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Gaza Crisis (2008)

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Top Gaza Crisis (2008) Articles

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  • Shalit release: A flawed deal between sworn enemies

    Both Israel and Hamas are claiming victory in the prisoner swap that will free more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails in exchange for Sgt. First Class Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier kidnapped by militants five years ago and held...
  • Israel paid a steep price for Sgt. Shalit's release

    The gaunt appearance of Israeli army Sgt. Gilad Shalit after five years illegal detention in Gaza without a single visit by the Red Cross or other international humanitarian organization threw into sharp contrast the full faces and healthy physiques of...
  • Turkey declines disaster assistance from Armenia, other nations

    As it continues to grapple with the aftermath of a massive earthquake, Turkey has declined disaster assistance from Armenia and Israel, two nations with which Ankara has strained relationships, according to Reuters. Ankara's rejection of most offers of...
  • U.S. needs to hold Israel accountable

    The article, "Jewish population hits new high in West Bank," (July 27) states that 350,000 Jewish settlers now occupy the West Bank, as well as nearly 300,000 in the occupied East Jerusalem. Israel is in violation of international law, the 4th Geneva...
  • Op-ed takes a too rosy view of Iranian intentions

    Commentator Ray McGovern charges Israel with using the pretext of alleged Iranian support for terrorism, to "whip up support for war" ("Is Israel fixing the intel? Netanyahu's rhetoric has echoes of Bush administration's justification for the Iraq war,"...
  • On Jerusalem, the U.S. must be an honest broker for peace

    Commentator Robert Pines could not have been more wrong in his statement that East Jerusalem was "annexed" by Israel in 1967 ("U.S. must recognize Israel's capital," Aug. 15). The facts are that Israel started a war in 1967 in order to steal...
  • Understanding Arab anger

    Understanding Arab anger
    With all the protests and violence in Arab and Muslim countries generated by a despicable and demeaning film about Islam, here is a sobering prediction: There will be more such films and clips, they will be even more provocative, and they will generate...
  • Obama goes soft on Iran — again

    After listening to speeches during the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly, I concluded that both U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad do not take each other seriously. Mr. Obama repeated his old...
  • Gaza flotilla was not a peaceful aid convoy

    The Sun's wording in "Report criticizes Netanyahu's handling of Gaza flotilla raid" (June 14) obscures elements influencing Israel's actions criticized by the Israeli state comptroller. While the article recognizes that the flotilla was "determined to...
  • What peace with the Palestinians requires

    Palestinians have been firing dozens of rockets from Gaza into southern Israel recently, hitting cities and civilians ("Palestinians to seek elevated status in U.N.," Nov. 13). Yet not much attention has been given to the fact that Israeli families who...
  • Where's the outrage over Palestinian rocket attacks on civilians in Israel?

    After a very short period of peace, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza have resumed their attacks on Israel, launching massive numbers of Grad rockets at schools, playgrounds, hospitals and homes ("Israeli strikes, Gaza rockets end weeks of relative calm,"...