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Lessons From Norway’s Botched Casualty Count

Anders Breivik Although Norwegian police continue combing Utoya island for bodies, authorities downsized the number of fatalities to 68. An unnecessary rush led to careless double-counting. According to...

July 26, 2011 15:18 By :

Video: The 10 Most Unknown Facts About the West Bank

Think you know the West Bank? Think again.

July 26, 2011 10:00 By :

Bashar Assad, Party Animal

Syria says it’s allowing the establishment of political parties. The state news agency SANA said Monday the bill is part of a political reform program, and stipulates that parties cannot be based...

July 25, 2011 15:45 By :

The Sound of Music, Mideast Style

The BBC discovers that hip hop helps drive the Arab Spring. After all, Music and revolutions have a long history. With the Beeb on record that music has power to shape people’s views, how about a...

July 25, 2011 14:27 By :

Divorced From Holy Land Reality

Here’s a new canard leveled against Israel: Many Christians living in the Holy Land have to convert to Islam or to a different Christian denomination in order to obtain a divorce. So claims Jill...

July 24, 2011 14:16 By :

Reporters Strip Searched Again: Journos to Boycott Bibi?

The Foreign Press Association is rightly upset that three female reporters were strip searched by the Prime Minister’s security detail last week before a briefing by deputy prime minister Moshe Yaalon. AFP’s...

July 24, 2011 11:10 By :

It’s the Arms Smuggling, Stupid

The Guardian’s Harriet Sherwood had an exciting time with Gaza fishermen who regularly encounter the Israeli navy enforcing a three-mile limit.   Although The Guardian’s been-there done-that,...

July 21, 2011 11:34 By :

Mossad Kiwi Leaks and Conspiracy Theories

Amazing how a stupid media rumor sparks a flurry of queries and denials. Case in point: New Zealand, where — allegedly — Mossad spooks hacked the national police computer system, only to die...

July 20, 2011 10:21 By :

Will the Last Flotillista Aboard Please Turn Off the Lights?

The second flotilla’s officially over. The Israeli navy intercepted the Dignite al Karama and is taking the boat back to Ashdod. No resistance was offered. Will the last flotillista aboard please...

July 19, 2011 12:55 By :

Video: The Truth About the West Bank

Danny Ayalon sets the record straight on Israel’s claim on the West Bank.

July 19, 2011 10:06 By :