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Israel Made Me Set Myself on Fire, Part 2

Israel Made Me Set Myself on Fire, Part 2

On September 3, we noted The Guardian’s report that an unemployed Gaza man had died after setting himself alight, apparently in protest over his family’s dire living conditions. For Harriet Sherwood, it was all too easy to lead the reader to hold Israel responsible for the young man’s plight simply by drawing attention to the Israeli blockade

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Welcome to Joe’s Israel!

Students defending Israel on university and college campuses face many difficulties. Indeed, many Jewish students have disengaged from identifying with Israel altogether, making it particularly challenging to reach and enthuse the next generation with a positive view of Israel. That’s why HonestReporting has partnered with Joe’s Israel, a brand new internet campaign that gives young people

3 Things You Need to Willfully Overlook Before Reading This New York Times Op-Ed

History professor Paul Thomas Chamberlin makes the case for talking to terrorists using President Nixon’s decision not to deal with the PLO as a case study. He writes in a New York Times op-ed: By failing to strengthen moderates within the P.L.O. and effectively locking the Palestinians out of the Arab-Israeli peace process, American officials

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Demolition Orders: AP Razes Awareness

Khan al-Ahmar, is a small Bedouin village that some foreign reporters find irresistible. That’s because its ramshackle school lies under the threat of Israeli demolition. Judging from AP, it’s a story about “Israeli control,” “Israeli settlements,” and “Israeli demolition orders.” Those are the codewords reporter Diaa Hadid takes for granted. It says a lot that

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Israel Made Me Set Myself on Fire

The Guardian reports that an unemployed Gaza man has died after setting himself alight, apparently in protest over his family’s dire living conditions. Harriet Sherwood expands on Gaza’s woes including unemployment, population growth and “Overcrowding, lengthy and frequent power cuts, unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation and inadequate medical care”. Up until this point, there is no

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Diplomatic Spat After Iranian Translator Falsifies Morsi Speech

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Iran’s Persian translators deliberately mistranslated parts of Mohammed Morsi’s address to the Non-Aligned Movement. YNet writes: The Iranian interpreter translated Morsi’s criticism of Assad’s regime as statement’s in support

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France Launches Arafat Murder Investigation

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Newspapers — mostly British — react to the Rachel Corrie verdict. A Times of London staff-ed (paywall) nails the International Solidarity Movement. Israel has an obligation to protect civilian lives

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Taught to Hate

In a New York Times article about Israelis response to two alleged attacks by Jewish teens against Palestinians (“After Attacks, Israeli Schools Confront Hate,”) we are told by a Palestinian student that: “People are taught to hate, so they hate.” Despite the fact that the speaker was portraying Israelis as being taught to hate Palestinians,

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Success: SABC Removes Anti-Semitic, Recycled Photo

Yesterday, HonestReporting called South Africa’s SABC News onto the carpet for a nasty bit of photo bias. I pointed out the photo’s irrelevancy (a 2010 Indonesian demonstration against the Mavi Marmara raid) to the story at hand (African migrants in Israel). Yarden Frankl also weighed in on the image’s anti-Semitic aspect. Several HonestReporting readers forwarded

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