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Israel Gaza Conflict 2012

What's Next With Israel and Gaza

Jesse Aizenstat | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Jesse Aizenstat

Unfortunately, Operation Pillar of Defense, as the Israelis call it, will be remembered as exactly the contrary: another round of needless violence.

Jaweed Kaleem

After Israel-Gaza Ceasefire, Dead Continue To Be Mourned As Victims Struggle To Make Meaning Of Lost Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion

From his apartment in Tel Aviv, Mathew Markman could feel his building shake as Gaza-born rockets were intercepted and exploded in the sky. He fou...

Gaza Rockets Hit Israel After Cease-Fire

Reuters | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched 12 rockets into Israel during the hour after a ceasefire was announce...

Remembering the Rockets of Gaza and Baghdad: An Iraq Veteran Visits Israel

David W. Peters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
David W. Peters

Whatever U.S. veterans feel after they come home from Iraq or Afghanistan, you can be sure that Israeli soldiers feel it even more intensely. We get to leave the problems of Iraq on the other side of the world. They don't.

Tahrir Squared: Egypt, Israel and Gaza

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
H.A. Hellyer

Despite his Islamist credentials -- and his party's historic rejection of the accord -- Egyptian President Morsi has made it clear that the peace treaty between Israel and Palestine is here to stay, and, over the last few days, it has been maintained.

The Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Agreement Text In Full

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Following is the verbatim English text of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza that was rea...

Israel And Hamas Truce Announced By Egypt

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Israel and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire brokere...

Israel And Hamas Reportedly Agree To Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

GAZA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a Gaza ceasefire deal, said a Palestinian official with...

Clinton Seeks 'Broader Calm' In Israel-Gaza Truce Negotiations

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday pursue...

When Enemies Make a Common World: Hamas, Netanyahu and the Israel-Gaza War

Roger Friedland | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Roger Friedland

Israel has the right to defend its citizens against a continuous rain of missiles. But there is no purely military solution to this conflict. There is only a political one, which will require a strong, prosperous, democratic Palestinian state in the West Bank as a counter to the Gaza of Hamas.

The Children of Gaza's Rocket War

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

For six-and-half-year-old Dvir in southern Israel, the rockets spawn one main terror. According to his mom, Dvir recently told her that he fears he will never grow old.

Clinton Meets Morsi In Cairo To Discuss Israel-Gaza Truce

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday in Cairo to discuss a possible t...

Hamas Leader Decries Killing Of Alleged Spies

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

GAZA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Hamas's deputy leader has condemned the "unlawful" killing of six Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who were suspected of givi...

Gaza's Dirty Little Secret Finally Revealed By Reporters (VIDEO)

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

To ignore the role of Israel's occupation of Gaza is to ignore the fundamental fact needed to frame the latest escalation in reality rather than rhetoric and propaganda. To do otherwise, flagrantly falsifies the very premise of the conflict.

Gaza: A Threat Beyond Israel

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

We should also be standing with Israel because if we don't, the scourge of missiles targeting civilian populations will become a world-wide epidemic.

David Wood

As Mideast Tensions Rise Over Gaza Violence, Miscalculation Could Ignite a Wider War

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 11.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The dueling rocket attacks and air strikes between Israel and Gaza are escalating in one of the world's most unstable and heavily armed ...

Israel And Gaza: Enough Is Enough

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Rabbi Michael Lerner

We have to move the focus from who did what to whom and how badly should we feel to the more significant question: how do we use this moment to push beyond the usual cacophony of righteous believers in the goodness of their side's cause so that we can realize the real path forward?

Confusion Over Gaza Cease-Fire Agreement

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A Hamas official said on Tuesday Egypt had brokered a Gaza ...

Why Morsi Could Be the Gaza Conflict's Biggest Loser

Daniel Nisman | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Daniel Nisman

With each rocket Hamas fires into Israel, they further undermine Egypt's image as a credible broker, hindering Mr. Morsi's personal aspirations to restore Egypt's role as a regional leader.

5 Lies the Media Keeps Repeating About Gaza

Omar Baddar | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Omar Baddar

Thus far, the American media has given Israeli officials and spokespersons a free pass to shape the narrative of this conflict with falsehoods. Here are the top 5 lies the media doesn't challenge about the crisis in Gaza.

Paralyzed by Gaza

David Mednicoff | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
David Mednicoff

Just because Israelis and Palestinians have different versions of the same history doesn't mean that we can compare (and then judge, and even dehumanize) them fairly on particular measures where one side doesn't measure up.

Why Jerusalem Rocket Attacks Change Everything

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

Many thought Hamas didn't have the technological ability to send missiles to Jerusalem. Many others believed that Hamas would never fire missiles on the city because it houses Islam's third most holy site. But those assumptions can no longer be assumed.

Israeli Strikes Target Hamas Rocket Arsenal

Reuters | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Israel's assault on Gaza's rocket arsenals is aimed at countering what it sees as a growing strategic threat posed by ...

Is Praying For The Peace Of Jerusalem A Waste Of Time?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

I know some people say peace in the Middle East is impossible and prayer is a waste of time. Those are not my beliefs. May the vision of peace it represents for all people be realized soon.

War on Gaza Without Political Horizon Futile

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Once again we are witnessing a sharp escalation of violence without any pretense of looking for a political horizon. Israel is shelling Gaza from land, sea and air without even thinking about a political perspective.