Author Archives: Simon Plosker

Abbas’s “Three No’s” in Obama Meeting

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. According to an Israeli Channel Two TV report, PA President Mahmoud Abbas issued “three no’s” in his meeting with U.S. President Obama: Specifically, the report said, Abbas rejected Prime Minister Benjamin

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A Polemic to Palestinian Victim-hood

How does Israel fare when it comes to its treatment of Palestinians compared to, for example, Syria? Writing in The Guardian, Karma Nabulsi finds a way to make Israel equally culpable while arguing against Palestinian refugees “forfeiting” their “right of return.” She describes the harsh conditions of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East: Forfeited if you

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Guardian Headline Fail Over Golan Heights Attack

Both the Daily Telegraph and The Guardian published a Reuters report on Israel’s response to a Syrian attack on its soldiers in the Golan Heights. But check out the respective headlines: The Daily Telegraph: The Guardian: Spot the difference? While the Daily Telegraph’s headline makes it clear that Israel was responding to an attack on

Only Israel is “Hard-Line” According to AP

Israel’s coalition government doesn’t always speak with one voice when it comes to dealing with the Palestinian issue. But why does the Associated Press refer to it as “hard-line”? Members of Israel’s hard-line government have questioned Abbas’ readiness to make peace. But ahead of Monday’s meeting, Abbas received a boost of support from Israeli President

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It’s Just “Tit-For-Tat” For the Financial Times

While its actual article doesn’t employ such terminology, the Financial Times’ subhead on its Middle East news page raises some eyebrows: “Tit-for-tat” expresses a false moral equivalence between Palestinian terrorists initiating the firing of rockets towards Israeli civilian targets and Israeli counter-measures to protect its civilians. Suspiciously similar to the all too familiar “cycle of

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Only Israel to Blame In UNRWA’s Eyes

UNRWA’s deputy commissioner-general Margot Ellis writes on The Guardian’s Comment is Free how the greater media focus on Syria has impacted UNRWA’s fundraising ability for emergency projects for Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank: Aid money follows the cameras. Cameras follow conflict. Syria is no exception. … Gaza hit the headlines during the upsurge in

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