Common Dreams staff
Critics say it is "shameful" that a high-ranking U.S. military official suggested the Pentagon can learn lessons from Israel's 50-day attack on Gaza this summer. According the Jerusalem Post , Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey made statements Thursday praising the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) for taking "extraordinary lengths to...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The Erez crossing to northern Gaza is one of the terminals closed off by Israel. (Photo: Zero0000/WIkimedia/cc)
Despite widespread calls for increased humanitarian aid and economic activity,...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai announced Wednesday that she is...


Job-like, Gazans get yet more bad news: Even as they squat in rubble and tents battling to keep their children alive - a fifth just froze to death - amidst cold, wet, wind, and food, fuel and power shortages, U.N. officials say a program to rebuild over 100,000 destroyed homes will end this month because ignoble world donors oblivious to their fate have reneged on funding promises. With a heartrending plea from those forgotten in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon: "We are slowly dying here."