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Israelis Destroy Hamas Tunnels In Gaza Offensive

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and IAN DEITCH | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said it widened its ground offensive early Sunday, sending more troops into Gaza after demolishing more than a d...

WATCH: Israelis Cheer As Rockets Hit Gaza

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.17.2014 | World

A crowd in Israel cheered on missiles heading towards Gaza as CNN's Diana Magnay filmed a report. “I think you can probably see there are lots of...

Invading Gaza: Why Israel Was Wise to Step Back From the Precipice

Michael Kay | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Michael Kay

Beginning with the latest ceasefire, Goliath would be wise to learn from previous encounters with David and perhaps, for once -- a handshake would be more prudent than a punch.

Israel Extreme Make Over: Here Is a Start

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

I am a Palestinian from Gaza who lived under the Israeli occupation. Take my unsolicited advice as you would take the advice of your college roommate, the one you must share a space with peace.

"It's The Occupation Stupid"

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Instead of pleading with the Israelis to accept the two-state solution, the US should simply ask the Israelis to end their military control of Arab lands occupied in June 1967.

Bush Plan Eliminated Obstacle to Gaza Assault

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (IPS) - Until mid-2007, there was a serious political obstacle to a massive conventional war by Israel against Hamas in Gaza: the fa...

Healing Gaza's Wounds

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

In the war's aftermath it is important that attention be paid not only to Gaza's physical wounds and its immediate humanitarian needs, but to the psychic wounds of the survivors.

Mitchell's Challenge: After Gaza, Five Questions About Palestinian and Israeli Realities

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

Given the overwhelming odds facing a two-state solution, a strong American negotiating presence will be necessary, of a sort not seen since... well, ever.

Gaza: Worse Than an Earthquake

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

"Patients died on the floor of the operating room because we had only six operating rooms," said Dr. Saeed Abuhassan. "And really we don't know enough about the kinds of weapons that have been used against Gaza."

Obama Phone Trail Highlights New Mideast Road Map

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

Here is the obvious strategy to Gaza crisis that is being whispered about and probably has the best chance of succeeding and stopping the craziness and bloodshed.

International Tribunal to Save Israel and Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

As we peer into the abyss, we believe that the establishment of a War Crime Tribunal needs to be supported both by Israel's friends as well as by supporters of Palestine.

The Phony War Crimes Accusation Against Israel

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

If Israel were ever to be charged with "war crimes," that would mark the end of international human rights law as a neutral arbitrator of conduct.

Reportage from Israel/Gaza

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

We can't ignore this fact: Gaza is becoming not the embryo of the so-desired Palestinian State, but the advance base of a total war against the Jewish State.

U.S. Signs Peace Treaty with Al Qaeda, Agreeing to End Occupation of Afghanistan and Halt the Policy of Disproportionate Force

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Drew Westen

"The U.S.-Al Qaeda conflict appears to be showing some signs of slowing down, at least temporarily, as Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden agreed on terms for a cease-fire." Sound familiar? Perhaps from the pages of The Onion?

A Better Source for News on Gaza

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Ostertag

If you are looking for a better source of news on this catastrophe, may I recommend Paul Woodward's War in Context.

Self-Deception and the Assault on Gaza

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Bromwich

From the civilian deaths in Gaza will spring more hatred and terrorism. Yet no people are so prone as Americans and Israelis to think admiringly of our own good intentions.

Gaza and the Obama Effect -- Ending the War

Daniel Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Levy

It might be pushing the envelope to call Obama the peacemaker here, but it's hard to deny that his impending entrance to the world stage has an effect.

Hamas and the Death of a Better Future

Lazar Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lazar Berman

To me, Gaza is personal. As an Israeli infantry officer, I served in Gaza before, during, and after the 2005 Disengagement.

Evidence Grows That Israel is Using White Phosphorus in Gaza

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

Today, at least two UN officials have flatly declared that three or more white phosphorous shells were part of the attack today that set a UN building and compound ablaze in Gaza City.

Weighing Proportionality in Gaza

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

The losses on both sides will be all in vain if the final outcome of the war does not substantially improve both the prospects for an eventual Israeli-Palestinian peace.

War Diary from Sderot

Nomika Zion | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nomika Zion

Not in my name and not for me did you go into this war. The bloodbath in Gaza is not in my name nor for my security. Behind this accursed leadership of Hamas live human beings.

Why Jews Are Viewed as Aggressors

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Why is it so easy to blame the Jews as aggressors even when it is clear beyond the shadow of a doubt that they are the innocent victims?

Israel, Gaza and Iran: Trapping Obama in Imagined Fault Lines

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

While there certainly is an underlying rivalry between Israel and Iran that has come to fuel many other otherwise unrelated conflicts in the region, not every war Israel fights is related to Iran.

Israel Is Well Within Its Rights

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

Surely Israel has as much right to defend its citizens as did the United States and Great Britain during World War II. Why then is Israel singled out for such ferocious criticism?

The Challenge of Arab Journalists and Gaza

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The absence of international journalists from the streets of Gaza allowed Israeli spokespersons to spin the rational of the war mostly unopposed.