Author Archives: Alex Margolin

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Stephen Walt: Still Blaming the Israel Lobby

Stephen Walt: Still Blaming the Israel Lobby

At least he’s consistent, if nothing else. Stephen Walt, half of the duo that published The Israel Lobby in 2007 to blame groups like AIPAC for pushing the US to support Israel too much, to the detriment of both the US and Israel, is at it again. His latest anti-Israel screed in the Huffington Post

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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New York Times Graphic Turns Conflict into Game of Numbers

For a while now, the New York Times has been running a daily tally of Hamas rocket attacks, Israeli airstrikes, and the resulting deaths. A cumulative scorecard is published online as an infographic inserted in the paper’s daily coverage of the region. Today’s looks like this:   While the daily articles that contain the graphics

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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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Israel Toughens Conditions for Hamas Prisoners

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. Israel applying heavy pressure on Hamas over kidnapped teens. IDF forces have seized weapons hidden in Hamas strongholds as house-to-house searches for three kidnapped teens continue. Israeli officials also announced

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