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Gwynne Dyer on Benjamin Netanyahu's Optionsnew

By the time Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Washington on Wednesday night (March 24), after postponing his departure twice, there was general agreement in the American media that his visit had been disastrous.
The Georgia Straight  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  03-29-2010  |  Religion

How the Nuclear Double Standard Endangers Us Allnew

As long as the U.S. and other nuclear powers hypocritically uphold a double standard in which we claim nuclear weapons are essential for our national security, but other nations such as Iran are not allowed to make this claim, we are probably in a losing struggle for the cause of disarmament
Pasadena Weekly  |  John Grula  |  10-19-2009  |  Commentary

Why Jerusalem Mattersnew

It is not a stretch to say that much, perhaps most, of the vague distemper that arose and exploded around health care this summer can be traced pretty directly to the failure to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Arkansas Times  |  Ernest Dumas  |  09-24-2009  |  Commentary

The Simple Drama of 'Lemon Tree' Makes for a Powerful Middle East Parablenew

The story, based on a real incident, reads like a fable. Paying attention strictly to the David vs. Goliath surface of it, viewers will be amply rewarded. But Lemon Tree has a number of subtle stories lurking just under the surface.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O'Leary  |  08-25-2009  |  Reviews

'Lemon Tree': Uprootednew

Lemon Tree is many-sided thing, including an astute political drama, but the film ultimately is about two women forced by circumstance into a rivalry.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  07-16-2009  |  Reviews

Did Obama’s Cairo Speech Throw Israel Under the Bus?new

After President Obama's Cairo speech, one of the more bizarre memes to emerge from the Magical Dungeon of Nonsensical Anti-Obama Talking Points was the notion that Obama's words were somehow harshly critical of Israel.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  06-18-2009  |  Commentary

Gaza = Warsaw?: Americans Should Unite to Stop Israel's Shoahnew

The shoah that the Israelis have brought to Gaza is being carried out with our phosphorus bombs, our DIME fusion bombs and our high-tech rocketry purchased with our $3 billion a year in foreign aid.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Peter Byrne  |  01-23-2009  |  Commentary

West Bank: Welcome to the Occupationnew

With the eyes of the world focused on the carnage in the Gaza Strip, the challenges of life under occupation in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank continue.
VUE Weekly  |  Scott Harris  |  01-22-2009  |  War

What Is White Phosphorous and Is Israel Using It in Gaza?new

When WP dust comes into contact with the human body (which is approximately 98.6 degrees), it burns. And burns. And burns. People killed or wounded by WP look like they've been dipped in acid. Israel denies that it is using WP in Gaza, but Human Rights Watch and the UN beg to differ.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-21-2009  |  Commentary

Facebook Becomes an Israeli-Palestinian 'Battleground'new

The war in Israel and Gaza has quickly expanded to Facebook, where backers of both camps are using many of the social networking site's features to voice their opinions in graphic and sometimes absurd ways.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Piatetsky  |  01-14-2009  |  Media

Israel Must Make Peace with Neighborsnew

The war against Hamas in Gaza looks more and more like the three-week Israeli war against Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006, which could hardly be called a success. It will last about as long. It will kill about as many Arabs, probably a thousand or so. And it will end with Hamas, like Hezbollah, still able to fire rockets at Israel.
The Georgia Straight  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  01-13-2009  |  International

Why Is Israel Bombing Gaza?new

Israel is attacking Gaza because Gaza was attacking Israel because Israel was attacking Gaza. Ctrl-A. Ctrl-C. Ctrl-V. Repeat. Instead of talking about which side is at fault, let's focus for a minute on all the innocent people who are suffering.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-09-2009  |  Commentary

An Insider's View of the Gaza Conflictnew

Eva Bartlett is a Canadian activist with the International Solidarity Movement, a group that opposes Israeli policy in Gaza, and despite damaged cell phone towers and infrastructure in the area, she was able to talk us about what is happening in Gaza.
VUE Weekly  |  Bryan Birtles  |  01-08-2009  |  International

My Column-Writing Resolutions for 2009new

In 2009, I plan to write frequently and in-depth about the following three issues. I suspect they'll be consuming more of the United States' foreign news oxygen than they did in 2008.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-02-2009  |  Commentary

A Sojourn in the Palestinian City of Nablusnew

Arabs by day, Jews by night, and it was getting clear that both had become accustomed to the hells of occupation. My mind was swirling through a vortex of insanity that can only be found on a battlefield. What was I doing here?
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Jesse Aizenstat  |  12-15-2008  |  Travel

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