News and Analysis (11/21/12)

“Gilad Sharon, the son of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon,” calls on Israel to “flatten all of Gaza[,]” adding that “Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too[,]” but “there is a growing consensus that a military operation every few years”:

Amira Haas exposes the rotten hollow core of Israel’s claims that it aggression constitutes self-defense:

As with the previous Israeli slaughter in Gaza, the UN again exposes Israeli claims that schools are used to launch rockets, this time thr0ugh CGI animation, as a fabrication:

“Israel has embarked on an adventure it has not calculated properly. It must now bear the consequences. A truce will be on Hamas’s terms, not Israel’s. The first of these will be to lift the oppressive blockade on the Gaza Strip”–Musa Abumarzuq, deputy head of Hamas’s political bureau:

“Palestinians in the West Bank have staged solidarity marches, praising Gaza’s rocket strikes on Israel and calling for an end to the diplomacy track with Israel – an indirect blow to President Mahmoud Abbas”

Iran accuses the emir of Qatar of gifting “a number of watches and ballpoint pens to Hamas leaders, which transmitted low-frequency signals to Israeli satellites”:

In the search for a cease-fire both sides want concessions, an end of rocket attacks for the Israelis and an end to the blockade of Gaza for the Gazans:

“[D]espite the fact that the case was dropped, she had to be flown out of the prison to an unknown location to ensure her safety and has been in hiding since”:

Experts believe the U.S. has spent almost one trillion dollars in counter-terrorism funding n Africa over the past decade:

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