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Gaza Crisis (2008)

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  • Rabbi Michael Lerner: Fairness for both sides key to Middle East peace

    Rabbi Michael Lerner: Fairness for both sides key to Middle East peace
    President Barack Obama is reported to have said to his advisors last week that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would never make the concessions necessary for a peace accord. Well, we in the peace movement say, "duhhh." If the president really...
  • U.S. needs to hold Israel accountable

    The article, "Jewish population hits new high in West Bank," (July 27) states that 350,000 Jewish settlers now occupy the West Bank, as well as nearly 300,000 in the occupied East Jerusalem. Israel is in violation of international law, the 4th Geneva...
  • Op-ed takes a too rosy view of Iranian intentions

    Commentator Ray McGovern charges Israel with using the pretext of alleged Iranian support for terrorism, to "whip up support for war" ("Is Israel fixing the intel? Netanyahu's rhetoric has echoes of Bush administration's justification for the Iraq war,"...
  • On Jerusalem, the U.S. must be an honest broker for peace

    Commentator Robert Pines could not have been more wrong in his statement that East Jerusalem was "annexed" by Israel in 1967 ("U.S. must recognize Israel's capital," Aug. 15). The facts are that Israel started a war in 1967 in order to steal...
  • Basic needs give Hamas reason to call its enemy

    QALQILIYA, West Bank - Hashem al Masri, the newly elected deputy mayor of this Palestinian city of 45,000 people, is a member of Hamas, the radical Islamic group dedicated to the destruction of Israel and the establishment of an Islamic theocracy in its...
  • A Leap of Faith

    KOCHAV YAAKOV, West Bank - The white van rolled past cement barricades, past a barbed-wire fence and an armed guard at the entry gate, past rows of cream-colored houses with red-tile roofs before pulling to a stop. Glenn and Gilla Jasper, a young Orthodox...
  • John Murphy on Israel's withdrawal from Gaza

    Second of two parts Robin Wood, Baltimore: Why do the 400 Israeli families in Kfar Darom believe their claims on land and desires for a particular way of life have more legitimacy than the needs and desires of the 1,000,000 Palestinian families living...
  • Sharon's toughest decision

    KFAR DAROM, Gaza Strip - Soon after Yamima Cohen Ayoubi moved to this Jewish settlement in the midst of Palestinian cities and sand dunes, Ariel Sharon paid a visit. It was 1989 and Sharon - the former general, master builder of Israel's settlements...
  • U.S. attempts to limit political damage

    WASHINGTON - With a rare apology to abuse victims in Iraq, top Bush administration officials moved on several fronts yesterday to halt the erosion of American credibility worldwide from mistreatment of prisoners and limit further political damage to the...
  • Sharon, Abbas agree to hold talks in Egypt

    JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas agreed yesterday to meet in Egypt on Tuesday along with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan, in an apparent breakthrough in relations between Israel and its Arab neighbors....
  • Hope for peace between Palestinians, Israelis at highest point since '93

    JERUSALEM - It began, as it had last time and the time before, with a celebratory handshake and soaring rhetoric about a chance for peace in this ravaged land. Yesterday's landmark summit, during which Israel and the Palestinians announced they would...
  • Truce declared by Sharon, Abbas

    SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declared an end yesterday to "acts of violence" in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in hopes that silencing the gunfire will lead to a formal,...