For Americans following the Israel-Gaza conflict through mainstream television news, Sunday marked a welcome departure from the frequent unbalanced analysis that has long prevented any meaningful understanding of the situation. MSNBC’s Up With Chris devoted a lengthy segment to the conflict with a guest lineup that actually lent itself to an informative and [...]
To Hamas and other Palestinian groups, the US president sent a strong condemnation, saying there is no justification for “the cowardly acts” of launching rockets into Israel.
To the Israeli prime minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, he sent a message of support and simply urged him to “avoid” civilian casualties.
[As of Friday] around two dozen [...]
AFP, November 18
FRESH Israeli air strikes hit a Gaza City media centre and homes in northern Gaza as the death toll mounted, despite suggestions from Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi that there could be a “ceasefire soon”.
“At least six journalists were wounded, with minor and moderate injuries, when Israeli warplanes hit the al-Quds TV [...]