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How to Talk About the Gaza Conflict

How to Talk About the Gaza Conflict

As the Gaza conflict moves into its third week, a number of contentious issues have emerged. A great deal has been said and written about these issues, and some of the best pieces have been collected below. 1. The moral basis for Israel’s military campaign. Before engaging in any form of defense for Israel’s military

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Stephen Walt: Still Blaming the Israel Lobby

At least he’s consistent, if nothing else. Stephen Walt, half of the duo that published The Israel Lobby in 2007 to blame groups like AIPAC for pushing the US to support Israel too much, to the detriment of both the US and Israel, is at it again. His latest anti-Israel screed in the Huffington Post

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Foreign Journalists Acknowledge Hamas’ Human Shields Tactics

While they may not be vocal about it, foreign journalists in Gaza have noticed Hamas’ human shields tactics as the terrorists operate within the population.

To The New York Times: It's the Terror Tunnels, Stupid

It’s The Terror Tunnels, Stupid

There’s no place for Gazans to hide during Israeli strikes because there are no bomb shelters. If you read Anne Barnard’s New York Times dispatch, you might think it’s solely because of the nasty Israeli blockade of the Strip. Construction materials, we’re told, aren’t allowed in. Hemmed in by Israeli and Egyptian border restrictions, there’s

Hamas reveals media strategy

Hamas Reveals Media Strategy

With the ground war in Gaza growing in force each day, the battle for hearts and minds becomes a vital strategic battleground. The side that wins public support for its cause is better positioned to determine the length and intensity of the fighting. And thanks to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which translated

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Coke, Israel and Intellectual Honesty

Oliver Lovat asks us to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of what is being said, by whom and why, while sipping on an ice cold Coke.

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