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Rotten Headline of the Day

Ouch. Israel to bill Bedouins for razing their homes You have to read AFP’s article to learn that Israel is suing the Bedouins for the cost of repeatedly demolishing illegal structures in Al-Araqib,...

July 28, 2011 9:35 By :

Johann Hari to Be Stripped of Orwell Prize

Now the Orwell Prize people are piling on Johann Hari. The Independent’s columnist was stripped of his 2008 award in the wake of plagiarism accusations. According to the Daily Telegraph, the Orwell...

July 27, 2011 14:25 By :

Will NATO Target Lockerbie Bomber?

Bad move, pal. You blew up a Pan Am airliner over Scotland, killing 270 people. Your prostate cancer and release from prison on “compassionate grounds” became a political hot potato in the...

July 27, 2011 11:03 By :

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 :