Thursday, January 7, 2016

Life and Death in Gaza

Published on Brown Pundits - August 4, 2014

This article was written during Istael's last military invasion of Gaza which was exceptionally brutal. Given the emotions aroused by the events at the time, many readers complained that the article was a case of blaming the victim. But the goal in writing this piece was to take an analytical rather than an emotional look at the situation, and reading it today, I think all the points I made then remain valid today.


"On the Israeli-Palestinian issue, unfortunately, we seem to be trapped in a nightmare. Unless one of the parties changes its stance radically, we are likely to see escalating cycles of violence, initially with mutually facilitated radicalization, and eventually reaching mutually assured destruction. And while most of the deaths will no doubt occur on the Palestinian side, Israel would do well to remember that there are ways of dying other than losing one’s life."

The full article can be read here.

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