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A fight is brewing as Democrats prepare to debate U.S. policy on Israel at their national convention in July. Bernie Sanders' appointees to the platform committee Cornel West and James Zogby plan to challenge the party establishment's uncritical support for Israel.
The war started July 8, 2014, after the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, as well as the
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The Prince Nasser ruling does not spell the end of the immunity system, but it curtails it. The government can still offer immunity to diplomats posted to embassies or to those on a "special mission" who come for official meetings.
Though a ceasefire hangs over Israel and Gaza today, the open wounds from 50 days of conflict remain unresolved.
Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Represents the Best in Jewish American Thought And True Support for Israel
Comedy is a natural antidote for euphemistic, political jargon aimed at stifling debate and far too many people in the Jewish community today confuse criticism with malicious intent. Stewart's recent Daily Show segment highlights the sad reality faced by many in the American Jewish community.
Israel believes if it squeezes hard it will win. Israel's intention is clear: weaken Hamas and never give them the credit of ending the siege. To pursue this goal, Israel is killing more children, women, and elderly, completely destroying whole parts of Gaza and its infrastructure.
Wars inevitably spark change. That is no truer than in the war in Gaza, no matter what Hamas and Israel say.
By continuing to operate in and nearby health care infrastructure, Hamas has made a calculated decision that its own civilians' lives are less important than the condemnation Israel receives from damaging a health care facility, either intentionally or incidentally.
No matter how appalling, the death of civilians during armed conflict does not in itself constitute a war crime. While the sin qua non of international humanitarian law is protecting human life, civilian casualties is a ghastly reality of war.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell The Palestinian Health Ministry says 2,040 people, most of them civilians, have been