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Last Woman Standing

Who knew that nearly 2 years after Israel pulled up stakes in that troublesome stretch of land, leaving Palestinians to their own misery, that any Jews continue to live in the Gaza Strip? It turns out that there is one … Read More

By / May 30, 2007

Who knew that nearly 2 years after Israel pulled up stakes in that troublesome stretch of land, leaving Palestinians to their own misery, that any Jews continue to live in the Gaza Strip? It turns out that there is one last Jewess named "Nina," who does advocacy work for human rights NGOs in the Gaza Strip. Good intentions aside, it seems like a fool's errand to me.

She lives in a "bourgeois section" of Gaza City which probably means that the sound of RPG's and mortar fire is drowned out by the half an hour a day of television the sporadic jolts of electricity allow. With kidnappings of Westerners rapidly becoming the most popular sport in the Gaza Strip, outstripping suicide bombing and honor killings as de rigueur for those hoping to earn their radical stripes, let's hope that she keeps her head and does not reveal the secret that she comes from a Zionist family.

Daniel Pearl's noble reporting in Pakistan could never erase the fact that his great-grandfather Chaim Pearl was a founder of the town of Bnei Brak in Israel.

Haven't we had enough martyrs over the last 5,000 years?

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