Reading While Eating For Nov. 19: On The Brink

In today’s must-read links for your lunch break: An update on the conflict in the Gaza Strip and pictures you'll have to see to believe.

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A Palestinian stone-thrower holds a flag as he stands atop a garbage bin during clashes with Israeli security forces outside Ofer prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 18. The clashes broke out following a protest against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip.

Tensions Rise in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The death toll in the Gaza Strip has risen to nearly 100, with the worst likely yet to come. (Washington Post)

At What Cost? Israel has been using targeted attacks to strike at Hamas leaders, though some have questioned their effectiveness considering the collateral damage they can cause. (

Jerusalem As A War Zone: A description of the holy city in tumult. (Slate)

What Is Martial Law? And a brief history of its usage in the U.S. (Mental Floss)

If You Have the Opportunity To Go To Australia This Month… You should probably go ahead and do it. The annual meteor shower should be making its debut some time in the next couple weeks. (The Daily What)

Aziz Ansari Hanging with the Cast of The Hills. It may not be quite as spectacular as a meteor shower, but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. (Buzzfeed)

Peak At the Bookshelves of 10 Famous Readers. Including Chuck Klosterman, Jennifer Egan and James Franco. You know, just in case yours needs some filling out. (Flavorwire)

An Honest Trailer for Twilight: New Moon. In case you missed opening weekend for the series’ final film, Breaking Dawn, Part II, the gang from Screen Junkies has just what you need to hold you over. (YouTube)