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All in the family with Tucson bands Gaza Strip and the Unday

Gaza Strip and the Unday are like siblings. Unday is the sister: Elegant, beautiful, very intelligent, and complicated. Gaza is more of the brother: a little angsty, kinda rough around the edges, and sophomoric at times. But a friendship that has lasted about 15 years will bring out the best in you, especially when music is a common love.... Read more»

The hardest working men in Tucson show business

You might not know their names, but odds are pretty good that you recognize some of these faces, at least if you're a regular at Tucson live music venues. This week, this column shines a spotlight on some of Tucson's hardest working bassists and drummers. ... Read more»1

7 important stories you may have missed while celebrating Thanksgiving

The news doesn't stop just because you're eating turkey and sneaking leftovers.... Read more»

Iron Dome: Israel’s game-changer

Israel's touted Iron Dome anti-missile system has taken on the aura of a semi-superhuman piece of machinery — as if it were something out of Skyfall — during the rain of missiles that have come during its conflict with Gaza.... Read more»

U.S., Israel pressure Egypt over Gaza opening

The United States and Israel are pressuring Egypt to monitor its border with Gaza to ensure Hamas militants do not use the opening to send weapons into Gaza... Read more»

After tragedy, Freedom Flotilla to try Gaza trip again

In mid-June, volunteers from 22 different humanitarian groups hailing from Europe, Asia and North America will once more, as part of the Free Gaza movement, load cargo ships with aid and activists and attempt to land in the Gaza Strip.... Read more»

Opinion: Israel must end the Gaza blockade

It’s time for Israel to end its three-year blockade of Gaza and for the international community to abandon its failed policy of trying to isolate Hamas.... Read more»

Gaza smugglers - serving the community

In desperate times, the perilous smuggler's tunnels between Gaza and Egypt become lifelines.... Read more»

Opinion: Media bias and Israel-Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's refusal to stop building Jewish homes in Arab east Jerusalem and the West Bank has become a major obstacle to peace talks with the Palestinians and severely strains relations with President Barack Obama's administration. That's a simple statement of fact.... Read more»