Category Archives: General

Who’s talking about Gaza?

Once in a while, especially after another “round of fighting”, the question of “what do we do about Gaza?” resurfaces momentarily. So we decided to check which parties mention Gaza in their party platforms. The results: in short, we aren’t optimistic. Continue reading

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Chomsky's response

Noam Chomsky has written a response to the post we recently published on this blog. Here is what he wrote. Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky: Clarifications

Last week we posted a critique of Noam Chomsky’s article about Gaza. We received many positive responses, but also some criticism we would like to address. Continue reading

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Will we always have Paris?

Recent protests in the West Bank have awakened debate on the Paris Protocol, which regulates the economic relationship between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. What is the protocol and what does it reveal about the cooperation that exists between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas? Continue reading

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The separation policy: three analysts, three perspectives

The election of Muhammed Mursi to the Egyptian presidency has led analysts in Israel and abroad to reflect anew on Israel’s policy vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip. We have selected three examples Continue reading

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Ralph Nader claims Gaza is a Gulag. Is that useful?

Nader, who ran for president in the US several times, has written an error-laden op-ed. Does the hyperbole really help residents of Gaza? Continue reading

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Who turned out the lights in Gaza this time?

Even in coastal Gaza, it’s a cold, rainy February, and the power outages last an average of 12 hours each day, since Gaza’s power plant shut down Tuesday for lack of diesel. Fuel for generators, even for hospitals, is running low, and water and sewage pumping is disrupted. 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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Six common misconceptions about Gaza that are so 2011

The civilian closure has been lifted? Israel gives Gaza money, electricity and water? Six Common Misconceptions about Gaza Continue reading

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At Rosh HaShana dinner with a side of Gaza – hold the politics, please

My cousin’s mother-in-law is not the only person from whom I hear that “we left Gaza, and in return they fired missiles at us”. We hear that message from newspaper columnists, military commentators and others, as well as at the holiday dinner table. This narrative is based on an almost intuitive principle that control equals responsibility. Continue reading

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