Gaza:  Inaction is a Choice (updated 2/4/09)

Gaza: Inaction is a Choice

by Sheila Musaji

last updated 02/04/09

Gaza is still an open air prison cage for it’s 1.5 million residents.  The people are living in an enforced ghetto that they cannot leave or enter without permission.  Water and electricity can be cut off at will.  There is not enough food, people can’t make a living, there is not enough medicine.  In the current bombardment of Gaza, Israel has targeted at least one mosque, a university and a warehouse for medical supplies. Almost 300 people are dead and 1,500 have been wounded.  Some people seem to have forgotten that this current round of violence did not come out of nowhere.  On November 4th Israel launched an aerial strike killing four people in Gaza it claimed were digging a tunnel to smuggle weapons.  This was a direct violation of the existing truce, and was ignored by the world until Hamas responded with rockets.  Israel then reinstituted the blockade.  And, once again the cycle of revenge began.

As of January 18, 2009 there is a ceasefire.  However, this is a temporary ceasefire and unless the blockade is ended and the Palestinians are given an independent state, who knows what will happen next. 

What you can do

You can still contact your elected officials and tell them what you think by going to the Congress.org site putting in your zip code and sending a message.  Or you can use the AAI site to send a letter.  Sign Jewish Voice for Peace open letter to President Obama

Tariq Ramadan has issued an appeal - Palestine: An Appeal For a Non-Violent Global Resistance Movement Against the Violent, Extremist Policy of the State of Israel.  Please go to Tariq Ramadan’s site   and add your signature to this appeal. 

Contact the media at this site with an easy method to find your local media contact information to send a letter to the editor.  CLICK HERE TO SEND YOUR LETTER TO MAJOR MEDIA EXECUTIVES to demand they stop the Gaza media blackout NOW. It will only take you 30 seconds and 1-click. Your message will reach the presidents and editors of major American media outlets. 1/15/09 The Arab American Institute calls on the State Department to urge the Israeli government to act immediately and allow reporters into Gaza in accordance with the Israeli High Court Ruling of December 2008. We’ve set up an Action Alert on our website with a draft letter that you can quickly and easily send to the State Department. Send your letter today, and send the link to your friends and colleagues, urging them to do the same: click here to do it NOW http://capwiz.com/arab/issues/alert/?alertid=12439321&PROCESS=Take%20Action  1/15/09

You can post messages on your Facebook, My Space or other social media sites to inform people about what is going on and ask them to get involved.

You can also call upon the Egyptian government to fulfill its Islamic and humane duty by opening its borders to allow critically-needed supplies into Gaza and to give Gazans a route to flee the devastation and terror that is upon them.  Embassy of Egypt in Washington D.C. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Consulate General in New York .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Consulate General in San Francisco .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

You can also contact Israeli Government officials - Mark Regev in the Prime Minister’s office at: +972 2670 5354 or +972 5 0620 3264 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Shlomo Dror in the Ministry of Defence at: +972 3697 5339 or +972 50629 8148 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

AAI-USA has sent out the following information about organizations collecting donations for relief to Gaza:  UNRWA, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East is accepting donations: http://www.un.org/unrwa/emergency/donation/emergency_activities.html - ANERA Accepting donations for medical supplies:  https://secure2.convio.net/anera/site/Donation2?df_id=1280&1280.donation=form1  -  Palestine Red Crescent Society, cash donations are being accepted into an established bank account http://www.palestinercs.org/news_details.aspx?nid=39  -  Medical Aid for Palestinians, donations for medical supplies (Donations taken in pounds not dollars) donations made at https://www.bmycharity.com/V2/main_V2.aspx?p=donation&id=395758 and ISNA has sent out the following:  Islamic Relief:  http://www.irw.org/campaigns/palestinecrisis  - Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA Relief): http://www.imana.org/ - American Task Force on Palestine:  http://www.americantaskforce.org - United Palestinian Appeal: http://www.helpupa.com/ - Palestine Red Crescent Society: http://www.palestinercs.org/news_details.aspx?nid=39

Here is something you can do while shopping in your grocery store, in re: boycotting Israeli made products: A bar code, starting with “729” indicates that this product is produced in Israel (729 Israeli Bar Code Association - EAN Israel)  This is a modest, simple way to support the Palestinian struggle against the Israeli occupation & crimes against human beings.  Sometimes brands are misleading, but a bar code never lies.  If it carries the bar code “729”, for example, 729 3453459070., don’t buy it, or buy it & then return it, telling the store manager why you are returning it.

Talking points  -  The Palestinian right to freedom from occupation — an end to the blockade of humanitarian supplies to Gaza — International support for a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — an immediate end to the violence — an end to U.S. military aid to Israel — call for the immediate cessation of the massive, disproportionate bombing campaign and an end to the rocket attacks — the de-escalation of violence — an end to U.S. support for the blockade of the Gaza Strip — efforts for immediate access to food supplies, electricity, water and medical provisions for the civilian population in Gaza — the reopening of the borders between Israel and Gaza under international supervision — ask them to recognize that a two-state resolution to this conflict is not possible without Palestinian political reconciliation — support genuine measures and necessary interim steps conducive to restoring Palestinian unity — stop U.S. tax dollars from going to Israel — Israel’s war and siege on the Gaza Strip would not be possible without the jets, helicopters, ships, missiles, and fuel provided by the United States.  You can also find talking points on many organizational sites:  End the Occupation click here; United for Peace and Justice click here .  Excellent articles giving responses to each of the Israeli and U.S. media claims can be found here, and hereThe “Generous Offer” Update: Two Years of Starvation Followed by Fire-bombing, Mike Whitney - Chronology: Which Side Violated the Israel-Gaza Ceasefire?  - THE BEST ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GAZA SITUATION by Stephen Shalom at http://www.zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/20269

Key Statements:

Ensuring the protection of human rights of both Israelis and Palestinians will not solve the political problems, but it is the only way to make a political solution viable. We have seen in the past that a diplomatic process that ignores human rights violations on the ground is doomed to failure.  Thus America must prioritize easing the suffering of civilians in Gaza, lifting the restrictions in Hebron, and bringing some relief to civilians in Sderot.

Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza struggle under various Israeli policies that destroy their homes; expose them to daily harassment, humiliation, and violence; strangle their economy by severely curtailing their freedom of movement; hamper their access to farmland, family, water, and medical care; and maintain a separate system of law for them than for Israeli settlers. They are also victims of Palestinian forces that employ arbitrary detentions and torture in the factional fighting between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Meanwhile, residents of southern Israel have lived for years with one eye on the nearest bomb shelter, and all too often inside it, while residents of other areas live in fear of the next round of attacks. All of this suffering can be addressed and, at the outset, at least eased a bit by a real focus on human rights.

It is time for the United States to stop talking about being Israel’s good friend and start acting like it. That means not only supporting Israeli security, it means helping Israel comply with its commitments and its obligations to international law and to upholding human rights standards. It’s time for a new and more sincere kind of “pro-Israel” president, one who will not allow his friends to follow a path to moral self-destruction any more than he will allow them to face danger without his strong support. And one who recognizes that human rights are universal and equal.  Mitchell Plitnick

Jewish Voice for Peace joins millions around the world, including the 1,000 Israelis who protested in the streets of Tel Aviv this weekend, in condemning ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza. We call for an immediate end to attacks on all civilians, whether Palestinian or Israeli.

Israel’s slow strangulation of Gaza through blockade has caused widespread suffering to the 1.5 million people of Gaza due to lack of food, electricity, water treatment supplies and medical equipment. It is a violation of humanitarian law and has been widely condemned around the world.

In resisting this strangulation, Hamas resumed launching rockets and mortars from Gaza into southern Israel, directly targeting civilians, which is also a war crime. Over the years, these poorly made rockets have been responsible for the deaths of 15 Israelis since 2004.

Every country, Israel included, has the right and obligation to protect its citizens. The recent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza shows that diplomatic agreements are the best protection for civilian life.

Moreover, massive Israeli air strikes have proven an indiscriminate and brutal weapon. In just two days, the known death toll is close to 300, and the attacks are continuing. By targeting the infrastructure of a poor and densely populated area, Israel has ensured widespread civilian casualties among this already suffering and vulnerable population.

This massive destruction of Palestinian life will not protect the citizens of Israel. It is illegal and immoral and should be condemned in the strongest possible terms. And it threatens to ignite the West Bank and add flames to the other fires burning in the Middle East and beyond for years to come.

The timing of this attack, during the waning days of a US administration that has undertaken a catastrophic policy toward the Middle East and during the run-up to an Israeli election, suggests an opportunistic agenda for short-term political gain at an immense cost in Palestinian lives. In the long run this policy will benefit no-one except those who always profit from war and exploitation. Only a just and lasting peace, achieved through a negotiated agreement, can provide both Palestinians and Israelis the security they want and deserve.  Jewish Voice for Peace

Again, as in the past, Israel’s overwhelming and disproportionate violence in retaliation puts innocent civilians in the firing line, thereby inflaming Palestinian and regional passions.  Indeed, this is the third such devastating assault launched by Israel with the Bush Administration’s acquiescence (remember the re-conquest of the West Bank in 2003, and the wars on Gaza and Lebanon in 2006). And to what end? All these attacks on Gaza bring massive civilian deaths, destruction of property, and deepening bitterness toward Israel and the United States. The conditions in Gaza are already deplorable; what hope can Gaza cling to in its darkest hour of need? A nation without hope has nothing to lose, and already, factions are calling for a renewed intifada against Israel.

One cannot view this tragic episode outside the context of Israel’s long and cruel history in Gaza which has been criminal, by any measure of international law and conventions.

Should the White House once again fail to act to restrain Israel and to provide real leadership in the search for peace, this tragedy will continue to grow: Palestinian suffering and bitterness will deepen, Israelis will remain insecure, and extremism will be further fueled by anti-American anger.

The bottom line, here, is that, while the stupidity of Hamas’ reckless behavior cannot be excused because of the continued danger such ill-considered actions pose to the security and well-being of its own constituents, there can be no justification for Israel’s massive and brutal assault.  AAI-USA

UPDATE 12/31/08 At a press conference, representatives from the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles (CAIR-LA), the Muslim American Society of Greater Los Angeles (MAS-LA), and the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California condemned the ongoing Israeli attacks on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as a “brutal and immoral violation of international human rights norms.”  “Targeting civilians on either side is unacceptable. Israel’s war machine is executing an operation that is totally unacceptable by all standards,” said Dr. Maher Hathout, MPAC Senior Advisor. “Our elected officials have a responsibility to stop the massacre of Palestinians, which is taking place using weapons supplied by American taxpayer dollars.”

UPDATE 1/3/09  Israeli ground troops attack Gaza http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=42260343836&h=1qf9S&u=ZCD4C  -  Israel hits Gaza by land, sea, and air http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=47649457171&h=sGlwh&u=lb4so  - Gaza invasion http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=42628678636&h=ZS_0r&u=fcp5d - Israel bars Red Cross from entering Gaza http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=80394&sectionid=351020202 - Israel bans foreign journalists from entering Gaza http://www.latimes.com/business/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-ml-israel-palestinians-journalists-banned,1,5103677.story

