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Media Cheat Sheet 11/02/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Shortly before publishing today’s cheat sheet, media reports came up of a two-boat flotilla of ships travelling from Turkey to Gaza to break the blockade. One ship is Irish, the other Canadian. It’s a developing story. Details at the JPost. I would’ve expected Gazans to

Media Cheat Sheet 10/27/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Peace Process • Commenting on Condi Rice’s memoirs, David Ignatius says the Obama administration’s failure to advance the peace process is compounded by the fact that the US could have used Olmert’s proposal as a building block for peace talks. • The Christian Science Monitor has capsule

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Media Cheat Sheet 10/23/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media’s coverage of Israel. Gilad Shalit • This Patrick Chappatte cartoon sums up Faisal Al Qasim’s Gulf News commentary (via IsraellyCool) which calls the lopsided deal humiliating for Arabs. Qasim’s key snippet follows the cartoon. It is not a secret at all that the value of an Arab

UK Arms Dealers Cash In on Arab Spring

The Times of London (paywall) reports that UK arms sales to the Mideast — primarily to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Libya (!?) — jumped 30 percent during the Arab Spring. We’re talking about £30.5 million worth of weapons sold between February and June: Weapons exported include those capable of being used for internal repression, such as

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Jody McIntyre Dumped by HuffPo and Channel Four

It just gets worse for Jody McIntyre, the anti-Israel activist fired from his blogger position at The Independent over tweets inciting UK rioters. In an interview with the Huffington Post, McIntyre was asked whether the Footlocker shoe store was a valid target for rioters: On a personal level I think Brixton police station would be

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A Roundup of Weekend Coverage

  • I’ll forgive Irish Times readers if they’re unclear on the chronology of unfolding Gaza events. Reporter Mark Weiss doesn’t even mention a laser-guided Kornet anti-tank missile fired at a school bus. Fortunately, the Wall St. Journal got the chronology correct and clear: Israel Strikes Gaza After Antitank Missile Hits Israeli School Bus: Violence

5 Signs The BDS Movement Is Serious About Canadian Apartheid

You know the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) movement is stretching when activists like Chadni Desai make such stupid comments in Toronto: “We as the organizers of Israeli Apartheid Week in Toronto believe that we cannot speak meaningfully about Israeli apartheid without speaking first about the realities of apartheid here in Canada.” “In crucial ways, the Canadian state’s

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