An Israeli reflects on the Palestinian from Gaza that saved his life
Palestinians remove the rubble from a home targeted in the latest Israeli airstrikes in the town of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip November 16, 2012. (AFP)
An Israeli reflects on the Gazan that saved his life as a boy
I often think about him, especially in times like these. I try to imagine his home in the Gaza Strip. I try to imagine what he might be doing at this very moment. Perhaps he stops and thinks of me, too. Perhaps he even wishes he hadn’t saved my life.
Source: The New York Times
The US must stop supporting Israeli policy of everyday degradation of Palestinian life
The way in which Israel treats its own nationals as compared to the way in which it treats Palestinians, comes as a stark reminder that there is no equality. It also comes as a stark reminder that without universal condemnation by the international community, and specifically the United States, this disparity in treatment will never change.
Source: Al Jazerea
Hamas is playing a dangerous game by refusing ceasefire
Why would Hamas insist on continuing the fight when it is faring so poorly? The only plausible answer is stomach-turning: The Islamic movement calculates that it can win the concessions it has yet to obtain from Israel and Egypt not by striking Israel but by perpetuating the killing of its own people in Israeli counterattacks.
Source: The Washington Post