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Comments and the Roar of the Crowd – 7

Comments and the Roar of the Crowd – 7

The latest from my inbox. Are readers left out by our comments system? And the perils of poor punctuation. 1. About a year ago, HonestReporting switched its comments to a Facebook-hosted system. Some readers, unfortunately, feel left behind. From: …@gmail.com Date: Fri, March 28, 2014 Subject: Comments I thank your staff for giving me the

Jimmy Carter Rejects BDS

Jimmy Carter, whose book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid did more to legitimize the Apartheid smear than anything published by the BDS movement, is now publicly opposed to boycotts against Israel, including boycotts limited to the West Bank. Carter told the AP this week that he and “The Elders”  – a group former world leaders that

Fighting BDS – BDS is a Media War

One of the biggest misconceptions about the BDS, especially among people only casually exposed to the movement’s rhetoric, is that the BDS is designed to put economic and political pressure on Israel. The truth, as numerous reports have made clear, is that Israel’s economy has remained robust throughout the years of BDS pressure, even while

Karma Nabulsi

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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