A Must Read: Israel 1948 to Gaza 2009

Israeli Oxford Professor of International Relations, Avi Shlaim, wrote this detailed chronical of what makes Israel tick, why they are opting for land vs. peace and insight into the underlying objectives for each and every one of the wars.

Source: AP. A child injured in the Israeli bombardment of a UN school yesterday is taken to Shifa hospital in Gaza City

From UK’s January 7, 2009 Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/07/gaza-israel-palestine

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Another good piece in today’s UK’s Independent by Robert Fisk trying to answer “Why they hate the West so much”

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-why-do-they-hate-the-west-so-much-we-will-ask-1230046.html

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3 Comments »

  1. Andrew said

    Great links. Israel should be ashamed at what it is doing. The west should be ashamed for supporting it

  2. boundlessmeanderings said

    Thanks for stopping by, Andrew. Sadly, to me it seems the world is looking the other way (or doesn’t know their history) – and with that, my fear is this will only come back to haunt us.

    Now, the thin ray of hope we can have is that some sort of ceasefire will come through, so that the shattered minds and bodies in Gaza can have a moment to at least grieve…

    Another Link: Finally, a NYT Op Ed piece from early today written by Roger Cohen emerges – Its taken us some time to put these words to paper…have a look if you haven’t already.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/opinion/08Cohen.html

    In peace.

  3. Riggin said

    First blog I read after wakeup from sleep today!

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    Are you tension? panic?

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