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Tag: Gaza War
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Three weeks ago, when the war in Gaza was still raging, I briefly explained that dividing Israelis into the customary groups of "hawks" and "doves" doesn't fit this conflict. My suggestion was to divide them instead into "pessimists" and "optimists".
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Last week I asked: so you want to know what happens next? My updated answer, based mostly on what I’ve been hearing from Israeli officials: a renewed cease fire. It can take a couple of days to get there (update: it only took a few hours until a cease fire was announced early...
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United Under Fire
I have always enjoyed reading David Suissa’s columns, but this last one ... it really touched me as a Jew and as a human being (“Gaza War: Taking Sides,” July 25). You wrote words out of my mouth — just better than I would have.
Sheila Ellman via email
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February 15, 2013 | 6:48 am
A Swede won the 2012 World Press Photo prize for a photograph of two Palestinian children who were killed during Israel's operation in Gaza.
Paul Hansen, a photographer for the daily Dagens Nyheter, won the prize on Friday , the Associated Press reported. According to the report,...
November 27, 2012 | 2:12 pm
Americans for Peace Now called on President Obama to support the Palestinians’ bid to upgrade their status in the United Nations to non-member observer state.
The stance by the left-wing group issued in a statement Tuesday places it at odds with others in the pro-Israel...
November 16, 2012 | 9:54 am
Defence Minister Ehud Barak sought government approval on Friday to mobilize up to 75,000 reserve troops for Israel's Gaza campaign, political sources said, in a sign of preparations for a possible ground offensive.
The sources, speaking after Palestinian rockets were fired at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, said ministers were being polled by telephone by the cabinet secretary to approve the call-up.
Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Crispian Balmer
November 15, 2012 | 11:27 am
June 14, 2012 | 1:48 pm
The president of a prestigious university in Paris apologized for an exam question that said a 2009 Israeli bombing in Gaza may have been a war crime.
Vincent Berger, president of Paris Diderot University, wrote a letter expressing his “dismay” and “regret” at the inclusion...
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September 12, 2011 | 11:19 am
An exhibit of Palestinian children’s artwork illustrating the Gaza War, slated to be shown at a children’s museum in California, has been cancelled.
The exhibit scheduled to go on display at the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland on Sept. 24 was cancelled due to pressure from the...
April 8, 2011 | 11:42 am
Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip killed four Hamas militants and five Palestinian civilians on Friday as a fresh spike in cross-border violence continued for a second day.
The Israel Defense Forces said it had “identified two terrorist squads from Hamas” and hit them from the...
April 5, 2011 | 10:10 am
The United Nations Human Rights Council said it will continue to use the Goldstone Report as written, despite its author’s retraction of a key finding.
Council spokesman Cedric Sapey told the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot on Monday that the Op-Ed written by Richard Goldstone...
April 5, 2011 | 8:33 am
Richard Goldstone’s original U.N. report on the Gaza war of 2008-09 landed like a bombshell in the PR war over Israel, damaging Israel’s reputation around the world with its finding that Israel potentially committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during its three-week war...
April 4, 2011 | 6:34 pm
Dear Mr. Goldstone:
You really screwed up. You screwed up so badly that Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic says you contributed, more than any other individual, to the delegitimization and demonization of the Jewish state.
The deliberate killing of innocent civilians is the...
April 3, 2011 | 11:17 am
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would launch an international campaign to cancel the Goldstone Report after its author, ex-South African Judge Richard Goldstone, wrote in an Op-Ed in the Washington Post that Israel did not intentionally target civilians as a policy...
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