Sunday, January 4, 2009

More News Coverage

As you probably well know, Israel began a ground offensive in Gaza yesterday. Again, life here in Jerusalem continues as usual, and in fact we didn't know about it at all until we got back from dinner and opened up our e-mails. (Incidentally we had a terrific dinner with a former professor of ours from UVA). We've been concernedly reading news and op-eds, and I thought, as before, I'd share what I've been reading with you: -- This is pretty good play-by-play coverage --- The Israel Defense Forces blog -- a good news 'round up',7340,L-3649818,00.html -- EU President says Israel is acting defensively - Haaretz reports on sending ground troops into Gaza -- about the role of Jews outside of Israel -- Khaled Hroub, author of several books on Hamas, including Hamas: A Beginner's Guide, talks to Al Jazeera about the organisation's social and political strengths and explains why he believes Hamas is looking forward to an Israeli ground incursion into the Gaza Strip. -- on the goals of the offensive -- Haaretz analysis of goals of the operation - Arab Israeli journalist in support of Israel's actions -- journal of a Palestinian in Gaza -- interactive timeline -- Europe at odds over Israeli land offensive in Gaza -- "As my son goes to war, I am fully Israeli at last" ---- this is a very good article that I highly recommend. -- UN Security Council Fails to Agree on Gaza Ceasefire Call -- an article very critical of Israel's propaganda effort

This list could go on forever, but I hope that these articles help you to understand the situation in Gaza a bit better. We will, of course, keep you updated, but please know that here in Jerusalem we are safe.

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