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Jun 4, 2021, 12:44 PM
Post ceasefire: Create stability, avoid provocation, maintain bi-partisan support
The recent Israel – Hamas/Gaza war ceasefire raises and triggers a question to me and many Americans and Jews including those living in our own suburbs – What now ?. Fortunately, through quiet diplomacy, a cease fire was accomplished relatively quickly...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jun 1, 2021, 3:04 AM
No prisoner swap possible
You will read time and again that Israel and Chamas will or won't talk about a prison swap. But, such a thing is impossible to begin with for the simple reason that this is yet another false moral equivalence....
May 31, 2021, 6:45 AM
Wading into Israel/Palestine Quicksand, Biden Offers Diplomacy 101 Class for All
Biden pretty much nailed it with his efforts to achieve a cease-fire, but his critics miss the big picture and do not understand how diplomacy works When horrible things start happening around the world—especially in the Middle East, and especially...
May 23, 2021, 2:39 PM
The ‘Mini War,’ the Cease Fire, and What’s Next
The unconditional cease fire between Israel and Hamas has held since 2:00 a.m. Friday morning, May 21, 2021, after 11 days of fighting. But, Israeli military experts are wondering how long the cease fire will continue. Hamas caused violent unrest...
May 22, 2021, 12:42 AM
So it looks like we have a ceasefire that has lasted 24 hours so far. Yes, that's great, however, the Hamas have declared today a 'day of fury'. In Jerusalem, the rioting has already started even before the sun has...
Erris Langer Klapper
May 22, 2021, 12:40 AM
5 things that the ceasefire won’t fix
Silence wrongly signals that Israel isn't relevant for American Jewry, but of course it is, and we won't root out hatred unless we actively stand against it
May 21, 2021, 6:18 PM
‘Ceasefire’ now in effect is anything but a ceasefire.
Concerning the current situation in Gaza, all media outlets report s that a “ceasefire” is now in effect. That should be cause for optimism. Indeed, a real “ceasefire” might result in the kind of armistice that ended hostilities in World War...
May 21, 2021, 6:12 PM
Musings and questions
Now that we have a ceasefire, I've just been thinking. So far, I've come up with this: If Israel's (and Egypt's) "siege" on Gaza has been so airtight, how the hell did Hamas get 4,000 missiles, or the materials and...
May 21, 2021, 5:09 AM
Hamas-ruled Gaza: No Easy Answers
The most recent round of conflict between Hamas and Israel did not come out of nowhere. Rather, there is historical and contemporary context. For centuries, Gaza was part of the Ottoman Empire. More recently, until 1967, it was governed by...
May 21, 2021, 5:06 AM
As of May 20, the Israeli cabinet, composed of the vestiges of the failed coronavirus emergency unity government, has initiated a ceasefire with Hamas. This ceasefire marks the official end of Operation Guardian of the Walls, the Israeli response...