Tag Archives: closure

Bennett is right: There is no siege on Gaza

On the same day that Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett says there is no siege on Gaza, senior officials in the Prime Minister’s Office say that lifting the Gaza closure is out of the question. We clarify the terminology. Continue reading

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"Unfortunately, the population will have to pay"

Following rising tensions on the Gaza-Israel border, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon discusses his decision to stop the sale of construction materials to the Gaza Strip. The population, he says, will have to pay the price. Continue reading

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How did the lulav do it?

For six years, goods from Gaza could not be sold in Israel and the West Bank – not strawberries, not tomatoes, not furniture. Only one product managed to crack the closure. How did the lulav do it? Continue reading

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How to get from counting calories to adding jobs

Israel may no longer be counting calories, but the restrictions that remain continue to hamper the ability of thousands of individuals to engage in dignified, productive work. Continue reading

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The slipshod affair

Even before the Gaza flotilla and the incident involving the Marmara in May 2010, Israel’s National Security Council (NSC) had already suggested that the closure of the Gaza Strip be eased. There was no public debate then – what about now? Continue reading

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Minister Vilnai’s Time Travels

The answer of home front defense minister Matan Vilnai to a parliamentary question of MK Zahava Gal-On makes us wonder: Where was Vilnai in the last 4 years? Continue reading

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Six more misconceptions about Gaza (the international edition)

In the last post, we attempted to delineate some of the common misconceptions or simplifications about Gaza, which, broadly speaking, are heard most often in Israel. This week, we’d like to list a few more that usually come at us from abroad. Continue reading

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The land crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt

The 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access marked the end of Israel’s military presence at the Rafah Crossing on the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, yet allowed Israel to maintain substantial control over the terminal. This control was … Continue reading

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A moment for freedom

The deal to free Gilad Shalit in exchange for the release of Palestinian prisoners is a moment of liberation not only for them and their families but for all residents of Israel and the Gaza Strip Continue reading

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What have we learned from Gaza?

“But Israel did more than just make sweeping offers. We actually left territory. We withdrew from Lebanon in 2000 and from every square inch of Gaza in 2005. That didn’t calm the Islamic storm, the militant Islamic storm that threatens … Continue reading

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