Gaza War

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This is a topic, with start date December 27, 2008 and end date January 21, 2009.

Its theme(s) are Middle East, War.

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The Battle of Gaza by Clifford May (National Review, January 22, 2009) (view) for
Israel's Mistake by Ralph Peters (New York Post, January 22, 2009) (view) for
The Lies of Gaza by Ralph Peters (New York Post, January 18, 2009) (view) for
Hamas' dead baby strategy by Alan Dershowitz (The Washington Times, January 16, 2009) (view) for
Eliminate Hamas by Roger Chapin (The Washington Times, January 13, 2009) (view) for
The No-State Solution by Bret Stephens (The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2009) (view) for
Facing Reality by David Gelernter (The Weekly Standard, January 12, 2009) (view) for
The Demons of Gaza by Ralph Peters (New York Post, January 11, 2009) (view) for
Israel's just goal: reasonable cease-fire by Chicago Sun-Times editorial board (Chicago Sun-Times, January 11, 2009) (view) for
No, we are not all Hamas now by Dominic Lawson (The Sunday Times (UK), January 11, 2009) (view) for
Hamas' war crimes by Alan Dershowitz (Los Angeles Times, January 10, 2009) (view) for
Yes, Israel Can Win in Gaza by Edward Luttwak (The Washington Post, January 9, 2009) (view) for
Endgame in Gaza by Charles Krauthammer (The Washington Post, January 9, 2009) (view) for
No way forward while the Hamas hydra lives by Amir Taheri (The Times, January 9, 2009) (view) for
A Passing Victory by Benny Avni (New York Post, January 8, 2009) (view) for
The Jews Face a Double Standard by Marvin Hier (The Wall Street Journal, January 8, 2009) (view) for
Israel's inalienable right by Jonathan Peled (USA Today, January 7, 2009) (view) for
Israel acts because the world won't defend it by Daniel Finkelstein (The Times, January 7, 2009) (view) for
Militant Islam Threatens Us All by Benjamin Netanyahu (The Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2009) (view) for
Gazans need to choose peace over extremism by Shai Hermesh (The Guardian, January 6, 2009) (view) for
From her lips to God's ear: The fury of a bereaved Palestinian mother captures evil of Hamas in Gaza by New York Daily News editorial board (New York Daily News, January 6, 2009) (view) for
A Conflict Hamas Caused by Richard Cohen (The Washington Post, January 6, 2009) (view) for
It's a War Process by Anne Applebaum (The Washington Post, January 6, 2009) (view) for
An Endgame for Israel by Bret Stephens (The Wall Street Journal, January 6, 2009) (view) for
How the U.N. Perpetuates the 'Refugee' Problem by Natan Sharansky (The Wall Street Journal, January 6, 2009) (view) for
Stopping the rockets a necessity by Greg Sheridan (The Australian, January 6, 2009) (view) for
‘Breaking the Will of the Palestinians’ by Andrew C. McCarthy (National Review, January 6, 2009) (view) for
What Good Can Come of This? by Mona Charen (National Review, January 6, 2009) (view) for
Israel's Obligation by New York Post editorial board (New York Post, January 5, 2009) (view) for
Only the end of Hamas can bring peace to Gaza by David Warren (Ottawa Citizen, January 5, 2009) (view) for
Don't Stop Until Hamas is Destroyed by Ralph Peters (New York Post, January 5, 2009) (view) for
Hamas' zero-sum game by Fania Oz-Salzberger (San Francisco Chronicle, January 5, 2009) (view) for
Israel's Gaza Surge by The Wall Street Journal editorial board (The Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2009) (view) for
Why Israel Fights by William Kristol (The New York Times, January 4, 2009) (view) for
Hamas rockets block the birth of a Palestinian state by Malcolm Rifkind (The Daily Telegraph, January 3, 2009) (view) for
Defining Victory for Israel by Michael Gerson (The Washington Post, January 2, 2009) (view) for
Moral Clarity in Gaza by Charles Krauthammer (The Washington Post, January 2, 2009) (view) for