UPDATE 1/4/09  -  World leaders condemn Israeli assault - France condemns Israeli assault - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for immediate ceasefire - India condemns attack on Gaza - Vietnam condemns Israel’s military attacks at Gaza - EU calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza - French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls for a ceasefire - UN Security Council split on ceasefire - Scottish politicians call for ceasefire - Spain’s foreign minister urges ceasefire -  A delegation from the International Union of Muslim Scholars led by influential Sunni cleric Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi will ask Arab leaders to cut diplomatic and economic ties with Israel and to use all their powers to stop the aggression - South Africa denounces invasion of Gaza -  Portugal calls for a ceasefire - Russia calls for a ceasefire - Australia calls for a ceasefire, urges dispomacy. - Governments of Chile, Nicaragua, and Peru condemn Israeli assault. -

Death toll passes 500

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iCvkBRHm9IL-7VsJWdb7wmcAoDwQ

UPDATE 1/5/09 Israel Using Illegal Chemical Weapon in Gaza, ADC

UPDATE 1/6/09 - Israeli shelling kills dozens at UN school in Gaza http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/06/gaza-israel-death-un - Obama breaks silence on Gaza, expresses deep concern for civilian deaths http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N06437468.htm - Israel puts media clamp on Gaza http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/world/middleeast/07media.html?_r=2 -

Death toll exceeds 600

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/function/0,,12215_cid_3925766,00.html?maca=en-en_nr-1893-xml-atom - Israel puts media clamp on Gaza http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/world/middleeast/07media.html?_r=2&scp=7&sq=press%20barred%20from%20Gaza&st=cse

UPDATE 1/8/09 - Women and children now more than 50% of the casualties http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1452069.php/Women_children_now_50_per_cent_of_Gaza_death_toll_says_UN__Extra__  -  information from official Israeli sources that there is more to the story of who broke the truce http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/hamas_e011.htm - Palestine - An Appeal For a Non-Violent Global Resistance Movement, Tariq Ramadan http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/palestine_an_appeal_for_a_non_violent_global_resistance_movement/0017103

UPDATE 1/09/09 U.N. rights chief calls for Gaza war crimes probe http://uk.reuters.com/article/UKNews1/idUKTRE50851M20090109 - US Senate Endorses Israel’s War on Gaza http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21696.htm

UPDATE 1/10/09 US Plans Massive Arms Delivery to Israel http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21703.htm  -

Death toll reaches 800

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/world/middle-east/gaza-death-toll-reaches-800-14136365.html

UPDATE 1/12/09  There were massive demonstrations around the U.S. on Saturday 1/10 and yet these received almost no mainstream media coverage.  Estimates are that there were 20,000 protestors n D.C., 10,000 in Los Angeles, 10,000 in San Francisco, 2,000 in Orlando, 1,000 in St. Louis, etc.  Why is this not newsworthy? Could it be that Richard Silverstein’s article on the Hasbara media spin effort is only too successful? - Israeli Military Changes Stories Yet Again on Gaza School Attack (this is the fourth “official” story) http://news.antiwar.com/2009/01/11/israeli-military-changes-stories-yet-again-on-gaza-school-attack/ - Thousands of Israeli reservists are being sent into Gaza http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911211753589605.html - Leading British Jews call on Israel to halt ‘horror’ of Gaza http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/11/gaza-israel-letter-british-jews  - UN Human Rights Council Condemns Israeli Action in Gaza http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-01-12-voa54.cfm

UPDATE 1/13/09 Israel bans Arab parties from running in upcoming elections http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1054867.html - is this a democracy?

UPDATE:  1/14/09 (- Olmert stands by his claim that he caused the US to abstain from a UN resolution calling for a halt in Gaza fighting http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1231866576464&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter - Olmert’s Claims Revive Specter of “Israel Lobby”, Daniel Luban http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21752.htm - The Humiliation of America, Paul Craig Roberts http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21755.htm )  - The president of the UN General Assembly has condemned Israel’s killings of Palestinians in its Gaza offensive as “genocide”.  http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/01/200911321467988347.html - Death toll in Gaza exceeds 1,000 http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2009-01/14/content_7398222.htm -

Death toll exceeds 1,000

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/01/15/ST2009011500809.html 

UPDATE 1/15/09 (day 20) Death toll at 1,070 http://www.imemc.org/article/58480 - Israelis shell hospitals and UN HQ http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/2009115153549143408.html - Israeli Navy ships turn back Free Gaza boat http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1055906.html

UPDATE 1/16/09 (day 21) Israel bombs media offices in Gaza http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSLF536534 -

death toll 1,133

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-01/16/content_10670611.htm - Journalist calls Livni ‘terrorist’ during press conference on Gaza operation in D.C. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1056185.html?1

UPDATE 1/17/2009  Israeli security cabinet votes for unilateral Gaza truce set to begin at midnight http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ioi_0jtO9RjMwPNRoXNCndRPRq3gD95P4K280 - A Hamas representative in Lebanon, Osama Hamdan said Saturday if there is no Israeli withdarwal from Gaza and no lifting of seige there will be no ceasefire http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1454107.php/Hamas_says_&quotno_withdrawal%22_unless_Israel_withdraws__Roundup__  - Death toll 1205 (and 5310 wounded Palestinians

UPDATE 1/18/2009  Hamas agrees to one week ceasefire to allow Israeli troops to withdraw http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gYYpxS6ED9udngSQ64tGb8BkrVyA

UPDATE 1/19/2009  Today in Solidarity We’re All Palestinians, Stephen Lendman http://www.opednews.com/articles/Today-in-Solidarity-We-re-by-Stephen-Lendman-090119-543.html (gives an excellent and lengthy overview of the entire Gaza “War” and a history of how we got here going back to 1947) - 230 int’l lawyers taking Israel to the Hague http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=82932&sectionid=351020202

UPDATE 1/21/2009  U.N. demands free flow of goods, opening of border crossings http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7841430.stm

UPDATE 1/25/2009  Israel to Grant Legal Protection to Soldiers Who Served in Gaza http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-01-25-voa10.cfm

