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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 :

September 1 Blogging

• Hezbollah’s opening a base in Cuba. YNet News, quoting Corriere della Sera, says the move is to facilitate an attack on an Israeli target in South America. All for the still-unavenged death of...

September 1, 2011 14:15 By :

Things Your Media Watchdog Wants You To Know About Letters to the Editor (Part 4)

Keep your letter short. Space in print newspapers is valuable. It’s so precious, in fact, that the newspaper’s main commodity — news articles — are measured by words. Journalists...

August 31, 2011 8:41 By :

Did Larry Derfner Deserve to Be Fired?

If you haven’t been following the furor of Larry Derfner’s take on the Eilat attacks and Palestinian terror, the Jerusalem Post fired the veteran columnist. The original commentary, “The...

August 30, 2011 10:53 By :

Video: HonestReporting’s Media Circus

Tired of Big Media poking Israel? We poked back, and had a lot of fun putting together this video. It’s the first of “Media Circus” series of satirical sketches that’ll give you...

August 29, 2011 16:27 By :

UK Arms Dealers Cash In on Arab Spring

The Times of London (paywall) reports that UK arms sales to the Mideast — primarily to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Libya (!?) — jumped 30 percent during the Arab Spring. We’re talking...

August 29, 2011 10:42 By :

Sinai, The Next Somalia: By the Numbers

The Washington Post says Israel is giving more weight to Egyptian public opinion. Here’s one indication of where Egyptians are on Israel: Ahmad al-Shahat — who climbed 22 stories up the side...

August 28, 2011 16:19 By :

Pro-Israel Blogoff Winner Receives iPad

HonestReporting’s proud to present Uri Gobey with an iPad for winning the 2011 Pro-Israel Blog-Off. HonestReporting's Simon Plosker presents Pro-Israel Blogoff winner Uri Gobey with an iPad. Uri,...

August 10, 2011 14:36 By :

Israel and the Arab Spring: Quote Unquote

Two quotes  — one prescient, the other deolusory — about Israel and the Arab Spring got my attention. I’ll start off with Robert Fisk, whose sense of irony about the Syrian assault...

August 10, 2011 9:54 By :