Archive for the ‘Gaza’ Category

War, Weapons, and Secretary Clinton on Eggs and Tomatoes in Syria

US Condemns Attack on Envoy in Syria reports Al Jazeera. “More violence!” I thought. Apparently Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared my initial shock declaring, “We condemn this unwarranted attack in the strongest possible terms.” Whew, that is intense, but then I found out the envoy was “attacked” by eggs and tomatoes. The American Ambassador, […]

Today’s Take – Israel: Determined to remain at war

The Israel government has definitely made it clear that it has no intention to initiate withdrawal from the occupied West Bank. Unfortunately it is just not enough to continue building settlements, they are now poised to start another confrontation with those they rule. The Israeli newspaper Al Haaretz reports that the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) […]

Today’s Take – As the World Turns

This week’s earthquake is all but a distant memory. After covering it incessantly for several hours, showing the horror of the tremor that knocked chairs over and shook the CNN newsroom, most news stations went back to their continuous coverage of “the almost fallen” “yet to fall” “inevitable fall” of Qaddafi and his regime in […]

Today’s Take – Muddle in the Middle East, GOP Gods and more…

The Muddled Middle East We start today with the news that one more repressive government, this time in Libya, is gone – well more or less. So far it seems as though The National Transition Council (NTC) spokesperson Mustafa Adel Jalil, is in control control and saying all the right things about equality, peace, justice […]

Israel Must Move Beyond War

This article was originally posted on The WIP (Women’s International Perspective) Israel’s May 31, 2010 attack on the Freedom Flotilla in international waters garnered nothing more than global condemnation.  The assault on six ships with approximately 700 activists carrying 10,000 tons of aid to the besieged Gaza strip is a shocking reminder that the Israeli […]