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Do a majority of Israelis Jews want Palestinians in Gaza to die?

Given the protests around Kerem Shalom, which have been going on for about a month at least, it's clear that a number of Israelis want to condition aid on Hamas freeing the hostages. These protests ...
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Have any countries that suspended funding to UNRWA restarted it given doubts about accusations against it?

Insofar, no, not that I'm aware of. But some European countries have actually increased their contributions, although to be fair, these were relatively small to begin with. E.g. Slovenia announced on ...
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Does Hungary have anything to gain from defending Israel's actions in Gaza?

What would they have to gain by endorsing those measures criticizing Israel, in dissonance with all their efforts over the past decade? E.g. July 2018 Right-wing newspapers in Hungary and Israel have ...
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Do a majority of Israelis Jews want Palestinians in Gaza to die?

Possibly, but not necessarily. As mentioned in the comments, framing matters a great deal in polls, and many people, perhaps most, do not have fully formed sets of entirely consistent opinions. That ...
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Do a majority of Israelis Jews want Palestinians in Gaza to die?

There are other polls that support the view that a majority of Israelis want all or most Palestinians dead. For example, The Times reports on a poll in which 57.5% of "Israeli Jews said that they ...
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Could Israel's PM Netanyahu be served with an arrest warrant from the ICC for war crimes, like Putin was because of Ukraine?

In theory, yes. In practice ICC would have to reach an extremely high burden of proof. Even if it had full evidence of crimes against humanity (which obviously it won't... if anything Israel's ...
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Could Israel's PM Netanyahu be served with an arrest warrant from the ICC for war crimes, like Putin was because of Ukraine?

While Netanyahu may have some political responsibility for all warcrimes committed by the Israeli Defense Forces, the same does not hold for criminal responsibility. To establish criminal ...
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Could Israel's PM Netanyahu be served with an arrest warrant from the ICC for war crimes, like Putin was because of Ukraine?

One issue seem to be that ICC is more or less "pay to prosecute", i.e. countries can make contributions to individual prosecution projects/targets, and Israel/Gaza have not had much priority ...
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Could Israel's PM Netanyahu be served with an arrest warrant from the ICC for war crimes, like Putin was because of Ukraine?

Any President can be issued the arrest warrant so formally why not but of course it must the a reason for that. There is no rule that exclusively the president of Russian Federation could be issued ...
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Could Israel's PM Netanyahu be served with an arrest warrant from the ICC for war crimes, like Putin was because of Ukraine?

The ICC has been investigating potential war crimes in Palestine since March 2021, though the investigation covers everything from the 2014 Gaza War onwards and includes Hamas' actions as well as ...
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Why did Egypt bring tanks to Rafah?

Speaking about the tanks specifically, this is form of "gunboat diplomacy". When a state wants to find a diplomatic solution to an issue, but feels that the other involved states might be ...
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Have Democrats or Republicans held up aid to Israel before, in the hope of getting a broader deal on other legislation?

Q: Have Democrats or Republicans held up aid to Israel before, in the hope of getting a broader deal on other legislation? Yes, but this delay didn't last very long. On July 31, 2014, Republicans ...
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Why did Egypt bring tanks to Rafah?

Egypt has 3 major goals in bolstering its Rafah borders: Prevent the genocide of Palestinians by Netanyahu's government. Prevent Israel from capturing the Philadelphia Corridor or the Salah Al-Din ...
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Why did Egypt bring tanks to Rafah?

Egypt seems to send mixed messages - on the one hand threatening to suspend the Egypt-Israeli peace treaty, while in the same time setting ultimatums to Hamas, essentially threatening to give Israel ...
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Why did Egypt bring tanks to Rafah?

Egypt Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly told (Daily Express USA) leaders in Sinai: We are prepared to sacrifice millions of lives to ensure that no one encroaches upon our territory. Egyptian fears ...
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Why could the House get 250-180 votes on some bill but not "muster the simple majority needed to set the terms for the bill’s debate"?

"[T]he simple majority needed to set the terms for the bill’s debate" is misleading. It should have referred to a majority in the House Rules Committee rather than allowing an inference to a ...
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Why is it not politically feasible to compensate Present absentees that hold Israeli citizenship?

I don't have any specific sources for this, but I think this is likely the issue: These houses/properties haven't been sitting empty since 1948 - other people have been living there. I'm sure there ...
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Why did Egypt bring tanks to Rafah?

What purpose did these tanks have? Israel did fire across the border by accident. There's no way to answer your question with the precision you ask. They are there both as a show and "just in ...
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Are there any pro-Israel/anti-Palestinian conspiracy theories?

There are plenty of pro-Israel "Pallywood" conspiracy theories. Israel's supporters allege that Palestinains conspire to produce staged footage of Palestinian suffering to evoke Western ...
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Are there any pro-Israel/anti-Palestinian conspiracy theories?

On October 17th, 2023, there was an explosion in the parking lot of the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. News agencies, based on statements from Hamas and the Gaza Health Ministry, initially reported ...
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Examples of military operations that Israel could have followed after October 7?

TLDR: the only "simple" solution was not to go in and leave Hamas in power after 10/7. Everything else was going to be a mess and if you want certainties, go look at other answers. There ...
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Are there any pro-Israel/anti-Palestinian conspiracy theories?

