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Israel, Hamas, and the Gaza Strip

This past week has been quite eventful: the Korean War threatens to erupt again, the Gulf of Mexico is full of oil, and Europe seems to be falling apart. What has dominated the interational news has been the Flotilla raid conducted by the Israeli Defense Forces in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The Israeli-Arab conflict usual … Continue reading

Israel, the Palestinian conflict, and the Gaza strip

The New Year has begun on a sour and bitter note. The Middle East, an area of the world notable for military conflicts and violence, has once again become a hot zone after a six month truce between Hamas — Gaza’s ruling political party and militant group, and the Israeli Government. The truce, which had … Continue reading