Author Archives: Alex Margolin

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Israel’s Boycott-Proof Economy

Israel’s Boycott-Proof Economy

The Gaza war has given the BDS movement a shot in the arm, just as students return to campuses across the U.S. But will a new level of activism lead to crippling boycotts? Probably not, according to several recent articles on the subject. Most Israeli companies, writes Adam Reuter, chairman of the Reuter Meydan Investment

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Media Uncovers Hamas Launch Sites in Populated Areas

Since the start of Operation Protective Edge, Israeli officials have insisted that Hamas was firing rockets from densely populated areas. Even after a month of fighting, scant evidence emerged from the mainstream media. But now, media sources are emerging with video proof that Hams is, indeed, deliberately putting Palestinian civilians at risk in its offensive

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Where is the Hamas Offensive?

This critique was written by Cherryl Smith, PhD, professor emerita of rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. Her blog is Framing Israel Where is the Hamas offensive? We get constant news of the “Israeli offensive” and the “Gaza offensive” but both refer to action by Israel. What about the Hamas offensive? This phrase

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Jon Snow to Hamas: You Endanger Your Civilians With Your Rockets

Having a Hamas spokesman as a guest on a talk show is a dangerous undertaking. A skilled media manipulator from Hamas could use the opportunity to spout lies and accusations against Israel without the counter-balance of an Israeli viewpoint. But Channel 4′s Jon Snow manages to keep Hamas member Osama Hamdan mostly on topic, asking

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