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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.

Fanaticism and Contempt

Maxwell Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maxwell Kennedy

Once the master of revolutionary war, Israel cannot seem to grasp the essential nature of asymmetrical warfare.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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?

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.

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.

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.

Palestinian Bloggers: 'I Might Stop Reporting Either If I Die Or I Flee My Home'

Global Voices Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In this roundup of blogposts from Gaza we hear from a teenager who just lost her friend and is scared for her own life, about a medical worker who was...

Why Israel Was Right to Invade Gaza

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Ostroy

How should Israel attempt to protect its people, long-term, if it merely acts defensively in a tit-for-tat manner? That would be a horribly naïve response given its history.

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.

Gaza Crisis: Doctors Stuck At Egypt-Gaza Border

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAFAH, Egypt — Greek anesthesiologist Dimitrios Mognie and another doctor arrived at this border crossing loaded with medical supplies to help G...

Hamas's Secret Weapon: Tunnels

The Independent | Kim Sengupta and Ben Lynfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel's ground offensive is reaching a critical stage where its forces may soon have to face Hamas fighters on their chosen killing ground, the narro...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.