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A Roundup of Weekend Coverage

  • I’ll forgive Irish Times readers if they’re unclear on the chronology of unfolding Gaza events. Reporter Mark Weiss doesn’t even mention a laser-guided Kornet anti-tank missile fired at a school bus. Fortunately, the Wall St. Journal got the chronology correct and clear: Israel Strikes Gaza After Antitank Missile Hits Israeli School Bus: Violence

Terrorists Fire 120 Rockets Over Weekend

Since Saturday morning, Palestinian terror groups have fired 50 rockets at Israel. The IDF’s retaliatory strikes killed a key Hamasnik involved in Gilad Shalit’s abduction. IDF intelligence doesn’t believe Ismail Haniyeh controls Gaza anymore. Haaretz writes: According to the same source, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has no control over the situation and the head

Al-Jewzeera News Channel In the Works

A Russian billionaire told a Washington conference he wants to found a Jewish version of Al-Jazeera. Alexander Mashevich said: “Every day and every hour people get negative information about Israel,” Mashkevich said at the Keren Hayesod – United Israel Appeal conference in Washington D.C. “Therefore, the most important thing is to represent Israel on an

Israel Goes Gaga Over Goldstone, Part 2

Yesterday’s stories that Judge Goldstone would help retract his UN report were too good to be true. AP quotes Goldstone straight from the horse’s mouth: Nevertheless, Goldstone said, he did not intend to seek the report’s nullification. “As appears from the Washington Post article, information subsequent to publication of the report did meet with the view that

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Israel Goes Gaga Over Goldstone

What a day. First, AP reported on the UNHRC’s reaction to Judge Goldstone’s about-face: A spokesman for the U.N. Human Rights Council said for the report to be withdrawn Goldstone would have to submit a formal request to the Geneva-based body, which he has not done. “U.N. reports are not canceled on the basis of an

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