Of all men who are alive, who knows anything?
They do not know whether they do good or evil.
0 lord, do not cast aside thy servant!
He is cast into the mire; take his hand.
The iniquity which I have committed, let the wind carry away.
My many transgressions tear off like a garment!
My god, my sins are seven times seven; forgive my sins!
My goddess, my sins are seven times seven; forgive my sins!
Known and unknown god, my sins are seven times seven; forgive my sins.
--Sumerian Penitential Prayer
"Gaza is Israel's Warsaw -- a vast concentration camp that confined and blockaded Palestinians...We are witness to a slow-motion process of genocide," says UC Santa Barbara's tenured sociology professor William I. Robinson in an e-mail he sent to the 80 students in his sociology of globalization class. The e-mail contains more than two dozen photographs of Jews in the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust juxtaposed with nearly identical images of Palestinians in the Gaza strip. The snapshot above features three of those pictures.