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Israel & Palestine

Dec 30, 2009: The Question Israelis Don’t Want To Ask
Comments: 0 | Categories: Israel & Palestine , Middle East Affairs , Opinion & Analysis
Jerusalem Post columnist Larry Derfner raises an important question for Israelis in a December 30, 2009, post headlined “Rattling the Cage: A taboo question for Israelis.” He writes: There's a question we Israelis won't ask ourselves about the Palestinians, especially...

Jan 19, 2009: There Was No One to Stop Israel’s Attack on Gaza
Comments: 0 | Categories: Israel & Palestine , Middle East Affairs
On January 18, 2009, Gershom Gorenberg made the following observation at Haaretz.com about Israel’s war on Gaza: The diplomatic timing for the war looked lovely. The U.S. president who loved military action was still in power, though fading into the...

Jan 13, 2009: Gaza Bloggers Do What Journalists Can’t
Comments: 0 | Categories: Israel & Palestine , Media & Foreign Affairs
“The Israeli offensive in Gaza reached its 18th day with Israel continuing to block access to the region for foreign journalists,” reports The Christian Science Monitor’s Kristen Chick in a January 13, 2009, report headlined “Gaza bloggers relay crisis to...

Jan 6, 2009: Did Israel Take Obama’s Statement on Gaza As A Warning?
Comments: 0 | Categories: Israel & Palestine , Middle East Affairs
Haaretz correspondent Aluf Benn reports in a January 7, 2009, article in the Israeli paper Haaretz headlined “Obama's warning to Israel: Israel's governing "troika" met yesterday in order to find a way out of the conundrum Israel finds itself in,...

Jan 6, 2009: Moshe Arens: Israel Has Reached a Crucial Stage in Gaza
Comments: 0 | Categories: Israel & Palestine , Middle East Affairs
Professor Moshe Arens, who served as Israeli Defense Minister on three occasions and also as Foreign Minister and Minister Without Portfolio, made the following observation in a January 7, 2009, article in the Israeli publication Haaretz: We have reached a...

Jan 6, 2009: Obama’s Answer To a Question About Gaza
Comments: 0 | Categories: Israel & Palestine , Obama Administration , U.S. Middle East Policy
On January 6, 2009, President-Elect Barack Obama finally made a public statement on Israel’s war on Gaza. It came at the end of a news conference on his economic stimulus plan at his Washington, DC-transition office. “Obviously, I am deeply...

Jan 4, 2009: Israel Reminded of the Obligations of an Occupying Power
Comments: 0 | Categories: Israel & Palestine , Middle East Affairs , United Nations
STATEMENT BY BUREAU OF COMMITTEE ON PALESTINIAN RIGHTS ON SITUATION IN GAZA STRIP The following statement by the Bureau of the Committee of the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People on the situation in the Gaza Strip...

Jan 2, 2009: Why Won’t Arab States Help Palestinians in Gaza?
Comments: 0 | Categories: Israel & Palestine , Middle East Affairs , Opinion & Analysis
Al-Jazeera’s Anita Rice has put into clear perspective how Israel’s ongoing destruction of Gaza City in the Palestinian Territories “has exposed in stark terms the growing disconnect between anger on the Arab street against Israeli attacks on Gaza and the...

Jan 1, 2009: Haaretz: ‘Time For Diplomacy’
Comments: 0 | Categories: Diplomatic Affairs , Israel & Palestine , Middle East Affairs , Opinion & Analysis
The Israeli daily Haaretz argues in a January 1, 2009, editorial headlined “Time for diplomacy”: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who oppose a renewed cease-fire, must explain to whom they plan to hand over control after...

Jan 1, 2009: Israelis Hold Diverse Views On Calls For A Gaza Ceasefire
Comments: 0 | Categories: Diplomatic Affairs , Israel & Palestine
Haaretz Correspondent Barak Ravid reported in a January 1, 2009, post that, ”The Israel Defense Forces recommends a diplomatic exit plan be prepared while a cease-fire agreement is formulated. See “Livni: Gaza truce would give Hamas legitimacy.” “Defense officials tend...