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Hamas Has Secret Anti-Israel Weapon, Says Iranian Cleric

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Hamas possesses a "new weapon" to face Israeli armor in case Israel decides upon a ground invasion into the Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian official and ...

Reading The Pictures: Is That A Snuff Film The Israeli Air Force Has Posted On YouTube?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-01-02-shaw_israeliyoutube.jpgWhat troubles me most is how the IDF, in the name of transparency and smart public relations, has not only posted quite a few videos of bombing runs, but continues to show one in question.

Calling Out Bush's War in Gaza

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Is it in the interest of humanity that we Americans engage in the charade that the Israeli government is an autonomous actor in this matter?

Even in Sderot, Israelis Say No to Endless War

Adam Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adam Horowitz

The people I met in Sderot were not calling for war, they were calling for negotiation. They knew that they would be the ones to catch the brunt of an attack on Gaza, not Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem.

No Happy New Year in Palestine

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamal Dajani

In West Jerusalem, Israelis celebrated New Year's Eve with abandon -- throngs of young Israelis danced. In East Jerusalem, celebrations to ring in the New Year were largely canceled.

Jews are Soul-Searching About Madoff -- What About Gaza?

Adam Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adam Horowitz

The future of Judaism and the moral standing of the US Jewish community are being threatened. It is happening in Gaza. And unfortunately there is far too little handwringing about it in the Jewish leadership.

Killing the Messenger: Targeting the Press in Gaza

Jennifer Utz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jennifer Utz

As is with the current situation with Gaza, when Israel is performing air strikes, everyone is vulnerable -- militants, civilians, and journalists alike.

New Year Celebrations In Much Of Arab World Cancelled

Gulfnews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dubai: New Year celebrations in most parts of the Arab world have been cancelled in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip following...

In Gaza, A Doctor's Voice Tells of Shaking Houses, Breaking Windows

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Four days after Israeli air attacks against the Gaza Strip began, hospitals are already overwhelmed by the influx of wounded patients.

My Kuffiyeh Says I Care

Meris Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meris Lutz

It's New Years Eve in Beirut, and everyone is wondering what to do. In times of war, going about one's usual business can be a form of protest. In times of solidarity, the code of conduct is vague.

Did Israel Use Disproportionate Force?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lionel Beehner

The tide of public opinion seems to invariably side with the underdog, regardless of who's to blame. Hence, Israel now finds itself in the awkward yet familiar position of defending its actions.

The Money Behind Israel-Hamas Conflict (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Al Jazeera reports that the United States supplies $3 billion a year in aid to Israel, and almost all of it is spent on the military. Watch this video...

Unfair and Unbalanced: The U.S. Response to the Gaza Crisis

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wajahat Ali

One wonders if President-elect Obama's principles of safety, dignity and self defense apply to Palestinians as well?

Has Israel Revived Hamas?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

It is abundantly clear that Hamas movement has been brought back from near political defeat while moderate Arab leaders have been forced to back away from their support for any reconciliation with Israel.

Gaza Clouds Obama's Prospects

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Scheer

Clearly, Hamas and its hard-line supporters in the region reject the goal of an Israel at peace with its neighbors and secure within its boundaries.

Lessons Learned from the 2006 War Being Implemented in Gaza

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joshua Gleis

While many have spoken about the lessons Hamas has learned from Hezbollah over the years, it appears the Israeli political and military establishment has learned one or two of its own.

It's Overtime for Hamas' Leaders and Time for Them to Go

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

As long as Hamas rules its Gaza roost with its iron fist, any hope for a two state solution is just not in the cards. Hamas plays with a crooked deck.

Day Four: Gaza War Postings

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamal Dajani

I've been zigzagging my way between Israel and the West Bank to avoid IDF checkpoints. When we enter the Palestinian territories where emotions ran high, my Palestinian driver almost has a fit when he finds out that my cameraman is an Israeli.

Palestinian Rockets Pound West Negev, Killing 1

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

One Israeli was killed and fourteen others were wounded by a Palestinian Grad missile which exploded near a construction site in the coastal town of A...

Gaza Faces Dire Humanitarian Situation

Globalsecurity.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

GAZA CITY, 29 December 2008 (IRIN) - As a result of a major offensive on 27 December by Israel against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls Gaza...

Israel, Stop! Just. Stop.

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lorelei Kelly

Killing lots of people on the other side is not only ineffective, it is counterproductive. It hurts your cause. It gets more of your own people killed in the long run. Israel, you are so better than this.

Dead Children In School Uniforms In Gaza City: A Nagging Thought About 'Collateral Damage'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

I wish I could parse the politics and figure out where I stand on this shiny new conflict, but I'm stuck on its opening act.

Arab World Furious Over Gaza Attacks

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Protesters across the Middle East have held a second day of demonstrations against Israel's military assault on the Gaza Strip. In the occupied West ...

Inside Gaza Day 2: A Personal Account

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Jerusalem-based blog Israelity Bites has been covering the attacks on Gaza through the eyes of a young woman living there. Blog writer Izzy Bee says t...

Gaza Morgue Overflows With Bodies

Bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- The refrigerated compartments at Shifa Hospital's morgue in Gaza City were filled three bodies to a drawer. Dozens more corp...