The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in a Nutshell

A brilliant and concise explanation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Dennis Prager.  It is impossible to make peace when one side wants the other side dead, dead, dead. Until that changes, this conflict will never be resolved unless the Palestinians

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I Give Up, Here's a Links Round-up

“The Vatican” endorses the Blues Brothers. North Korea embraces neoliberalism (baby steps). Matt Yglesias is my kind of liberal. The Onion channels Bertolt Brecht. Israel further loosens border restrictions with Gaza. A lot of people seems to think this is

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Israel to Loosen Gaza Blockaid

Palestinian official Raed Fattouh, who coordinates the flow of goods into Gaza with Israel, said soda, juice, jam, spices, shaving cream, potato chips, cookies and candy were now permitted. He said Israel rebuffed Palestinian requests for construction goods, raw materials

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Israel Confronts the Freedom Flotilla

NOTE: This roundup will be continuously updated with further information This past Memorial Day weekend, “Israel boarded a Gaza-bound ‘Freedom Flotilla’ and killed an indeterminate number of innocent bystanders as they attempted to take control international waters.” Well, at least

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Deal Hudson on Israel and Palestinian Christians, Revisited

In his latest article for InsideCatholic.com, Deal Hudson presents Ten Hard Facts Confronting Benedict XVI in the Holy Land concerning the plight of Palestinian Christians. One would expect that — when presenting a list of “hard facts”, particularly a topic

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Should Pope Benedict visit Gaza? – A response to Deal Hudson

In February, a group of Palestinian Christians asked Pope Benedict XVI to call off his planned visit to Israel and the West Bank, concerned that his visit would “help boost Israel’s image and inadvertently minimize Palestinian suffering under Israeli occupation.”

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