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WaPo 'On Faith': Israelis And Palestinians Both Created By God

The Washington Post | Max Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Palestinians and Israeli Jews are equals. Both are humans. Both deserve dignity and freedom. It's time for the "something new" to be a recognition of ...

O Jerusalem, Killing The Prophets

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

I do sit up and take notice when the lives of foreign peace activists are lost in the Middle East. When this occurs Israel seems to always be the perpetrator.

Israel Will Win in Gaza, Hamas Won't Lose and Arab Leaders and Obama Will Worry

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

With or without intention, Israel has incited millions across the Arab world to praise Syria and Iran, both dedicated to the Palestinian cause, and perhaps just as many to condemn Egypt and more moderate countries.

Why I Defend Israel

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The flood of hypocrisy that seems to have waited for this pretext to sweep across the media of the world, as is the case every time the Jewish State slips up, is by no means acceptable.

Israel Gaza Attack: Do Actions of the 'Jewish State' Represent Jewish Values?

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ahmed Rehab

Israel's failure is not a failure of Jewish values. If anything, it's a failure to apply Jewish values.

Henning Mankell, Swedish Crime Writer On Attacked Gaza Aid Ship, May Bar Hebrew Versions Of Books

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell may prohibit the translation of his popular books into Hebrew after the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotil...

Israel Gaza Attack: Flotilla Raid VIDEOS

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Israel Gaza attack on Monday, a flotilla raid involving activists delivering aid to Palestinians, led to the death of nine passengers and worldwid...

The IDF's Epic Tactical Fail

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Schweber

Based on numerous reports from various parties, my conclusion is that the IDF raid on the Mavi Marmara was a tactical failure of the first order. The obvious question is "okay, so what would you have done?" Here's my answer.

The Raid on the Gaza Flotilla: "Worse Than a Crime, it's a Mistake"

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The aid flotilla that was on its way to Gaza did not pose any clear and present danger to Israeli security interests or to the lives of Israeli civilians. It was more of a diplomatic and PR nuisance.

The Freedom Flotilla, Winners and Losers

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

The difference between the Somali pirates and the Israeli ones is the quality of their press releases. The Israeli pirates also happen to have much better uniforms.

Israeli Warplanes Reportedly Bomb Gaza Strip

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israeli warplanes carried out at least five missile attacks on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian witnesses said....

Israeli Attack on Gaza Aid Ship Offers Obama Golden, but Risky Opportunity

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

Israel may be the only country in the world that can wage a war without fear of political isolation or economic consequence.

Mourning, Not Politicizing, Gaza Flotilla's Dead and Wounded

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

What matters today, at least in any conversation which claims to be driven by spiritual or religious sensibilities, is the sadness at the loss of life and continued suffering on both sides of this conflict.

Gaza Flotilla ATTACKED: Israel Storms Aid Ship, 9 Dead

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli naval commandos stormed a flotilla of ships carrying aid and hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists to the blockaded Gaza Stri...

Not For Profit: How Hamas Sabotages the Gaza Charities

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

The recent robbery of some $270,000 from a Gaza humanitarian organization is just the latest case of Hamas interfering with area NGOs. Such bullying acts make it a lot harder to get aid to those most in need.

A Self-Defeating Fixation

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

It has become abundantly clear that Israel's blockade of Gaza has not weakened Hamas, but in fact it has increased its popularity in the Arab street and heightened international sympathy.

Debunking the Gaza Siege Myth

Jacob Shrybman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacob Shrybman

The UN claims there is a siege on Gaza when it has given $200 million to the strip in the past year -- $190 million more than it has given to Haiti after the natural disaster there claimed the lives of an estimated 230,000.

John Hall: Still the One?

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

In the face of expected Republican gains this year, receiving the support of MoveOn, one of the country's largest progressive advocacy groups, is of p...

Out of Favors in Finding Gaza Party Favors

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Summer in Gaza is the season of wedding and engagement parties. Just like the rest of the world, Palestinians enjoy celebrating the happy occasions with flowers, music, dancing, food and gifts.

Israeli Commander: 'We Rewrote The Rules Of War For Gaza'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Donald Macintyre, The Independent A high-ranking officer has acknowledged for the first time that the Israeli army went beyond its previous rules...

Aziz Dwaik, Senior Hamas Member, Says Hamas Ready To Accept State Of Israel

Jerusalem Post | KHALED ABU TOAMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hamas has accepted Israel's right to exist and would be prepared to nullify its charter, which calls for the destruction of Israel, Aziz Dwaik, Hamas'...

Living Under the Bombing of Gaza

Khulood Ghanem | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Khulood Ghanem

At the start of the Gaza war I was on my way walking in the street. I heard the first rocket, the second and the third, at this moment I could see nothing, all I remember was the biggest explosion I have ever seen.

The Regional Economics of Peace

Edgar M. Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edgar M. Bronfman

Palestinians are going to require a regional approach. The Arab world needs to play a much larger role than it has, primarily as an import market and as a positive influence on the overall regional business environment.

Marchers To Gaza Gather In Cairo, Egypt Says Few Can Cross Border

nytimes.com | MONA EL-NAGGAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- More than 1,000 people from around the world were gathered here on Tuesday for a solidarity march into Gaza despite Egypt's insistence that t...

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni Is No Role Model for Hawaii's Women

Ann Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Wright

A coalition of activists has asked Hawaiian Governor Linda Lingle to withdraw her invitation to former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to speak at Hawaii's International Women's Leadership Conference.