Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The military disparity between Israel and Gaza is but the most violent among many.
War semantics are not just semantics.
It's one thing to intercept a Hamas rocket, another to shoot down an inter-continental ballistic missile.
Steadfast diplomatic and military U.S. support helped enable Israeli violations of international humanitarian law in Gaza.
Either the Israelis and Palestinians will move towards peace or towards more war -- there is no in-between.
It is impossible for American Jews to participate in their own communities without endorsing the atrocities perpetrated by Israel against Arabs.
The Obama administration gave Israel the go-ahead to escalate in Gaza.
The Netanyahu administration stands poised to use Iran's real or imagined influence over Hamas, as well as Iron Dome's effectiveness, as justification for attacking Iran.
Israeli last to know that his negotiations with Ahmed Jabari were as doomed as the man.
To Israel, Gaza stands in for Iran as an attack surrogate.