The recent conflict with Israel has left the Gaza Strip in a shambles, with piles of rubble where apartment buildings used to be. Freelance journalist Nigel O'Connor finds out what life is like -- and finds it's about to get a lot worse.
Another big casualty from Gaza conflict is the growing loss of "the middle" -- moderates willing to engage with each other to resolve the greater Palestine-Israel conflict, writes Palestinian-based freelance writer Raffaele Piccolo.
Both sides of the latest military conflict in the Middle East are spending big to defend their turf, despite promises from Israel to cut spending to pay for social reforms. Crikey intern David Donaldson reports.
Israel has thrown a few scraps to Gaza in the form of cookies, soft drink and potato chips, with junk food now permitted through the Gaza blockade. But is this just a distraction from the flotilla attack?
This Second Gaza War -- the flotilla attack is an act of war -- may be far more costly to Israel than the first. This is a war with the people of Gaza and Israel has to admit it, says Israeli Bradley Burston.
Al Jazeera liveblogs what's happening and who's doing what after the deadly attacks by Israel on a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists. The UN and world politicians are in a frenzy.
Israel and Palestine could reach a settlement, but the United States is unwilling to agree to it. It is the US who are continuing to fuel the Gaza war, writes Noam Chomsky.
From Obama's inauguration to the pointlessness of Copenhagen, Guy Rundle takes a light look back on the year that was.
Australian authorities, even when armed with the Goldstone Report, will not lift a finger to take action against someone who is suspected of committing war crimes.