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It's Immoral for Hamas to Use Human Shields and Immoral for Israel to Bomb Human Shields.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
H. A. Goodman

If the title of this article is vapid to the point of absurdity, that's because it is indeed a trite and possibly ludicrous way to describe the bloodshed in Gaza. Sadly, it's the truth, and the reality that both Hamas and Israel are to blame for the civilian deaths in Gaza is something neither side wants to admit.

Boehner Urges U.S. Solidarity With Israel

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a ...

Israel And Hamas Launch New Attacks

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a ...

Gaza Braces For More Fighting As Ceasefire Falls

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, July 27 (Reuters) - The Israeli military started fighting again in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, saying Hamas militants had ignored a 24-hour...

Israel, Hamas Agree To Temporary Break In Fighting

AP | KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truc...

For Israelis and Palestinians Peace Must Not Be The Last Casualty

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

Assessing legal and moral culpability, while vitally important, is not nearly as urgent as stopping the conflict now and preventing any more losses of innocent lives, which have been overwhelmingly Palestinian, with over 826 deaths, as well as those of 37 Israelis.

Defiant Hamas Leader Calls For End Of Gaza Siege

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

DOHA, July 23 (Reuters) - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said he was ready to accept a humanitarian truce in Gaza where the Islamist group is fighting ...

Defiant Hamas Leader Calls For End Of Gaza Siege

Posted 07.23.2014 | World

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Defiant Hamas leader calls for opening of Gaza borders, world to push for end of Israeli siege....


Dana Agmon | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Dana Agmon

Have you all completely lost your minds? Have we forgotten these are all human beings? Have we all decided to jointly support death and insure our unceremonious demise?

7 Israeli Soldiers Killed In Fighting With Hamas

AP | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says seven soldiers have been killed in a firefight with Gaza militants. That raises the total ...

Report: Hamas Military Wing Claims Capture Of An Israeli Soldier

Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 20 (Reuters) - Hamas's armed wing said on Sunday it had captured an Israeli soldier...

Israeli Military: 13 Soldiers Killed In Gaza Fighting On Sunday

AP | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says 13 soldiers have been killed in fighting with Hamas militants in Gaza. The military says the soldiers ...

Thousands Flee Major Battle In Gaza

AP | KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestin...

Israelis Destroy Hamas Tunnels In Gaza Offensive

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and IAN DEITCH | Posted 09.18.2014 | 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...

What Northern Ireland Can Teach Us About the Hamas Problem

Carlo Strenger | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Carlo Strenger

You can never achieve a lasting peace if a major player in the conflict is excluded from the process. If Netanyahu will not muster the courage for a creative long-term strategy, the next escalation with Hamas is only a matter of time.

Official: Israel Accepts Proposal For Temporary Ceasefire In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Israel on Wednesday agreed to a proposed six-hour cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons, a Israeli senior of...

Gaza and Lobby Politics

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

It occurs to me that the continuing Gaza war can be viewed (in addition to viewing it as part of Israel's continuing battle to maintain the occupation) as a testament to the failure of American democracy. Hear me out.

Sophia Jones

5 Palestinians In Gaza Highlight Disagreement On Possible Cease-Fire | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- On Tuesday, there was a glimmer of hope when Israel accepted the terms of an Egypt-proposed cease-fire with Hamas. But the Islamist milit...

Israel's 10th War: What's Next

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
Jonathan Adelman

As the war between Israel and Hamas flares up, most attention naturally focuses on Hamas rockets and Israeli air strikes and reserve call-ups. But, it is equally important to understand those broader factors that will govern the conduct of the war and its likely outcome.

Netanyahu: Israel Will Exert 'Great Force' Against Hamas

AP | KARIN LAUB and ARON HELLER | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas "would pay the price" after the Islamic m...

The Fatal Label: Reducing Hamas in Gaza to "Terrorists"

Jonathan Russo | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

Why was this a mistake? The reason is that it is reductive to the point of inaccuracy and has therefore prevented the Israeli security establishment and the rest of the world from understanding what Hamas wants and how to engage it on proper terms.

Israeli Military Says It Has Resumed Airstrikes On Gaza

AP | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza quickly unraveled Tuesday, after the Islamic militant Hamas rejecte...

Egypt Proposes Cease-Fire Between Israel And Hamas

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that ...

Palestinian Death Toll Hits 172

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it downed a drone launched by militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday, the first time it encountered an unma...

Hamas Versus Israel: The Case for Moral Clarity

David Harris | Posted 09.12.2014 | World
David Harris

The difference between Hamas and Israel couldn't be greater, yet you wouldn't know it when listening to some observers.