Michael Ignatieff Interview: 'Those Fighting Islamic State Are the Lesser Evil'

Michael Ignatieff Interview: 'Those Fighting Islamic State Are the Lesser Evil'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 09, 2014

In an interview, Harvard professor and UN advisor Michael Ignatieff discusses his concept of the responsibility to protect civilian populations threatened by genocide, German weapons deliveries to the Kurds in Iraq and the idea of a deal with Assad to bring peace to Syria. Interview Conducted By Erich Follath more... Comment ]

The Unprotected: A Gaza Family Destroyed by Israeli Bombs

The Unprotected: A Gaza Family Destroyed by Israeli Bombs

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 21, 2014

For an entire week, eight people -- women, children and an elderly man -- were trapped in their house in Gaza. They couldn't leave and nobody could help. An hour before the cease-fire, the family was wiped out by Israeli bombs. By Julia Amalia Heyer and Juliane von Mittelstaedt more...

The Spoils of War: Violence in Gaza Leads to Youth Radicalization

The Spoils of War: Violence in Gaza Leads to Youth Radicalization

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 11, 2014

The most recent cease-fire appears to be holding in the Gaza Strip, but vast damage has already been done. In addition to the appalling loss of life and destruction of property, the war has pushed even more Palestinians to the radical fringes. By Julia Amalia Heyer in Rafah, Gaza Strip more... Comment ]

Gaza Crisis: 'The Real Danger to Israel Comes from Within'

Gaza Crisis: 'The Real Danger to Israel Comes from Within'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 05, 2014

Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, but left behind death and destruction. Israeli sociologist Eva Illouz tells SPIEGEL that her country is gripped by fear and is becoming increasingly suspicious of democracy. Interview Conducted by Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Global Missionary: John Kerry's Faltering Effort to Redefine US Foreign Policy

Global Missionary: John Kerry's Faltering Effort to Redefine US Foreign Policy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 05, 2014

John Kerry has spent months rushing from one conflict to the next, but has little show for it. His failures are symptomatic of an America that lacks a foreign policy identity -- and of a country that seems uncomfortable with its role as a superpower. By Holger Stark more... Comment ]

The Children of War: A Humanitarian Catastrophe Unfolds in Gaza

The Children of War: A Humanitarian Catastrophe Unfolds in Gaza

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 29, 2014

Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip triggered a bloody war. Brutal images of dead and injured Palestinians have circulated widely, but a cease-fire still appears to be a long way off. By Julia Amalia Heyer in Gaza City more... Comment ]

Ex-Israeli Security Chief Diskin: 'All the Conditions Are There for an Explosion'

Ex-Israeli Security Chief Diskin: 'All the Conditions Are There for an Explosion'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 24, 2014

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Yuval Diskin, former director of Israel's internal security service Shin Bet, speaks of the current clash between Israel and the Palestinians, what must be done to achieve peace and the lack of leadership in the Middle East. Interview Conducted by Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Gaza in Crisis: The Strong Female Voice of Hamas

Gaza in Crisis: The Strong Female Voice of Hamas

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2014

Isra al-Mudallal is the outspoken, strong-willed new spokesperson for the Hamas government in Gaza. Her goal is to become a role model for young girls -- but first she has to overcome the region's conservative traditions. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

'The Killing Has to Stop': A Visit to the Home of Former Hostage Gilad Shalit

'The Killing Has to Stop': A Visit to the Home of Former Hostage Gilad Shalit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 27, 2012

Gilad Shalit, who spent more than five years in the hands of Hamas kidnappers, harbors no thoughts of revenge toward the Islamist group. And his father, who is beginning a political career, says that Israel needs to negotiate. By Dieter Bednarz more... Comment ]

EU Initiative: Berlin Seeks to Stop Weapons Smuggling into Gaza

EU Initiative: Berlin Seeks to Stop Weapons Smuggling into Gaza

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 27, 2012

Germany wants the European Union to help monitor the borders of the Gaza Strip and prevent weapons smuggling, according to media reports. Part of the plan calls for the EU to resume a mission at the Rafah crossing point between Egypt and Gaza, and to help equip Egyptian border guards. more...

Sifting Through the Fallout: Death Hangs over the Gaza Strip after the Fighting 

Sifting Through the Fallout: Death Hangs over the Gaza Strip after the Fighting 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 27, 2012

More than 160 people died in the eight-day Gaza war. And though the fighting may have stopped, the dead and the nightmares remain. Survivors and victims' families say they want revenge. By Jonathan Stock more... Comment ]