While Israel was waging its war on the civilians in Gaza, my mother Fatema was busy keeping her 30 grandchildren entertained. They have been losing power often -- more often than they are used to -- due to constant shelling and interference by the Israeli army.
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.
Democracy Now! talks to award-winning journalist Mohammed Omer about the extreme price being paid by the Gazan citizens in the wake of continued Israeli air strikes.
The recent flare up of violence between Israel and the Hamas has highlighted three specific game changes from wars past.
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.
This war is an abomination. Because both sides are wrong, and both sides are right and, above all, because all children have the right to live without fear. It must stop.
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.
Since no one will win in the latest Middle East clash and everyone will lose, it might be assumed that sanity will prevail, and the current clashes will stop short of full-scale war. But given the record of the participants, that might be hoping for too much.
In his first term, President Barack Obama's vision for the Middle East failed to materialize. Because he failed to deliver on his promise to redefine ...
The Middle East is headed towards a difficult phase -- a phase that requires President Barack Obama to stop delaying and postponing, because time now favors extremism and eruption.
Regardless of whether or not art can really be divorced from politics, Palestinian art is intimately and inseparably linked to the Palestinian cause. Once the Palestinian people gain their freedom, then their art, too, can be liberated from politics.
The mind-boggling complexities of the current Israeli-Palestinian situation may offer the U.S. a possible opportunity for a diplomatic coup. Here's how.
Those countries or individuals who are asking the Palestinians to wait until the new Obama Administration gets its bearings, or until after the Israeli election as Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak recently suggested, are not saying what will in fact happen should the Palestinians decide to wait.
Palestinians and Arabs are ready to make major concessions and the Israelis know that time is not on their side if they still want a democratic state with a Jewish majority.
The peace movement, decimated during the first Obama term because so many people were unwilling to be critical of President Obama, has a challenge today to re-activate itself, and to increase its effectiveness by forming coalitions with other sectors of the progressive movement.
Wild horses would not drag three generations of Jews, permanently integrated in Israel and the West, back to lands that are neither hospitable nor safe. And if one set of refugees can't return, neither should the other.