I thought I would post a few articles about Israel’s war on Gaza that occurred a couple months ago.
“Tracing Gaza’s chaos to 1948” by Mark LeVine (Al-Jazeera, July 13, 2009). LeVine does a great job of tracing the roots of Gaza’s suffering.
“How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe” by Avi Shlaim (The Guardian, January 7, 2009). Avi, an Iraqi Jew, is a professor of international relations at the University of Oxford. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and never questioned the legitimacy of Israeli’s policies. However, Israel’s actions in Gaza led him to rethink his view of Israel. This is a very insightful piece and provides a useful background to the Gaza attack. Read the rest of this entry »