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The Embassy Attack: A Damning Judgment on Egypt’s Revolution?

The spin games and fallout from this weekend’s embassy attack has high stakes. It renders judgment on the Egyptian revolution and where the military council is leading the country. Unlike other Israel...

September 12, 2011 22:34 By :

Flagrant Foul: NBA Jam, EuroLeague Don’t Recognize Tel Aviv

It’s a flagrant foul that NBA Jam and the EuroLeague erased Tel Aviv from a trailer for the next NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. The game features the final four teams from last Euroleague Championship:...

September 8, 2011 12:17 By :

The HonestReporting 9/11 Counter-Poll

Tim Marshall flagged one heckuva poll on the Press TV web site. Iran’s government-funded news channel wants your views on 9/11.  Here’s the loaded question along with the even more loaded...

September 7, 2011 13:48 By :

Is Time Really On the Palestinians’ Side?

Gaza and the West Bank are now literally in separate time zones. Reuters explains that Hamas and Fatah agreed to turn the clocks back one hour for the month of Ramadan to ease fasting. But Ramadan’s...

September 7, 2011 9:21 By :

What Would We Do Without The Lancet?

The Lancet (pdf) studies suicide bombings in Iraq. Background: Suicide bombs in Iraq are a major public health problem. What would we do without The Lancet?

September 6, 2011 14:29 By :

Israel Hardly “Isolated,” Despite Turkish Saber Rattling

Gloomy assessments that Turkey’s diplomatic offensive is isolating Israel makes for nice gloomy groupthink among North American columnists — today, Roger Cohen beats that drum. But a look at...

September 6, 2011 12:01 By :

The Broken Clock Logic of Palmer’s Rejectionists

Just as a broken clock is still correct once a day, it’s safe to say that the UN will vindicate Israel once in a blue moon. But as I read The Guardian’s staff-editorial on the Palmer report,...

September 5, 2011 11:16 By :

WikiLeaks: Media Relations, Hezbollah Style

We’ve known about Hezbollah’s media strong-arm tactics with Western journalists. Even Nic Robertson admitted during the 2006 Lebanon War that he was a tool of Hezbollah. Now WikiLeaks paints...

September 5, 2011 10:43 By :

Palestinian Statehood: Fear and Loathing in Ramallah and the Diaspora

As Mahmoud Abbas pushes forward with his statehood gambit in the UN, there’s a growing unease among Palestinians that the effort will ultimately be a big setback. Commentaries by Khaled Abu Toameh...

September 4, 2011 14:52 By :

5 Key Claims of the UN’s Mavi Marmara Report

The NY Times obtained a copy of the UN report on the Mavi Marmara affair. The inquiry — chaired by Sir Geoffrey Palmer — is expected to release its report tomorrow. I skimmed the full report...

September 1, 2011 23:05 By :