Jessica Montell

Still Reverberating: A bomb dropped from an Israeli plane explodes on January 3, 2009 during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.

Op-Ed Doesn’t Close the Book on Cast Lead

The intensity of the debate raised by Richard Goldstone’s Washington Post op-ed indicates just how much his name still symbolizes an open wound for Israeli society.

Demagoguery vs. Human Rights

Normally I don’t feel the need to comment on Hugo Chavez’s rhetorical gestures. I’ve got my hands full responding to the ideologues and provocateurs in my own neck of the woods. But when the Venezuelan president comments on this past winter’s Israeli military operation in Gaza, on the same day that B’Tselem releases a major study on the same topic, the two worlds collide.