UPDATE 1/28/09 - The Chief Rabbinate of Israel says it has suspended ties with the Vatican following the pope’s decision to lift the excommunication of a Holocaust denier http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/01/28/Chief_Rabbinate_breaks_Vatican_ties/UPI-95531233157633/ - Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu spoke sharply against the possibility of dividing Jerusalem under any circumstances and vowed to preserve the capital undivided http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233050193775&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull - France summons Israeli envoy over Gaza border scare http://uk.reuters.com/article/usTopNews/idUKTRE50R3WW20090128 - Obama peace envoy George Mitchell arrives in Jerusalem http://www.kyivpost.com/world/34347 - Israel bombs Gaza tunnels http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/01/28/africa/29mideast.php - Israel sent tanks into Gaza again http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Violence+erupts+Gaza+envoy+arrives/1226766/story.html - Israeli settlement construction jumps 60% in 2008 http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ilXaWHtAxunmONxW07nEArIJA3vA  - Netanyahu says: Existing settlements will grow http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ioi_0jtO9RjMwPNRoXNCndRPRq3gD95UUOL80

UPDATE 1/29/09  Violence escalates again in Israeli-Gaza “ceasefire” http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200912910254803610.html - 170 British MP’s criticize BBC’s Gaza Appeal ban http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7857904.stm - Abbas says Israeli settlements show lack of desire for peace http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iZyff7UXIrvrZ-3xhV3Qq_F2O5kg

UPDATE 2/2/2009  Ceasefires, Israeli-Style, Stephen Lendman http://www.opednews.com/articles/Ceasefires-Israeli-Style-by-Stephen-Lendman-090201-547.html - We must adjust our distorted image of Hamas http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article5420584.ece - Failure written in West Bankstone http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/29/AR2008092902665.html - Likud has a Charter which does not recognize the right of Palestine to exist http://www.thecommentfactory.com/likud-has-a-charter-which-does-not-recognize-the-right-of-palestine-to-exist-1657

UPDATE 2/4/2009  A Spanish judge has instituted a judicial inquiry against seven Israeli political and military personalities on suspicion of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Black Flag, Uri Avnery http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21883.htm - Israel says Spain says it will amend war crimes law http://uk.reuters.com/article/middleeastCrisis/idUKLU674010 - Spain to limit judges human rights’ crusades http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/253996,news-spain-to-limit-judges-human-rights-crusades—feature.html


SEE ALSO:

One page fact sheet on Gaza http://www.cjpme.ca/documents/Gaza-Quickfacts-2009-01-02-v2.pdf
462 Palestinians killed, 2300 wounded in 8 days of Israeli offensive on Gaza http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-01/04/content_10598591.htm
A Hundred Eyes for an Eye, Norman Solomon http://usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/57916
A Long History of Injustice Ignored:  Israel and the Consequences of “Uniqueness”, M. Shahid Alam http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_long_history_of_injustice_ignored_israel_and_the_consequences_of_uniquene/
Americans Should Act to End Violence Against Gaza, Jeremy R. Hammond http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21589.htm
Another war, another defeat, John Mearscheimer http://www.amconmag.com/print.html?Id=AmConservative-2009jan26-00006
Arab Extremists’ Logic Calls for Annihilation of Arabs in the Holy Land, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/arab_extremists_logic_calls_for_annihilation_of_arabs_in_the_holy_land/0017122
Arabs increasingly accuse Egypt of being complicit in Israel’s war on Gaza http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=98808
The Arabs and Israel: The hundred years’ war http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12899483
Avraham Burg: Israel’s new prophet http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/avraham-burg-israels-new-prophet-979732.html
Beit Hanoon, Gaza, Ewa Jasiewicz http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/beit_hanoon_gaza/0017074
Believable change and Gaza, Rev. Larry Greenfield http://soundvision.com/info/justice/GazaBeleivableChange.asp
Blaming the Victims - The Dominant Media Vilify Hamas, Stephen Lendman http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=11579
Both Israel and Hamas share blood stained policies in Gaza war crimes,  Ray Hanania http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/both_israel_and_hamas_share_blood_stained_policies_in_gaza_war_crimes/0017063
Britain and US refuse to demand end to Israeli airstrikes on Gaza http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article5404545.ece
Bush Administration Must Enforce Arms Export Control Act, Dennis Kucinich http://kucinich.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=108184
Bush Winks at Israel’s Slaughter in Gaza, While Obama and Clinton Are Silent, Matthew Rothschild http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21547.htm
The Ceasefire, Ewa Jasiewicz http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/eyewitness_account_the_ceasefire/0017119
The Challenge of Nakba: Surahs al-Haqqah and al-Furqan on the Role of Truth and Justice, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_challenge_of_nakba_surahs_al_haqqah_and_al_furqan_on_the_role_of_truth_/0017080
Christmas In Gaza : No More Room In The Morgue http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21551.htm
Chronology: Which Side Violated the Israel-Gaza Ceasefire? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21757.htm
Comparison of Palestinian and Israeli death tolls http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1369755/in_gaza_conflict_compare_palestinian.html?cat=9
The death of children is the death of innocence,  Emine Erdogan http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_death_of_children_is_the_death_of_innocence/0017130
Deutschland uber alles, Norman Finkelstein (collection of photographs from Germany and Gaza) http://www.normanfinkelstein.com/article.php?pg=11&ar=2510
Eine Kleine Nacht Murder: How Israeli Leaders Kill for their People’s Votes, Gilad Atzmon http://palestinethinktank.com/2008/12/29/gilad-atzmon-eine-kleine-nacht-murder-how-israeli-leaders-kill-for-their-peoples-votes/
The End of Hypocrisy: Crime’s Gleeful Abandon in Gaza ,  Chris Floyd http://baltimorechronicle.com/2009/011609Floyd.shtml

