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Bahraini Protesters Cheapen Language of “Occupation”

Saudi military forces entered Bahrain. Anti-government protesters call it “occupation.” A NY Times dispatch (incidentally by Jerusalem bureau chief, Ethan Bronner) notes: The opposition statement...

March 14, 2011 18:05 By :

Stephen Walt’s Cold Words of Comfort

Cold words of comfort indeed from Professor Stephen Walt on the Itamar massacre. Walt, most famous for co-authoring The Israel Lobby, is no one-trick pony. In a 425-word post, 44 percent of his word...

March 14, 2011 14:31 By :

Itamar Massacre: Bloggers Get It, MSM Doesn’t

A delegation bloggers understands the Itamar massacre better than the legions of Israel’s foreign press corps. Out of everything I’ve read about the grisly murders, Claire Berlinski‘s...

March 14, 2011 13:14 By :

Pro-Israel Blog-Off: Round 1 Match 8

UPDATE 10:30 pm: Congrats to Israel Muse, who won round seven. * * * Aussie Dave just announced the eighth match of the 2011 Pro-Israel Blog-Off. This match pits against each other submissions by What...

March 14, 2011 11:14 By :

Following Up On NPR’s Bloodletting

NPR’s going to be cleaning up the mess from that undercover video for quite awhile. CEO Vivian Schiller’s ouster is just the start of things. A quick followup on yesterday’s events, particularly...

March 10, 2011 17:14 By :

AP’s Fact Checking Fail

Don’t believe everything they tell you. Fact check everything. The most important lesson of Journalism 101 is an adage familiar to all reporters: If your mother says she loves you, check it out. Do...

March 10, 2011 9:37 By :

King Abdullah’s Royal Book Fail

Unfortunately for Jordan’s King Abdullah, month-old events on the ground disprove the preface of his just-released autobiography. Amazingly enough, the king still blames the region’s problems...

March 9, 2011 12:48 By :

NPR Exec Fired In Video Sting

This story’s taking on a life of its own. After blogging the story, NPR’s CEO was ousted. See updates below. * * * I don’t meet high-powered media executives in upscale restaurants to...

March 9, 2011 8:54 By :

Women’s Day 2011, Palestinian Style

Which of the following Women’s Day 2011 events is out of place? 1. Radio station KBOO celebrates the international culture of women with 24 hours of special programming. (Portland, Ore.) 2. International...

March 8, 2011 17:52 By :

Will Google Street View Save Israel From Stupid BBC Surveys?

Oh joy. A BBC poll (pdf format) of the most and least popular countries groups Israel at the bottom with Pakistan, North Korea and Iran. This is from a news service obsessed with skewering Israel. Not...

March 8, 2011 9:57 By :