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War in Gaza

Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict have failed. Israel has withdrawn its ground troops, but the fighting with Hamas continues. Is there still a chance for a lasting truce?

La Vanguardia - Spain | Thursday, 28. August 2014

Ceasefire strengthens Palestinians

Israel and the militant Palestinian groups agreed on an indefinite ceasefire on Tuesday. Only the Palestinians have emerged politically stronger from the conflict, the conservative daily La Vanguardia comments: » more

Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | Wednesday, 27. August 2014

Ceasefire in Gaza won't last

After seven weeks of war Egyptian mediation efforts resulted in an agreement on an indefinite ceasefire between Israel and the radical Islamic Hamas organisation on Tuesday in Cairo. The liberal daily Mladá fronta Dnes doubts that the ceasefire will last: » more

Népszabadság - Hungary | Thursday, 21. August 2014

Everyone biased on Israel-Palestine conflict

In current debate on the War in Gaza, many intellectuals argue in an extremely biased and prejudiced way in favour of one side or the other, the left-liberal daily Népszabadság believes: » more

Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany | Tuesday, 19. August 2014

Take the conflict parties in Gaza to task

Hamas once again fired missiles at Israel on Tuesday, before the extended ceasefire officially ended. Israel retaliated with airstrikes and pulled its delegation out of the Cairo truce talks. The negotiations will remain fruitless as long as the violence continues, the left-leaning daily taz writes, and criticises Palestinian support for Hamas: » more

The Irish Independent - Ireland | Friday, 8. August 2014

For Yonatan Gher focus in the Mid East should finally be on human rights

In the international discussion about the war in Gaza people should stop apportioning blame and focus on human rights instead, the director of Amnesty International Israel, Yonatan Gher, argues in the conservative daily The Irish Independent: » more

Dagens Nyheter - Sweden | Thursday, 7. August 2014

Gaza: Uncompromising stance prevents peace

The three-day ceasefire in Gaza announced on Tuesday continues to be respected by both sides. Even if the weapons remain silent for now a peaceful solution to the conflict is not in sight, the liberal daily Dagens Nyheter comments: » more

Le Monde - France | Thursday, 7. August 2014

Israel must think in terms of politics, not force

The Israeli military announced on Monday, before the start of the latest ceasefire, that all tunnels leading out of the Gaza Strip had been destroyed and that it had hence achieved its main military objective. Israel should think less in terms of its own security and more about finding a political solution to the conflict, the liberal daily Le Monde writes: » more

Main focus of Wednesday, 6. August 2014

Gaza War: Fresh talks in Cairo

Israel sent a delegation to Cairo on Tuesday to negotiate with Palestinian representatives. Meanwhile the ceasefire in the Gaza War has continued unbroken since Tuesday ... » more

Basler Zeitung - Switzerland | Wednesday, 6. August 2014

A new Middle East backs Israel

The war in Gaza has shown that Israel has new supporters in the Middle East, the conservative daily Basler Zeitung comments, seeing this as a hopeful sign: » more

Wiener Zeitung - Austria | Wednesday, 6. August 2014

Next war not long in coming without agreement

Despite the ceasefire observed by both sides so far peace in the Gaza Strip is still a long way off, the state-run liberal daily Wiener Zeitung comments: » more

Dnevnik - Slovenia | Wednesday, 6. August 2014

Cynical talk about the right to self-defence

The Palestinian side must face some bitter truths after four weeks of war in the Gaza Strip, the left-liberal daily Dnevnik comments: » more

Le Soir - Belgium | Wednesday, 6. August 2014

The elusive path to peace

There can be no chance of peace as long as the conflicting parties are unwilling to admit their guilt, the liberal daily Le Soir comments: » more

Jutarnji list - Croatia | Monday, 4. August 2014

No court for crimes in Middle East

28 days after the Israeli offensive began in Gaza the war crimes on both sides are piling up, but they will never be dealt with in court, the liberal daily Jutarnji List criticises: » more

Trouw - Netherlands | Monday, 4. August 2014

Israel risking international isolation

After 2008 and 2012 Israel is involved in a new war and pushing a solution to the Middle East conflict further away than ever, the Christian-social daily Trouw warns: » more

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | Monday, 4. August 2014

Opening of the Gaza Strip not a done deal

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier proposed on the weekend that all border crossings to the Gaza Strip should be opened and monitored by international observers. A good suggestion that he must now strive to have put into practice, the left-liberal daily Süddeutsche Zeitung urges: » more

Der Standard - Austria | Monday, 4. August 2014

Potential turning point in Gaza conflict

In withdrawing its ground troops from Gaza, Israel must also adopt a new policy with regard to the Palestinians, the left-liberal daily Der Standard believes: » more

Irish Examiner - Ireland | Friday, 1. August 2014

Ireland must give Palestinians a voice

The UN Human Rights Council last week resolved to launch an enquiry into Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Ireland was wrong to withhold its vote, the liberal daily Irish Examiner believes: » more

