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“Data Apartheid” in the Telegraph

It’s not unusual to see articles referring to Israel as the “Startup Nation” by virtue of its remarkable technological and entrepreneurial prowess. It is unusual to see an article focused on Palestinian startups. Included in his article “Palestine’s startup ecosystem stirs into life,” Monty Munford writes (emphasis added): Israeli authorities control cellular networks in Palestine and have

The Independent: Any Excuse to Attack Israel

Like many other newspapers, The Independent is running a series of articles looking back at the year’s news and events. Unsurprisingly, the death of Nelson Mandela warrants an article. Here’s a screenshot: The subhead reads: Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel claimed that he couldn’t afford the trip. His absence reminded us of Israel’s closeness to the

Sky News Weighs in on Bedouin Issue

The Israeli government eventually backed down and decided that it would make changes to the Prawer-Begin Plan. Arriving late to the party, this hasn’t stopped Sky News’ Sam Kiley from encouraging the view that Israeli plans for bringing the Bedouin into the 21st century are “racist.” The framing of the story is set by a sensationalist headline:

Mandela Legacy Falsely Co-opted by Palestinians

Many anti-Israel articles have appeared in recent weeks following the death of Nelson Mandela. Anti-Israel activists have cynically used this opportunity to parrot the false charge that Israel is an “apartheid state” while claiming that Nelson Mandela believed the same. Typical of some of the quotes being attributed to Mandela is this that appears in

PLO Claims Jesus Was Palestinian

This is the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) seasonal video message for Christmas:  Note the video’s description: Every Christmas Palestine celebrates the birth of one of its own, Jesus Christ. “One of its own”?! Jesus was, of course, born Jewish. As Jeffrey Goldberg notes (emphasis added): The most recent manifestation of the desire to de-Judaize Jesus

HR Letter Published in The Guardian

A letter has been published in The Guardian in response to an article that drew parallels between Nelson Mandela’s struggles against apartheid and the Palestinian cause. Only the second half of the letter from HR Managing Editor Simon Plosker appeared. Here is the submitted letter in full: There is much that Nelson Mandela can teach

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