February 16, 2013

Rescue Gaza from a Stifling Blockade

The National, The National

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Since Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, Israel has inflicted collective punishment on Palestinians in an attempt to weaken support for the armed group. As part of this, Israel has severely limited the importation of goods into Gaza, putting ordinary Palestinians on what Israeli officials once euphemistically termed "a diet".

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Morsi's Hamas Connection
Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
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February 13, 2013
Much Ado About Israeli & Palestinian Textbooks
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Like so much else that touches on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a just-released three-year-long study of how textbooks on both sides portray the "other" has provoked a firestorm of controversy. The fruit of a seed first... more ››
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Soccer 'Ultras' vs. Muslim Brotherhood
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February 5, 2013
Urban Squalor Fuels Egypt's Unrest
Elijah Zarwan, Foreign Affairs
But it would be a mistake to dismiss the protesters as paid thugs, or to blame the unrest on revolutionary anniversary pangs, Muslim Brotherhood misrule, or a court's verdict -- although those are all elements of it. True, it... more ››