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Is the War in Gaza Over?

So, Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire and Hamas grumbled along about halting their own activities for a week (why just a week, I wonder, but with these guys, even a week comes as a pleasant surprise). I really hope Hamas … Continue reading

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How to End the War in Gaza

I’m writing this post, partly in response to some comments which I received. First, I wish to address the touching comments, some with links to horrendous videos depicting the plight of the people of Gaza. Not a day or an … Continue reading

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Gaza & Israel: Myths and Debunkments

Mo-ha-med wrote two long interesting posts about “debunking Israeli arguments”. First part is here and the second part is here. There were so many things he’s written there that I see as wrong, I was all set and ready to … Continue reading

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Sane Voices in the Arab World

Interesting Views by Syrian head of opposition (in exile, of course!) He’s not the only one either. I know I have met my share of liberal, free thinking, left-winged Arabs and Muslims online and offline, who share my own distaste … Continue reading

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War Again

Sorry if this sounds too self-centered, but this really sucks. Right in the middle of the kids’ Hannuka Holiday? I absolutely hate those phone calls too. Sigh. Flashbacks to the Lebanon war of 2006. I sure do hope this one … Continue reading

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A Ceasefire Almost Here

Israel on Wednesday officially confirmed that an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire (tahadiyeh) with Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip will go into effect at 6 A.M. Thursday. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/993702.html There is a lot of controversy in Israel concerning the topic of a … Continue reading

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At Last, Talks with Syria Again!

The news just broke out on the radio. It’s official now – Syria and Israel have been negotiating for three days now. The negotiations are facilitated by Turkey, bless them. I am pretty excited about this! I’ve been saying for … Continue reading

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