The Gist debates the line between civilian and combatant in Gaza, and probes origins of Israeli operation names.

When Does a Civilian Become a Combatant?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
July 22 2014 7:11 PM

When Does a Civilian Become a Combatant?

The Gist debates when you lose your right to be considered a civilian in a war zone like Gaza.

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Are all civilians automatically innocent?

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Listen to Episode 54 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Are all civilians automatically innocent? Today on The Gist, host Mike Pesca debates a Wall Street Journal op-ed from Thane Rosenbaum, senior fellow and director of the NYU Forum on Law, Culture & Society. Plus, Dr. Dalia Gavriely-Nuri, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, offers translations and insight into Israeli operation names such as Operation Protective Edge and Operation Pillar of Defense. For the Spiel, classics ruined.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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