Deadly violence continued today, with three more Israelis fatally stabbed by Palestinians who were then shot dead by Israeli police. The pattern has been repeated since rumor spread that Israel plans to change the rules for prayer at a site considered holy by both Jews and Muslims. There are predictions of a new Palestinian Intifada, and Israel’s already cracking down — as daily life becomes a nightmare for neighbors on both sides. Despite preoccupation with Syria, Iraq and ISIS, the US and the rest of the world may not be able to look the other way much longer.
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Heats Up Again
Joel Greenberg - freelance reporter, David Horovitz - Times of Israel - @davidhorovitz, Ghassan Khatib - Birzeit University - @ghassankhatib, Hussein Ibish - Arab Gulf States Institute / International New York Times - @Ibishblog