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Is Mayor Bloomberg Running for President of Israel?

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

Bloomberg's rush to travel to Israel in a show of solidarity makes one wonder if he has decided to leave the US and run for president over there. After all he has hopped political parties, why not countries?

Israel's Collective Punishment of Gaza

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marjorie Cohn

Israel's airstrikes and ground assault on the people of Gaza have little to do with the Gazan rockets and more to do with its leaders trying to gain an advantage in the upcoming elections.

Changing the Reality in Gaza

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Counting on international pressure to bring a quick end to the Israeli onslaught may prove to be misplaced as Israel is now determined to never allow a return to the status quo ante.

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...

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.

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.

NY Times Responds Weakly Today to Israel's 'Incursion' -- As Shells Kill Dozens at U.N. School

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

It takes until paragraph #8 for the Times, to mention that, by the way, Israel "must" allow foreign journalists access to Gaza, especially since its highest court so ordered.

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.

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.

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.

Why Do So Few Speak Up for Gaza?

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

Why is it that there is such widespread acceptance, beginning with the apologetic arguments of George Bush, that whatever Israel does is always justified as necessary to the survival of the Jewish state?

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.

Al Jazeera English Beats Israel's Ban on Reporters in Gaza with Exclusive Coverage

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Some may call it propaganda but I call it hardcore reporting. If you are not watching Al Jazeera English's coverage of the War on Gaza, you are missing much, if not, most of the story.

Israel's Risk

Chris Meserole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Meserole

What we're watching in Gaza is not so much low-intensity warfare as the continued fracture of the post-Soviet international order.

Bloomy in the Holy Land

Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

Leaving the financial meltdown that's crushing his city behind for a few days, the Mayor mysteriously decided that his time would be better spent jetting off to Israel.

Why Aren't More Americans Dancing To Israel's Tune?

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

The surprising trend in American opinion on Gaza may be because the same pundits who are cheerleading Israel's assault once sold the occupation of Iraq, and with a nearly identical set of arguments.

How Propaganda Hijacked Israeli Strategy in Gaza

David H. Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David H. Young

While Israel's explicit goal is to cease all attacks on southern Israel, senior IDF and intelligence officials have privately signaled that this is unrealistic, even with a ground invasion.

Israel's Extensive PR Campaign

Zaina Arafat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zaina Arafat

Last Friday, at the height of the attacks, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced without a hint of irony: "We are peace seekers."

No Exit for Civilians in Gaza in the Midst of War

Ken Bacon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ken Bacon

In similar situations around the world, civilians caught in the midst of conflict would have the option of seeking safety in neighboring countries as refugees. Gazans have no such option.

Ten Myths about Gaza

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It is known that truth is the first casualty in wars --t he current war on Gaza is no different. Below is a list of 10 myths perpetuated by Israel and repeated by many in the media.

America's Hidden Role in Hamas' Rise to Power

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Originally posted on Alternet, January 3, 2009 The United States bears much of the blame for the ongoing bloodshed in the Gaza Strip and nearby parts...

Eyeless in Gaza

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marty Kaplan

I wish I didn't believe that the events now unfolding in the Middle East are too complicated for unalloyed outrage. I wish the arguments of only one side rang wholly true to me.

Israel in Gaza: Self-Defense or Slaughter?

Tom Farer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Farer

Gaza has most of the characteristics of a very large prison, much of it outdoors, with the guards withdrawn by the authorities to the periphery in order to save manpower and money.

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.