Important Articles on the Gaza Assault

Important Articles on the Gaza Assault

compiled by Sheila Musaji

These are the articles that I believe will help anyone attempting to understand the current crisis.  These have been compiled from my Twitter and Facebook pages during the past week.  I selected those that were shared by many individuals.  Social media has been incredibly active this past week, and a number of hashtags have trended, e.g. #hasbarafail, #freePalestine, #GazaUnderAttack, #notinmyname, #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies, #Werefusetobeenemies.  There was also a flurry of hateful tweets and Facebook posts, but it was encouraging to see how many people responded and spoke out against those.


- 7,000 Israeli’s protest Gaza war in Tel Aviv (Quran 3:113-115 ... These are among the righteous ... )
- An Open Letter To Young Canadian Jews
- Anti-Semitism has no place in Palestine advocacy, Jasmeen Serhan
- As Israel’s assault on Gaza intensifies, it is not anti-Semitic to say: not in my name, Laurie Penny
- For the honor of Torah: A rabbinic response to Rabbi Dov Lior, Rabbi Aryeh Cohenhttp://
- Haaretz editorial, “Israelis must speak out” = “Govt ministers + MKs are taking part” in incitement + suppression…
- ISNA Statement on Mounting Civilian Deaths in Gaza
- Israel is not my birthright, Shira Lipkin
- Israel, Palestine, and Us: The Peace That Passeth All Understanding, Arlene Goldbard
- Israel: Stop the invasion of Gaza, stop the bombing of Gaza, free the Palestinian prisoners, Rabbi Michael Lerner
- Israeli & Palestinian voices of reason amidst violence and despair
- #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies movement keeps going 
- Joint Statement on Israel/Gaza, Imam Mohamed Magid & Rabbi Michael G. Holzman
- Nobel peace laureates and celebrities call for military embargo on Israel
- Parliament of Religions Calls Faith Communities to Actively Oppose War, Blockade of Gaza, Anti-Semitism & Islamophobia to Protect Israeli and Palestinian Lives
- This Ramadan of Tears, Noor-Malika Chishti
- Time to stand in solidarity with Britain’s Jewish community, Nick Lowles of Hope Not Hate
- “We cannot punish all the population because you do not agree with Hamas” - Jerusalem Patriarch Fouad Twal 
- Why Jerusalem?: Two bereaved fathers give hope for the Israeli & Palestinian people


- Armed robbery in Gaza - Israel, US, UK carve up the spoils of Palestine’s stolen gas, Nafeez Ahmed
- Beautiful dream of Israel has become a nightmare, Gabor Mate
- Death in Gaza, ambivalence and anger in Cairo, Abdallah Schleifer
- The enemy below: Why Hamas tunnels scare Israel so much, Gerard DeGroot
- Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia, Queen Rania of Jordan
- Gaza: is this a war on children?, Jon Snow
- Gaza’s resistance will not be crushed, Ramzy Baroud
- Informative graphic showing Israeli & Palestinian ceasefire violations, Ali Abunimah
- Israel’s argument for war against Palestine ignores the context, Dahlia Sheindlin
- Israel’s attack on Gaza is revenge for the Palestinians’ refusal to accept occupation, Amira Hass
- Israel’s best weapon against Hamas: Giving the Palestinians hope, Peter Beinart 
- Israel’s Conflict Has a Past — and a Future: Before Gaza War, There Were Roads Not Taken, Dahlia Schleindlin
- Israel’s goal is not peace, Robert Fantina
- On stupidity and war (What lessons has Netanyahu learnt, if any?),  Marwan Bishara 
- Proxy Punishment in the West Bank (collective punishment), Jason Lee Steorts
- This Is Your Brain on War: A Dispatch From Jerusalem - Why both sides in the Gaza conflict saw irrational decisions as reasonable, Gershom Gorenberg
- U.N.: 1 child killed in Gaza every hour
- Unless Israel lifts its blockade of Gaza, no ceasefire can work, Chris Doyle
- When Israel Remembers Their Covenant, They Will Change The World, Dr. David Liepert


