Israel Must Apologize to Its Citizens for Lying about Gaza Flotilla

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By Yael Marom Now that Israel has signed a reconciliation agreement with Turkey over the Gaza flotilla incident, it must apologize to its own citizens for its lies and distortions. Five takeaways. 1. A Shayetet 13 combat soldier who was… Continue Reading  

Is this the real Gaza ceasefire?

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by Mitchell Plitnick Israel and Hamas have agreed to another ceasefire, and there seems to be some sense that this one will last. The terms of the agreement leave many issues up in the air, which tends to work strongly in Israel’s… Continue Reading  

Dedication, Destruction and Hamas

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by Paul Pillar Applying a familiar label or phrase can be a substitute for good analysis, or for any analysis at all. The application activates a set of presumptions associated with the label or phrase while brushing aside any other… Continue Reading  

Gaza: Ode to the Lost American Conscience

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by James A. Russell Watching the US-backed Israeli bombardment of Gaza makes me ashamed to be an American. The sight of US-made bombs bursting in the air, in hospitals, in homes, and over beaches is a far cry from the… Continue Reading  

A Tale of Two Ceasefires

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by Mitchell Plitnick The two ceasefire proposals aimed at ending the accelerated violence in Gaza and Israel also offer one of the best illustrations of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The circumstances and the content of each proposal demonstrates very well why… Continue Reading