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Marilyn Katz :
Netanyahu’s Gaza game plan

Armed conflict will only lead to mounting numbers of dead on both sides. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | July 25, 2014 Unlike the finite death toll in the Malaysian jet downing, the numbers of dead in Gaza … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Netanyahu’s Gaza game plan

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Murray Polner :
MEDIA | A very very loud silence

How is it that for 11 long days of the Gaza War, the New York Times editorial board chose to remain voiceless? By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | July 23, 2014 Respect them or not, it is undeniable … finish reading Murray Polner :
MEDIA | A very very loud silence

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David McReynolds : After the Truce in Gaza

Political cartoon by Paul Jamiol / Jamiol’s World / Informed Comment.EdgeLeft:After the truce in Gaza This was not only a victory for Hamas, but also for Israel, which achieved at one stroke a deep division between the two sides of … finish reading David McReynolds : After the Truce in Gaza

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Marc Estrin : Ian McEwan Speaks Half-Truths to Power

Image from webshots.Ian McEwan:Speaking half-truths to power By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / February 23, 2011 The action In the midst of cries for freedom in the Middle East and Africa, Ian McEwan claimed the Jerusalem Prize for … finish reading Marc Estrin : Ian McEwan Speaks Half-Truths to Power

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Jimmy Carter : Palestinians Treated Like Animals

Surrounded by journalists and Hamas officials, former President Jimmy Carter, center, stands in front of a building destroyed during Israel’s offensive in Gaza earlier this year, as he visits Jebaliya, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday. Photo by Khalil Hamra / AP. … finish reading Jimmy Carter : Palestinians Treated Like Animals

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Even Israelis Are Asking : Who Will Save Israel From Itself?

The Israeli government’s justifications for the war are being scrutinised. Photo by Gallo / Getty. Israeli commentators and scholars, self-described ‘loyal’ Zionists who served proudly in the army in wars past, are now publicly describing their country, in the words … finish reading Even Israelis Are Asking : Who Will Save Israel From Itself?

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The Media and Hamas : Vilifying the Victim

The dominant media are in high gear over Gaza. They vilify Hamas, stay silent about Gazan suffering, are mute on the crippling blockade, its devastating human toll, and practically champion Israel’s call for “all-out war” and the slaughter of defenseless … finish reading The Media and Hamas : Vilifying the Victim

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Hamas Rockets, Smart Bombs and Israeli Politics

‘Even smart bombing is bound to cause civilian casualties and much of the Israeli bombing is less than smart. So, of course, when the body count of Palestinian civilians exceeds the body count of Israeli civilians (as it always does) … finish reading Hamas Rockets, Smart Bombs and Israeli Politics

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‘Terrorist’ : A Word That Comes After ‘Arab’

“Arab terrorist,” played by Albert Moses in a Nescafe commercial. Since the classic definition of “terrorism” is the use of violence against civilians to achieve a political goal, Israel would seem to be inviting an objective analysis that it has … finish reading ‘Terrorist’ : A Word That Comes After ‘Arab’

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : The Politics of Gaza and Beyond

The SS Free Gaza and the SS Liberty, with human rights workers and supplies from the Free Gaza Movement successfully landed in Gaza early the evening of Aug. 23, 2008, breaking the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip: has been … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : The Politics of Gaza and Beyond

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New Gaza War : The Neighborhood Bully Strikes Again

“A loud-mouthed bully?”: Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem December 21, 2008. Photo by Gali Tibbon / Pool / Reuters.‘Once again, Israel’s violent responses, even if there is justification for them, exceed all proportion … finish reading New Gaza War : The Neighborhood Bully Strikes Again

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