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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

In Israel, More and Better Media in English Than in Hebrew

This article by Amir Mizroch is cross-posted from Forecast Highs. There is now more, and better, journalism out of Israel in English than there is in Hebrew. While the mainstream Hebrew press struggles with the same issues as much of the world’s press does, and many of its own extremely serious native issues, there is very

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