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Why Naqba Protests Have No Connection to Arab Spring

This weekend, Palestinians massed along Israel’s borders, had street clashes in the West Bank, and the foreign press told us It’s the Arab Spring. This BBC screengrab captures the spirit of...

May 18, 2011 11:58 By :

Abbas: Footloose With Facts

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas engages in some historical revisionism in a NY Times op-ed.

May 17, 2011 14:55 By :

A Dramatic Example of The Guardian’s Groupthink

Stephen Pollard explains a strange phone call revealing something about the mentality of The Guardian staff. Pollard, the top editor of the Jewish Chronicle, was harangued by The Guardian’s Israel...

May 17, 2011 14:07 By :

IDF Withholds Video of Lebanese Soldiers Firing on Naqba Protesters

Here’s a question from this afternoon’s inbox: IDF withholds video of Lebanese firing on protesters What do you think this means? To me, either the footage isn’t conclusive or it does...

May 17, 2011 13:32 By :

Today’s 5 Biggest Smackdowns

Smackdown: 1. the act of knocking down or bringing down an opponent; 2. a contest in entertainment wrestling; 3. a decisive defeat; 4. a confrontation between rivals or competitors Here are today’s...

May 16, 2011 14:18 By :

Daily Telegraph’s Journalistic Naqba

Heads up from a sharp reader who spotted a deeper problem with the Daily Telegraph than the headline  which Simon Plosker blogged a short time ago. If your borders are being stormed, who should the...

May 16, 2011 12:00 By :

Pro-Israel Blog-Off: First Semi-Final

Aussie Dave just introduced the first semi-final match of the 2011 Pro-Israel Blog-Off. This match pits against each other submissions by Elder of Ziyon and CiF Watch. Check out their submissions and vote. And...

May 16, 2011 10:29 By :

Naqba Day Violence: What We Know

6:18 pm Here’s the video of the tweet I just posted. Throwing rocks from behind an ambulance is so macho. 6:08 pm: Credit Peter Lerner with the tweet of the day. 6:01 pm: The Druze residents of...

May 15, 2011 14:56 By :

NY Times Sinks Truth About Gaza Flotilla

One year after the Gaza flotilla, I fear Big Media is discarding the Israeli narrative of events leading up to, during and after the IDF intercepted the Mavi Marmara. An even more provocative Flotilla...

May 12, 2011 23:06 By :

Iran to Have Official Diplomatic Presence In Gaza?

Might Iran open an official diplomatic mission in Gaza? According to Memri, Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s representative in Tehan called on Iran to do just that: “It would be a natural move for...

May 12, 2011 5:54 By :