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The Embassy Attack: A Damning Judgment on Egypt’s Revolution?

The Embassy Attack: A Damning Judgment on Egypt’s Revolution?

The spin games and fallout from this weekend’s embassy attack has high stakes. It renders judgment on the Egyptian revolution and where the military council is leading the country. Unlike other Israel critics, credit Yasmin Alibhai-Brown for having the honesty to squirm at the attack on the embassy in Cairo: Rage against Israel’s policies is

Media Morphs Palestinian Terror Into Israeli Attack

As Israel’s situation vis a vis Egypt becomes progressively worse, many media outlets are searching for explanations as to why the Egyptian “street” should be so angered by Israel. Nobody has yet mentioned decades of state-sanctioned anti-Semitism and incitement in the Egyptian media. Instead, the deaths of five Egyptian soldiers accidentally killed as the IDF

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Flagrant Foul: NBA Jam, EuroLeague Don’t Recognize Tel Aviv

It’s a flagrant foul that NBA Jam and the EuroLeague erased Tel Aviv from a trailer for the next NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. The game features the final four teams from last Euroleague Championship: Maccabi Tel Aviv, Montepaschi Sienna, Real Madrid, and Panathinaikos. Problem is, Liel Leibovitz calls a foul. The trailer identifies Maccabi Tel Aviv as

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The HonestReporting 9/11 Counter-Poll

Tim Marshall flagged one heckuva poll on the Press TV web site. Iran’s government-funded news channel wants your views on 9/11.  Here’s the loaded question along with the even more loaded answers. Here’s my counter poll. Why did Press TV’s 9/11 Poll happen? It happened in order to be used as . . . an excuse to whitewash

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Israel Hardly “Isolated,” Despite Turkish Saber Rattling

Gloomy assessments that Turkey’s diplomatic offensive is isolating Israel makes for nice gloomy groupthink among North American columnists — today, Roger Cohen beats that drum. But a look at some articles from eastern Mediterranean papers suggests that Israel isn’t so “isolated” after all. Turkey’s demand for an Israeli apology and claims of defending the Mediterranean

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Palmer Report: Israel Vindicated, Media Shrugs

What did the media choose to focus on and emphasize with the publication of the Palmer Report? A grudging acknowledgment that Israel did indeed have a valid case? Not exactly.

The Broken Clock Logic of Palmer’s Rejectionists

Just as a broken clock is still correct once a day, it’s safe to say that the UN will vindicate Israel once in a blue moon. But as I read The Guardian’s staff-editorial on the Palmer report, you can imagine the editors vainly trying to wind up a broken clock to suit their reality: The

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