Author Archives: Alex Margolin


Military Experts Back Israel on 2014 Hamas War

Military Experts Back Israel on 2014 Hamas War

Today’s Top Stories 1. A group of military experts, including Col. Richard Kemp, the former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, found that Israel’s actions during the 2014 war with Hamas surpassed the standards set by international law. Following a months-long investigation into the 50-day conflict, the High Level Military Group — made up of retired


Trump Postpones Visit

Today’s Top Stories 1. Donald Trump postponed his meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu – to sometime “after I become President of the U.S.” But not before prompting protests from Israeli lawmakers and Netanyahu’s own attempt to distance himself from Trump’s position on Muslims. 2. ISIS in Israel? Five Israeli Arabs arrested on suspicion of supporting ISIS and possibly


ISIS Gains Foothold in Gaza

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli commandos rescue Syrian rebel fighters wounded in fighting as journalist gets first-hand access to the IDF. It is unclear how the two enemies arrange the rescue. All that has been disclosed is that word reaches Israeli forces that casualties have been dumped at the border, intelligence establishes that it is not


Swedish PM: Stabbings May Not Be Terrorism

Today’s Top Stories 1. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says Palestinian stabbing attacks may not qualify as terrorist attacks. “No, it is not classified as that. There is an international classification when it is, or is not. What I know is not classified as terrorism,” he told Swedish news agency TT. He later tried to clarify


IDF Planes Respond to Cross-Border Shootings in Gaza

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egypt ordered to pay Israel Electric Corp $1.76 billion for years of barring gas transfers. Egypt vows to appeal. 2. Israel shuts down a Hebron-based radio station that was promoting violence against Israel. Itamar Marcus, director of Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an Israeli NGO whose monitoring is often used by the right-wing


Swedish Minister Accuses Israel of Disproportionate Force

Today’s Top Stories 1. Jews biggest target of religious hate crime in the US. 2. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom accused Israel of a disproportionate response to Palestinian terrorists. Wallstrom made her remarks after three Swedish MPs accused the government of being biased toward the Palestinians and against Israel.   In response, she condemned stabbing attacks by


Arrests Made in Jewish Terrorist Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Gag order partially lifted on arrests of Jewish extremists in firebombing of Palestinian home in Duma. Identities of those arrested remain sealed. 2. IDF demolishes home of terror mastermind behind the Henkin murders. 3. UN Atomic Energy watchdog says Iran was developing nuclear weapons much later than previously believed. According to the New York


Salon’s Bogus Ethnic Cleansing Claim

This week’s anniversary of the 1947 UN Partition Plan, which led to the creation of Israel as an independent state in 1948, is a good opportunity to look at a key point in the history of Palestinian rejectionism. Unless, like Internet magazine Salon, you subscribe to the media narrative of the pristine and innocent Palestinians,


Media’s Confused Headlines: Equating Terrorists With Victims

It’s been two months since the current wave of terror began, and the media outlets are still confused about victims and terrorists. On Sunday, three Palestinian terrorists attempted to stab Israelis in unrelated attacks, killing one woman. The terrorists were killed in self-defense. The New York Times initial headline (since changed): 1 Israeli and 3 Palestinians