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS:  Chaos in Gaza, BBC http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21543.htm - Marna house, Gaza city, Vittorio Arrigoni http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/marna_house_gaza_city/0017078 - Gaza:  Oh What a Day!, Cynthia McKinney http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/gaza_oh_what_a_day/0017076 -  Beit Hanoon, Gaza, Ewa Jasiewicz http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/beit_hanoon_gaza/0017074 -  Do Israel pilots feel happy killing innocent women and children?, Fida Qishta http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/03/gaza-diary-israel  - ‘People Are Being Killed in Their Homes’, Jenny Linnel http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=6578174  - Riding on fire and a third intifada, Ewa Jasieiwcz http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/eyewitness_account_riding_on_fire_and_a_third_intifada/0017107  -  My life in Gaza, Dr. Mona El-Farra http://www.journalofamerica.net/html/my_life_in_gaza.html - Take some kittens, put them in a box, and jump on the box, Vittorio Arrigoni http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/take_some_kittens_put_them_in_a_box_and_jump_on_the_box_eyewitness_account_/0017115 - Children of Gaza, Run to the Angels, Suzanne Baroud http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/children_of_gaza_run_to_the_angels/0017114 - They Parade in Fear, Vittorio Arrigoni http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/gaza_eyewitness_account_they_parade_in_fear/0017111 - Letters from Gaza Kenneth Ring http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/letters_from_gaza/0017129 - Gaza:  Eyewitness Account From Hell, Vittorio Arrigoni http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/gaza_eyewitness_account_from_hell/0017127 - In Gaza, Hippocrates is Dead, Vittorio Arrigoni http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/eyewitness_account_in_gaza_hippocrates_is_dead/0017120

Fashionable Death in Gaza, Maha Zimmo http://usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/57952
Father mourns loss of five children in Gaza strike http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/4015727/Father-mourns-loss-of-five-children-in-Gaza-strike.html
Food and medical supplies grow scarce in Gaza http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/28/AR2008122802111.html
From Mississippi to Gaza: Killing Children With Impunity, Henry A. Girous http://counterpunch.com/giroux01142009.html
Gaza and the Crimes of Mubarak, Rannie Amiri http://www.counterpunch.org/amiri02022009.html
Gaza and the Sphere of Legitimate Debate, Anas Coburn http://www.islamamerica.org/ArticleLibrary/tabid/55/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/168/Gaza-and-the-Sphere-of-Legitimate-Debate.aspx
Gaza Crisis, Ghost Dances, Rabia Terri Harris http://www.altmuslim.com/a/a/a/2910/
Gaza History: Those People in Gaza: Where Do They Come From, And Why Are They So Mad? http://www.uruknet.de/?colonna=m&p=51428&l=x&size=1&hd=0
Gaza humanitarian plight ‘disastrous,’ U.N. official says http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/12/28/gaza.humanitarian/index.html
Gaza: The Invasion Won’t Solve Mideast Problems, Peter Phillip http://www.qantara.de/webcom/show_article.php?wc_c=476&wc_id=1084
The Gaza massacre in perspective, Chandra Muzaffar http://www.journalofamerica.net/html/chandra_muzafar.html
Gaza Massacres Must Spur Us To Action, Ali Abunimah http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21545.htm
Gaza, the aggression continues, over 400 dead http://heathlander.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/the-aggression-continues-over-400-dead/
Gaza Slaughter Exposes Truth About Zionism, Mark H. Gaffney http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21715.htm
Gaza: Toward Understanding and Action,  Mark Chmiel http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/gaza_toward_understanding_and_action/0017121
A genuine peace movement cannot be Zionist http://cleveland.indymedia.org/news/2009/01/33872.php
Getting away with murder,  Julia Irwin http://www.smh.com.au/news/opinion/getting-away-with-murder/2009/01/10/1231004352831.html?page=fullpage
Hastening an awaiting disaster, Kristoffer Larsson http://palestinethinktank.com/2009/01/03/hastening-an-awaiting-disaster/
How Can Anyone Believe There is ‘Progress’ in The Middle East?, Robert Fisk http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21558.htm
How Israel’s propoganda machine works, James Zogby http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-zogby/how-israels-propaganda-ma_b_156767.html
Hudna or Apocalypse: A Tipping Point for Palestine?, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/hudna_or_apocalypse_a_tipping_point_for_palestine/
Hudna:  A Rationale and Platform for Peaceful Engagement, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/hudna_a_rationale_and_platform_for_peaceful_engagement/
Hudna:  A Long-Range Islamic Strategy for Conflict Resolution, by Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/hudna_a_long_range_islamic_strategy_for_conflict_resolution/
Hudna Sabotaged: Israeli Invasion Torpedoes Hamas Strategy to Build a New M.E. Based on Justice, Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/hudna_sabotaged_israeli_invasion_torpedoes_hamas_strategy_to_build_a_new_me/
“No international pressure to end op”: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1230456497503&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull
If Gaza Falls, Sarah Roy http://www.lrb.co.uk/v31/n01/roy_01_.html
International community piles pressure on Israel to stop Gaza attacks http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iWdYoZ5ATqNC6YY2jiHKiBQ0D5FA
Israel Is Committing War Crimes, George Bisharat http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123154826952369919.html
Israel Is Killing Palestinians in Gaza w/ U.S. Weapons http://www.endtheoccupation.org/downloads/gaza_us_weapons.pdf
Israel: The only nation that can do no wrong http://www.countercurrents.org/taylor050109.htm
Israel Pounds Gaza for Second Day, 296 Killed (Reuters) http://tinyurl.com/9cp8zo
Israeli Patrol Boat Rammed Civilian Mercy Ship, Sheila Musaji http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/israeli_patrol_boat_rammed_civilian_mercy_ship/0017072
Israel’s Righteous Fury And Its Victims In Gaza,  Ilan Pappe http://www.countercurrents.org/pappe030109.htm
Israel’s Wanton Aggression on Gaza, Stephen Lendman http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/israels_wanton_aggression_on_gaza/0017060
Gaza and the U.S. Corporate Media http://www.muzzlewatch.com/2008/12/31/gaza-and-the-us-corporate-media/
The Gaza Boomerang, Nicholas D. Kristof http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/opinion/08kristof.html?_r=1&ref=opinion
Gaza is an unnecessary war, Jimmy Carter http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_11408309?nclick_check=1
Gaza residents fear Israeli tank assault is near http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-gaza30-2008dec30,0,3053809.story
Gaza’s Guernica,  Enough is enough http://www.bricup.org.uk/GazaEmergency.html
Gaza today: ‘This is only the beginning’, Ewa Jasiewicz http://www.freegaza.org/index.php?module=latest_news&id=5f36cb2382cb6e2b413b88331d2223f1&offset=
Gaza Under Fire, John Pilger http://www.newstatesman.com/middle-east/2009/01/pilger-israel-gaza-palestine
Gaza: The War On Children, Jamal Dajani http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamal-dajani/gaza-the-war-on-children_b_157249.html
Gaza Voices, American Silence, Kenneth Ring http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/gaza_voices_american_silence/0017061
Guernica in Gaza, Vittorio Arrigoni http://www.freegaza.org/index.php?module=latest_news&id=799d915eae0777fec758d9c48d9b894b&offset=
The Hanukkah Massacre in Gaza :: The Sacrificial Lamb to the Israeli-American-Arab Interests, Mohamed Khodr http://usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/57976
Holocaust denied, John Pilger http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21680.htm
How Hypocrisy on ‘Terrorism’ Kills, Robert Parry http://www.consortiumnews.com/2008/123008.html
I know why the caged bird bites…, Imran Musaji http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/i_know_why_the_caged_bird_bites/0017095
If Gaza Falls, Sara Roy http://www.lrb.co.uk/v31/n01/roy_01_.html
If Hamas Did Not Exist, Jennifer Loeuinstein http://www.counterpunch.org/loewenstein01012009.html
Ignoring the plight in Gaza http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/12/21/ignoring_the_plight_in_gaza/ 

