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Israeli allies freeze military ties over deadly Gaza ship raid

ANKARA — Israel’s allies froze military ties and summoned its ambassadors Monday over the storming of an aid flotilla bound for Gaza, as Muslim leaders slammed the deadly raid as “criminal” and “inhuman”. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was “shocked” by the Israeli navy’s assault on a convoy…

UN chief calls for investigation of Gaza aid flotilla raid

KAMPALA — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday he was “shocked” by a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla and demanded a full investigation. “I am shocked by reports of killings and injuries of people on boats carrying supplies for Gaza,” the UN chief said at a…

Hamas says Egypt gassed four Gaza tunnel workers

GAZA CITY (AFP) – The Islamist Hamas movement on Thursday accused Egyptian security forces of killing four Palestinians by pumping poisonous gas into a cross-border smuggling tunnel. “Hamas holds the Egyptian side responsible for the killing of four innocent workers after Egyptian security forces pumped poisonous gas into one of…

A both-and blog

“The Palestine issue” is in most Americans’ hands the epitome of either-or thinking. As Thersites notes, in the case of our politicians, it’s not even “either-or” thinking – it’s “is” thinking. On Israel, there’s no particular difference in substance between the statements of Nancy Pelosi and, say, Pamela Oshry. As…

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