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The CNN-NPR-NYT Middle East Conspiracy

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

When people complain about bias in the media, it's always bias against their own point of view, and never in favor of their side. Nowhere is this more true than in coverage of the Middle East.

Israel in Gaza: Three Wrong Arguments

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

The Reid/McConnell resolution is a perfect articulation of one voice in the American debate over Israel's actions in Gaza. Here are a few objections that should be raised.

How Israel's Propaganda Machine Works

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Zogby

As in past Mideast conflicts, both the media story line and political commentary here in the U.S. has closely followed Israel's talking points on the war.

Israel: There Has To Be A Better Way

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Bruhns

The war between Israel and Hamas is not as two-dimensional as the United States Senate would like to believe. This is a complex and asymmetric war that will not end favorably for either side.

What Ukraine's Gas Crisis Has In Common With Gaza

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lionel Beehner

The trouble with Israel and Russia is not that their efforts will backfire, it's that they will likely achieve the exact opposite of their goals -- while both come off looking like unhinged bullies in the process.

Video Reveals that a Lack of Moral Center Is Central to Hamas's War Strategy

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mitchell Bard

The whole world is quick to condemn Israel for civilian deaths in Gaza, but there is utter silence over Hamas's blatant disregard for the lives of its own citizens.

Fanaticism and Contempt

Maxwell Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maxwell Kennedy

Once the master of revolutionary war, Israel cannot seem to grasp the essential nature of asymmetrical warfare.

Gazan Youth Journals From The Warzone: Wishing That The Clock Could Turn Back

Youth Radio | Safa Joudeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Freelance journalist Safa Joudeh lives in Gaza City and in the past two weeks her home has become a warzone. She has been keeping a journal since the...

Georgetown Newspaper Editor Reports on Sderot-Gaza, and Recording With Rockets

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Kloosterman

In a recording studio in Sderot, a few miles east of Israel's Gaza strip, Sergio Arditi felt the steady pulse of Rock and Roll give way to the sporadic vibration of bombs.

Letter From Beersheva

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Murray Fromson

I am here in Beersheva -- on the "almost" frontlines of the conflict with Hamas -- to tell you the first thing to go when missiles start to fall nearby, is your diet.

Neo-Nazis For Israel?

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

While much of the neo-Nazi fringe remains opposed to the existence of Israel, the whites-only British National Party recently declared its full-throated support for Israel's attack on Gaza.

Obama Camp "Prepared To Talk To Hamas," Says the Guardian

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

The Obama administration's emphasis on "talk" with Hamas will bring a significant moral shift in U.S. policy -- but it will not do away with some of the core grievances vis-a-vis U.S.-Israel relations.

It's Time for a Sustained Focus on a Lasting Middle East Peace

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

What we continue to lack is the kind of real political solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that could finally make a "ceasefire" endure.

While Gaza Burns, the World Watches

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Unless Israel can make five to seven million Palestinians disappear, it must find some way to co-exist with them. Israeli leaders on the center and right continue to avoid facing this fact.

Hold Your Fire: Children and Civilians In Gaza

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

If the killing of unarmed civilians by terrorist groups is wrong, Israel's killing of unarmed Palestinian civilians and our defense of Israel's conduct cannot be right.

Gaza on YouTube: Film at 11!

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mona Gable

In lieu of actual reporting, all you have to do is log on to the Israel Defense Forces' YouTube Channel and you can see images of Israel pummeling Gaza, and sit in on "the first ever" Twitter press conference.

Proportionality and Disproportionality: A Guide to Arguments about Gaza

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

Even if the guns fall silent the charges and counter-charges of violations of international law will continue. Already the airwaves are full of talk that Israel's "disproportionate" response is a violation of international law.

Obama's Silence

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

As January 20 approaches, Obama will have to make a lonely decision - to remember his 2007 words about Palestinian suffering and his campaign pledge to talk unconditionally with adversaries.

AP Reporter Watches Own Home Destroyed, via YouTube, in Gaza

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

In one of the most moving accounts of the war in Gaza, Ibrahim Barzak, the AP's chief correspondent there for 17 years, today wrote of watching his own home destroyed on YouTube.

SLIDESHOW: Israel's Operation In Gaza (Caution: Graphic Content)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Palestinian death toll has risen to nearly 600 as the Israel-Gaza conflict continues for the 11th day. Israeli Air Forces have been targeting Hama...

Overwhelming Force Is the Only Way to Fight Terrorists

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The destruction of Hamas benefits the Palestinians far more than the Israelis. It is they that must live under the cruelty of an organization that terrorizes its citizens even more than its enemies.

What Was Israel Supposed to Do?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cenk Uygur

Every day now, I hear someone saying, "What was Israel supposed to do? Hamas keeps firing rockets into their country." So, here is a quick list of the things they were supposed to do.

Israel, Hamas, Gaza: Plenty of Us in America Just Need to Shut Up

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Quigg

Something labeled "Subject: Fwd: Some Differences Between Hamas and the Nazi Party" showed up in my inbox Monday night.

How to Defeat Hamas -- Face Up to the Truth

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Making Hamas into a unique demon is pure propaganda. But no form of Islamic extremism will end until moderate Muslims stand up for their religion.

Sixth Israeli Soldier Killed In Ground Op

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel Defense Forces troops edged closer to Gaza's main cities on Tuesday, as a sixth IDF soldier was killed in the ground offensive against the coas...