Israel's Policy Is Perfectly 'Proportionate' by Alan Dershowitz (The Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2009) (view) for
The assault on Gaza offers the best hope of peace by Con Coughlin (The Daily Telegraph, January 2, 2009) (view) for
The Gaza rules by Victor Davis Hanson (San Francisco Chronicle, January 2, 2009) (view) for
Has Israel learned its lesson? by Jeff Jacoby (The Boston Globe, January 1, 2009) (view) for
Hard Truths About the Conflict by Robert J. Lieber (The Washington Post, January 1, 2009) (view) for
Rockets from Gaza have exhausted Israel's patience by The Seattle Times editorial board (The Seattle Times, December 31, 2008) (view) for
Hamas is the obstacle to Middle East peace by Ron Prosor (The Daily Telegraph, December 31, 2008) (view) for
Hamas is a Taliban State by Martin Peretz (The New Republic, December 31, 2008) (view) for
Hamas Fantasy Rules by National Review editorial board (National Review, December 30, 2008) (view) for
It's time once more to blame the Jews by Wesley Pruden (The Washington Times, December 30, 2008) (view) for
The suffering that Hamas causes by Jeff Robbins (The Boston Globe, December 30, 2008) (view) for
Hamas Knows One Big Thing by Bret Stephens (The Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2008) (view) for
Damned if they do by Ralph Peters (New York Post, December 29, 2008) (view) for
Israel's Gaza Defense by The Wall Street Journal editorial board (The Wall Street Journal, December 29, 2008) (view) for
Palestinians Need Israel to Win by Michael Oren, Yossi Klein Halevi (The Wall Street Journal, December 29, 2008) (view) for
War Over Gaza by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, December 29, 2008) (view) for
Israel must fight Hamas to open a path to peace by Akiva Tor (San Francisco Chronicle, December 29, 2008) (view) for
Israel's friends cannot justify this slaughter by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (The Independent, January 19, 2009) (view) against
Amid the horror and doom of Gaza, the IRA precedent offers hope by Jonathan Freedland (The Guardian, January 14, 2009) (view) against
U.S. role in Mideast turmoil: Neglect by Joel Brinkley (San Francisco Chronicle, January 11, 2009) (view) against
Israel Is Committing War Crimes by George Bisharat (The Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2009) (view) against
What Makes Ahmadinejad Smile? by Fareed Zakaria (Newsweek, January 10, 2009) (view) against
Israel in Gaza: Three Wrong Arguments by Howard Schweber (The Huffington Post, January 10, 2009) (view) against
Hard Lesson for Israel by Jackson Diehl (The Washington Post, January 9, 2009) (view) against
An Unnecessary War by Jimmy Carter (The Washington Post, January 8, 2009) (view) against
Israel and the west will pay a price for Gaza's bloodbath by Seumas Milne (The Guardian, January 8, 2009) (view) against
The peace has been lost to Israel’s military victories by Philip Stephens (Financial Times, January 8, 2009) (view) against
Neoconservatism dies in Gaza by Juan Cole (Salon.com, January 8, 2009) (view) against
Gaza after a Hamas rout will be an even greater threat to Israel by Jonathan Freedland (The Guardian, January 7, 2009) (view) against
How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe by Avi Shlaim (The Guardian, January 7, 2009) (view) against
There wouldn't have been Gaza rockets without the blockade by Deborah Orr (The Independent, January 7, 2009) (view) against
We must stop arming Israel by Nick Clegg (The Guardian, January 7, 2009) (view) against
Diplomacy must include Hamas by Financial Times editorial board (Financial Times, January 7, 2009) (view) against
What You Don’t Know About Gaza by Rashid Khalidi (The New York Times, January 7, 2009) (view) against
Why do so few speak up for Gaza? by Robert Scheer (San Francisco Chronicle, January 7, 2009) (view) against
Hamas speaks by Mousa Abu Marzook (Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2009) (view) against
