Palestine

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The "massive and unprecedented harm" inflicted on the population of Gaza during last summer's 50-day Israeli military assault stemmed from the top of the chain of command, which gave orders to shoot indiscriminately at civilians, according to the anonymous testimony of more than 60 officers and soldiers who took part in "Operation Protective Edge...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) chairs the Senate Finance Committee that passed the little-noticed amendment. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc)
U.S. lawmakers are quietly advancing legislation that would penalize...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Nobel-award winning author and social critic Günter Grass, who died this week...

Further

The carnage goes on in Gaza. Over 500 now dead. The devastation has sparked fury, with hundreds of thousands protesting around the world, Nobel laureates and other public figures demanding an arms embargo against Israel, and an emergency meeting by the U.N. Security Council just announced. Still, the sheer scope of the horror can also numb us into a sort of moral fatigue. Two individual stories of random life and death to make and keep it real: The little boy on the front, brought into Gaza...