Author Archives: Alex Margolin

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How to Talk About the Gaza Conflict

How to Talk About the Gaza Conflict

As the Gaza conflict moves into its third week, a number of contentious issues have emerged. A great deal has been said and written about these issues, and some of the best pieces have been collected below. 1. The moral basis for Israel’s military campaign. Before engaging in any form of defense for Israel’s military

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Framing Israel for the War

It was only a matter of time before the “blame Israel” brigades began to find their way to the mainstream press to assert that, all evidence to the contrary, it was Israel that started the current war in Gaza. The first shot at framing Israel for the war was launched in the New York Times

Hamas reveals media strategy

Hamas Reveals Media Strategy

With the ground war in Gaza growing in force each day, the battle for hearts and minds becomes a vital strategic battleground. The side that wins public support for its cause is better positioned to determine the length and intensity of the fighting. And thanks to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which translated

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Chomsky: BDS Tactics Likely to Fail

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is “virtually guaranteed to fail” because of unreasonable demands and misleading claims, according to noted anti-Israel activist Noam Chomsky. “Those who are sincerely dedicated to the Palestinian cause should avoid illusion and myth, and think carefully about the tactics they choose and the course they follow,” Chomsky wrote

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Cartoonist’s Cynical Take on Murdered Teens’ Funerals

Guardian Cartoonist Steve Bell, winner of one of HR’s Dishonest Reporting Awards in 2012, is no stranger to anti-Israel bias. Even so, his latest “commentary” about the funeral of the three Israeli teens murdered by Hamas terrorists pushes the envelope on cynicism and a lack of compassion. The cartoon shows a giant scale with the

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Teen Killed in Attack from Syria

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli teen killed in attack from Syria. An Israeli┬áteen from the Galilee was killed and two others, including the boy’s father, were injured in an explosion on Israel’s side of

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Israel Re-Arrests 50 Palestinians Freed in Shalit Deal

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli forces arrested more Palestinians affiliated with Hamas, including 50 previously released in the exchange for Gilad Shalit. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the arrests were meant as a statement

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