Israel’s Dubious Investigation of Flotilla Attack

Israel’s Dubious Investigation of Flotilla Attack

Israel has put together a committee to look into its recent flotilla attack. Is Washington’s support for this less-than-independent inquiry a quid pro quo for Israel’s reducing its blockade of Gaza?

Prolonging the Gaza Failure

Prolonging the Gaza Failure

The blockade of Gaza has not achieved its goal of removing Hamas from power or moderating its positions. The power of Hamas has only become more entrenched.

The Talented Tenth

When will we wean ourselves of the delusion that a talented tenth — be they entrepreneurs or technocrats or pundits — will deliver us from poverty and the other ills of the world?

Blaming Turkey

Blaming Turkey

There’s plenty to criticize in Turkey’s conduct. But is it really an evil puppet master?

Will the Flotilla Attack Be Our “Kent State” Moment?

Will the Flotilla Attack Be Our “Kent State” Moment?

Israel’s attack on the unarmed flotilla last weekend could be a “Kent State moment.” When white middle-class students were gunned down on a college campus, it woke up a whole new segment of American society to police killings of minority students. Similarly, while the Israeli military has been killing Arab civilians for years, now that they have attacked European and American peace activists it has created a whole new dynamic.

Israel’s Latest Violation

Israel’s Latest Violation

The nonviolent activists aboard the flotilla hoping to break the blockade of Gaza were not terrorists, and their provoking of confrontation follows in a long tradition of peace and justice activism.

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