Gaza: Don’t Look Away

Israel Defense Forces paratroopers operating in Gaza (IDF via Flickr).

by Mitchell Plitnick Writing in The Intercept, the noted pundit Mehdi Hasan angrily attacks the hypocrisy of US “liberal interventionists” who rail about the human rights violations of everyone, yet somehow fall silent when the victims of those abuses are… Continue Reading  

Gaza: The Open-Air Prison Seethes

Protest in Gaza (stichting kifaia via Flickr)

by Paul R. Pillar Two recent pieces of news highlight—one indirectly and the other directly—the plight of inhabitants of the miserable patch known as the Gaza Strip. The indirect report involves demographic data, based on official Israeli numbers that surfaced… Continue Reading  

Europe Should Strike Tough Pose with Trump on Iran Nuclear Deal

Federica Mogherini and Donald Trump (Euorpean External Action Service via Flickr)

by Ellie Geranmayeh France, the United Kingdom, and Germany (the ‘E3’) appear set to intensify ongoing talks with the US in an effort to convince Donald Trump to stick to the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened to withdraw from the… Continue Reading  

Tens of Thousands March on Gaza Border, Israeli Troops Open Fire

A Palestinian protester uses a sling shot to throw stones in the direction of the border fence during the Great Return March, east of Shajaia. March 30, 2018. (+972 Magazine)

by +972 Magazine staff Tens of thousands of Palestinians protested at the Gaza-Israel border fence on Friday, marking the beginning of the “Great Return March,” a 45-day-long series of protests and events planned to culminate on May 15 — Nakba Day.… Continue Reading  

A New Hope in Jerusalem

Abu Aziz Sarah, TED talk (Ryan Lash)

by Mitchell Plitnick In May, around the time of the seventieth anniversary of Israel’s creation, the United States plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem. The event may be greeted with an unfortunate bang or a dangerous whimper. In either… Continue Reading