Monthly Archives: July 2014

Five myths about Hamas

Article from the Washington Post by Nathan J. Brown “When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks about Israel’s ground offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, he says that “without action, the price that we would pay would be much greater.” … Continue reading

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“Every Palestinian must tell [her or] his story.” -Edward Said.

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? My heart is with Gaza.

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Israel cannot win

From Qantara.de “All those whose opinions differ from the prevailing view are considered saboteurs. In this guest commentary, the Israeli writer Etgar Keret describes how the thought police are dominating his homeland and explains why the problems Israel faces cannot … Continue reading

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European Leaders, Go to Gaza!

A plea to European governments to take a signifiant role in the newly escalated Mideast conflict: By Judy Dempsey “A new cycle of violence between Israel and Palestine has begun. What triggered it was the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli youths, … Continue reading

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When Fairy Tales Fail Us

Originally posted on Love, InshAllah:
When a daughter is born into a loving family, she is cherished and treated like a princess and dressed up like pretty little doll with colorful plastic bangles and trinkets. The beautiful princess is told…

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Is there a third way?

Opinion piece by Ofer Zalzberg for The Times of Israel Israel’s Hamas Challenge: The Third Way The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli yeshiva students — and the extensive Israeli military campaign against Hamas, members of which Israel presumes to … Continue reading

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Why Iraq is not a sectarian conflict

Great article by SOAS graduate Sofia Patel on YourMiddleEast.com “It is an over-simplification to refer to IS as ‘Sunni insurgents’” Last week, the group formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) officially declared the establishment … Continue reading

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