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Aussie Paper Publishes Photo, Caricatures Jews

Put aside the attitude of Amin Saikal as he almost crows with glee over the perceived blow to Israel following the signing of the Iran interim nuclear deal. The first thing that most readers will notice before reading the text of his Sydney Morning Herald op-ed is the accompanying photo. What exactly does an uncaptioned

Daily Mail Places Netanya in the West Bank

Sometimes you have to wonder how such a fundamental factual error can appear in a media outlet. The Daily Mail, in a report on an Israeli mother fined by a rabbinical court for failing to circumcise her son, includes the following: The decision to force the woman to have her son circumcised was taken previously

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The Guardian Walls Out Israelis, Suicide Bombers, and Balance

An interactive feature at The Guardian look at walls and barriers around the world. From the US-Mexico border, to the 2,500 mile barrier separating India and Bangladesh, along with 99 walls separating Belfast’s Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods, call it “wall-to-wall coverage.” Israel’s security barrier is featured too. Harriet Sherwood (with some credited assistance from B’Tselem)

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Kumbaya in Qom Catechisms

The dual loyalty charge rears its head. While Mark Dubowitz, of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, was being interviewed on the radio about Iran’s nuclear program, foreign policy reporter Laura Rozen tweeted her displeasure. The tweets were since removed, but Adam Kredo got the screen grabs. What is there to say? Rozen’s tweets reveal

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Fisk Revives Uranium Charge?

Robert Fisk‘s latest piece focuses on Yasser Arafat and it doesn’t make for pleasant reading. Included are such snippets as how Arafat “no longer wore socks, how he had a habit of picking loose skin from his feet during interviews, how the lavatories smelled.” Just as nauseating is how Fisk effectively whitewashes Arafat’s bloody history

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Guardian Blogger: Israel Responsible for Mideast Christian Persecution

Andrew Brown, religion blogger for The Guardian’s Comment is Free writes about former U.S. President George W. Bush’s speaking engagement at a fundraiser for Messianic Jews. In his piece, Brown mentions the Christian Evangelical leanings of those British politicians behind the Balfour Declaration. According to him (emphasis added): without that declaration, there could not have

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German Cartoon Demonizes Israel — On Kristallnacht Anniversary

Another German newspaper faces allegations of anti-Semitism over a nasty cartoon. Once again, Israel is poisoning peace. Horst Haitzinger’s cartoon was published in Badische Zeitung on the anniversary of Kristallnacht. It features a snail with a dove’s head on the way to Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva. Looking on is Benjamin Netanyahu, who says into

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