Dec 30, 2008 (or before)

Alternative Information Centre website

Israeli Aggression toward Gaza as Compensation for Strategic Failures

This is one of the best websites for political analysis in the Middle East

Electronic Intifada by Ali Abu Nimah

Electronic Intifada: News you will not find on CNN!

The best news website on Palestine, always gets the news first. Excellent articles and reports.

Ynet – Yediot Ahronot website, 30 December

Some 1,800 Israelis and Palestinians, including 500 Sderot residents, sign petition calling for end to IDF operation in Gaza, renewal of dialogue between Israel, Hamas,7340,L-3646184,00.html

BBC website 30 December:

Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire

Foreign powers stepped up calls for Israel and the militant group Hamas to end hostilities, after four days of violence in and around Gaza.

Miliband urges ceasefire pressure

The EU must keep up the pressure for a ceasefire in Gaza, UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has said ahead of a meeting with his European counterparts.

Israel vows lasting Gaza campaign

Israel says it is ready for “long weeks of action” as it continues its fiercest air assault on Gaza for decades to stamp out militant rocket attacks. This includes a harrowing film clip.

US tacitly backs Israel offensive

The White House has given its tacit backing to Israel’s military operation against Hamas and the Gaza Strip, a flare-up that is threatening to seriously complicate any peace efforts envisaged by the incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama.

West Bank anger at Gaza strikes

“Of course we want another intifada,” chorus a group of female students in their late teens.

Jets pound Gaza for fourth day A disturbing new clip

Ha’aretz website 30 December:

מבצע “עופרת יצוקה” – הצד הפלשתיני: מסגד הופצץ ברצועה, וחמש אחיות נהרגו

מאת עמירה הס עמירה הס | כך אנחנו אוהבים אותם

Unfortunately, Ha’aretz is now refraining from translating Amira’s excellent articles into English, so I had to include the Hebrew originals, above. As she is the only Israeli journalist writing from Gaza. So much for Israeli ‘liberalism’…

Amos Oz: Hamas responsible for outbreak of Gaza violence

For people stupid enough to believe in the humanity and liberalism of this jaded nationalist, please read to geta dose of hypocritical racism.

The neighborhood bully strikes again, by Gideon Levy

An excellent article by the veteran journalist, who, with Amira Hass, remains almost alone in speaking the unpleasant truth about Israel’s war crimes.

Delusions of victory in Gaza, by Zvi Barel

While lacking the moral stance of Levy and Hass, Barel nonetheless pours scorn on this mad military murderous adventure, pointing out its likelihood of failure and further, worse conflict ensuing.

Al Ahram website:

Ready to fire: Saleh Al-Naami examines the prospects for Gaza after the ending of the ceasefire with Israel

In this article, Salah Al-Naami, in an article written few days before the attack, is describing what might happen, though his analysis seems to be much too optimistic, as he concludes that on balance, Israel might not strike, due to the preparedness of Hams.

NY Times website, 30 December

On Fourth Day of Gaza Battle, No End in Sight: By ETHAN BRONNER and TAGHREED EL-KHODARY

In a typical example of skewed, faulty journalism, this is an article totally framed from an Israeli perspective. Like on the ground, so in the New York Times – the Israelis have all the lines and space, with the voice of Palestine not heard at all. The attack, they tell us, is on Hamas, rather than on Gaza. Such junk publishing is no less an enemy than the IDF, and is also more influential.

The guardian website, 30 December

Israel pounds Hamas in Gaza

A well informed Guardian article, though still using the terminology and definitions of the Israeli propaganda machine.

Eyewitness reports from the London Free Gaza demonstrations:

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