This latest assault on Gaza reaffirms the key role played by the U.S. media in maintaining the information blockade.
US taxpayers are in an absurd place: They are partly paying for the Israeli military action in Gaza and funding the clean-up.
U.S. politicians and policymakers continue to back a brutal military campaign whose primary purpose is not to defend Israel but rather to protect its longstanding effort to colonize the West Bank... The explanation for America's impotent and morally bankrupt policy is the political clout of the Israel lobby.
Israel could have preempted the tunnel attacks by ending the occupation; and failing that, by not provoking this war; and failing that, by accepting a ceasefire on humane terms.
A live, online interview with Joel Beinin, professor of Middle East History, Stanford University, who spoke with us from Tel Aviv.