Returned from a week of back-country skiing with no access to news, I find that Israel has descended to a new level of depravity. It was not enough that Israel broke the summer 2008 ceasefire with Hamas by maintaining its economic embargo against the Gaza population or that it broke the ceasefire in November by launching a quick military attack into Gaza or that it destroyed some 4,000 houses during its recent invasion. Now, despite a new ceasefire with Hamas, it is not only continuing to underscore its illegal occupation of Gaza in violation of the U.N. and maintaining its economic war against the population of Gaza, but it is even blocking construction material to rebuild those houses.
Recommendation to Obama:
Declare an economic embargo on Israel to be lifted whenever Israel's economic embargo on Gaza is lifted.