INTERFAITH STATEMENTSChristian-Muslim Forum  - Council of Christians and Jews (U.K.)  - Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem  - Churches for Middle East Peace  - Archbishop of Canterbury -  - UCC / Disciples of Christ Global Ministries   - metro Detroit religious leaders  - Pope denounces violence, hatred, prays for peace in Gaza - Pope calls for truce - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America  - Presiding Episcopal Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori  - The chairman of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace - Methodist Church (U.K.)  - California interfaith leaders  - Church Leaders Appeal for Cease Fire in Gaza - US Catholic bishops plea for ceasefire in Mideast   - Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace  - Interfaith Peace BuildersCatholic Relief Services - Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice - American Friends Service Committee - World Council of Churches - International Interfaith Organizations Network - An Open Letter to Evangelicals and Other Interested Parties: The People of God, the Land of Israel, and the Impartiality of the Gospel, Initiated by Knox Theological Seminary  - Israeli Jews from Sderot and Palestinian Gazans Speak Out Together - Boston religious leaders call for a ceasefire - An Interfaith Declaration for Peace

Israel: boycott, divest, sanction, Naomi Klein http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090126/klein?rel=hp_picks
Israel destroyed 41 mosques in Gaza http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=35207
Israel must acknowledge Hamas as the democratic choice of a majority of Palestinians http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2009/01/israel-hamas-palestinian-gaza
Israeli Assault Violates International Humanitarian Law,  Prof. Richard Falk (United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories ) http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21607.htm
Israeli Assault Injures 1.5 Million Gazans, Jonathan Cook http://www.antiwar.com/orig/cook.php?articleid=14082
Israel rejects truct, presses on with Gaza strikes http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/30/AR2008123000509.html?hpid=topnews
Israel’s eternal impunity http://www.newint.org/features/special/2009/01/21/israels-eternal-impunity/
Israel’s lie machine working flat out to dodge “killer” question, Stuart Littlewood http://www.redress.cc/palestine/slittlewood20081231
Israel’s lies, Henry Siegman http://www.lrb.co.uk/v31/n02/sieg01_.html
Israel’s onslaught on Gaza is a crime that cannot succeed, Seumus Milne http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/dec/30/israel-and-the-palestinians-middle-east
Israel’s Subjugation of the Palestinians Must End Now, Louay Safi http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/israels_subjugation_of_the_palestinians_must_end_now/0017064
Israel’s victories in Gaza come at a steep price, Sara Roy http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0102/p09s01-coop.html
Israel’s Wanton Aggression On Gaza, Stephen Lendman http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/israels_wanton_aggression_on_gaza/0017060
Israel’s Warped Self-justification For Murder, Paul J. Balles http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21575.htm

