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Editor’s Picks: 10 Best Blog Posts of 2012

Editor’s Picks: 10 Best Blog Posts of 2012

Every blogger has his favorite blog posts. My list is a mix of evocative, witty or quirky posts. Some of them also had a long shelf life (that is, I frequently referred to it as the year progressed), or drew unusually positive feedback. In no particular order: 1. Toulouse, Twitter, and the Media Incitement Factor

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Bethlehem’s Doing Better Than Big Media Lets On

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. According to one British paper, Bethlehem’s thriving. The Independent‘s Matthew Kalman reports: The ancient city, built around the Church of the Nativity on Manger Square that marks the grotto where

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Armed With “Statehood,” Abbas Threatens to Dismantle PA

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dismantle PA if Israel continues pushing E1 development. The man who just got “statehood” from the UN is now quoted in media reports saying: Speaking at

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If the NY Times Posts a Correction, Does It Make a Sound?

Perhaps someone at the NY Times was hung over from a Mayan apocalypse party. Less than a week after apologizing for saying that Israeli development in E1 would cut the West Bank in two, the New York Times repeated the mistake. In today’s staff editorial. The approvals follow an announcement late last month that Israel

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UN Passes 9 Israel-Bashing Resolutions, But Palestinians Still Lose

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Meshaal have agreed to launch a 3rd intifada against Israel. This one’s going to be “popular.” Khaled Abu Toameh explains: Abbas and Mashaal are aware, the

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Syrian Captors Free NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. UPI: Syrian rebels claim control of the Yarmouk refugee camp. Reuters/Maan News reports 95 percent of the Palestinians fled the camp. Many already reached Lebanon. 2. NBC News announced that

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NY Times’ East African Bureau Chief Gratuitously Knocks Israel

I don’t know much about Congo’s bloody civil war, M23 rebels, or Rwanda’s involvement in the mess. But I do know this: Israel has nothing to do with it. Yet one African correspondent made an ugly analogy with the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Tell that to Jeffrey Gettleman, the Nairobi-based NY Times’ East Africa bureau chief. In

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