The presentation of events by Israeli spokesmen is geared to giving the impression that Israel wants peace with the Palestinians, when all the evidence is that it does not.
The Palestinians will reject, as long as possible, any cease-fire that does not include a lifting of the Israeli blockade of Gaza. They have lost hope that foreign governments will save them. They know their fate rests in their own hands. The revolt in Gaza is an act of solidarity...
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.