Cartoon by Simon Farr
Gaza and Israel: maps and numbers to understand the conflict
Juan Cole: It is a perfect time for the Israeli government to commit a war crime on the miserable civilians of the Gaza Strip.
Israel is following the same script as in its 2006 attack on Lebanon. It is a bad script.
Israel banning of journalists entering and reproting from Gaza challenged in the Supreme court. Only Burma, Zimbabwe, and north Korea have so far banned foreign journalists from their conflict zones.
Nir Rosen in The Guardian:
The international community is directly guilty for this latest massacre.
Israel attacks an aid ship in international waters.
Air strike kills five daughters from one family. Didn't the Nazi extermination technique go by families also ?
Tariq Ali on the collective punishment of Palestinians in Gaza:
The dead Palestinians are little more than election fodder in a cynical contest between the right and the far right in Israel. Washington and its EU allies, perfectly aware that Gaza was about to be assaulted, as in the case of Lebanon in 2006, sit back and watch.
Sarah Roy: If Gaza Falls...
That is an Israeli truce. Any act of resistance including the peaceful protests against the apartheid wall in the West Bank is always met by Israeli bullets and bombs. There are no rockets launched at Israel from the West Bank, and yet Israel's extrajudicial killings, land theft, settler pogroms and kidnappings never stopped for a day during the truce. The western-backed Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas has acceded to all Israel's demands. Under the proud eye of United States military advisors, Abbas has assembled "security forces" to fight the resistance on Israel's behalf. None of that has spared a single Palestinian in the West Bank from Israel's relentless colonisation.
Colonial logic in Gaza.
Stars in the UK call for a ceasefire in Gaza.
Obama would not be any different from Bush when it comes to Israel, stop your wishful thinking, writes Ali Abunimah.
- Stef about when he was growing up as a kid under the Israeli propaganda of victimhood and heroism.
- Moussa Bashir at Global Voices writes about reactions in Lebanon.
- From TED's blog, the story of the Israeli attack on the humanitarian ship 'dignity' which had on board a former US congresswoman and a former US presidential candidate.
- Jews Sans Frontières: Ssshh! There is slaughter in Gaza...
More links from the blogosphere are to be added.