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After weeks of rising tensions around Al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestinians and Israelis describe an increasing untenable situation


Tensions are rising sky-high in what is considered a Holy City by three of the world’s major religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism, yet peace will not be allowed

Tariq Shadid

Al-Aqsa is at the heart of tensions in Jerusalem that promise to get worse in the wake of Wednesday’s incident in which a three-month-old girl was killed

Meron Rapoport

The EU's foreign policy chief will end her term in office on Saturday,1 November; she has repeatedly shown more concern for the oppressor than the oppressed

David Cronin

The defeat of Ennahda in the parliamentary elections in Tunisia put to rest the myth that once elected Islamists would be unwilling to give up power

David Hearst

It is tragic that we must be subjected to the ideas of men whose ill-disguised sense of ethno-religious supremacy is gunning, ultimately, for greater immiserating of Muslim lives

Susan Abulhawa

If the world shares Israel's outrage at the teenagers' deaths, why not the 500 Gazan kids? If killing three is terror, why is killing 2,100 not?

Richard Silverstein