Tag Archives | Gaza

Surviving the Upcoming BDS Onslaught – 1

A day late (but hopefully not a shekel short) vis-à-vis next steps as the BDSers ready to drag this summer’s Gaza conflict into a college campus, church, co-op and heaven-only- knows what other civic organization near you. In theory, we could just stand back and let an anti-Israel community already showing signs of being out […]

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Does War Make All Things Clear? – The Savior Generals

Victor Davis Hanson, one of the most insightful military historians writing today, had an interesting piece the other day analyzing the current Gaza campaign and its fallout. While his piece is primarily political (Hanson is also a commentator for National Review), words that readers of his military histories will find familiar are contained in what […]

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Complexity

One of the arguments often made at BDS-related debates is that the Middle East conflict is too complex for student senators or food coop members or church delegates to understand well enough to take a meaningful stance on the matter. “Nonsense,” the BDSers sneer.  For, according to them, the issues are unbelievably simple.  Here is […]

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The Presbyterians’ Gradye Parsons On Gaza

I recently reloaded a Tweetdeck App I used when tracking activity during last month’s Presbyterian GA, where a tweet informed me that Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk for PCUSA, released a statement on July 16th calling for an end to the conflict currently underway in Gaza and in the skies over Israel. Now normally, I might […]

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The Brain on BDS

The sheer amount of reality that must be ignored to maintain a BDS mindset can sometimes seem staggering. Middle East commentator Max Boot lists the number of obvious truths that must be denied in order to portray Israel as the sole or primary aggressor in the most recent clash between the IDF and Hamas in […]

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Gaza and Fantasy Politics

Smarter (and certainly better paid) people than I have been writing about the impact of the recent conflict and ceasefire in Gaza from a variety of angles. Each of these analyses is based on a specific frame of reference which those of us who fight against the propaganda arm of militancy directed at Israel (a […]

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Gaza Propaganda – Accuse, Accuse, Accuse

So far, the Gaza propaganda campaign paired with the current Hamas war effort has failed to gain significant traction. This might just be because a costly ground incursion has not (yet) occurred, or because Israel has succeeded so well in minimizing civilian casualties (both Israeli and Palestinian).  But I suspect there are other factors at […]

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Consistency and Gaza Propaganda

As human beings, we crave consistency.  Or at the very least, inconsistency leaves us enormously uncomfortable.  Which is why the most effective accusation you can throw at a political adversary is not that they are liars (which requires you to get into a debate over what constitutes “the truth,”) but that they are hypocrites (which […]

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Patterns and Propaganda

As I mentioned yesterday, part of the reason for this new site update is to provide better access to resources for those who might encounter an acceleration of BDS-related activity in the wake of the recent flare-up along the Israeli-Gaza border. And how can I be so sure we’re going to see more calls for […]

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Gaza: Here We Go Again

It’s time like these, when the missiles are flying in from Gaza (virtually guaranteeing an escalation in violence), that the true nature of BDS and associated “peace movements” stands revealed. For according to every source and interpretation, one of the things holding the Israeli’s back from immediately retaliating against an enemy opening fire at its […]

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War and Peace (Movement)

If we needed any more evidence that BDS represents the propaganda arm of a war movement (vs. it’s ridiculous self-characterization as a “peace movement,”) the last week’s escalating conflict along the Gaza/Israel border should put the true nature of BDS into proper context. First, one must realize that the battles being waged today were absolutely, […]

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