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Israel’s back is to the wall, and her teeth are bared

By Stefan Simanowitz  

Isreali soldiers on board the Gaza flotilla

As news came in of the mounting death toll from the Israeli storming of a humanitarian flotilla heading for Gaza, the actor and comedian David Schneider wrote on Twitter, “As a Jew, Israel’s like a close family member who’s hooked on heroin and you just don’t know what to do with them any more.” Indeed, global condemnation and expressions of shock at Israel’s disproportionate and unlawful use of force against humanitarian aid volunteers under a…

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