Truth, Lies and the Fighting in Gaza

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Today’s 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza lasted for about 90 minutes. As deadly fighting resumes, each side — as always — is blaming the other. Once again, professional journalists are caught in the middle, trying to report the claims of Israelis and Palestinians and assess their credibility. But here’s the problem: distrust and angry emotion extends to the news media. Accepted “facts” for part of the audience will be seen as “lies” by the other. Is there any chance of achieving “fairness” and “balance?”

Also, could the US tolerate not one, but six, Californias?

Banner Image: IDF soldiers operating in Gaza; Credit: Israel Defense Forces