Večernji list - Croatia | Thursday, 31. July 2014

Sarajevo feels for Gaza

For days Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been announcing its support for the people in Gaza. But they are united by more than just Muslim solidarity, the conservative daily Večernji List explains: » more

Corriere della Sera - Italy | Thursday, 31. July 2014

Don Futterman on Israel's evil moral calculus

Israel won't come out of this new Gaza war with a clear conscience, Israeli columnist Don Futterman warns in the liberal-conservative daily Corriere della Sera: » more

Radikal - Turkey | Wednesday, 30. July 2014

A secular Turkey could mediate in Middle East

The Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu took part in a mediation meeting with his counterparts from the US, EU and Qatar on the weekend in Paris in a bid to find a solution to the Gaza conflict. After the meeting he stressed that peace negotiations without Hamas's participation would be impossible. Turkey's foreign policy has been too strongly aligned with radical Hamas, the liberal daily Radikal laments: » more

Reflex - Czech Republic | Tuesday, 29. July 2014

Defence against Hamas is legitimate

Hamas is manipulating global opinion on the war in the Middle East with a flood of images of its dead, the liberal weekly Reflex complains on its webpage: » more

Jeune Afrique - France | Monday, 28. July 2014

Israel too aggressive in Gaza conflict

Israel is being disproportionately aggressive in the Gaza conflict, the pan-African weekly magazine Jeune Afrique writes, and criticises the indifference of Western states: » more

Hürriyet - Turkey | Monday, 28. July 2014

No Sugar Feast for children in the Middle East

The Islamic world celebrates the end of its month of fasting, Ramadan, with the Sugar Feast starting this Monday. But the children in the Middle East won't enjoy the celebrations, columnist Nilgün Tekfidan Gümüş laments in the conservative daily Hürriyet: » more

The Irish Independent - Ireland | Monday, 28. July 2014

Palestinians need the world's compassion

The thousandth Palestinian victim of the Israeli ground offensive was found on the weekend, according to Palestinian sources. With cool rhetoric and pseudo dismay the world is distancing itself from the many victims in Gaza and the fate of the Palestinians, writes Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk in the conservative daily The Irish Independent: » more

Kurier - Austria | Monday, 28. July 2014

Demilitarise the Gaza Strip

The radical-Islamic Hamas is responsible for the escalation in the Gaza crisis, writes European Jewish Congress Vice President Ariel Muzicant in the daily Kurier, and calls for Hamas's disarmament and permanent demilitarisation of the Gaza Strip: » more

La Repubblica - Italy | Monday, 28. July 2014

New insight for Israelis could be turning point

An end to the Gaza conflict will only be possible if there is a shift in the people of Israel's way of thinking, argues Israeli author David Grossman in the left-liberal daily La Repubblica: » more

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | Monday, 28. July 2014

Conflict can't be controlled from outside

The most recent negotiation attempts under US Secretary of State John Kerry in the Gaza conflict have failed. Israel and Hamas are accusing each other of not respecting ceasefires. With Kerry's failure it is clear that it is now virtually impossible to bring external influence to bear on the war, the left-liberal daily Süddeutsche Zeitung sighs: » more

Der Tagesspiegel - Germany | Friday, 25. July 2014

Arab world passive on Gaza

The biggest protests against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip aren't taking place in the Middle East but in Europe, a situation that has much to do with the political configurations three years after the Arab Spring, the liberal daily Tagesspiegel believes: » more

Savon Sanomat - Finland | Thursday, 24. July 2014

Ceasefire just the first step

International pressure on Hamas and Israel is growing, the liberal daily Savon Sanomat observes, and hopes a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict will be the first step to peace: » more

Le Quotidien - Luxembourg | Wednesday, 23. July 2014

Twitter a formidable propaganda machine

Since the escalation in the Gaza conflict, Hamas's al-Qassam brigades and the Israeli army have been spreading their own versions of events via Twitter. Social networks are a wonderful achievement for press and media freedom but they also aid war propaganda, the liberal daily Le Quotidien complains: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Thursday, 24. July 2014

Truce in reach: Israel under pressure

The efforts to negotiate a ceasefire may well be successful because Israel fears isolation, the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore believes: » more

Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland | Wednesday, 23. July 2014

Dubious death toll figures from Gaza

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has compared Israel's policy with that of Hitler, while protests and violent clashes over Israel's military offensive have broken out in several European countries. The liberal daily Gazeta Wyborcza comes to Israel's defence: » more

The Guardian - United Kingdom | Monday, 21. July 2014

Don't post images of dead children on Twitter

Images of dead children in the Gaza Strip are currently being spread through Twitter. But such pictures aren't necessary to make clear the horrors of the Israeli military intervention, columnist Suzanne Moore writes in the left-liberal daily The Guardian, complaining that they create a pseudo-indignation and show a lack of respect: » more

Frankfurter Rundschau - Germany | Tuesday, 22. July 2014

Israel must finally listen to Hamas

Israel must try to understand Hamas's cause, Gideon Levy, editor of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz writes in an opinion piece for the left-liberal daily Frankfurter Rundschau: » more


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