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Armed Sprawl

Beneath the Israel-Palestine clash is the all-too-familiar conflict of development: urban growth meets indigenous resistance.
The blockade of Gaza has not achieved its goal of removing Hamas from power or moderating its positions. The power of Hamas has only become more entrenched.

Blaming Turkey

There's plenty to criticize in Turkey's conduct. But is it really an evil puppet master?
Israel's attack on the unarmed flotilla last weekend could be a "Kent State moment." When white middle-class students were gunned down on a college campus, it woke up a whole new segment of American society to police killings of minority students. Similarly, while the Israeli military has been killing Arab civilians for years, now that they have attacked European and American peace activists it has created a whole new dynamic.
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