As the number of failed mediators for Israel and Hamas continues to grow (including the UN, the United States, Egypt, Turkey and Qatar), it has become increasing evident that peace will continue to elude everyone so long as the would-be peacemakers remain divided.
If you’ve been anywhere near the American Jewish community over the past few weeks, you’ve heard the following morality tale: Israel left the Gaza Strip in 2005, hoping the newly independent country would become the Singapore of the Middle East.
While the world media’s attention is fixed on the Israeli offensive in Gaza, the region’s other bloody conflicts rumble on. There is a sense locally that other crises are being ignored, especially by the Western media — at that this lack of attention only perpetuates the violence.
We have nothing to lose except everything.
The P5+1 talks between Iran and the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, France and China have been extended for another four months.
No matter how the current round of fighting between Hamas and the Palestinians’ resistance groups and Israel may end, a number of significant factors have come together to point to a new reality that is now taking shape on the ground.
As the first shock of the advances of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) begins to wear off, international attention has begun to turn toward the organization’s beliefs and practices, and how they are applied in the new “caliphate.” There is a general consensus among regional observer
Palestinian civilian and militant casualties continue to rise as the Israeli military assault on the Gaza Strip enters its second week.
BOMBS ARE raining on Gaza and rockets on Southern Israel, people are dying and homes are being destroyed.
Again without any purpose. Again with the certainty that after it’s all over, everything will essentially be the same as it was before.
This week saw the beginning of yet another Israeli military offensive against Palestinians in Gaza.