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The Guardian Gets 2012 Off to a Shoddy Start

The newsprint has barely dried on the back of 2011 that saw The Guardian deservedly pick up the annual Dishonest Reporter Award. This hasn’t, however, stopped the paper’s Harriet Sherwood from carrying on where The Guardian left off with her first dispatch of the new year. According to Sherwood, a supposedly reformed Palestinian terrorist has

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/01/2012

Everything you need to know about the weekend media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. An embarrassed Arab League weighs pulling its monitors out of Syria; Google’s investing a lot of money in Israeli start-ups, but it may not be good news. And Gadaffi’s daughter raises eyebrows by hiring an Israeli lawyer. Israel and the

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Media Cheat Sheet 12/29/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Iran bangs the war drums with “strait” talk. Arab League monitors in Syria are losing credibility. And why so many long faces at a gathering of Israeli envoys? Israel and the Palestinians • Haaretz reports that the Palestinians have offered to

Medical Misdirection in The Guardian

As NGO Monitor has extensively detailed, Physicians For Human Rights (Israel) has a radical political agenda far removed from simple medical matters. It’s therefore no surprise that the organization provides the main body of an article in The Guardian that claims: “Palestinian patients and business people hoping to leave the Gaza Strip are being asked to collaborate

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Media Cheat Sheet 12/28/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. A Palestinian diplomat responds to Newt Gingrich with a dubious take on national identity. And Arab League peace monitors in Syria are led by a Sudanese general who presided over the founding of the Janjaweed. Israel and the Palestinians • The PLO envoy

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PLO Envoy: Canaanites Were Occupiers Too

If Newt Gingrich’s comments about Palestinian identity weren’t explosive enough, a PLO diplomat makes a counter-argument that’s an absolute bombshell. Maen Rashid Areikat, the PLO’s chief representative in the US, says the Palestinians pre-dated the Canaanites in a Washington Post op-ed: We lived under the rule of a plethora of empires: the Canaanites, Egyptians, Philistines,

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Media Cheat Sheet 12/27/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. A PLO envoy to the US  reaffirms that a Palestinian state will be judenrein. Hamas may split over PLO membership. And should Iran be denied access to Western TV satellites? Visit Backspin everyday and never miss another Media Cheat Sheet. Israel and the Palestinians

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Media Cheat Sheet 12/26/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. As Hamas prepares to join PLO, Fatah frets Islamists will spoil the party. Syrian soldiers are shooting anything that moves, and pirates now threaten Israeli offshore gas exploration. Israel and the Palestinians • Palestinian negotiator says the PA may withdraw recognition

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