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Articles That Make Me Go Hmmmmm

Articles That Make Me Go Hmmmmm

• Israel might actually allow the Free Gaza flotilla to reach the strip. • Western journos are going batty in Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel. I wouldn’t blame Harriet Sherwood for missing the press freedom (and comfort) of the Jerusalem beat. • Iran’s helping Assad suppress Syrian protests. • Justin Bieber ain’t Israel’s only VIP guest tweeting

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The NY Times Goldstones Israel, Doubles the Gaza Civilian Casualties

This is a cross-post of Lenny Ben-David‘s response to a story in today’s NY Times. Reporter Isabel Kershner replied to Ben-David, who updated his post.  Kershner’s response is included below. * * * There in the middle of a silly article about Justin Bieber’s visit to Israel, The New York Times’ Isabel Kershner goldstones Israel. It’s relatively easy

The State of Arab Media Freedom

Mideast unrest presents opportunities and danger (mostly the latter) for Western and Arab media. A quick overview of the state of media freedom in Egypt, Syria, Bahrain and Libya. Egypt: Blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad was sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the military. Activists like Mona Eltahawy and Basma Badr (via The Lede) are

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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

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