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Who’s Revising the History of Israel’s Independence?

Who’s Revising the History of Israel’s Independence?

The Palestinians want to use Israel’s creation as an argument for their own statehood push. Unfortunately, some recent commentaries aren’t based on accurate facts. The Claim: Henry Porter (The Observer): We should remember that when Israel applied for membership of the UN in 1949, it argued that issues about refugees and the status of Jerusalem

Monday Morning Reading

What to read before the work day begins? • Turkey Predicts Alliance With Egypt as Regional Anchors — Turkey’s foreign minister foresees Israel and Syria isolated by Egyptian-Turkish “Axis of Democracy.” • Abbas’ UN Fantasy – Ambassador Ron Prosor on why negotiations are the only way to statehood. • Palestinians May Win a Vote, But They

Fright of Return: 3 Reasons Why the Palestinians Aren’t Likely to Make Successful Transition to Statehood

The fright of return strikes as the PLO ambassador’s  ambassador to Lebanon says refugees will not become citizens of a new Palestinian state. Ambassador Abdullah Abdullah told the Daily Star: The ambassador unequivocally says that Palestinian refugees would not become citizens of the sought for U.N.-recognized Palestinian state, an issue that has been much discussed. “They

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The Story Behind Our Video

Perhaps the biggest media myth is that Israel and its leaders simply aren’t interested in peace. The seeds of our new video, Don’t Be Misled – Israel Wants Peace go back one year ago this month. That’s when Time magazine blared on its cover, Why Israel Doesn’t Care About Peace. Outraged readers gave Time the grand prize: the

Syria Exposes Israel-NATO-Al Jazeera Axis of Evil

Syria’s state-run Addounia TV “exposes” the tremendous effort Al-Jazeera’s taking to fabricate the Syrian uprising. We’re talking about enormous replicas of Syrian cities and public squares, staged defections and battles. The broadcast gets even juicier: Israel, the US and the Syrian opposition are in on this conspiracy to provide a pretext for Israel and NATO

Johann Hari Apologizes, Takes Leave From Indy

Johann Hari apologized for the way he handled interview quotes. Unlike his previous apology, Hari also says he’s taking an unpaid leave of absence from The Independent to brush up on Journalism 101, undertaking to footnote his online articles, and returning his Orwell Prize. Hari also confesses to some sock puppetry on Wikipedia: The other thing

Palestinian State Should be Judenrein, Part 2

A post script on this morning’s blog post about a PLO ambassador saying that the Palestinian state being discussed in the UN should be judenrein. Maen Areikat, the PLO ambassador to the US was responding to a question by the Daily Caller‘s Jamie Weinstein. The Weekly Standard notes that the ambassador also ducked a question

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