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Starving Palestinians

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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Sharon and the Wrong “Drugged Cockroach”

An otherwise fair article on Ariel Sharon by Con Coughlin in the Daily Telegraph contains the following: In fact, Sharon never described Palestinians as “drugged cockroaches.” Coughlin has apparently confused an often misused quote that is actually attributed to former IDF Chief of Staff and MK Rafael Eitan. According to an investigation by CAMERA, Eitan,

Debunking the Genocide Charge

Referring to charges of genocide against Israel leveled by Israel-hating UN official Richard Falk, Ben-Dror Yemini writes for i24 News: Let us gauge the genocide claim. In 2013, 36 Palestinians were killed, according to the human rights organization B’Tselem. At least 30 of those were either involved in clashes with IDF soldiers or were members of

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CBC Whitewashes Incitement: “Palestinians Tend to Be More Bitter”

Palestinian incitement? The Israeli government’s incitement index could be shoved in veteran CBC correspondent Neil MacDonald’s face and he wouldn’t recognize it for what it is. Instead, he spins it this way to fit his world view: Netanyahu also seems to be saying there can be no deal unless Palestinians stop saying nasty things about

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HonestReporting Hosts Gil Troy and Scholars

For the past four months, HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams has been busy with more than fighting the anti-Israel lies and distortions of the media. He’s also been cramming for exams, researching and writing papers, and learning from some of the top lecturers in their fields. In short, he’s been based in Boston as a member

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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

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