The Israel rules by Gary Kamiya (Salon.com, January 6, 2009) (view) against
It breaks my heart to see Israel's stupidity by Michael Lerner (The Times, January 5, 2009) (view) against
Israel’s self-defeating Gaza offensive by Gideon Rachman (Financial Times, January 5, 2009) (view) against
Has Israel's response exceeded its right to defend itself? by George Bisharat (San Francisco Chronicle, January 5, 2009) (view) against
Israel must withdraw from Gaza by The Observer editorial board (The Observer, January 4, 2009) (view) against
A dangerous gamble in Gaza by Financial Times editorial board (Financial Times, January 4, 2009) (view) against
Israel has plenty of tactics for war, but none for peace by Jonathan Freedland (The Guardian, January 3, 2009) (view) against
Israel can't bomb its way to peace by Rosa Brooks (Los Angeles Times, January 1, 2009) (view) against
The illusion of victory by Daniel Barenboim (The Guardian, January 1, 2009) (view) against
We must adjust our distorted image of Hamas by William Sieghart (The Times, December 31, 2008) (view) against
Israel's onslaught on Gaza is a crime that cannot succeed by Seumas Milne (The Guardian, December 30, 2008) (view) against
Has Israel Revived Hamas? by Daoud Kuttab (The Washington Post, December 30, 2008) (view) against
Israel, Stop! Just. Stop. by Lorelei Kelly (The Huffington Post, December 30, 2008) (view) against
The Gaza calamities by The Boston Globe editorial board (The Boston Globe, December 30, 2008) (view) against
We have no words left by Ali Abunimah (The Guardian, December 29, 2008) (view) against
Obama Fiddles While Gaza Burns by Robert Dreyfuss (The Nation, December 29, 2008) (view) against
Olmert's Final Failure by Jackson Diehl (The Washington Post, December 29, 2008) (view) against
The true story behind this war is not the one Israel is telling by Johann Hari (The Independent, December 29, 2008) (view) against
Shift the blame to Hamas by Trudy Rubin (The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 14, 2009) (view) mixed
Silence the guns in Gaza by Los Angeles Times editorial board (Los Angeles Times, January 11, 2009) (view) mixed
Israel’s tactics in Gaza invite Palestinian backlash by USA Today editorial board (USA Today, January 7, 2009) (view) mixed
Broker a Gaza cease-fire now by Los Angeles Times editorial board (Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2009) (view) mixed
Incursion Into Gaza by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, January 5, 2009) (view) mixed
Escalation in Gaza by The Washington Post editorial board (The Washington Post, January 4, 2009) (view) mixed
Pressure for cease-fire must intensify by San Francisco Chronicle editorial board (San Francisco Chronicle, January 4, 2009) (view) mixed
Divided on Gaza by The Washington Post editorial board (The Washington Post, December 30, 2008) (view) mixed
Gaza is more than a simplistic morality play by Mick Hume (The Times, December 29, 2008) (view) mixed

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All items that address this topic (100 total)[edit]

Title Author Source Date
Damned if they do Ralph Peters New York Post December 29, 2008
We have no words left Ali Abunimah The Guardian December 29, 2008
Obama Fiddles While Gaza Burns Robert Dreyfuss The Nation December 29, 2008
Israel's Gaza Defense The Wall Street Journal editorial board The Wall Street Journal December 29, 2008
Palestinians Need Israel to Win Michael Oren Yossi Klein Halevi The Wall Street Journal December 29, 2008
Olmert's Final Failure Jackson Diehl The Washington Post December 29, 2008
Gaza is more than a simplistic morality play Mick Hume The Times December 29, 2008
War Over Gaza The New York Times editorial board The New York Times December 29, 2008
The true story behind this war is not the one Israel is telling Johann Hari The Independent December 29, 2008
