By BOB WEIR
When I see the videos and read about the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, it brings me back to my 20 years as a cop in New York City.
By LARRY M. ELKIN
The Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza Strip are in a pitiable state, thanks largely to their internal leaders and outside benefactors. They would be much better off without these leaders and benefactors; what the Palestinians really need is a King.
Or a Gandhi. Or a Mandela.
What Is to Be Done About Gaza?
By EFRAIM INBAR
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Operation Protective Edge has not weakened or threatened Hamas enough to encourage it to accept a ceasefire. Reconquering Gaza is an unlikely option. Involving international actors to help manage the conflict, uprooting Hamas leadership, and/or re-instating Mahmud Abbas as leader in Gaza are equally unlikely solutions. Consequently, the only option available to Israel is to once again "mow the grass" by launching another ground attack to the point where Hamas fears that its rule over Gaza is at stake.
Hamas' refusal to accept a ceasefire indicates that the Protective Edge operation has so far failed to attain its modest goal of calm on Israel's border with Gaza. Jerusalem is not expecting peace or integration with its neighbors – it wants just to be left alone.
By HEZI ARIS