July 23, 2014

Gaza and the Horrors of Government

Ed Krayewski, Reason

The Associated Press

orgLast week the satirical newspaper The Onion ran a piece about a "317,000,000-State Solution" for the Middle East, a riff based on the "two state solution" for Israel and Palestine. Given the long history of abuse perpetrated by their warring governments, it's hardly a bad idea.

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July 18, 2014
Hamas Is Losing and Everyone Knows It
Michael Totten, World Affairs
Hamas is losing and everyone knows it. More than 200 Palestinians have been killed so far in the current round of fighting while the number of dead Israelis amounts to a grand total of one. That’s almost certainly the reason... more ››
In the face of intense, high-profile, and especially fast-moving problems, the decision-making apparatus for foreign policy and national security has a narrow attention span. Limited policy bandwidth becomes even more of a... more ››
Despite mediation efforts from various regions of the globe and reports that talks on a cease-fire were nearing fruition, Operation Protective Edge has entered its 11th day and the Israel Defense Forces have begun a ground... more ››
July 20, 2014
Mideast Crisis: A Pox on All Their Houses
Hussein Ibish, Foreign Policy
Neither Israel nor Hamas can win in Gaza, but the biggest loser is the Palestinian Authority. more ››
July 20, 2014
Who's Right and Wrong in the Middle East?
Nicholas Kristof, NY Times
Here we have a conflict between right and right that has been hijacked by hard-liners on each side who feed each other. It’s not that they are the same, and what I see isn’t equivalence. Yet there is, in some ways, a painful... more ››