Israel must fight Hamas to open a path to peace Akiva Tor San Francisco Chronicle December 29, 2008
Hamas Fantasy Rules National Review editorial board National Review December 30, 2008
It's time once more to blame the Jews Wesley Pruden The Washington Times December 30, 2008
Israel's onslaught on Gaza is a crime that cannot succeed Seumas Milne The Guardian December 30, 2008
The suffering that Hamas causes Jeff Robbins The Boston Globe December 30, 2008
Has Israel Revived Hamas? Daoud Kuttab The Washington Post December 30, 2008
Hamas Knows One Big Thing Bret Stephens The Wall Street Journal December 30, 2008
Israel, Stop! Just. Stop. Lorelei Kelly The Huffington Post December 30, 2008
The Gaza calamities The Boston Globe editorial board The Boston Globe December 30, 2008
Divided on Gaza The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post December 30, 2008
Rockets from Gaza have exhausted Israel's patience The Seattle Times editorial board The Seattle Times December 31, 2008
Hamas is the obstacle to Middle East peace Ron Prosor The Daily Telegraph December 31, 2008
Hamas is a Taliban State Martin Peretz The New Republic December 31, 2008
We must adjust our distorted image of Hamas William Sieghart The Times December 31, 2008
Israel can't bomb its way to peace Rosa Brooks Los Angeles Times January 1, 2009
Has Israel learned its lesson? Jeff Jacoby The Boston Globe January 1, 2009
Hard Truths About the Conflict Robert J. Lieber The Washington Post January 1, 2009
The illusion of victory Daniel Barenboim The Guardian January 1, 2009
Defining Victory for Israel Michael Gerson The Washington Post January 2, 2009
Moral Clarity in Gaza Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post January 2, 2009
Israel's Policy Is Perfectly 'Proportionate' Alan Dershowitz The Wall Street Journal January 2, 2009
The assault on Gaza offers the best hope of peace Con Coughlin The Daily Telegraph January 2, 2009
The Gaza rules Victor Davis Hanson San Francisco Chronicle January 2, 2009
Hamas rockets block the birth of a Palestinian state Malcolm Rifkind The Daily Telegraph January 3, 2009
Israel has plenty of tactics for war, but none for peace Jonathan Freedland The Guardian January 3, 2009
Escalation in Gaza The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post January 4, 2009
Israel must withdraw from Gaza The Observer editorial board The Observer January 4, 2009
A dangerous gamble in Gaza Financial Times editorial board Financial Times January 4, 2009
Israel's Gaza Surge The Wall Street Journal editorial board The Wall Street Journal January 4, 2009
Why Israel Fights William Kristol The New York Times January 4, 2009
Pressure for cease-fire must intensify San Francisco Chronicle editorial board San Francisco Chronicle January 4, 2009
Israel's Obligation New York Post editorial board New York Post January 5, 2009
Only the end of Hamas can bring peace to Gaza David Warren Ottawa Citizen January 5, 2009
It breaks my heart to see Israel's stupidity Michael Lerner The Times January 5, 2009
Don't Stop Until Hamas is Destroyed Ralph Peters New York Post January 5, 2009
Israel’s self-defeating Gaza offensive Gideon Rachman Financial Times January 5, 2009
Incursion Into Gaza The New York Times editorial board The New York Times January 5, 2009
Has Israel's response exceeded its right to defend itself? George Bisharat San Francisco Chronicle January 5, 2009
Hamas' zero-sum game Fania Oz-Salzberger San Francisco Chronicle January 5, 2009
Gazans need to choose peace over extremism Shai Hermesh The Guardian January 6, 2009
From her lips to God's ear: The fury of a bereaved Palestinian mother captures evil of Hamas in Gaza New York Daily News editorial board New York Daily News January 6, 2009
A Conflict Hamas Caused Richard Cohen The Washington Post January 6, 2009
It's a War Process Anne Applebaum The Washington Post January 6, 2009
An Endgame for Israel Bret Stephens The Wall Street Journal January 6, 2009