JEWISH VOICES FOR PEACE:  The History and “Morals” of Ethnic Cleansing, Victoria Buch http://www.counterpunch.org/buch01062009.html - Jewish Voice for Peace statement on Gaza Attacks http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/publish/article_1146.shtml - The Jewish People, Zionism, and the Question of Justice, Mark Braverman http://www.jewishconscience.org/resources/The+Jewish+People$2C+Zionism$2C+and+the+Question+of+Justice+2.11.doc  - Jewish voices against the massacre in Gaza http://m.digg.com/political_opinion/Jewish_Voices_Against_the_Massacre_in_Gaza - A revenge strategy, Haim Baram http://www.newstatesman.com/middle-east/2009/01/israel-gaza-palestinian-war - Delusions of victory in Gaza, Zvi Barel http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1050460.html  - Gaza: the logic of colonial power, Nir Rosen http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/dec/29/gaza-hamas-israel - Gaza, the Horror, Richard Silverstein http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2008/12/28/gaza-the-horror/  - Gaza: the logic of colonial power, Nir Rosen http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/dec/29/gaza-hamas-israel/print - Gaza: The Dominion of the Dead, Roger Cohen http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/opinion/08Cohen.html?ref=opinion - Israel and Gaza: In Search of a New Moral Calculus, Rabbi Brant Rosen http://rabbibrant.com/2008/12/30/israel-and-gaza-in-search-of-a-new-moral-calculus/ - ‘Little Baghdad’ in Gaza - bombs, fear and rage, Amira Hass http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1050636.html - Molten lead in Gaza, Uri Avnery http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=43086152490&h=gW23r&u=nbUoH - The neighborhood bully strikes again, Gideon Levy http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1050459.html  - Nixed Signals: When Hamas hinted at peace, U.S. media wouldn’t take the message, Seth Ackerman http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2974 - Not by Might, and not by Power, Rabbi Arthur Waskow http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/not_by_might_and_not_by_power/0017062 - Want to End the Violence in Gaza? Boycott Israel, Naomi Klein http://www.alternet.org/story/118332/  - Who will save Israel from itself?, Mark LeVine http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/war_on_gaza/2009/01/2009110112723260741.html - Israel’s War of Deceit, Lies and Propaganda, Uri Avnery http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21731.htm - Nine Israeli human rights groups call for war-crimes probe of Israeli military http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-090113-gaza-web,0,6642234.story -  Australian Jews protest against Israel’s actions http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/australian-jews-protest-against-israels-action/2009/01/05/1231003936981.html  - Jewish women protest in Toronto’s Israeli Consulate http://jta.org/news/article/2009/01/08/1002085/jewish-women-protest-inside-torontos-israeli-embassy  - Statement by American Jews in Condemning Gaza War (if you are Jewish and agree, please sign) http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=44262979884&h=lY7bW&u=PRkAv - Jewish Americans in Los Angeles protest at Israeli Embassy http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-01/15/content_10659906.htm - Jews in L.A. Join Protests Against Israel’s Gaza Actions http://www.jewishjournal.com/articles/item/jews_join_protests_against_israels_gaza_actions_20090114/ - UK Jewish lawmaker says Israeli forces acting like Nazis http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/01/16/uk.israel.debate/ - Renowned Jewish Playwright Tony Kushner Speaks Out Against Israel’s Assault on Gaza http://www.democracynow.org/2009/1/13/catastrophically_misguidedincomprehensible_policy_renowned_jewish_playwright - The boss has gone mad, Uri Avnery http://www.counterpunch.org/avnery01192009.html

Jewish Newspaper Article Calls for Murder of Innocent Muslims, Sheila Musaji http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/jewish_newspaper_article_calls_for_murder_of_innocent_muslims/0017056
Keeping out the cameras and reporters simply doesn’t work, Robert Fisk http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-keeping-out-the-cameras-and-reporters-simply-doesnt-work-1225800.html
Letter to President Bush on Gaza Crisis, Ralph Nader http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/letter_to_president_bush_on_gaza_crisis/0017092
Lights Out in Gaza, News Blackout in US, Deena Guzder http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/30-10
Looking the Other Way, Reuven Kaminer http://www.hagada.org.il/eng/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=250
Marty Peretz and the American political consensus on Israel, Glenn Greenwald http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/12/28/peretz/
McKinney to Obama: “Say Something” About Gaza Humanitarian Crisis http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=948&Itemid=1

MEDIA: - Blame Game in Gaza: Covering for Israel, Concealing War Crimes, Stephen Lendman http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_blame_game_in_gaza_covering_for_israel_concealing_war_crimes/0017133
- Media’s Self-Censorship Abets Gaza Atrocities, Ahmed Rehab http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/medias_self_censorship_abets_gaza_atrocities/0017123 - In the US, Gaza is a different war,  Habib Battah http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/war_on_gaza/2009/01/20091585448204690.html - US Media Coverage Of Gaza Invasion Largely Biased Towards Israel http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/04/analysis-us-media-coverag_n_155074.html - Media bias endangers peace in Gaza http://www.reclaimthemedia.org/media_literacy/bias/media_bias_endangers_peace_gaz0301 - How Biased Media Manipulates the Facts, Yvonne Ridley http://www.dailymuslims.com/Columns/Yvonne-Ridley/GAZA_How_Biased_Media_Manipulates_the_Facts.html - Saint Louis Journalist Faces Criticism for Reporting on Gaza Demonstration, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/gaza_assault_and/ - Gaza and the media, perhaps a silver lining http://www.muzzlewatch.com/2009/01/18/gaza-and-the-media-perhaps-a-silver-lining/ - In the US, Gaza is a different war,  Habib Battah http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/war_on_gaza/2009/01/20091585448204690.html - Unseen Gaza http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=47928913617&h=a6plF&u=oUWzE

Mideast Dream Team? Not Quite, Roger Cohen http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/12/opinion/12cohen.html?_r=4
Moral Vacuum, Aftab Ahmed Malik http://www.altmuslim.com/a/a/a/2920/
More oddities in the U.S. “debate” over Israel/Gaza, Glenn Greenwald http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/01/02/israel/
Most Gaza casualties were non-combatants, civilians http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10063.shtml
The myth of Israel’s strategic genius, Stephen M. Walt http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/01/17/the_myth_of_israels_strategic_genius
Natural Gas, Palestinian Elections, and Israel’s Subversion of the ‘Peace Process’,  By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21670.htm
Obama’s ‘deafening silence’ stifles hope of change http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24872354-5013948,00.html
Obama seeks ‘lasting peace’ in Middle East http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/01/22/obama-foreign-policy.html
Old battles, new contenders in the Gulf http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KA17Ak02.html
Olmert’s poodle, Patrick Buchanan http://www.amconmag.com/blog/2009/01/17/olmerts-poodle/
Outrage in Gaza: No More Apologies,  Rabbi Brant Rosen http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=44750222837&h=-1jc-&u=rIMM2
Palestinian death toll rises to 325 as Israeli strikes continue http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/29/gaza-israel-palestinians-middle-east
The Paradox of Peace, Soraya Ulrich http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21571.htm
Picking Up The Pieces In Gaza, Alice Gray http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21671.htm
Pirates Of The Mediterranean, Yvonne Ridley http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21580.htm
The Politics of An Israeli Extermination Campaign: Backers, Apologists and Arms Suppliers, James Petras http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21613.htm
Pro-Israel Rally Attended by Big-Time NY Dems Descends into Calls for ‘Wiping Out’ Palestinians, Max Blumenthal http://www.alternet.org/story/119372

