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Why Is Saeb Erekat Now Refusing to Negotiate?

Why Is Saeb Erekat Now Refusing to Negotiate?

Palestinian delaying tactics are killing exploratory peace talks in Jordan. The Daily Telegraph‘s Con Coughlin explains how and why: Most people in the West believe the main reason the talks are not going anywhere is because of Israel’s refusal to compromise on its settlement building programme. But while the Netanyahu government’s insistence on building settlements

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/24/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Red Cross hospitality for Hamas fugitives in eastern Jerusalem, an editor tearfully apologizes for suggesting the Mossad kill President Obama, and “pinkwashing” attracts AP’s attention. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • The NY Times describes Red

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/23/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Will Stanley Fischer seek Israeli presidency? Will Khaled Mashaal seek PLO presidency? And a nice Al Jazeera video about Jewish and Arab volunteer paramedics working together in Jerusalem. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians •

No Zbig Deal: Israelis Bought Congressional Influence

As if Zbigniew Brzezinski’s view of Israel-US relations wasn’t already warped enough. Get a load of this Salon headline: Zbig: Israelis “bought influence” and outmaneuvered Obama  The headline stems from this comment:  “The Israelis have a lot of influence with Congress, and in some cases they are able to buy influence.” The comment’s unfortunate (right,

Media Cheat Sheet 01/22/2012

Everything you need to know about the weekend media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Hamas is in the news for a variety of eyebrow-raising reasons. And Press TV is kicked off British airwaves. Join the Media Cheat Sheet page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Hamas softens on the Right of Return — to

Publisher Suggests Mossad “Order a Hit” on Obama

Dumb and dumber: Andrew Adler, publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, penned a commentary suggesting Israel strike Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, or else “order a hit” on President Obama: Three, give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place,

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/19/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. A human rights activist’s commentary sparked an attempt on his life in Gaza. A Syrian sheikh was forced at gunpoint to praise Assad on TV. And the Muslim Brotherhood — is it really going through an identity crisis? HonestReporting delivers the Media Cheat Sheet to your

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/18/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. An EU document suggests how to undermine Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, one newspaper breaks out the violins for Khaled Mashaal, Israel and the Palestinians •  EU delegates want to boost Palestinian claims on Jerusalem. Haaretz, YNet, The Guardian and The Independent — who all

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