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Operation Protective Edge

by Adam Keller

So, the ceasefire was not renewed, and the war goes on. For how long?

Last night was very restless. Once every hour or two we got up to listen to the radio and look up Israeli and Palestinian and international news websites. There were many rumors and speculations and few pieces of hard news, but past midnight it had become clear that the negotiations in Cairo had collapsed.

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We Have Had Enough of Elie Wiesel and His Ilk

Elie WieselAccording to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the London Times refused to run an ad featuring Elie Wiesel speaking out against Hamas’ use of children as human shields.

The ad’s headline reads: “Jews rejected child sacrifice 3,500 years ago. Now it’s Hamas’ turn.” Wiesel’s statement is a blatant lie and the London Times knew it.

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Who should be disarmed: Gaza or Israel?

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by Nasir Khan

Palestinians have been under Israeli occupation; they have been frequent targets of destructive Israeli wars and massacres. If common sense can be our guide in this situation than the solution is to disarm Israel and prosecute its war criminals for war crimes and crimes against humanity in ICC. Disarming Hamas? Hamas has no army, no air force, no missiles, no navy, no naval gunships, no tanks, no anti-aircraft missiles. If Israel has played havoc with the homes and buildings of the Gazans and killed people then the main reason for the Gazan tragedy lies in their inability to defend themselves.

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The Fiasco of the Two World Wars

WarsI sometimes wonder whether U.S. officials changed the name of Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of World War I, to Veteran’s Day in order to get Americans to forget about World War I. If so, this year’s 100-year anniversary of the start of World War I must be their worst nightmare because it causes people to focus their attention on a war that the United States should never have entered and that had such enormously disastrous consequences.

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AIPAC's Phony Iron Dome Vote

Iron Domeby M.J. Rosenberg

The last item Congress voted on before going on vacation for five weeks was a $225 million appropriation to "replenish" Israel's Iron Dome system.

That makes sense. The system is protecting Israelis from rocket assault  Of course we want to replenish Israel's arsenal?

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