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Gaza: The War On Children

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Israel has accused Hamas of intentionally attacking from civilian-populated areas, driving up casualties among non-combatants to provoke anger against Israel. But do children have to pay the price?

Can War Bring Peace?

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

If Hamas bombs actually started falling on Dimona or Tel Aviv, would the "peace camp" still be harping against "military solutions" and calling for "immediate cease-fires?"


MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The first reason for a ceasefire now is to stop the killing. The second is to ensure that a year or two from now we are not all wishing that Hamas was still in charge.

Bomb A Ghetto, Raise A Cheer -- The Video

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

On January 11, an estimated 10,000 people rallied in front of the Israeli consulate in New York in support of Israel's attack on Gaza. The event was a festive affair that began and ended with singing and joyous dancing.

G-d/Allah Please Tell Us If Israel or Palestine is Right or Wrong?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Dear G-d/Allah, It's me Yvonne, are you there? As you know since December 27th, 2008, Hamas and Israel have been at war. Over 800 Palestinians and...

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.

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.

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.

The Urgency of Now -- Obama Must Act on Gaza

Omid Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Safi

It is time and past time for Obama to move rapidly from "deep concern" to direct action to alleviate the suffering of some of the poorest people on Earth.

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.

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.

What Israel Can Learn From Turkey

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Originally published on, the citizen journalism site covering world news at the local level. By Selene Verri Turkey recently conde...

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.

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.

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.

Israel, Hamas Continue Attacks Despite UN Resolution

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

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli jets and ground troops hammered at Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip and Islamic militants fired barrages of rocke...

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.

Israel in Gaza

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Let me be clear -- I hate Hamas and everything it stands for. I want to see it defeated. But that defeat can only happen politically through isolation, not militarily through slaughter.

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.

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.

UNSC Res. 250: The International Law Governing Israel's Invasion of Gaza

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

Like the boy who cried wolf, Resolution 250 has stripped the UN of any credibility where Israel is involved.

Obama -- Please Say Something!

Lola Adesioye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lola Adesioye

In just over two weeks Obama will be unable to avoid saying something and the world will be looking to him and demanding to hear his opinion on the crisis in Gaza.