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Is the Syrian First Lady Discussing Death in Homs or Gaza?

Is the Syrian First Lady Discussing Death in Homs or Gaza?

A very clever video. The Lede explains what this is all about: A video blogger has remixed footage of an interview Asma al-Assad gave to CNN in 2009, in which Syria’s British-born first lady decried the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, to make it seem as if she was speaking out against the violent crackdown on

It’s Only an Outrage When Israel Cuts Electricity

Once again, Israel‘s talking about cutting electricity to Gaza. And now, Turkey‘s talking about cutting electricity to Syria too. Last time this was an issue, Hamas blacked out Gaza, but Israel was blamed for collectively punishing the Palestinians. But I expect that everyone who condemned Israel — such as Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj, whose poison pen won a

Media Cheat Sheet 10/6/2011

Commentary • NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says Bibi is Israel’s own worst enemy, gives Bill Clinton a shout out. This particular snippet made my antennae twitch this morning: Some of my Israeli friends will think I’m unfair and harsh, applying double standards by focusing on Israeli shortcomings while paying less attention to those of other

Kristof Pleads Guilty to Double Standards

NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof pleads guilty to unfairly holding Israel to a higher standard. After saying that Palestinians in the West Bank should be allowed to vote in Israeli elections, Kristof explains: That’s what democracy means: people have the right to vote on the government that controls their lives. Some of my Israeli friends

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Turkish Air Strikes: Where’s the Outrage?

Buried in the foreign news sections of but a few media outlets, including The Independent is this story: Now imagine if Israel had also crossed over the territory of a sovereign state and killed 100 people, including a number of civilians. Cue front page news, expressions of outrage, calls for a Goldstone-style UN inquiry. You

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