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When Your Home Becomes A Prison

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:49:19 -0400

I am still hopeful that one day my family can be made whole again and I can see my parents and siblings without having to be humiliated or risking being stuck in Gaza away from my work and my home here in the U.S.

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A Night At Sea With The Fishermen Of Gaza

Thu, 05 May 2016 18:43:19 -0400

Israel has expanded Palestinians' permitted fishing zone, raising hopes for the poverty-stricken mariners.

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An Open Letter to Federica Mogherini: Set Gaza Free

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:32:27 -0500

I am very appreciative that the European Union, under your leadership, has begun to do what my own country will never do: Apply real, bottom-line pressure to Israel.

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Gaza’s Wedding Dress Industry Growing Amid Ongoing Blockade

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:47:24 -0500

As restrictions on imports and exports continue, local designers are finding ways to produce dresses in Gaza.

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A Vacation and Family Reunion in Gaza? If Only...

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:58:12 -0400

My situation is not unique. People coming from the Gulf and Europe to visit their families in Gaza lose their jobs, scholarships, or miss their classes -- all for wanting to see a sick parent or meet a new family member.

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Gaza Could Become 'Uninhabitable' By 2020, UN Warns

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:03:59 -0400

Last year's war displaced half a million people and left parts of Gaza in ruins.

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Keeping Gaza in Our Hearts

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:18:50 -0400

As expected, Freedom Flotilla III ended last week as it was intercepted by the Israeli Navy in international waters -- a piratical and aggressive act against a ship solely carrying the flag of another state, Sweden.

#FreedomFlotilla III Exposes Anti-Democratic Extremism of the Israeli 'Center'

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:34:02 -0400

The #FreedomFlotilla III sailing to challenge the Gaza blockade is providing an excellent opportunity to expose the true face of anti-democratic, pro-occupation political actors in international media.

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As We Rebuild Gaza, One Thing Should Be Clear: Money Alone Will Not Fix It

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:23:41 -0400

When donor countries meet to rebuild Gaza for the third time in six years, one thing should be clear: Money alone will not fix it.

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Gaza Now! 8.15.2014

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:53:15 -0400

The Arab-Israeli conflict has been there my whole life, but this latest war has been more destabilizing than any other, disrupting any effort to manufacture the illusion of individuality, the illusion that we are not only subjects of history and nationhood.

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Gaza Now! 8-13-2014

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:27:27 -0400

I've been calling my friends and family in Israel a lot more since the war broke out -- indeed, I've probably phoned my brother more times in the past four weeks than I have in the 20 years since I left Israel to live in New York.

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Palestinians Pressure UEFA Not to Award the Tournament to Israel

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:07:57 -0400

Palestinian soccer clubs and non-governmental organizations have called on European soccer governor UEFA to this week shy away from awarding Israel the right to host the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

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Is Hamas Winning the Gaza War?

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:08:16 -0400

Returning Gaza to the Stone Age has not stopped Hamas, the Islamist militia in control of the territory, from inflicting significant political and psychological damage on Israel.

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Behind the Gaza Ceasefire Efforts: Israel and Hamas Talk Potential Peace

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:58:27 -0400

Wars inevitably spark change. That is no truer than in the war in Gaza, no matter what Hamas and Israel say.

The Gaza Health Crisis: Who Is at Fault?

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:21:09 -0400

By continuing to operate in and nearby health care infrastructure, Hamas has made a calculated decision that its own civilians' lives are less important than the condemnation Israel receives from damaging a health care facility, either intentionally or incidentally.

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The Changing Legal Standards for the War in Gaza

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:06:05 -0400

No matter how appalling, the death of civilians during armed conflict does not in itself constitute a war crime. While the sin qua non of international humanitarian law is protecting human life, civilian casualties is a ghastly reality of war.

Gaza Blockade Hangs Fire in Cairo: Where Is the Anti-War Left?

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:18:38 -0400

The greatest struggle facing the anti-war movement in the United States is the struggle to get people who come to anti-war demonstrations after a war starts to engage politically to prevent the same wars in the future.

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Lessons from Gaza for Israel's Military: Unprepared for Unconventional Warfare

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 03:46:38 -0400

Calls for a reorganization of the Israeli military including a review of its strategy and doctrine are fueled by the fact that military intelligence struggled to cope with Hamas' ability to quickly change tactics and strategy.

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#StandWithKeith to End Gaza Blockade

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:07:59 -0400

As of this writing, Representative Ellison stands alone among Members of Congress in calling for the economic blockade on civilians in Gaza to end.

Gaza War: New Palestinian Resolve Changes Paradigm

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:55:02 -0400

Extolling the virtues of a ceasefire in the Gaza war that collapsed barely two hours after it took effect, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry inadvertently highlighted the root cause of the failure of international efforts to silence the guns in the Palestinian territory and resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

It's Time for the World to Turn to the United Nations to Broker an Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:21:22 -0400

Only the United Nations General Assembly can mobilize world opinion. Nothing else seems likely to break the deadlock.

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Gaza Ceasefire Collapses; What Should We Do Now?

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:06:20 -0400

We have more time to organize. Everyone in the world who wants to end the blockade of Gaza should have a plan in place to put ending the blockade at the top of the international agenda so that when the ceasefire starts, we don't have to brainstorm from scratch what our response should be.

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