Tagged: gaza

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US Embassy Opens in Jerusalem to Praise and Violence

Moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has long been talked about, but on Monday became reality, along with sharp divides to what such a move means both to the region and the United States role in ever-elusive Middle East Peace. Those that had long predicted that such a move would be accompanied with violence, were tragically not disappointed.

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bad analogies

I was out for drinks with friends and Israel came up in the conversation.  A friend of mine said that she’d heard somewhere – Fox maybe? – that if you likened Gaza to a...

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War Crimes in Gaza

Watch this video and this video and this video to get a look at what went on during the recent Gaza war.  They dig into the use of drones, the bombardment of medics and...

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affinity and expectations

Andrew writes, of Gaza and the American political reaction: this assault on top of a blockade, carried out with an “iron fist” as the US was in transition from one president to another was...

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In which…

Robert Stacy McCain reveals both an inherent lack of understanding regarding the Israel/Palestine conflict, and an unhealthy degree of bloody, American-made machismo.  Really McCain, you think totally subduing the Palestinian people and then “rinsing”...

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More on Occupation

Following up on ED’s post (and the sad 60 Minutes video), here is another video on the Occupation.  Called Checkpoint by Israeli filmaker Yoav Shamir it simply leaves the camera’s rolling in daily interactions...

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Policy and Dissent

Max Socol is unhappy with our initial foray into the Israel/Palestine debate: Moral arguments concerning Israel and Palestine may be of incidental interest (i.e., did Israel commit war crimes in Gaza? Who is to...

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The Filter of War

Freddie writes: While I continue to believe that our national conversation is far from an equitable or fair one, I have to admit that things have changed; there is more criticism and questioning of...

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our changing media and the future for Israel

Although I richly deserve a reputation as something of a polemicist, I’d like to think that I am not so shrill a partisan that I don’t admit that times have changed. In the beginning...

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