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Israel's Invasion Inspires One-Sided Commentary in U.S. Media

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

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.

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.

Calling Out Bush's War in Gaza

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

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?

Even in Sderot, Israelis Say No to Endless War

Adam Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Horowitz

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.

No Happy New Year in Palestine

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

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.

The Future of Civilization

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

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.

Israel/Palestine Debate Is Shifting

Dennis Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dennis Perrin

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.

Israel, Washington Discuss International Monitor To Ensure End To Rocket Attacks

wsj.com | MARGARET COKER in Jerusalem and JAY SOLOMON in Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.