I think Western newspapers should report this more, or Israel should promote this more. It emphasises the political implications of the continued blockade of Gaza. It sometimes annoys me that everyone proclaims 'end the Israeli siege on Gaza', when Egypt also does the same. I do however think that the continued blockade of Gaza instead of seeking more humanitarian options, is causing Israel to loose international recognition. although her Arab neighbours could and should do better, I think Israel is expected and should do more. Of course, if Hamas continues to fire rockets and openly oppose Israel this makes it difficult, but I do believe that Israel can find a way of addressing the hearts and minds of the Palestinian people to make a change, and prove Hamas redundant.
PM: We'll surround ourselves with fences in defense against the wild beasts around us (Haaretz)
from the article: Egypt opens Gaza border following IDF raid on aid flotilla
While old-timers at Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim in northern Israel are racking their brains to recall Bernie Sanders from a volunteer stint in the 1960s, Haaretz tracked down a first cousin of the Democratic presidential hopeful at a moshav in the Negev.16:22 09.02.16 | 0 comments