The risk of major confrontation is looming once more. But there's still time, and still choices - especially for Israel, which holds the power, and therefore the initiative - to spare everyone’s children
Marilyn Garson lived in Gaza 2011 - 2015, while working as the Economic Director of Mercy Corps, and Business and Livelihoods Consultant to UNRWA. She writes from New Zealand.
Basking in Trump's shadow, Israel is unconstrained in its infliction of violence on liberal values within Israel and literal violence on Gaza. And we, purportedly liberal Jews, have acquiesced
Opinion You Wouldn't Live Passively Behind Gaza’s Walls. You Would Protest And, Disproportionately, You Would Die
You would protest that Israel, with its soldiers, drones, planes and walls, holds overwhelming, disproportionate power over Gaza: To blockade, choke, damage, and, yes, to kill
To understand why Gazans are willing to pit their bodies against an army, peel away the political positioning on all sides
The U.S. administration's threat to withhold funds from UNRWA, where I worked, will drag down two million Gazans from an economy of scarcity down to a politics of hunger. Politics are negotiable: food must not be
Do you only feel injustice at the Western Wall, and not at the walls where Palestinians are shot and arrested? If you're proud to identify as Jewish and progressive, you can't just be a spectator to Palestinian suffering
The first Palestinian protestor after Trump's announcement died in Khan Younis. He'd probably never seen Jerusalem, about an hour from Gaza. He would have had his own imaginary Holy City, a promissory image that hangs on so many Gazan walls
One needn’t be a humanitarian to see that, while Israel is emphatically not secured by the immiseration of Gazans, it may be imperiled by their despair
Netanyahu seals the gates of the West Bank and Gaza, confining millions of Palestinians, to enjoy the Sukkot festival. If anywhere or anyone else demanded a Jew-free holiday, would we shrug that off?
Israel never denied knowing the UNRWA schools it struck three years ago were civilian shelters. I know they knew, because I compiled the lists of emergency shelters sent to them
Three years after the Israel - Hamas war, I am still haunted by the Palestinian children killed by Israeli missiles on a Gaza beach near where I lived
Living and working in Gaza, I saw how living conditions deteriorated before the 2014 war. Israeli policies that compound that misery won't ever make Israel safe.