Arab-Israeli conflict

It is a fundamental principle of international criminal law and international human rights law that civilians may not be subjects of intentional violent acts aiming to kill, seriously injure, terrorize, and torture including in the context of attempts at achieving national self-determination.
It was Percy Bysshe Shelley who penned the line "Ye are many -- they are few." On February 15, 2003, armed with this notion
We live, by and large, in the aggregate, in a permanent state of empathy deficit. If empathy were a more common value there would be less violence and discrimination in the world, both structurally in collective ways and interpersonally, individually.
These are the children bearing the terrible price of war as the Israeli ground offensive in Gaza enters its second day. Images
Anything that forces people to think twice before resorting to the laziest, least free form of 'free' speech that is the default knee-jerk Nazi comparison has to be a positive innovation. A properly-legislated version of Godwin's Law would only give more power to humanity's exercise of freedom of expression.
What would life be like in a prison camp? We can postulate about dirty, cramped conditions but few of us will ever experience anything remotely resembling such an ordeal. It is even hard to imagine. The only given is that we would live in hope of being liberated from our nightmare. We would expect to be rescued as quickly as humanly possible.
When one talks about 'the evils of drink', it's pretty obvious that one isn't talking about Coca-Cola (although admittedly
Dozens of Egypt's protesters have reportedly been killed by targeted shots to the head and chest, as the death toll from
A human rights group has condemned Palestinian police for allegedly arresting, beating and cutting the hair of young men
A picture of what appears to be the back of a Palestinian boy's head in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle has been posted