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Where is the Hamas Offensive?

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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The Unbearable Darkness of Australian Blood Libels

This critique was written by Emily Gian, the Zionist Federation of Australia’s director of media advocacy. UPDATE August 4: The Sydney Morning Herald apologized for the cartoon illustrating Mike Carlton’s column. * * * Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer was in the news last week after telling a CNN interviewer that its

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Coke, Israel and Intellectual Honesty

Oliver Lovat asks us to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of what is being said, by whom and why, while sipping on an ice cold Coke.

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Amnesty Researcher Admits That Palestinian “Eyewitnesses” Often Lie

This article is cross-posted with the permission of the Elder of Ziyon blog. Donatella Rovera, an Amnesty field investigator, wrote an interesting article about the challenges of fact finding in war situations. One of her main points is that eyewitnesses are often unreliable. For example: In Gaza, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, and other places I interviewed civilians who described what they

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What’s Behind the Recent Success of the Dutch BDS Movement?

This is a guest post by Yochanan Visser of Missing Peace. In December last year a diplomatic row erupted between Israel and The Netherlands concerning the decision by certain major Dutch companies to join the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement. These divestment decisions were taken after the companies took advice from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign

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In Praise of the EUMC Working Definition of Anti-Semitism

The following is cross posted from CiFWatch. In 2005, following several years which saw a disturbing rise in antisemitic violence across Europe, the European Union Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) reached a Working Definition of Antisemitism. Later in the year, the Working Definition of Antisemitism was prominently referenced at the Organization for Security and Cooperation

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