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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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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

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Following Up on the Dishonest Reporting Awards

Comments and the roar of the crowd after announcing the New York Times won the 2013 Dishonest Reporting Award and other runners up. 1. The danger of forgetting that not everyone knows the nickname you’re talking about. From: . . .@. . .com Date: Thu, Dec 26, 2013 Subj: Re: A Year of Biased Reporting:

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