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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.

Palestinian Authority Rep: End Gaza Crisis with Suicide Attacks

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
GroundReport

Originally published on GroundReport.com, the citizen journalism platform that covers world news at the local level. One week ago, in an effort to s...

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.

Olmert Ignoring Calls From Barak, Livni For Immediate Gaza Truce

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Defense Minister Ehud Barak is promoting a week-long "humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza Strip. In contrast, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert believes the...

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.

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?

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.

The CNN-NPR-NYT Middle East Conspiracy

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

When people complain about bias in the media, it's always bias against their own point of view, and never in favor of their side. Nowhere is this more true than in coverage of the Middle East.

Ceasefire

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The first reason for a ceasefire now is to stop the killing. The second is to ensure that a year or two from now we are not all wishing that Hamas was still in charge.

Gaza: The War On Children

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Israel has accused Hamas of intentionally attacking from civilian-populated areas, driving up casualties among non-combatants to provoke anger against Israel. But do children have to pay the price?

Can War Bring Peace?

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

If Hamas bombs actually started falling on Dimona or Tel Aviv, would the "peace camp" still be harping against "military solutions" and calling for "immediate cease-fires?"

Bomb A Ghetto, Raise A Cheer -- The Video

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

On January 11, an estimated 10,000 people rallied in front of the Israeli consulate in New York in support of Israel's attack on Gaza. The event was a festive affair that began and ended with singing and joyous dancing.

Gaza Crisis Imperils Two-State Solution

nytimes.com | MICHAEL SLACKMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAIRO -- With every image of the dead in Gaza inflaming people across the Arab world, Egyptian and Jordanian officials are worried that they see a fun...

G-d/Allah Please Tell Us If Israel or Palestine is Right or Wrong?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Dear G-d/Allah, It's me Yvonne, are you there? As you know since December 27th, 2008, Hamas and Israel have been at war. Over 800 Palestinians and...

Israel in Gaza: Three Wrong Arguments

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

The Reid/McConnell resolution is a perfect articulation of one voice in the American debate over Israel's actions in Gaza. Here are a few objections that should be raised.

Obama Camp 'Prepared To Talk To Hamas'

guardian.co.uk | Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The incoming Obama administration is prepared to abandon George Bush's �doctrine of isolating Hamas by establishing a channel to the Islamist organi...

What Ukraine's Gas Crisis Has In Common With Gaza

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lionel Beehner

The trouble with Israel and Russia is not that their efforts will backfire, it's that they will likely achieve the exact opposite of their goals -- while both come off looking like unhinged bullies in the process.

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.

It's Time for a Sustained Focus on a Lasting Middle East Peace

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

What we continue to lack is the kind of real political solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that could finally make a "ceasefire" endure.

Adrian Hamilton: Wars Have Consequences For A Generation Or More

The Independent | Adrian Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There are four iron laws of the Middle East: that the Palestinians will always end up at the bottom of the heap and that they will always be let down ...

How Israel's Propaganda Machine Works

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Zogby

As in past Mideast conflicts, both the media story line and political commentary here in the U.S. has closely followed Israel's talking points on the war.

Israel: There Has To Be A Better Way

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Bruhns

The war between Israel and Hamas is not as two-dimensional as the United States Senate would like to believe. This is a complex and asymmetric war that will not end favorably for either side.