Sorting through the propaganda war. The main outrage now, in the fourth day (Friday) of Operation Protective Edge, as Israel calls it, is the rising number of killings of Palestinian civilians by Israeli airstrikes, mainly as a result of attacks on residential buildings where militants live or are thought to live. Haaretz reported that the Palestinian Health Ministry said that of the 86 Gazans killed by Wednesday night, most were children (22), women (15) and the elderly (12). And that didn’t count the five members, at least, of the Ghaneem family in Rafah who were killed when their four-story building,…Read More... | 33 Comments
Barak/Netanyahu - they are "one hand" - are presenting an Israeli attack as an inevitability. It seems the die has been cast - Netanyahu and Barak have decided to bomb Iran in a matter of months, as Ronen Bergman concluded in the New York Times Magazine - and now it's time to close ranks around the decision. This is my impression from the continual news stories about Israel's plans for Iran over the last couple of days. The clearest sign came from former IDF chief Gabi Ashekenazi, who apparently defected from Meir Dagan's antiwar camp. "When the moment comes, I don't know if we won't be alone, and for this reason Israel…Read More... | 13 Comments
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Some 5,000 in central Tel Aviv protesting the #Gaza war; at least one rightist counter-protester arrested http://t.co/qsyjXVvm91
RT @NoaYachot: Thousands are in Tel Aviv protesting the Gaza war. In this photo by @activestills, candles spell out an apology. http://t.co…
Some 200 rightist protesters trying to reach Tel Aviv anti-war demo; large police presence keeping sides separate. http://t.co/qsyjXVvm91
RT @activestills: NOW #TelAviv: Over 2K Israelis protesting against #GazaUnderAttack calling on Israeli government to stop the attack http:…
RT @nsheizaf: Lighting candles next to pictures of Palestinians killed in #gaza , during anti war protest in tel aviv now http://t.co/Qf4OO…
NOW: 1000s in Tel Aviv protest Gaza war. Photo: Israelis light candles to commemorate victims. (by @activestills) http://t.co/dT0PII5Fuq
Protesters start to gather in Tel Aviv to demonstrate against the Gaza war. http://t.co/09GuqEaxUy