Tag Archives: Gaza blockade

Rockets and Retaliation Resume

Today’s Top Stories 1. As this roundup was being published, Israeli media reported that three rockets fired from Gaza landed near Beer Sheva before the end of a 24-hour ceasefire, and that the IDF was given orders to respond. Israeli diplomats recalled from Cairo. Will the situation cool down in time to get diplomacy back

4 Thoughts on “The World’s Largest Outdoor Prison”

The Independent breaks out the violins for Gaza. Locals call it “the world’s biggest prison”, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Here are a few thoughts on Alistair Dawber’s 3,769 word-count dispatch: 1. Dawber writes, “Of the 1.5 million inhabitants, 1.1 million are refugees.” It would be more accurate to call Gaza the world’s

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Eastern Jerusalem Palestinians “Israelizing” Themselves

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Haaretz describes how Palestinians in eastern Jerusalem are increasingly “Israelizing” themselves by applying for Israeli ID cards, taking Israeli matriculation exams, enrolling in Israel’s higher education system, requesting Israeli building

Is Hamas Interfering In Egyptian Elections?

Media reports suggest Hamas meddling with Muslim Brotherhood.

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Egypt’s political disarray turns even more chaotic

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Egypt’s political disarray turns even more chaotic. The nation’s highest court dissolved parliament saying elections held six months ago were unconstitutional. The military junta declared full legislative authority. A separate ruling allows

Pipe Dreams

BBC and some non-governmental organizations broke out the violins for the Gaza’s children: the drinking water’s contanimated and you know whose fault that is. The charities Save the Children and Medical Aid for Palestinians say the number of children being treated for diarrhoea has doubled in five years. They say Israel’s five-year blockade of the

It’s Only an Outrage When Israel Cuts Electricity

Once again, Israel‘s talking about cutting electricity to Gaza. And now, Turkey‘s talking about cutting electricity to Syria too. Last time this was an issue, Hamas blacked out Gaza, but Israel was blamed for collectively punishing the Palestinians. But I expect that everyone who condemned Israel — such as Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj, whose poison pen won a

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