Rants and Raves

...now wants us to cozy up to Hamas and recognize this terrorist organization! I have a better idea, why doesn't he go over to Gaza and persuade Hamas to give up their weapons so that peace can exist in the area? IT APPEARS THAT the educators in the CSRA are...

Across South Carolina

...closed the lab last month. The charges against Li's client were reduced.In other newsA COLUMBIA businessman who visited the Gaza Strip in June before war started is stuck there. Suhail Najjar planned to get his family settled there for a long stay before...

Israel part of 'new Zion'

...impossible with all the settlements in the West Bank, along with Gaza totally apart.The United States should back and support the...finally would end the serious problems of Israeli mistreatment in Gaza and in the occupied West Bank. It also would allow unfettered...

Israel's travel restrictions bar Palestinian runners from leaving for marathon

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel has barred 30 runners, including an Olympic athlete, from leaving the Gaza Strip to participate in a marathon later this week, highlighting Israel's...

Gaza disengagement is a sacrifice

...disengagement. The decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank is by far...and all military installations from the Gaza Strip and 440 square miles in the northern...less than a week. A Jewish presence in Gaza dates back to 150 B.C.E. The first...

Opinion columns
Don't downplay Gaza rocket attacks

...Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza fire their rockets from heavily populated...and rocket attacks -- and, since the Gaza disengagement, has shown remarkable restraint...pleased to hear that Iman al-Shafi from Gaza, recently delivered healthy twins at Ashkelon's...

Hamas imperils innocents

In 2007, after the Gaza election, Hamas killed members of the Palestinian Authority in Gaza. Hamas repeatedly has called for the destruction...to build houses, Hamas used it not to rebuild Gaza or even to provide bomb shelters for its people...

How can Israel justify?

As the terrible conflict between Israel and Gaza develops, the blame for Palestinian deaths has been terribly...time.And with no safe haven for many Palestinians, all of Gaza is the wrong place.Since Israel began "defending" itself...

Cease US aid to Israel

Charles Krauthammer's column "Moral clarity in Gaza" (July 19) praises Israel's ongoing massacre of Palestinians in Gaza. Israel's intent is neither to end rocket fire, which was minimal throughout long periods of truce, nor to arrest...

Put Mideast in perspective

...like to point out that Israel is not attacking the terrorists in Gaza for the purpose of massacring innocent people. Furthermore...prevailed and became a state. Israel uprooted Israeli settlers from Gaza by force when it was ceded to the Palestinians. This ceding...