Israel's Moral Dilemma in Waging Gaza War

Israel faces a seemingly impossible task in Gaza: fighting militants willing to fight amid a civilian population. Amitai Etzioni explores the moral and tactical challenges.


Orwell Would Ask Where 'Pro-Israel' Leads Us

Daniel May continues the debat about George Orwell and the Gaza war. Does the fact that Hamas is an easy bogeyman embolden Israel to do things that are wrong — and not in its own interests?


Palestinians Ease Truce Terms as Livni Airs New Peace Bid

There are conflicting reports out of Cairo about talks for a Gaza truce deal. J.J. Goldberg says Hamas has softened some demands and Tzipi Livni is getting involved for Israel.


ISIS Aimed at Ideals When They Destroyed Jonah's Tomb

ISIS, the militant Muslim group now overrunning Iraq, recently destroyed the tomb of Jonah, the biblical prophet. Leonard Fein finds this a strikingly sad — and profoundly symbolic.

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