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Hamas Is Responsible for the Civilian Casualties in Gaza

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mitchell Bard

By choosing tactical advantages over the safety of its citizens, the terrorist organization chose its military goals over the safety of its fellow Palestinians in Gaza.

Diplomats Converge On Israel In Push For Truce

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scroll down for video GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel seized control of high-rise buildings and attacked houses, mosques and smuggling tunnels as it ...

Maybe Hamas is Not so Stupid

Gordon Marino | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gordon Marino

Judged as a piece of political theater, Hamas has succeeded in presenting Israel as the golem on the block.

Israel and Hamas: Two to Tango

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Schweber

What is going on in Gaza is that it is not the result of a sudden decision or an immediate and intolerable provocation by one side or the other -- this thing has been in the planning by both sides for months.

Israel Calling Obama's Bluff

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Ostertag

Dividing the planet into a "free world" and an "extremist and terrorist world," rooted in ethnicity and religion, is the exact antithesis of everything Obama has been talking about.

Israel's Invasion Inspires One-Sided Commentary in U.S. Media

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

The invasion, to no one's surprise, did begin today -- so any further criticism will now come too late. But as in the past, U.S. media coverage and commentary has overwhelmingly backed Israeli actions.

After Years in Exile, My Grandfather Returns to Gaza

Laila Al-Arian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laila Al-Arian

My family had been trying to speak with my grandfather since Saturday, after Israel began its onslaught on Gaza. But we haven't managed to reach him.

Even in Sderot, Israelis Say No to Endless War

Adam Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Horowitz

The people I met in Sderot were not calling for war, they were calling for negotiation. They knew that they would be the ones to catch the brunt of an attack on Gaza, not Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem.

Israeli airstrike kills a top Hamas leader

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli warplane dropped a 2,000-pound bomb on the home of one of Hamas' top five decision-makers Thursday, instantly...

Gaza: Lessons We Should Have Learned

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

The horrors that are unfolding in Gaza are but a tragic replay of past confrontations.

Israel/Palestine Debate Is Shifting

Dennis Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dennis Perrin

With each fresh round of bombing, Israel's reputation gets worse, allowing growing numbers of people who might never have said a critical word about that country to finally speak up.

Calling Out Bush's War in Gaza

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Is it in the interest of humanity that we Americans engage in the charade that the Israeli government is an autonomous actor in this matter?

Selective Memory Is a Problem when dealing with the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Irrespective of time and chronology, trading land for peace continues to be the most logical and appropriate way to address the conflict which has bridged the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Future of Civilization

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

No war, no military action, no act of self-defense or revenge has a legitimacy that exempts the perpetrators from responsibility for the consequences they create.

Understanding the Gaza Catastrophe

Richard Falk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Falk

The people of Gaza are victims of geopolitics at its inhumane worst: producing what Israel itself calls a 'total war' against an essentially defenseless society.

The Myth of Sanitary War

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allison Kilkenny

So-called "rational adults" argue that smart bombs are exactly the same as the precision guaranteed between a doctor's steady hand, a blade, and a patient's flesh.

Where Is Israel Going?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Does the Gaza war improve Israel's long-term (or even short-term) situation? I am not questioning Israel's right to respond. But that is the wrong question.

Reading The Pictures: Is That A Snuff Film The Israeli Air Force Has Posted On YouTube?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-01-02-shaw_israeliyoutube.jpgWhat troubles me most is how the IDF, in the name of transparency and smart public relations, has not only posted quite a few videos of bombing runs, but continues to show one in question.

Jews are Soul-Searching About Madoff -- What About Gaza?

Adam Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Horowitz

The future of Judaism and the moral standing of the US Jewish community are being threatened. It is happening in Gaza. And unfortunately there is far too little handwringing about it in the Jewish leadership.

Unfair and Unbalanced: The U.S. Response to the Gaza Crisis

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

One wonders if President-elect Obama's principles of safety, dignity and self defense apply to Palestinians as well?

Killing the Messenger: Targeting the Press in Gaza

Jennifer Utz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jennifer Utz

As is with the current situation with Gaza, when Israel is performing air strikes, everyone is vulnerable -- militants, civilians, and journalists alike.

How Israel is Wrong and the Palestinians are Misguided

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cenk Uygur

Israel is occupying the West Bank (and effectively Gaza because they control the borders, the airspace, etc.). What are they going to do with it -- hold on to it forever?

In Gaza, A Doctor's Voice Tells of Shaking Houses, Breaking Windows

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Four days after Israeli air attacks against the Gaza Strip began, hospitals are already overwhelmed by the influx of wounded patients.

My Kuffiyeh Says I Care

Meris Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meris Lutz

It's New Years Eve in Beirut, and everyone is wondering what to do. In times of war, going about one's usual business can be a form of protest. In times of solidarity, the code of conduct is vague.

American Jewish Responses to Gaza: Old & New

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

In the past several years, the emergence of pro-peace American Jewish organizations has provided an alternative voice on critical Middle East issues.