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Let's get right to the point. As the third major eruption of violence between Hamas and Israel since 2008 drags on, I have so far identified three unconventional questions intended for dwelling upon by those who, like me, consider themselves to be friends of Israel in Canada.
The main street leading into Shaja'ia is deserted. The shops that sell sweets and watermelons are shuttered. The groups of men and boys you see on most street corners, in normal times, are nowhere to...
Would it have been possible to prevent human tragedies in the Middle East attacks this November if relations between Israel, its Arab neighbours and the larger Muslim world were driven by human dignity and justice rather than business and political interests?
It looks like April Fool's Day has come early in Geneva: Ismail al-Ashqar, a senior Hamas official, will address the UN Human Rights Council today. The council just unanimously adopted a report praising the Gaddafi-era Libyan regime for its human rights record. But this is a new low.