The Egyptian military's reasoning behind the tunnel and border closures is simple: Hamas and other militants in the Gaza Strip are assisting supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in waging a campaign of terrorism against the state.
The Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, amounting to what is internationally recognized as an apartheid system, could end in peace, with Israel abandoning paranoia and racial violence to allow peace.
In late 2009, Gaza's first seed bank was established and opened. Since then, more than 200 registered women members of the Rural Women's Development Society have established 10 seed-saving units benefiting upwards of 1000 people.
The Rebuilding Alliance, the organization I founded to rebuild war-torn communities, just sent a shipment of sports shoes donated by hundreds of people for Gaza. Will our shipment make it through the blockade? Will it make a difference?