I can name one. Just after October 7, some Ukrainian/pro-Ukrainian sources had this conspiracy theory that Russia was behind Hamas attack. I believe that would qualify as pro-Israel conspiracy theory ...
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Examples of military operations that Israel could have followed after October 7?

While this question is clearly asking for opinions (because no 2 situations are alike), it can be answered by stating an authoritative opinion. Instead of offering my own, I'll defer to the opinion of ...
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Is there evidence that Hamas killed civilians as a matter of policy on October 7th?

The documents found on the bodies of Hamas fighters by Israeli first responders show that targeting civilians has been a matter of policy. These documents include detailed maps and show that Hamas ...
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Is there evidence that Hamas killed civilians as a matter of policy on October 7th?

Targeting civilians has been a long-standing policy of Hamas: Hamas first began suicide attacks specifically targeting civilians in response to the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre carried out by the ...
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Examples of military operations that Israel could have followed after October 7?

Depends whom you're asking. If you asking Russia, China, Qatar or any of the countries that have been more of less vociferously asking for an immediate & permanent ceasefire, no continued military ...
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Have there ever been any programs or other efforts from Israel just to grant a citizenship for "safe" Gazans?

There is a process for permanent residents of Israel to become citizens. It is a long and drawn-out process, potentially taking years, much longer than the process of citizenship by immigration for ...
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Have there ever been any programs or other efforts from Israel just to grant a citizenship for "safe" Gazans?

In early 2023 Israel passed a law to revoke citizenship of Arabs involved in attacks. Israel has passed a law to revoke the citizenship of Israeli Arabs convicted of terrorism and who get financial ...
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Did NATO ever agree to send forces to secure a Palestinian state?

I think you misread that statement. Like Abbas is hardly in a position to outright tell the IDF to retreat, nor can he command NATO to intervene on his behalf, especially when the U.S. have a dominant ...
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Have there ever been any programs or other efforts from Israel just to grant a citizenship for "safe" Gazans?

The problem with this idea is Israel's Zionist tenets. If they admit large numbers of Palestinians, the Israeli state will cease to be controlled and dominated by a majority who are so-called Jewish ...
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Have there ever been any programs or other efforts from Israel just to grant a citizenship for "safe" Gazans?

About 20% of Israeli population are already Palestinians. Some Palestinians get Israeli citizenship via marriage (e.g., this recent article mentions a relative of a high Hamas official married to an ...
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Could Hamas be charged with a genocide of Gazans?

The intention of Hamas isn't to kill off the Palestinians collectively, but to spend individual lives to liberate the collective. That's not genocide, that's ordinary war. The Gazan population has ...
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Could Hamas be charged with a genocide of Gazans?

If intentional and consistent using of humans and hospitals as human shields, children soldiers firing rockets as well as other ways of intentionally seeking to maximize the casualties with the goal ...
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Could Hamas be charged with a genocide of Gazans?

It's not the first time Israeli politicians have said something like this, but I'm not aware of any court cases of "self-genocide" initiated somewhere. In another context, the term has been ...
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Why could the House get 250-180 votes on some bill but not "muster the simple majority needed to set the terms for the bill’s debate"?

If I'm understanding this situation correctly, the main issue boils down to a matter of appearances. Had Johnson offered the bill in the conventional way it would likely never have come to an actual ...
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Has Iran (or proxies) proposed any long-term strategies for the destruction of Israel?

IDK if they've ever even been incredibly specific, and/or if you can take their rhetoric super seriously, but e.g. in 2022: Ghaani repeated a recent refrain heard from other Iranian officials that ...
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How commonplace was treatment of Gazans in Israeli hospitals prior to October 7?

According to an official report of the Israeli Knesset (parliament) on the years 2016-2020: Palestinians from Gaza can submit a request to enter Israel in order to receive medical treatment, if they ...
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Why does the U.S. seek to establish a demilitarized Palestinian state?

Leaving aside the (generally excellent) existing answer, from a purely military professional point of view, "having air defense system" isn't a solution. It's a part of a part of a solution ...
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Why does the U.S. seek to establish a demilitarized Palestinian state?

This is likely due to political posturing and the US government caving in to lobbying groups. If it was genuinely because the US leadership feared that a militarized Palestine would use the weapons to ...
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Why does the U.S. seek to establish a demilitarized Palestinian state?

if Hamas and other such factions only seek the establishment of an independent state with recognized sovereignty That's the thing: is that all they seek? Hamas' 1988 charter explicitly called for the ...
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Does a two-state solution automatically result in recognition of the Palestinian state?

NO Your guess is correct. Although I don't believe Taiwan is a member of the UN, but that's a separate issue. Generally recognition, as an act, is subject to bilateral agreements between states. The ...
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Implications of Israel taking corpses and damaging cemeteries

Is this relevant for the genocide accusations, depending on how Israel does it? Yes, it is relevant - all violations of the Geneva Convention by Israel, against Palestinians, can be used as evidence ...
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Implications of Israel taking corpses and damaging cemeteries

It's pretty debatable and doesn't come up that often in wars, but according to one interpretation: The [ICRC] commentary on Article 17 First Geneva Convention clarifies that respect for graves ...
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