Author Archives: Yarden Frankl

Israel Blamed for Breakdown in the Peace Process

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. Peace process discussed at U.S. Senate hearing. Associated Press: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lays the blame for the peace process suspension clearly on Israel during testimony before the

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Israel Provides Cancer Treatment to Palestinian Children from Gaza

“Israel Provides Cancer Treatment to Palestinian Children from Gaza.” The above could very well have been the headline for the New York Times story that instead was published under the title “Even a Stationery Logo Pits Palestinians Against Israel.” In fact, not just the headline but the entire article could have created a far different

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Hate Your Job? Really???

What are we to make of the following quotation? “I feel like I’m not a human being — we are serving the occupation,” said Mr. Jalaita, 47, a father of five, two of them university students. “I am forced to work here because I have a house, I have a family. Tomorrow, if there is

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Starving Palestinians

How many times have you seen a story in the major media claiming that Israel has turned Gaza into an “open-air prison?” How often does the media discuss seemingly arbitrary restrictions that Israel places on specific goods entering the Gaza Strip? Forget about the fact that convoys of trucks carrying humanitarian aid enter and leave

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It’s Not About Free Speech

Reading in the New York Times, Members of Jewish Student Group Test Permissible Discussion on Israel, one could easily make the assumption that an all-powerful Jewish organization controls what American college students are allowed to say and think about Israel: At Harvard, the Jewish student group Hillel was barred from co-sponsoring a discussion with a

A One Way Run

Jonathan Brown describes in the Irish Times his experience as a runner in what he called “Palestine.” (“Running is a luxury lost to Palestinians”.) He sympathetically writes about how Palestinians are so used to running away from Israeli soldiers that they can’t conceive of running just for fun. He doesn’t explain the context of the situation

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