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(Guilt, Morality, and Justice) Israel-Palestine 2012 (A Curse)

My FB friends have wisely moved on, but I still want to try to get a wrap on the events of last week, so that I too might move on to things that matter more than Israel and Hamas. I’m … Continue reading

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Photographs (Gaza) (2012)

Pictures don’t say “anything,” they say “nothing” and certainly not “everything” as much as they show us “something.” I wanted to share this photograph gallery from the progressive Israeli website +972. They were created and distributed by Activestills, “a collective of … Continue reading

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No Exit Nothing (Israel-Gaza)

About Israel and Gaza, at first, when the fighting starts, there’s a lot to say. My initial attempts to get a handle on things had to do with “perspective” and “sympathy.” But the more and more anyone follows this story, … Continue reading

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Israel-Gaza Calculations (Elections, Ahmed Jabari, and Ehud Barak)

  What moves most of us about Israel and Gaza, I think, are the stories relating to threat and slaughter suffered by innocent people. That is the moral dimension to armed conflict. But what about the “wicked” who determine these … Continue reading

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An Israel Hamas Timeline, 2012 (Territory, Population, Sovereignty)

If you’re trying to keep track of the events leading up to the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, I’m recommending the following  timeline by Emily Hauser which  was posted by Robert Wright at the Atlantic, and which I’m posting … Continue reading

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Israel-Gaza (No Enemies) (Sympathy & Criticism)

(Michal Rovner, Outside, 1991) I remember during the 2006 Lebanon War or 2008-9 Gaza War sitting on the 1 train going downtown from 116th Street and there was an Arab twenty-something, wearing a keffiyeh, sitting across from me. It looked … Continue reading

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Israel, Gaza, Solidarity, & Sympathy (2012)

What did the Hamas leadership expect shelling southern Israel? A government, in this case, the government of Israel, has the right and obligation to defend its people. And then what? What does the Israeli leadership expect is going to happen … Continue reading

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