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Media Cheat Sheet 01/02/2012

Media Cheat Sheet 01/02/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Midast. The PLO has an agressive 2012 diplomatic war up its sleeves, Hezbollah defies common sense with another show of support for Bashar Assad, and Turkey’s putting the finishing touches on a new spy satellite. How concerned should Israel be? Israel and

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/01/2012

Everything you need to know about the weekend media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. An embarrassed Arab League weighs pulling its monitors out of Syria; Google’s investing a lot of money in Israeli start-ups, but it may not be good news. And Gadaffi’s daughter raises eyebrows by hiring an Israeli lawyer. Israel and the

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Media Cheat Sheet 12/29/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Iran bangs the war drums with “strait” talk. Arab League monitors in Syria are losing credibility. And why so many long faces at a gathering of Israeli envoys? Israel and the Palestinians • Haaretz reports that the Palestinians have offered to

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Media Cheat Sheet 12/28/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. A Palestinian diplomat responds to Newt Gingrich with a dubious take on national identity. And Arab League peace monitors in Syria are led by a Sudanese general who presided over the founding of the Janjaweed. Israel and the Palestinians • The PLO envoy

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PLO Envoy: Canaanites Were Occupiers Too

If Newt Gingrich’s comments about Palestinian identity weren’t explosive enough, a PLO diplomat makes a counter-argument that’s an absolute bombshell. Maen Rashid Areikat, the PLO’s chief representative in the US, says the Palestinians pre-dated the Canaanites in a Washington Post op-ed: We lived under the rule of a plethora of empires: the Canaanites, Egyptians, Philistines,

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Media Cheat Sheet 12/27/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. A PLO envoy to the US  reaffirms that a Palestinian state will be judenrein. Hamas may split over PLO membership. And should Iran be denied access to Western TV satellites? Visit Backspin everyday and never miss another Media Cheat Sheet. Israel and the Palestinians

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Media Cheat Sheet 12/26/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. As Hamas prepares to join PLO, Fatah frets Islamists will spoil the party. Syrian soldiers are shooting anything that moves, and pirates now threaten Israeli offshore gas exploration. Israel and the Palestinians • Palestinian negotiator says the PA may withdraw recognition

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Media Cheat Sheet 12/25/2011

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Two papers use Christmas to take gratuitous swipes at Israel. Two former White House advisors urge more pressure on Iran. And Hamas wants to join the PLO. ‘Tis the Season to Bash Israel • This is one disingenuous Times of London dispatch.

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Jesus Would’ve Been Shot By Palestinians

Here’s some really ugly spin from The Guardian: The security barrier so heavily criticized in Phoebe Greenwood’s dispatch was built to prevent suicide bombers, drive by shootings etc. – the kind of activities that get people added to Santa’s naughty list. If he were to come this year, it’s more likely Jesus would’ve been shot by Palestinians

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Media Cheat Sheet 12/22/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Outrage as Abbas meets and greets accomplices to the murder. A Salafi spokesman appears on Israeli Army Radio to say his party will honor the ’79 peace treaty — you can imagine what happened next. And why did The Guardian correct 37 phone

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