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Hypocrisy and the war in Gaza

By Steve Greenberg

19 hours ago

Why do journalists and social media commenters seem to care more about Palestinians than Syrian, Libyan and other Arab and Muslim civilian populations?  This infographic by Steve Greenberg measures the number of casualties over a limited period (ending July 24) in Gaza, Syria, Egypt, Nigeria and Yemen, and compares the media coverage apportioned to each.  As Greenberg indicates, a true representation of the disproportionate media coverage given the Gaza conflict would literally go off the chart.

  • Has Israel become a left-right issue?

    by Douglas J. Workman

    21 hours ago

    About a decade ago, my rabbi was promoting congregational AIPAC involvement.  His argument went that AIPAC was not necessary for our local liberal Jewish Congressman, who was a member of our synagogue.  If he ever did anything anti-Israel, the rabbi always had the option of...

  • Dear Madeleine Albright, Israel is not “Overdoing It”

    by Stephen M. Flatow

    4 days ago

    It's been 22 years since Madeleine Albright was a foreign policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, 17 years since she was America's ambassador to the United Nations, and 13 since she was secretary of state. Yet all these years later, Albright is still pressuring Israel and trying...
  • Foreign fighters in Israel: 2014 isn’t 1948

    By Tom Tugend

    4 days ago

    Reading about the mass outpouring of mourners at the funeral for Max Steinberg, the 24-year old Angeleno killed fighting for Israel in Gaza, I was struck by a routine mention toward the end of the report.

    It read, “U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro extended a message of support and...

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  • Immunity and Impunity: Fear and Loathing in Gaza

    by Rabbi David Seidenberg

    4 days ago

    “The terrorists are firing rockets from schools, from mosques, from hospitals, from heavily civilian populations. We have to try and are doing our best to minimize civilian casualties. But we cannot give our attackers immunity or impunity.”– Benyamin Netanyahu, on July 24, 2014
    ...

  • We will defend Israel

    by Sherrill Kaye

    5 days ago

    I remember it like yesterday. Blissfully ignorant of the horror that had been unfolding, I happily sent my kids off to school in Los Angeles, California that fateful morning of September 11, 2001. Within the hour, all children returned to the nestled safety of their homes, as we...

  • A prayer for peace

    by Ariel Rose Brenner

    5 days ago

    As an American visiting Jerusalem for a month, the Tuesday night of the first air raid siren in the city was a new experience for me. Rationality told me that I was safe. Under the protection of the Iron Dome, the probability of one of Hamas’ rockets reaching the ground was slim,...

  • Israel and Islamism are both occupying Palestine

    by Qanta Ahmed

    6 days ago

    While Gazans, their Hamas leadership and pro-Palestinian supporters around the world condemn Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, now turning into a ground invasion, it’s time Muslims examined the Other Occupation: the inexorable advance of political Islamism over Islam.

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