Israel and Gaza today.

For good or ill, daily life is particularly jam-packed today, and I’m not sure when I’ll have time to write about the events. I’ll come back and do so as soon as I can.

For what it’s worth, I wrote about Israel attacking Gaza in the wake of terrorism back in April, and my opinions remain the same: The constant slaughter and collective punishment of Gazans has — clearly — not achieved security for Israelis. The policy of hitting Gaza and Hamas as hard as humanly possible again and again has failed, and failed utterly. Endlessly repeating a policy that has proved an abject failure while expecting different results is nothing more or less than insanity.

In the meantime, HaAretz is always a good place to catch up, as is +972 and Maan News Agency. On Twitter, @AbirKopty, @myaguarnieri, @georgehale and @ibnezra are good people to follow.

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  1. dmf

     /  August 18, 2011

    Home is Where the Heart Is, by Lorelei Loveridge

    Yasmin, Yasmin, where’s your man
    Is he locked in a jail in Jerusalem
    A stone’s throw away from hope
    Tell me, Yasmin, will you go

    Home is where the heart is
    But your mother is calling you
    Home for a day of rest
    What good will martyrdom do
    What good will martyrdom do

    Yasmin, Yasmin, what will he get
    Freedom or ten years instead
    And if he goes away for long
    Pray, tell who will keep you both strong

    Home is where the heart is
    But your mother is calling you
    Home for a day of rest
    What good will martyrdom do
    What good will martyrdom do

    ‘You can ink your feet with blood in the street
    Fall with the walls when the bombs come down
    You can say you were there when the world didn’t care
    But when it’s all said and done, will the war be won
    Without words of reason, without someone to teach them
    That home is where the heart is and we all need one

    Yasmin, Yasmin, there’s your man
    Locked in a jail in Jerusalem
    A stone’s throw away from hope
    Tell me, Yasmin, will you go now

    Home is where the heart is
    But your mother is calling you
    Home for a day of rest
    What good will martyrdom do
    What good will martyrdom do
    Home is where the heart is
    Home is where the heart is