Israel Gaza Conflict
Hadar Goldin is not another insignificant casualty of the caustic realities of the region. He is everyone's son and brother.
The notion that truth is the first casualty of war has found expression in the ongoing fog of the current Israel-Hamas conflict -- where truth is obscured or masked by oft-repeated clichés such as "cycle of violence," false moral equivalences, or unconscionable allegations of Israeli "genocide." If we want to prevent further tragedies in this conflict -- let alone frame the basis for its resolution -- then we have to go behind the daily headlines that cloud if not corrupt understanding, probe the real root causes of conflict, and finally travel the road not yet taken to its just resolution.
OTTAWA — A small delegation of Conservative and Liberal MPs are heading to Israel Monday night. The five MPs and one former
Elizabeth May says a controversial blog on the Gaza conflict, written by the president of the Green Party of Canada and posted
OTTAWA — Five people occupying Tory MP Susan Truppe's constituency office in London, Ont., hoping to speak with her about
John Baird did not take kindly to a CBC journalist's question on the conflict in Gaza this week. And, in true Baird fashion
Alghabra's posts caught the attention of a Tory rival who wasted little time denouncing him. In a media release Monday, Conservative
Whenever Hamas attacks Israel, who responds with the bombing of Gaza, opinions are wide spread. Often they are tainted by racism, xenophobia, and all out insanity. That is a huge problem when you look at America's relationship with Israel, and how many in Washington, and the media, side with the 62-year-old country.
If anyone can put a positive spin on this week's events in Israel and Gaza, I'd like to hear it. From where I sit there's absolutely no good news -- not for Israel and not for the future state of Palestine. Each side claimed victory after a ceasefire went into effect Thursday, but the reality is both sides came out losers. The sirens still sound, the bomb shelters are still inhabited and people in the south of the country are still living in near-constant terror. Iron Dome may stop missiles from landing, but it cannot prevent them from being launched.
Writing in The Jerusalm Post, Israeli Sharon Udasin quoted Nofar Gal, who lives near the border with Gaza: "The situation in the South has been very difficult not only for us humans but also for our pets." Predictably, her writing about an Israeli's pet dog triggered outrage in sensitive non-Israelis. The professionally sensitive -- liberal reporters -- were especially incensed.