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Gazans Speak Out: 'We Are Living A Nightmare'

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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 ...

Where Is Israel Going?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

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.

Selective Memory Is a Problem when dealing with the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Irrespective of time and chronology, trading land for peace continues to be the most logical and appropriate way to address the conflict which has bridged the 20th and 21st centuries.

After Years in Exile, My Grandfather Returns to Gaza

Laila Al-Arian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laila Al-Arian

My family had been trying to speak with my grandfather since Saturday, after Israel began its onslaught on Gaza. But we haven't managed to reach him.

Understanding the Gaza Catastrophe

Richard Falk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Falk

The people of Gaza are victims of geopolitics at its inhumane worst: producing what Israel itself calls a 'total war' against an essentially defenseless society.

As Israel Pounds Gaza, Egyptians Get Angry At Their Own Government

GlobalPost.com | Theodore May | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHEIKH ZOWAYED, Egypt -- In north Sinai, Egyptians angrily watched a scorching air offensive by the Israeli Air Force against Hamas, as well as ordi...

Gaza: Lessons We Should Have Learned

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

The horrors that are unfolding in Gaza are but a tragic replay of past confrontations.

Hamas Has Secret Anti-Israel Weapon, Says Iranian Cleric

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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 ...

Reading The Pictures: Is That A Snuff Film The Israeli Air Force Has Posted On YouTube?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-01-02-shaw_israeliyoutube.jpgWhat 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.

The Money Behind Israel-Hamas Conflict (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Al Jazeera reports that the United States supplies $3 billion a year in aid to Israel, and almost all of it is spent on the military. Watch this video...

Unfair and Unbalanced: The U.S. Response to the Gaza Crisis

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

One wonders if President-elect Obama's principles of safety, dignity and self defense apply to Palestinians as well?

Jews are Soul-Searching About Madoff -- What About Gaza?

Adam Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Horowitz

The future of Judaism and the moral standing of the US Jewish community are being threatened. It is happening in Gaza. And unfortunately there is far too little handwringing about it in the Jewish leadership.

Killing the Messenger: Targeting the Press in Gaza

Jennifer Utz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jennifer Utz

As is with the current situation with Gaza, when Israel is performing air strikes, everyone is vulnerable -- militants, civilians, and journalists alike.

New Year Celebrations In Much Of Arab World Cancelled

Gulfnews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dubai: New Year celebrations in most parts of the Arab world have been cancelled in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip following...

In Gaza, A Doctor's Voice Tells of Shaking Houses, Breaking Windows

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Four days after Israeli air attacks against the Gaza Strip began, hospitals are already overwhelmed by the influx of wounded patients.

My Kuffiyeh Says I Care

Meris Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meris Lutz

It's New Years Eve in Beirut, and everyone is wondering what to do. In times of war, going about one's usual business can be a form of protest. In times of solidarity, the code of conduct is vague.

Did Israel Use Disproportionate Force?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lionel Beehner

The tide of public opinion seems to invariably side with the underdog, regardless of who's to blame. Hence, Israel now finds itself in the awkward yet familiar position of defending its actions.

Day Four: Gaza War Postings

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

I've been zigzagging my way between Israel and the West Bank to avoid IDF checkpoints. When we enter the Palestinian territories where emotions ran high, my Palestinian driver almost has a fit when he finds out that my cameraman is an Israeli.

Gaza Clouds Obama's Prospects

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

Clearly, Hamas and its hard-line supporters in the region reject the goal of an Israel at peace with its neighbors and secure within its boundaries.

Israel weighs 48-hour halt to Gaza air campaign

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel, under international pressure, is considering a 48-hour halt to its punishing four-day air campaign on Hamas targ...

Has Israel Revived Hamas?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It is abundantly clear that Hamas movement has been brought back from near political defeat while moderate Arab leaders have been forced to back away from their support for any reconciliation with Israel.

It's Overtime for Hamas' Leaders and Time for Them to Go

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

As long as Hamas rules its Gaza roost with its iron fist, any hope for a two state solution is just not in the cards. Hamas plays with a crooked deck.

Lessons Learned from the 2006 War Being Implemented in Gaza

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

While many have spoken about the lessons Hamas has learned from Hezbollah over the years, it appears the Israeli political and military establishment has learned one or two of its own.

Gaza Faces Dire Humanitarian Situation

Globalsecurity.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, 29 December 2008 (IRIN) - As a result of a major offensive on 27 December by Israel against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls Gaza...

Israel, Stop! Just. Stop.

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lorelei Kelly

Killing lots of people on the other side is not only ineffective, it is counterproductive. It hurts your cause. It gets more of your own people killed in the long run. Israel, you are so better than this.