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War in Gaza: Putting the Prop in Propaganda

War in Gaza: Putting the Prop in Propaganda

The Palestinians are putting the prop in propaganda. NPR’s Andy Carvin — a master at fusing journalism and Twitter — sees through the spin games. I’d embed the video, but it’s rather graphic. Reminds me of the Green Helmet Guy from the Lebanon War.

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Islamist Rebels Seize Syrian Villages in Golan DMZ

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. BREAKING NEWS UPDATE, 4:35 pm: After publishing this post, an Israeli air strike killed Hamas’s top military commander Ahmad Jabari. Details at the Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel. The airstrike marked the beginning of a

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Egyptian Salafist Leader: Demolish Idols Like the Pyramids and Sphinx

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. AP: Israel is weighing targeted assassinations assisted martyrdom opportunities for Hamas leaders. The Jerusalem Post analyzes the legal issues. Four days of hostilities appear to be winding down, but you

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Heads Roll at BBC; Scandal Looms Over NY Times

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. We’re up to 140 rockets fired at Israel in two days.  The Jerusalem Post reports 26 people being treated for shock when a Grad rocket struck a building in Netivot.

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Rockets Rain on Israel

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. Gaza heats up again. The violence began on Saturday when Palestinians fired an anti-tank rocket at an IDF  jeep, injuring four soldiers. As this post went to press, nearly 80

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Syrian Mortars Land in Israel

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. An assortment of takes on what the US election results mean for Israel, the Mideast, and Iran. Among those weighing in are the Jerusalem Post, Nick Kristof, AP, The Independent,

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Obama Re-Elected as Mideast Watches

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. America re-elects Barack Obama. The Times of Israel rounded up reactions from Israeli and Palestinian officials. More Israel-angles at the Washington Post. 2. The IDF’s concerned that terrorists will take

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Screaming Palestinian Kids Paid to Provoke Soldiers on Camera

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. Good news for the family of Marla Bennett, an American student killed in the 2002 Hebrew U. bombing. Canada froze Iranian assets so the family can claim a $13 million

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Abbas Backtracks After Waffling On “Right” of Return

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. At The Guardian‘s Comment is Free section, Jamal Zahalka calls for a boycott of Israel over the Likud/Israel Beiteinu merger. Never mind that elections haven’t even taken place yet. Anyone

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