-  5 Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked, Noura ERakat
- 10 Controversial, illegal, and documented: Israeli military strategies in Gaza, Sami Kishawi
- A moment of moral clarity, Rev. Vicki Gray (response to Charles Krauthammer article)
- The American Jewish Cocoon (maintaining a unified narrative), Peter Beinart
- Announcement by University of Haifa of academic course: University of Haifa’s ‘Cyber Warriors’ will help fight the delegitimization of Israel using new media
- #askDermer a colossal social media #Hasbarafail, Sheila Musaji
- Claim that Hamas killed 3 teens is turning out to be the WMD of Gaza onslaught, Adam Horowitz and Phil Weiss
- Debunking Israeli #propaganda - top 10 myths about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jeremy R. Hammond
- Egypt flooded Gaza tunnels in 2013 (not one individual was injured or killed)
- Gaza rockets don’t halt free Birthright tours for young adult US Jews to tour Israel with peers in the Israeli army. 
- Hasbara and the Control of Narrative as an Element of Strategy, Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)
- How Israel Uses Twitter, Facebook & Tinder to Legitimize Murder | Brainwash Update, Abby Martin
- In the age of social media: Israel getting more resistance online than on ground. It’s not used to it and can’t cope, Mira Bar Hillel 
- The Israel Project’s 2009 global language dictionary (basically a Hasbara ‘how to’)
- The Israel Project’s 2009 global language dictionary (basically a Hasbara ‘how to’)
- Israel offers students grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- Israel provoked this war, Henry Seigman
- Israel Student Union Set Up “War Room” to Sell Gaza Massacre on Facebook (organized lying), Ali Abunimah
- Israel Struggles to Win “Hearts and Minds” in Media War on Palestine
- Israel’s Dublin Embassy Warns: Muslim Hordes Conquering Europe (@IslaminIreland their twitter address tweeted an offensive photo montage), Richard Silverstein — Note:  @IslaminIreland has deleted the offensive photo montage, possibly after social media fought back
- Israel’s divide-and-conquer tactic: define Palestinian Christians as ‘non-Arabs’ - Arab Christians condemn the tactic
- Israel’s other war (controlling the narrative), Etgar Keret
- Look Carefully at Who Started the Current Israel-Hamas Conflict, Ghada Ageel
- Netanyahu government knew teens were dead as it whipped up racist frenzy, Max Blumenthal
- Palestine and Israel – arsenals of swords and words (changing media landscape undermining #Israel’s #propaganda machine), Hisham Melhem 
- The perils of getting news from corporate media, Omid Safi
- Report that allows Israelis to hide facts (Hasbara 2.0),Patrick Cockburn 
- Jeremy Scahill On U.S. Media Coverage Of Israel-Gaza Conflict: ‘We’ve Hit All-Time Lows’
- Some truths you are not going to hear on American corporate media on #Gaza, Omid Safi
- Telegenically dead: Israel’s crumbling media war, Deepa Kumar
- Netanyahu government knew teens were dead as it whipped up racist frenzy, Max Blumenthal
- On Gaza, genocide, and impunity, Abukar Arman
- Palestine and Israel – arsenals of swords and words, Hisham Melhem
- U.N. report accuses Israeli forces of using Palestinian children as human shields, abusing children in custody
- Where’s BBC scoop on Netanyahu’s big lie? (there are no grounds for believing Hamas ordered the abduction of three Israeli teens on June 12), Jonathan Cook
- Why Israel is losing the social media war over Gaza , Juan Cole
- Why Israel won’t sign any ceasefire that’s fair, Larry Derfner


- Atlanta Pro-Israel Protesters Bring Assault Rifles, Handguns, Call Islam Religion Of Death, Zaid Jilani
- Far-Right extremism on the rise in Israel as Gaza conflict continues, Innaa Lazareva
- The Gaza assault brings out the Jewish extremists (hateful quotes), Sheila Musaji
- Israel’s new president, Reuven Rivlin, was sworn into office today. Here he is in his own words, Ben White
- Mordechai Kedar Israeli academic: raping Palestinian women would deter attacks
- Rabbi Dov Lior: Jewish law permits destruction of Gaza to bring safety to Israel, Jeremy Sharon
- Never again (after just one more time), Sheila Musaji


- When the guns are roaring, Israelis must speak out,


- ‘Cowardly’ BBC tells comedian Israel’s attack on Gaza is out of bounds for satire, Frankie Boyle
- Does Reality Even Exist? Asks Israeli Spokesman in Explaining Latest Civilian Deaths, Daniel Haqiqatjou
- Jon Stewart Captures What It’s Like When You Talk About Israel 
- Jon Stewart: We need to talk about Israel
- Jon Stewart Brilliantly Covers The ‘Asymmetrical’ Conflict In Gaza
- How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering, Dean Obeidallah
- Israel Unveils New Defense System To Deflect Accusations Of Human Rights Violations,36548/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=Pic:1:Default


- America Complicit in Israeli War Crimes: US Alone in Vote Against UN Inquiry Into Gaza Assault, Sarah Lazare
- Israel may have committed war crimes during Gaza offensive, UN says (UN human rights council debates resolution calling for urgent dispatch of ‘independent, international commission of inquiry’)
- PLO official Hanan Ashrawi: Israel’s assault on Gaza is ‘state terrorism’ and should be referred to the International Criminal Court, Alex B. Kane
- UN rights council to form commission of inquiry over Israeli ‘war crimes’ in Gaza