No words of comfort can ease the pain - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '59'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Baloney
    • 26.03.11 | 17:48 (IST)

    Nothing short of a miracle can ease the pain and suffering of the Palestinians living under such oppressive conditions in Gaza. This is immensely heartbreaking. While other Arabs are breaking out and deciding their fate on the streets, Gazans are left with political factions that don't seem to care about the consequences of their actions. Not only are they oppressed by the Israeli blockade and control of land, sea and air but also by their own leaders. God forbid should there be a sequel to the 2008 Israeli attack, there is nowhere for them to flee and this time around it will be worse than the first operation cast lead. Justice is being denied to these people on a daily basis -from their very own and from Israel. I hope that Hamas can bring some order and stability and stop these rockets from flying anywhere else. I don't believe Egypt and Jordan are in a strong position to help mediate this conflict. This is just plain madness. My thoughts and prayers are with the Palestinian men, women and children in Gaza.

    from the article: Senior IDF commander: There is anarchy in Gaza
    First published 16:55 26.03.11 | Last updated 16:55 26.03.11
Haaretz Headlines
Palestinian boy looks at  school yard in the village of Sour Baher in East Jerusalem. March 5 2002.

How many new schools does East Jerusalem have?

Statistics released by the municipality last week don’t correspond with data recently given by various council departments to a local NGO.

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw a stone towards Israeli security forces

PM: Israel to augment security to contend with terror

PM tells cabinet ministers that in meeting with defense minister, transportation minister and public security minister, it was decided to augment forces and expand vehicle fortification.

Woman in transit
Why I refused to give up my seat for a Haredi man

It was a simple request, but it hit a deep nerve.

11:34 31.08.15 | 5 comments
Yentl the matchmaker in "Fiddler on the Roof"

The dating shame: Orthodox obsession with externals

As a married woman, I get to see the other side of the dating world these days – that of the ‘matchmaker’ – and wonder what message is being sent to my generation of bright, religiously passionate women