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Why Let An Inconvenient Truth Spoil a Great Mood?

Why Let An Inconvenient Truth Spoil a Great Mood?

The Guardian broke out the violins by publishing a Palestinian boy’s open letter to President Obama — in the paper’s news section. I hope the world will begin to speak out against the oppression we face in my neighbourhood and [the oppression] against all Palestinians. That you and others will not remain silent while our homes

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The UN’s “Hate Israel Day”

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Today is what  UN Watch‘s Hillel Neuer calls “Hate Israel Day” at the UN Human Rights Council: Headlining the program this time will be the presentation of a report by

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Al Qaida vs. Hezbollah

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The new Israeli government is due to be sworn in tomorrow. The Times of Israel lists the cabinet players, while the BBC overviews what’s in store. 2. Mariam Farhat, who

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Hezbollah Ethnic Cleansing Syrian Sunnis

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Professor Dave Petrasek (Globe & Mail op-ed) accuses Canada of selling out Syrian human rights to You Know Who’s interests: It is deeply troubling that the Canadian government’s support for

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Flubbed Followup of Gaza Baby’s Death

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Two of the news services most enmeshed in the story of Baby Omar followed up on the story — in skewed ways. Washington Post: It Doesn’t Matter Who Killed Baby

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Pro-Hezbollah Paper Intimidates Tribunal Witnesses

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. I’m glad to see AP noted for the record the UN report (advance version) exonerating Israel for the death of 11 month-old baby Omar Masharawi. The U.N. office of the

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Self-Determination: Jews Need Not Apply

Over at the NY Times Opinionator blog, Professor Joseph Levine’s dense, 2,052-word pronunciamento tries to explain why it not anti-Semitic to question Israel’s right to exist. Levine’s kind enough to “grant” that the Jews are a people, maintains that self-determination ain’t all it’s cracked up to be (Palestinians take note), then concludes that “the very

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Sinai Jihadis Test Fire Long Range Missile

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The State Dept. dropped Samira Ibrahim from its “Woman of Courage Awards” after the discovery of anti-Semitic and anti-American tweets she posted. The Washington Post rounds up the Arabic language

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