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Divergent Polls On Israeli Attack: It’s All in the Question

Divergent Polls On Israeli Attack: It’s All in the Question

Two polls released this week indicate divergent American attitudes towards Israeli military action against Iran. First, the University of Maryland reported that only one in four Americans would favor an Israeli strike. Then, Ipsos/Reuters reported that 62 percent of Americans would favor an Israeli military strike. How’d the two polls get such massively opposite results? The Christian

No Differentiation For Dickie

Richard Silverstein claims to be a friend of Israel and publishes a blog called Tikun Olam. Instead of a cuddly fluffy “heal the world” site, his blog is popular with both anti-Zionists and anti-Semites alike, drawn to Silverstein’s mix of anti-Israel demonization and peculiar “exclusives” from unnamed and unverified sources in the intelligence community. Clearly

Talking to Hamas, Talking to the Taliban

Rose-colored glasses are de rigueur in the Christian Science Monitor newsroom. With the US engaging the Taliban,  this Monitor staff-ed wants to apply similar logic to Israel and Hamas: President Obama was smart not to follow the example of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who warned against the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal. If the United States is willing to

Religious Trash Talk: Mitigating Palestinian Incitement?

Picking up on the Jerusalem mufti’s call of death to the Jews last week, the Christian Science Monitor examines “religious trash talk” by Palestinians and Jews, calling it a “trend” that is “going mainstream.” Problem is, there’s no evidence indicating that incitement has entered the Israeli mainstream. You know reporter Ben Lynfield stretches his thesis when the only

Media Throws Israel Under the Bus

A Palestinian publicity stunt gets the media’s attention.

Media Cheat Sheet 11/01/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Today’s big stories were UNESCO fallout, lingering issues from the recent Gaza rocketfire, and a surprising NY Times op-ed. UNESCO • Now that Palestine is a member of UNESCO, the US has cut funding and Canada is weighing its options. And the Palestinians? They’re already preparing

Media Cheat Sheet 10/31/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Gaza violence continues to dominate the news, Palestinians get UNESCO membership, Tunisia issues a warrant for Suha Arafat’s arrest, and more. Gaza Heats Up • Good AP snippets: Most of the violence this weekend has been between Israel and Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed group

It All Started When Israel Fired Back… Again!

Who is the real aggressor as a rocket barrage strikes Israel’s south?

Palestinian State Should be Judenrein, Part 2

A post script on this morning’s blog post about a PLO ambassador saying that the Palestinian state being discussed in the UN should be judenrein. Maen Areikat, the PLO ambassador to the US was responding to a question by the Daily Caller‘s Jamie Weinstein. The Weekly Standard notes that the ambassador also ducked a question

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