For those who would like to read some alternative analyses of the conflict in Gaza, here are a few recent links. These are less focussed on the reporting of specific incidents, and more on political analysis; several speak to the grave challenge facing the new U.S. President.
William Pfaff, "Who's in Charge - Obama, the Pentagon, or Israel?", (Truthdig)
William Pfaff, "The Drama of Reciprocal Self-Destruction," (Truthdig)
Rami Khouri, "Obama's Pro-Israel Congressional Welcome." (Daily Star, Beirut )
Chris Hedges, "The Language of Death," (Truthdig) (Many readers may find the first few paragraphs of this article over-the-top - Hedges, who was a Middle-East and war reporter for many years, is very much on the side of the Palestinians and in deep distress about current events. But his analysis of the internal political realities is astute and his connections in the Israeli media are deep and longstanding. He used to work for The New York Times but now can only get published in the alternative press.)
This week's Ekklesia newsletter (a liberal Christian newsletter from Britain) is devoted to this subject, from a religious perspective.
(My thanks to M.H. for most of these links.)