Protests U.S. -  More than 100 protests across the U.S.  -  Protests for Gaza, St. Louis and Worldwide, Sheila Musaji http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/protests_for_gaza_st_louis_and_worldwide/0017116
-  List of protests nationwide here, herehere, and here (includes Albany,  Albuquerque, Anchorage, Anaheim, Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Bellingham, Boston, Buffalo, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Chicago, Cinncinati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Columbus, Costa Mesa, D.C., Dallas, Dearborn, Detroit, Denver, Durham, Eugene, Flint, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Ithaca, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Knoxville, Lansing, Lawrence, Louisville, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Montpellier, New Brunswick, New Haven,  New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, North Hampton, Ocala, Olympia, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Portland, Rochester, Roanoke, Saint Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Seattle, Springfield, Spokane, Tacoma, Tampa, St. Petersburg, St. Louis, Santa Rosa, Sioux Falls, Toledo, Tucson, Woodstock, Worcester, Youngstown) and the list is growing.  Young Jews Stage Die In in Boston to Denounce Israeli Attacks on Civilians.  Photographs of New York protest here.

Protests - Worldwide movement protests U.S.-Israeli massacre in Gaza   -  Thousands take to the streets worldwide - Protests sweep the Middle East - Photos of protests around the worlld here  - Adelaide - Amsterdam - Athens  -  Bangkok  -  Belfast - Brussels  - Cairo  - Capetown -  Dhaka -  Dublin - Edinburgh - Glasgow - Haifa, Israel IstanbulJakarta  - Jerusalem, Israel - Johannesberg  -  Kano - Kuala Lumpur  - Lisbon - London  - MadridMontreal  - Ottawa  - Paris  -  Rotterdam -  Tel Aviv, Israel Tokyo - Toronto - Vancouver - Vienna - Wellington, NZ

Punishing the Palestinians, Ralph Nader http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/01/17-1
The Quartet’s Hypocrisy and Failure in Occupied Palestine, Stephen Lendman http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Quartet-s-Hypocrisy-an-by-Stephen-Lendman-090107-68.html
Questions and Answers on Gaza, Stephen Shalom http://www.zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/20269
The Real Goal of the Slaughter in Gaza, Jonathan Cook http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21603.htm
The rotten state of Egypt is too powerless and corrupt to act, Robert Fisk http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-the-rotten-state-of-egypt-is-too-powerless-and-corrupt-to-act-1220048.html
The self delusion that plagues both sides in this bloody conflict, Robert Fisk http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-the-self-delusion-that-plagues-both-sides-in-this-bloody-conflict-1218224.html
Shadow of Warsaw Ghetto over Gaza-Israel border, Alastair Macdonald http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE50918220090110
The Siege of Gaza: Barack Obama’s First ‘Test’?, John Esposito http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/Default.pl?id=29469
So, I asked the UN secretary general, isn’t it time for a war crimes tribunal?, Robert Fisk http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-so-i-asked-the-un-secretary-general-isnt-it-time-for-a-war-crimes-tribunal-1419289.html
So what have the Palestinians got to complain about?, Mark Steel http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/mark-steel/mark-steel-so-what-have-the-palestinians-got-to-complain-about-1218135.html
South Africans Call for Sanctions on Israel http://www.bdsmovement.net/?q=node/247
Timeline of Gaza crisis http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200917205418665491.html
Violence explodes once more in Gaza http://www.axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/17280
Struggle for peace: Obama has to take control of mediating Mideast conflict, Yousef Munayyer http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-oped1230gazadec30,0,2474499.story
Time for a New Divestment Campaign, Kevin Alexander Gray http://www.counterpunch.org/gray01192009.html
The True Story Behind this War Is Not The One Israel Is Telling, Johann Hari http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21630.htm
The truth about those Hamas rockets, Dennis Rahkonen http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_4186.shtml
The untold reasons of the Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza, Abdus Sattar Ghazali http://www.journalofamerica.net/html/massacre_continues.html
The United States Promotes Israeli Genocide Against the Palestinians, Francis A. Boyle http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21722.htm
The Urgency of Now—Obama Must Act on Gaza, Omid Safi http://www.huffingtonpost.com/omid-safi/the-urgency-of-now——oba_b_156287.html
The U.S. Congress’s Biased Resolution on Gaza, Sheila Musaji http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_us_congresss_biased_resolution_on_gaza/0017117
U.S. Weaponry Facilitates Killings in Gaza, Thalif Deen http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21694.htm
A variety of perspectives of the Israeli assault on Gaza, Network of Spiritual Progressives http://files.tikkun.org/current/article.php/2008122722311446
Vatican aide calls Gaza a “big concentration camp” http://www.metro.co.uk/news/world/article.html?Vatican_aide_calls_Gaza_big_concentration_camp&in_article_id=465779&in_page_id=64
VIDEO:  Gaza in Crisis http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=DSzn7XLLM7c
VIDEO:  Israel and International Law http://therealnews.com/t/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=3064
VIDEO:  Massive Israeli Air Raids on Gaza http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21546.htm
VIDEO:  The reality in Gaza http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21612.htm
VIDEO:  US Military Aid Underpins Gaza Offensive http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21591.htm
VIDEO:  UK politician Tony Benn calls


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