The Palestinian cause

American foreign fighters are at it again in the Middle East. Most recently, they're wearing the uniform of the Israeli state, willing participants in the onslaught of Gaza's population.

Gaza غزة

The Israelis want to destroy Hamas' rockets. They can do so only if they occupy Gaza and remain there for an extended period while engineers search for tunnels and bunkers throughout the territory.

No matter how and when the conflict between Hamas and Israel ends, two things are certain. The first is that Israel will be able to claim a tactical victory.

The notion of Europeans and Americans serving in the Israeli army isn't new. Before the creation of the state of Israel, thousands of western volunteers were recruited by the Zionist movement