Reviewing Israel after Gaza: An army at war with itself; a country at war with itself.

Published on April 16th, 2009 by Malachi

The following piece by Ethan Bronner appeared in The New York Times fairly recently (Sunday, 3.22.09, in the WEEK IN REVIEW section). I reproduce the first few parargraphs, and comment afterwards. [] JERUSALEM: The publication late last week of eyewitness accounts by Israeli soldiers alleging acute mistreatment of Palestinian civilians in the recent Gaza fighting, […]

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Israel! Stop it! Hamas! Stop it! Can I talk to an adult?

Published on January 8th, 2009 by Malachi

The depressing evolution of the War in Gaza over the last week+ has I fear only proved me right in my last posting. Israel’s case for attacking Hamas –entirely justified of course, except, Israel, justifications don’t work. They are not working in Israel; they certainly aren’t working with the Arab neighbors. The interesting thing is […]

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The News from Gaza: Hamas –deplorable, callous, unrepentant, stupid; Israel –callous, hypocritical, arrogant, inept…

Published on December 31st, 2008 by Malachi

I had a call from a good friend in Tel Aviv earlier today. He was feeling depressed about the war in Gaza. Though he is (still) out of range of those Hamas rockets, he was very uneasy. We discussed this post, which I had already started. He made a big point about the part that […]

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