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Oct 7, 2023, 1:10pm EDT
  • December 6

    The “apocalyptic” humanitarian situation in Gaza, captured by one quote

    Increasingly, civilians are running out of safe places to go.

  • December 6

    How the keffiyeh became a symbol of the Palestinian cause

    The iconic Palestinian scarf started out as a practical garment. It became an emblem of an aspiring nation.

  • December 6

    The Israel-Hamas war is tearing American cultural institutions apart

    Artists are protesting Israel’s offensive. The art and literary worlds are struggling to respond.

  • December 5

    Vox podcasts tackle the Israel-Hamas war 

    Looking to understand the Israel-Hamas war? Start with these Vox podcast episodes.

  • December 2

    Israel moves into southern Gaza after a week-long truce — and its goals are murkier than ever

    Seven weeks into the war, 15,000 Palestinians have been killed, and there’s no end in sight.

  • December 2

    Israeli settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, briefly explained

    With the world focused on Gaza, Israeli settlers and soldiers are increasing attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank.

  • December 1

    How Israel fractured the left and united the right

    What’s behind the politics shift in the United States around Israel and Palestine — and how it might affect the 2024 presidential race.

  • November 27

    The Israel-Hamas prisoner deal was extended. What comes next?

    Monday’s extension is good news for anyone concerned about the humanitarian situation, but the bigger questions about the future of the war remain.

  • November 27

    What we know about the shooting of 3 Palestinian American college students

    Authorities are investigating whether the shooting was a potential hate crime.

  • November 24

    The controversial phrase “from the river to sea,” explained

    "From the river to the sea" demands conversations about the future of Israel and Palestine.

  • November 22

    How Qatar became a key broker in the Israel-Hamas deal

    The tiny Gulf state has ties with the parties in the conflict. That has made its diplomacy essential — which is exactly what the Qataris want.

  • November 22

    Why Israel imprisons so many Palestinians

    150 Palestinian prisoners are being released as part of Israel and Hamas’s recent hostage deal. But thousands more remain behind bars.

  • November 22

    The Israel-Hamas hostage deal, explained

    Here’s what the reported hostage deal does — and doesn’t — mean for war in Gaza.

  • November 22

    The Israel-Hamas deal is not a real ceasefire

    The agreement is a pause, not a ceasefire. That distinction matters — a lot.

  • November 22

    The many, many times Israelis and Palestinians tried to make peace — and failed

    A timeline of the decades-long peace negotiations that came before the Israel-Hamas war.

  • November 18

    Most of Israel’s weapons imports come from the US. Now Biden is rushing even more arms.

    What the US sending Israel weapons "at the speed of war" looks like.

  • November 17

    The controversy over TikTok and Osama bin Laden’s “Letter to America,” explained

    Why bin Laden’s 2002 letter became the latest TikTok moral panic.

  • November 15

    The dire medical crisis in Gaza, explained

    Gaza’s largest hospital was raided by the IDF. Others are struggling to stay open.

  • November 13

    How to think through allegations of genocide in Gaza

    What we talk about when we talk about genocide.

  • November 11

    Israel’s humanitarian pauses in Gaza, explained

    Civilians continue to flee south as fighting around hospitals increases.

  • November 11

    The Israel-Hamas war is exposing Europe’s divisions

    Brussels is on the sidelines, but it’s not insulated from the conflict’s fallout.

  • November 10

    The House censure of Rashida Tlaib, explained

    The move follows bipartisan backlash over rhetoric Tlaib has used in response to the Israel-Hamas war.

  • November 9

    More than 500 Biden campaign alumni want a Gaza ceasefire

    What a letter from Biden’s field staff and organizers says about how Democrats see the Israel-Hamas war.

  • November 9

    In the West Bank, Israeli settlers are on an anti-Palestinian rampage

    Since October 7, settler radicals have been attacking Palestinians at an unprecedented rate — uprooting entire communities and threatening a wider war.

  • November 7

    European Jews face a surge of antisemitism amid Israel-Hamas war

    Antisemitic incidents are on the rise in France, Germany, and the UK.