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Terror, Israel, and What the News Won’t Tell You

Terror, Israel, and What the News Won’t Tell You

Wednesday afternoon, Jerusalem. The Damascus Gate, one of the main entrances to Jerusalem’s Old City, a place where crowds of people come every day to work, shop, live and pray.  Three Palestinian terrorists approached the Old City, carrying hidden knives, automatic weapons and explosives. When police officers questioned the men about their suspicious behavior, the Palestinians took out

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Is Murdering Israelis Just “Human Nature”?

On January 26, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the bold assertion that terrorism against Israelis is “human nature.” According to Ban, “Stabbings, vehicle attacks, and shootings by Palestinians targeting Israeli civilians have continued to claim lives . . . Yet, as oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to

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A Toxic Echo Chamber

Stephen Pritchard, the reader’s editor at The Guardian, recently announced that the paper will start restricting reader comments posted in the Comment is Free section in articles on three “sensitive” topics: race, immigration, and religion. Why those sacred cows? Certain subjects – race, immigration and Islam in particular – attract an unacceptable level of toxic commentary, believes

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HR Mission Gets Behind the News

HonestReporting’s 24th Advocacy Mission to Israel gave 20 participants from around the world an incredible opportunity to experience a week of high-level speakers, exclusive visits to the places in the news, all topped off with fine cuisine and luxury accommodation. TOP QUALITY SPEAKERS Setting the scene for the week, Times of Israel senior analyst Haviv Rettig

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