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Gaza: Worse than a Crime

11 January 2009 Gaza: Worse than a Crime  By Gwynne Dyer “Israel is not going to show restraint,” Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told the Washington Post on Saturday, after the United States abstained on Friday’s UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. All last week the speculation grew that Washington was going […]

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Battlefield Gaza

31 December 2008 Battlefield Gaza By Gwynne Dyer Yosef Sheinin, the chief rabbi of Ashdod, was understandably istraught at the funeral of Irit Shetreet, one of four Israelis to be killed by Palestinian rockets since Israel launched its bombing campaign against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Sunday. However, he was wrong to say that her

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The Corpse Twitches

16 October 2007 The Corpse Twitches: The Middle East “Peace Process”  By Gwynne Dyer “We are at the beginning of a process,” said US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after her four-day tour of the countries closely involved in the Arab-Israeli confrontation. But the “peace process” really began with the Oslo accords in 1993, and

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After Sharon

18 August 2005 Sharon’s Strategy Succeeds (For Now) By Gwynne Dyer Asher Weisgan, the Israeli settler who murdered three Palestinians at random in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh on Wednesday, was clearly very upset by the forced evacuation of the Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called him a “Jewish

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