Tag Archives: Israel

Devastating commentary on Israel

If you’ve limited yourself to major American news sources and the official statements of our government’s top officials, you might be inclined to think that recent crisis in Israel/Gaza is unquestionably the fault of Hamas, the ruling party in Gaza. That impression would hardly be accurate. Here’s what Gideon Levy in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz […]

Israel continues to pound Gaza

As I mentioned over the break, Israel has been conducting strikes in Gaza. According to the New York Times, those strikes are continuing and have already claimed over 300 Palestinian lives. In 2006 when Israel invaded Lebanon, the Israeli armed forces showed a similar lack of restraint. Yglesias thinks the attacks are meant to improve […]

Invasions in 2006 vs. 2008

Remember back in 2006 when Israel invaded Lebanon because of a border skirmish? Back then, the international community condemned Israel for their disproportionate military response. This was what George Bush had to say back then: The recent crisis in the region was triggered by the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers by the terrorist group Hezbollah and […]

Bush likens 64% of Israelis to Nazi appeasers

President George W. Bush addressing the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem on Thursday, May 15, 2008: Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland […]

U.S. arming all sides in the Middle East

Our government officials, not just President Bush, seem to enjoy telling us that America supports the cause of peace, democracy and freedom throughout the world. It’s a nice story, and one I often wish I could believe, but it simply doesn’t match the actions of our government. We give and sell billions of dollars in […]

Israel: A Rogue Nation

Last Friday, Israel closed off occupied-Gaza Strip and its 1.4 million residents from the rest of the world, blockading the flow of basic supplies – including fuel and humanitarian aid. It’s understood that the blockade could lead to a humanitarian crisis in the already-destitute area. The lack of diesel fuel, for instance, threatens “such vital […]