Eleven times since the current Israeli-Gaza conflict started in mid-summer (2014), Hamas has violated or rejected a ceasefire. Today, in the midst of truce negotiations going on in Cairo, rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel. 199 more words
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Yesterday the Israeli Embassy in Dublin shared Richard Cohen’s opinion piece in Monday’s Washington Post, ‘Israel is Held to an Impossible Standard,’ on social media with the instruction that we, the people of Ireland, should “Do a favor (do you know what, please do me a favor) and read this article.” There were a couple of, now expected, insults from this anonymous Israeli technocratic aide. 1,386 more words
An Israeli shipping company whose vessel now sits unloaded for a third straight day in Oakland, CA has a peculiar past that raises questions about possible foreknowledge of the September 11 attacks. 2,991 more words
Israel’s military says it has carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip in response to fresh rocket fire, hours before a ceasefire was set to expire. 635 more words
In this blog entry written for UNICEF Connect’s Photo of the Week feature, I use an image of a boy injured while his family sheltered in a United Nations-run school, during the mid-2014 violence between Gaza and Israel, to discuss the human rights violations that ensue when protected spaces become combat zones.