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August 8, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Israel-Hamas conflict: Stop the blockade

Corrected version Guest columnist Dore Gold offers three ways for Israel to deal with Hamas [“How can Israel defend itself without accusations of disproportionality?” Opinion, Aug. 5]. But there is another very simple way: End restrictions on the amount and type of humanitarian goods that Israel allows into Gaza. These are not goods donated by…

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Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Bert Sacks, Dore Gold, Gaza

July 31, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Israel-Palestinian conflict: A mistaken belief that resolution would solve the conflict

AP reporter Dan Perry’s analysis of possible resolutions to the Gaza conflict addresses the conflict from a very limited perspective [“Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge,” Nation & World, July 30]. There are broader issues than the current conflict that must be addressed in any resolution. First, Hamas is a terrorist organization committed to…

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Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Bernie Fox, Dan Perry, Gaza

July 17, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Media make victims of Gaza residents and Hamas

The casualties and loss of life in the struggle for peace between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip are in clear view, yet the several hundred lives lost in Gaza takes on even greater significance than the 150,000 lives lost in Syria [“Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce,” Nation & World, July…

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Comments | More in Israel, Palestinians | Topics: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Israel

July 14, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Consider issues from both sides

I commend U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his condemnation of Hamas’ acts of firing missiles indiscriminately into Israel [“Despite offensive, Gaza rockets still hit Israel,” Nation & World, July 14]. However, I am concerned about his objections of Israel’s right to retaliate in force. Many so-called liberals (and I consider myself one) look at…

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Comments | More in Israel, Middle East | Topics: Hamas, Israel, Palestinians