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Israel vs. The Palestinians : Analysis
To avoid confrontation, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas won't rush to change the passports and ID cards of his people.

'Palestine': What a new name means for the West Bank and Gaza

The Palestinian Authority has given itself a new name — the State of Palestine. Is this a step toward making recognition at the U.N. a reality?

Israel vs. The Palestinians : The List
Palestinians celebrate the U.N.'s upgrade on Thursday of the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member state.

How the U.S. should react to the U.N.'s recognition of a Palestinian state

Palestinians cheer the status upgrade from the United Nations General Assembly. Many American lawmakers are less enthused

Israel vs. The Palestinians : The List
Joyous Palestinians show their support of the U.N. resolution that would give their territory "non-member observer state" status.

What the Palestinians will get from U.N. recognition

The Palestinian Authority is asking the United Nations General Assembly for a mostly symbolic status upgrade. How much good would that really do?

Israel vs. The Palestinians : Analysis
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly plans this week to ask the U.N. General Assembly to recognize Palestine as a "nonmember state."

Will the Palestinian Authority's bid for U.N. recognition kill hopes for Mideast peace?

Mahmoud Abbas plans to request a controversial status upgrade from the United Nations — despite strident objections from Israel and the U.S.

Israel vs. The Palestinians : Analysis
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet on May 20: During the latest flare-up of violence in the Mideast, Obama has staunchly proclaimed Israel's right to defend itself.

The Israel-Gaza conflict: Proof that President Obama is a true friend to Israel?

Mitt Romney spent months accusing Obama of throwing Israel "under the bus." Obama's stance on Gaza might finally put such accusations to rest

Israel vs. The Palestinians : The Bullpen
D.B. Grady

D.B. Grady: How Hamas' rockets and Israel's missile-defense system work

The fate of the escalating conflict in the Middle East rests primarily on how effective machinery on both sides turns out to be

Israel vs. The Palestinians : Opinion Brief
Palestinians gather around a destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Nov. 19.

The Israel-Gaza conflict: An opportunity to revive the long-stalled peace process?

The latest round of fighting has underscored the need for a viable solution to halt the region's endless cycle of violence

Israel vs. The Palestinians : Slideshow

10 incredibly moving images from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Civilians on both sides of the conflict try to pick up the pieces of their lives amid the ongoing, escalating violence

Israel vs. The Palestinians : Opinion Brief
An Israeli missile from the Iron Dome defense system is launched to intercept and destroy incoming rocket fire from Gaza on Nov. 17 in Tel Aviv.

How Hamas' long-range rockets changed Israel and the Middle East

Missiles that can reach once-safe Tel Aviv have made the war real in a whole new way for Israelis

Israel vs. The Palestinians : Opinion Brief
President Bill Clinton meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Nov. 8, 2010.

Could Bill Clinton broker peace in Gaza?

As Israel and Hamas lurch toward war, Sen. John McCain suggests the former president could negotiate a truce. Would the Big Dog be the right mediator?

Israel vs. The Palestinians : Best Video
Anderson Cooper recovers after a bomb blast occurs alarmingly close to him during a live CNN report.

WATCH: Anderson Cooper rattled by a bomb explosion in Gaza

The seasoned war reporter is visibly shaken on the air after a bomb explodes dangerously close to him

Israel vs. The Palestinians : Opinion Brief
Israeli soldiers prepare weapons in a deployment area on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on Nov. 19.

Would a ground war in Gaza backfire on Israel?

Israel is amassing troops on the border of the missile-lobbing Gaza Strip. The U.S. is hardly alone in warning its ally against an invasion

Israel vs. The Palestinians : Burning Question
Israeli soldiers work on their tanks near the Gaza Strip, after fierce clashes with Gaza militants on Nov. 16.

Israel's air strikes on Gaza: Is all-out war inevitable?

The threat of another Israeli ground invasion of Gaza is looming as Hamas rockets and Israeli bombers disrupt a brief truce

Israel vs. The Palestinians : Analysis
An Israeli solder looks at the Facebook page of the Israeli Defense Forces on Nov. 15: Social media has become a virtual battleground in Israel's Hamas offensive.

Should Twitter bar Israel from live-tweeting its Gaza offensive?

Israel is launching an all-out propaganda campaign on social media that includes chilling threats against senior Hamas leaders

Israel vs. The Palestinians : Forecast
An Israeli security officer detains a Palestinian stone-thrower during clashes in Gaza on Nov. 15.

Israel's Gaza offensive: What's next?

Israel launches a second day of airstrikes against militants in Hamas-controlled Gaza. A look at four possible consequences — none of them particularly good

Israel vs. The Palestinians : Twitter Take
Palestinian men react at a hospital in Gaza City after the body of the late Ahmed al-Jaabari, head of the Hamas military wing, was brought in on Nov. 14.

Israel's assault on Gaza: The bizarre, uncomfortable live-tweets from Israel's military

Israel launches a major offensive against Palestinian militants — and for some reason, broadcasts the attacks live via social media

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