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| September 3, 2014

What are the experts saying about the war in Gaza?

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Is the war in Gaza really about Israel stopping a Palestinian unity government? What a destructive and unnecessary war!

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Gaza: What a destructive and unnecessary war!

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The war in Gaza is really about Israel stopping a fledgling Palestinian unity government of Fatah and Hamas that might have paved way for a two-state solution in Israel Palestine. 

But before delving into that, let's contemplate what might happen once the violence subsides and there is a return to the status quo of continued Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) in Israel's occupied West Bank and a bystander during the hostilities in Gaza, has "one last ace in the hole," says Michael Lynk, a labour law professor and writer on international legal issues with the Israel-Palestine dispute.

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July 21, 2014 |
Public Services International is calling for an immediate long-lasting ceasefire and return to negotiations in the Israel and Palestine conflict.

Eight crucial points: Understanding Israel's assault on Gaza

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Like us, you are probably saddened and upset by the recent surge in violence between Israel and Hamas. The violence directed at civilians on both sides is wrong, and should be condemned. However, as many of you have probably noticed, Israel's pro-occupation media machine is hard at work promoting a lopsided view of the conflict in mainstream media. Therefore, we've compiled a few points to provide better context and more balanced info as you discuss the situation with your friends, family and any media contacts. 

1. The casualty toll is the best indicator of the misery inflicted

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Ten years ago today, Israel's separation wall was ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice.

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Ten years ago today, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled illegal Israel's massive separation wall that runs alongside and inside the Palestinian territories.   

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Do the lives of Israeli and Palestinian youths have equal value?

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The whole world condemns the violence that saw three missing Israeli teens killed, but much of it also condemns the collective punishment unleashed by the government of Israel in response.

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| July 1, 2014
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