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BBC Idiocy Isn’t Monolithic After All

BBC Sport is evidently not under the same thrall of stupidity as BBC News. Sharing his biggest Olympic memories, BBC sportscaster Barry Davies repeatedly uses the word “terror” as he recalls the Munich Massacre. Coming from the Beeb, the straightforwardness is quite surprising: At the Munich 1972 Olympics, Palestinian terrorists calling themselves Black September attacked members of

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Blame Israel for HamasCare

Gaza’s children deserve better health care, and I wish their medical care could somehow be separated from the security situation. But if The Guardian’s going to break out the violins, I think it’s warped to film a video in — of all places — the Rantisi Pediatric Hospital for Children. The hospital’s named for Abdel Aziz Rantisi, a

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Mixed Verdict for Ehud Olmert

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. Ehud Olmert was acquitted on corruption charges associated with the Rishon Tours and Talansky affairs, but convicted on a lesser charge in the Investment Center affair. The court will hand down

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Levy Report Recommends Legalizing Settler Outposts

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. An Israeli government panel recommends legalizing West Bank outposts. Even if the government doesn’t adopt Edmund Levy’s report, this is going to make waves. The Times of Israel writes: The

Reuters Whitewashes Arafat

Digging up Yasser Arafat’s body and exhuming file photos of the terror boss have a lot in common. You can’t help but feel dirty looking at the results. So if you want a sanitized  photo essay of the “life and legacy of  Yasser Arafat,” Reuters is for you. Iconic images feature the PLO’s top dog with

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Palestinians Blame Radiation Poisoning For Arafat’s Death

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. Al Jazeera reports that Yasser Arafat died of radiation poisoning, prompting Palestinian officials to tell AFP they seek an international investigation modeled after the UN’s inquiry into the Rafik Hariri

Yitzhak Shamir and the Ghoul Pool

The news cycle goes into overdrive when famous personalities die, which is why smart editors make sure to have obituaries written ahead of time and periodically updated. The practice strikes some people — especially the biographical subjects — as eerie. One newsroom staffer I know wryly refers to his paper’s collection of obits on file as

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