Israel's airstrikes and ground assault on the people of Gaza have little to do with the Gazan rockets and more to do with its leaders trying to gain an advantage in the upcoming elections.
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In this roundup of blogposts from Gaza we hear from a teenager who just lost her friend and is scared for her own life, about a medical worker who was...
In similar situations around the world, civilians caught in the midst of conflict would have the option of seeking safety in neighboring countries as refugees. Gazans have no such option.
Palestinian civilians are continuing to suffer as the Israeli military pushes deeper into the Gaza Strip.
At least 540 people have been killed in t...
While Israel's explicit goal is to cease all attacks on southern Israel, senior IDF and intelligence officials have privately signaled that this is unrealistic, even with a ground invasion.
I wish I didn't believe that the events now unfolding in the Middle East are too complicated for unalloyed outrage. I wish the arguments of only one side rang wholly true to me.
GAZA CITY, Gaza _ Israel ignored mounting international calls for a cease-fire Monday and said it won't stop its crippling 10-day assault until "peace...
What we're watching in Gaza is not so much low-intensity warfare as the continued fracture of the post-Soviet international order.
The surprising trend in American opinion on Gaza may be because the same pundits who are cheerleading Israel's assault once sold the occupation of Iraq, and with a nearly identical set of arguments.
By choosing tactical advantages over the safety of its citizens, the terrorist organization chose its military goals over the safety of its fellow Palestinians in Gaza.
Originally posted on Alternet, January 3, 2009
The United States bears much of the blame for the ongoing bloodshed in the Gaza Strip and nearby parts...
The phone call came at around 4.20pm on Saturday. A bomb had been dropped on the house at our small farm in northern Gaza. My father was walking from ...
Dividing the planet into a "free world" and an "extremist and terrorist world," rooted in ethnicity and religion, is the exact antithesis of everything Obama has been talking about.
The invasion, to no one's surprise, did begin today -- so any further criticism will now come too late. But as in the past, U.S. media coverage and commentary has overwhelmingly backed Israeli actions.
The horrors that are unfolding in Gaza are but a tragic replay of past confrontations.
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 ...
What 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.
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?
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.
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.
No war, no military action, no act of self-defense or revenge has a legitimacy that exempts the perpetrators from responsibility for the consequences they create.
With each fresh round of bombing, Israel's reputation gets worse, allowing growing numbers of people who might never have said a critical word about that country to finally speak up.
Israeli warplanes killed a senior Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip and hit the territory's parliament building as bombing continued Thursday. But with t...
As the death toll from Israel's aerial bombardment of the Gaza Strip continues to climb, Al Jazeera asked Gazans to describe the situation where they ...
Does the Gaza war improve Israel's long-term (or even short-term) situation? I am not questioning Israel's right to respond. But that is the wrong question.
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