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Playing the Blame Game at Israel’s Expense

Playing the Blame Game at Israel’s Expense

Like all wars, the conflict in Gaza is being fought in two distinct battlefields. One is the military war taking place in Gaza. The other is the battle for hearts and minds, fought mostly in the media. So with polls showing that twice as many Americans blame Hamas for the violence, it’s no surprise that

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WSJ Columnist: ‘Palestine Effect’ Makes People Irrational

Why does the media continue to post Gaza casualty figures provided by Hamas – often without mentioning the source – as though the information is credible and useful to people trying to make sense of what’s happening in Gaza? And why do some people instinctively blame Israel for “starting” the Gaza war, even though it’s

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Stephen Walt: Still Blaming the Israel Lobby

At least he’s consistent, if nothing else. Stephen Walt, half of the duo that published The Israel Lobby in 2007 to blame groups like AIPAC for pushing the US to support Israel too much, to the detriment of both the US and Israel, is at it again. His latest anti-Israel screed in the Huffington Post

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Foreign Journalists Acknowledge Hamas’ Human Shields Tactics

While they may not be vocal about it, foreign journalists in Gaza have noticed Hamas’ human shields tactics as the terrorists operate within the population.

To The New York Times: It's the Terror Tunnels, Stupid

It’s The Terror Tunnels, Stupid

There’s no place for Gazans to hide during Israeli strikes because there are no bomb shelters. If you read Anne Barnard’s New York Times dispatch, you might think it’s solely because of the nasty Israeli blockade of the Strip. Construction materials, we’re told, aren’t allowed in. Hemmed in by Israeli and Egyptian border restrictions, there’s

Hamas reveals media strategy

Hamas Reveals Media Strategy

With the ground war in Gaza growing in force each day, the battle for hearts and minds becomes a vital strategic battleground. The side that wins public support for its cause is better positioned to determine the length and intensity of the fighting. And thanks to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which translated

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