Either the Israelis and Palestinians will move towards peace or towards more war -- there is no in-between.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the Israeli attack on Gaza.
The Obama administration gave Israel the go-ahead to escalate in Gaza.
The Netanyahu administration stands poised to use Iran's real or imagined influence over Hamas, as well as Iron Dome's effectiveness, as justification for attacking Iran.
To Israel, Gaza stands in for Iran as an attack surrogate.
"Longer term, if we don't understand this in the context of occupation, we're never going to end this cycle," Bennis says.
The vapidity that often characterizes social media makes it the perfect vehicle to advertise the IDF's senseless attacks on Gaza.
The Arab Awakening has made short work of Hamas' longstanding alliance with Bashar al-Assad.
Ahmad Jaabari negotiated the ceasefire that had mostly held over much of the last year.
The assassination of Hamas leader, Ahmad Jaabari, is primarily about Netanyanu shoring up the right-wing of his base before he faces reelection in January.