Why War? The Formation of Israel in Palestine

Why War? The Formation of Israel in Palestine

Since October 7, 2023, the world has watched the government of Israel drop more than 6,000 bombs and launch more than 7,000 missiles into the territory of Gaza, causing damage the equivalent of 2 nuclear bombs. The military operation is in retaliation to a Hamas-led...

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Is the Israel Defense Forces a Moral Army?

Is the Israel Defense Forces a Moral Army?

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) website describes its official doctrine of ethics, “The Spirit of the IDF,” as the army’s moral compass, which includes their three core values: The defense of the state, its citizens, and residents; Patriotism and loyalty to the state;...

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Stefan Moore

Stefan Moore

A self-described “secular Jew,” documentary filmmaker Stefan Moore wrote about the troubled history of creating the Jewish state for Consortium News. He argues for a shift from fighting for a two-state solution toward a “democratic secular state accommodating both...

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Zionism in Israel

Zionism in Israel

Howard Lisnoff wrote about “The Long View of Palestine, Israel and War” in a piece for Counter Punch. In the article, he reflects on the history of Zionism in Israel and the dehumanization of Palestinians. He aptly points out that critiquing Zionism and occupation...

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A History of Oppression

A History of Oppression

In an Opinion piece for Moment Mag, David K. Shipler reflects on the weight of history and memory in shaping the ongoing violence the Israeli government is waging against the people of Palestine. As a former Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, David speaks...

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Gaza and Ireland

Gaza and Ireland

Susan Webber, under her Naked Capitalism pen name Yves Smith, reposted and commented on an article by Aidan McQuade titled “Gaza: Did the West Learn Nothing from the Peace Process in Ireland?” Originally posted on OpenDemocracy.net, the article compares the U.K.’s...

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