Tag Archives: gaza

Size Matters: Why Arab Parties in Israel Were Banned, and More

The country seems untroubled by its increasing international isolation, an attitude perhaps born out of 60 years of making it work underneath improbable, impossible circumstances. If we’ve made it this far, goes the thinking, who the hell is going to stop us?

Gaza Going Off the Rails: Why Israelis Need to Stop and Think

While the Gazans’ poverty-stricken lives have now received a new dollop of war, pain, and death, the majority of Israel runs as usual. People watch the news a little bit more and worry about their relatives or friends serving in the army, but the level of tragedy is drastically unbalanced.

Yes We Can: A Letter to Obama from an Arab-American

Like my T-Shirt reads, one must hope. We hope that the day will come when our just cause will follow others and when our people will overcome their struggle.

Gaza and the Road to Israel’s February Election

“It was too much, I’m glad we’re attacking,” a cab driver told me Sunday, then complaining about Russia’s call for peace by referencing Georgia. “[The war’s] no good, but it’s scary, a rocket hit the house next to mine,” a girl on the train said to me about Beersheeva.

Israel in Gaza: Interview With Ahron Bregman

“What can you say about the latest Israeli assault against Hamas? Do you think that the Olmert government would like to send a signal to the Obama administration?”

As Gaza Burns, Amman Erupts in Protests

How do you defuse a situation in which civilians have no one left to trust but the very people who can easily, and, it seems, without many regrets – considering the reward that surely awaits the suffering in paradise – get them killed?

Gaza: What Can You Expect?

If you feel that your very existence is under siege, who do you turn to? That’s right, the guys with the guns.

Gaza’s Troubles Spill Over: An Overview

On January 30 of this year, thousands of Palestinians dashed into Egypt for a shopping onslaught only previously seen at the annual wedding gown sales in Filene’s Basement, a Boston department store (75% off).