Is the tide turning on Israel?
After four months of war, some Western leaders seem finally to be waking up to the monstrosity of the horrors Israel has unleashed upon Gaza, in which our governments and civil societies—our corporations, our news organizations, our social media, our educational and cultural institutions—are unarguably complicit.
Eyeless in Gaza
By positioning October 7 as Israel’s Ground Zero, Hamas’s assault becomes the self-evident point of origin of the current conflict in Gaza and the obligatory reference point for all critical analysis and moral judgment regarding subsequent events. No matter what Israel does, any criticism of Operation Swords of Iron is forestalled by this eternal return of the ever-same.
A clarifying moment: Canada and the ICJ ruling on genocide in Gaza
On January 26, the International Court of Justice delivered an interim ruling in response to South Africa’s charge that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza. This is a clarifying moment in modern history—the day the “rules-based international order” was given the coup de grâce, not by its enemies but by its authors. The gloves were off and so were the masks.