for up to 1,000 Palestinian