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Israel and Hamas: Three Lies and a Glimpse of the Truth

23 May 2021 First, three lies. The Gaza offensive has yielded “unprecedented military gains,” said Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz. The ceasefire on Friday amounted to a “victory” for the Palestinian people and a defeat for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, said a Hamas official. But the ceasefire brings “genuine opportunity” for progress, said US …

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Mossad’s Latest Blunder

21 February 2010 Mossad’s Latest Blunder By Gwynne Dyer Everybody assumes that Mossad, the Israeli foreign intelligence service, carried out the murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior Hamas commander, in Dubai last month. The Israeli government will neither confirm or deny it, but the average Israeli citizen is sure of it, and quite pleased by …

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Israel’s Dilemma

8 April 2007 Israel’s Dilemma By Gwynne Dyer Late last month the Arab League declared in Riyadh that all 22 Arab countries are still ready for peace with Israel if it withdraws from all the Arab lands that it seized in the 1967 war and agrees to a just solution for the Palestinian refugees. It …

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The Time-Table

31 January 2003 The Time-Table By Gwynne Dyer If we could sneak a look at US Defence Secretary Don Rumsfeld’s agenda for the next month or so, it would probably go a bit like this: 16 February — Attack Iraq. Special Forces to seize oil-fields. Drop off dry-cleaning. 19 February — 10th Mountain Division enters …

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