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10.18.15

Death of a Stone-Thrower: Intifada 3.0 (Dispatch 4)

Tension builds in Israel and the West Bank with three new stabbing attacks on Israelis reported on Saturday, and the funeral for a young Palestinian stone-thrower killed by Israeli forces in Nablus.

10.17.15

Day of Rage: Intifada 3.0 (Dispatch 3)

Hamas calls for a "day of rage,” beginning before sunrise as Palestinian protesters set ablaze the Jewish holy site, the Tomb of Joseph, in Nablus.

10.16.15

Locking Down Jerusalem: Intifada 3.0 (Dispatch 2)

After a series of stabbings on Israeli Jews, authorities have imposed a series of new checkpoints in Jerusalem, making life very difficult for innocent Palestinians.

10.15.15

Clashes in the West Bank: Intifada 3.0 (Dispatch 1)

VICE News correspondent Aris Roussinos traveled to the West Bank to see if the apparently leaderless youth-led revolt has spiraled into the Third Intifada.

7.4.15

The Martyrdom of Saint Amy Winehouse

Like Medieval martyrs before her, Amy fell to a fate that was only inevitable because we willed it so.

10.22.14

'Radicalized' Canadian Terrorist Martin Rouleau Is Being Praised as a Martyr by the Islamic State

Even as the Canadian authorities try to figure out his motives, the alleged murderer is being praised on social media by extremists.

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3.27.14

Eating Is Bad for Your Soul

Jainism is a religion with some of the most extreme dietary restrictions in the world: no animals, dairy, root vegetables, honey, or booze. But the ritual of santhara—a vow of voluntary death by fasting—is one of the most controversial components of...