Search Results for "revenge" : 7

by / on October 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Desert in Bloom

by This week, the long captured soldier Gilad Shalit will be released in exchange for nearly 1,000 Palestinian prisoners convicted – in Israeli courts – for list of crimes of varying degrees of violence. While the five-year saga is certainly a relief for his family and perhaps a positive point in the ability of negotiations to bring about results (albeit greatly belated and not exactly game-changing or inspiring), a lot that can be ext…

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by / on July 6, 2014 at 6:16 pm / in Middle East, Uncategorized, Web Columnists, World

A Response to A Kidnapped Debate

…hat some numbers within its own ranks, those who are supposed to represent the state, have improperly called for revenge after the boys were found dead. And for all those who claim Israel’s moral superiority, the vicious beating by the police of young Tariq before questioning him and the burning and murder of Muhammad out of revenge vividly indicate that there is no moral purity here on either side. The events of last week demand the cessation of…

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by / on October 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm / in Middle East, Opinion, World, World

David and Goliath

by Image Taken By Israel Defense Force Benjamin Netanyahu’s rather literal interpretation the concept of a “red line” at the United Nations last month puzzled many, but it should draw as much worry as it draws laughter. It is no secret that Israel and the United States would prefer an Iran without nuclear weapons. Yet, the Obama administration’s disapproval of a unilateral Israeli strike and its lack of interest in initiating its own…

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by / on July 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

The Crisis in Gaza

by On June 12th, three Israeli teenagers—Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel—were kidnapped in the West Bank. The kidnappings set off a firestorm of controversy and accusations, and tensions only heightened when, on June 30th, the bodies of the three teens were found in shallow graves, murdered by members of Hamas. And sadly, revenge was sought: six Israeli extremists were recently captured and charged with the retaliatory m…

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by / on October 8, 2010 at 2:58 am / in ACE Forum, Allegiance of College Editors, Op-Ed, Opinion

ACE Forum: A Look at CIA Drone Killings II

by So far in our discussion of drone policy, started here by Urja Mittal, we have assumed that this technology is the most efficient for fighting Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. By Urja’s account, the debate over drones is currently an issue of educating the public and finagling legal details. I cannot accept this as an initial premise. Before diving into this debate, I wish to make the following clear: drone technology is promising and may…

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by / on May 12, 2010 at 11:34 pm / in Culture, Issue, Media

A Modern Look at the American Family

by In a recent episode of ABC’s new primetime hit comedy Modern Family, audiences were treated to a familiar scenario. Three of the show’s characters—Jay Pritchett, his thirty-something son, Mitchell Pritchett, and the former’s preteen stepson, Manny—go on a trip to the great outdoors for some stargazing and male bonding, but unexpected events soon lead the evening hilariously awry. Courtesy of Google Images Manny, spurred on by his…

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by / on August 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm / in Africa, Opinion, World, World

The Invisible Facts

by Media outlets have long tended to oversimplify the news and serve the public an easily digestible mix of shocking sound bites. Even storied traditional news organizations have fallen victim to sensationalism, caught by incentives to distort and dramatize, though such a “business model” may seem in outright conflict with their stated purpose to provide truthful and objective reporting. “Facts” created by such media practices, and ev…

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