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In today’s On the Square, Rabbi Shmully Hecht argues that the Israeli blockade will save Israeli lives and not hurt the citizens of Gaza. Read Israel’s Gaza Boycott Saves Lives for a pointed defense of Israel’s much debated actions.

While you’re reading, you might go back to the past few day’s On the Square articles and catch up on the discussions. They are A Few Thoughts for Memorial Day ,  with short reflections from Richard John Neuhaus, R. r. Reno, and others; Anthony Esolen’s ’ The Soldier’s Rough Charity ; and our senior editor (and Spengler blogger) David P. Goldman’s “The Horror, the Horror” on the High Seas .

In fact, if you are new to the website or haven’t read many of the On the Square articles, you might go to the Archive page and start reading. The last ten articles appear on the left and the previous years’ articles in the gray column to the right. The archives offer a vast amount of very good thinking and writing.

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