How the U.N. Perpetuates the 'Refugee' Problem Natan Sharansky The Wall Street Journal January 6, 2009
Stopping the rockets a necessity Greg Sheridan The Australian January 6, 2009
Broker a Gaza cease-fire now Los Angeles Times editorial board Los Angeles Times January 6, 2009
Hamas speaks Mousa Abu Marzook Los Angeles Times January 6, 2009
‘Breaking the Will of the Palestinians’ Andrew C. McCarthy National Review January 6, 2009
What Good Can Come of This? Mona Charen National Review January 6, 2009
The Israel rules Gary Kamiya Salon.com January 6, 2009
Israel’s tactics in Gaza invite Palestinian backlash USA Today editorial board USA Today January 7, 2009
Israel's inalienable right Jonathan Peled USA Today January 7, 2009
Israel acts because the world won't defend it Daniel Finkelstein The Times January 7, 2009
Gaza after a Hamas rout will be an even greater threat to Israel Jonathan Freedland The Guardian January 7, 2009
Militant Islam Threatens Us All Benjamin Netanyahu The Wall Street Journal January 7, 2009
How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe Avi Shlaim The Guardian January 7, 2009
There wouldn't have been Gaza rockets without the blockade Deborah Orr The Independent January 7, 2009
We must stop arming Israel Nick Clegg The Guardian January 7, 2009
Diplomacy must include Hamas Financial Times editorial board Financial Times January 7, 2009
What You Don’t Know About Gaza Rashid Khalidi The New York Times January 7, 2009
Why do so few speak up for Gaza? Robert Scheer San Francisco Chronicle January 7, 2009
A Passing Victory Benny Avni New York Post January 8, 2009
An Unnecessary War Jimmy Carter The Washington Post January 8, 2009
The Jews Face a Double Standard Marvin Hier The Wall Street Journal January 8, 2009
Israel and the west will pay a price for Gaza's bloodbath Seumas Milne The Guardian January 8, 2009
The peace has been lost to Israel’s military victories Philip Stephens Financial Times January 8, 2009
Neoconservatism dies in Gaza Juan Cole Salon.com January 8, 2009
Yes, Israel Can Win in Gaza Edward Luttwak The Washington Post January 9, 2009
Endgame in Gaza Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post January 9, 2009
Hard Lesson for Israel Jackson Diehl The Washington Post January 9, 2009
No way forward while the Hamas hydra lives Amir Taheri The Times January 9, 2009
Israel Is Committing War Crimes George Bisharat The Wall Street Journal January 10, 2009
Hamas' war crimes Alan Dershowitz Los Angeles Times January 10, 2009
What Makes Ahmadinejad Smile? Fareed Zakaria Newsweek January 10, 2009
Israel in Gaza: Three Wrong Arguments Howard Schweber The Huffington Post January 10, 2009
The Demons of Gaza Ralph Peters New York Post January 11, 2009
Israel's just goal: reasonable cease-fire Chicago Sun-Times editorial board Chicago Sun-Times January 11, 2009
Silence the guns in Gaza Los Angeles Times editorial board Los Angeles Times January 11, 2009
No, we are not all Hamas now Dominic Lawson The Sunday Times (UK) January 11, 2009
U.S. role in Mideast turmoil: Neglect Joel Brinkley San Francisco Chronicle January 11, 2009
Facing Reality David Gelernter The Weekly Standard January 12, 2009
Eliminate Hamas Roger Chapin The Washington Times January 13, 2009
The No-State Solution Bret Stephens The Wall Street Journal January 13, 2009
Amid the horror and doom of Gaza, the IRA precedent offers hope Jonathan Freedland The Guardian January 14, 2009
Shift the blame to Hamas Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer January 14, 2009
Hamas' dead baby strategy Alan Dershowitz The Washington Times January 16, 2009
The Lies of Gaza Ralph Peters New York Post January 18, 2009
Israel's friends cannot justify this slaughter Yasmin Alibhai-Brown The Independent January 19, 2009
The Battle of Gaza Clifford May National Review January 22, 2009
Israel's Mistake Ralph Peters New York Post January 22, 2009

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