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Guardian’s Cycle of Poor Reporting

Guardian’s Cycle of Poor Reporting

The Guardian’s coverage of Thursday’s terror attack near Eilat, Palestinian rockets on southern Israel and Israeli responses continues the paper’s long history of anti-Israel bias. What about the Israeli victims? The 8 dead Israelis and dozens more who were injured in the terror attack appear to have gone unnoticed, with the focus of this article

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Washington Post: Yesterday’s Opinions Today

By Sunday August 21, hundreds of rockets had fallen on southern Israel following a terrorist attack near Eilat. Israel had responded with air strikes. No surprise then that the Washington Post’s editorial for the day focused on Israel. Yes that’s right – the WaPo chose to feature Israel’s recent demonstrations for social welfare, which had

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Barrage of Bias: Horrendous Headlines

The events of the past few days have generated some horrendous headlines. Here are just a few that we spotted.

Top 5 Reasons The Gaza Flotilla Will Go On Even Though Egypt’s Opening Rafah Crossing This Weekend

Egypt announced it will permanently open the Rafah border crossing this weekend. With Palestinians able to travel back and forth, and consumer goods already plentiful, you’d think the Free Gaza flotilla being organized in Turkey should be superfluous. Think again. Here are the top five reasons the flotilla will go on. 5. Too many misogynistic Arab

The State of Arab Media Freedom

Mideast unrest presents opportunities and danger (mostly the latter) for Western and Arab media. A quick overview of the state of media freedom in Egypt, Syria, Bahrain and Libya. Egypt: Blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad was sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the military. Activists like Mona Eltahawy and Basma Badr (via The Lede) are

3 Arms Smuggling Fails In One Week

Heads are sure to roll in Tehran after Israel, Egypt and Turkey all intercepted Iranian arms shipments yesterday. That’s three busts in one week. 1. Yesterday, Turkey forced an Iranian cargo plane (bound for Syria) to land after entering Turkish airspace. Hurriyet writes: The plane, reportedly carrying military equipment, was ordered to land after the

March 3 Blogging

• Dashiell Shapiro wants Gaza returned to Egypt. But she (gulp) hinges her argument on this point: Returning Gaza to Egyptian control could allow political and cultural influence to flow north instead of south. Specifically, a Muslim Brotherhood with relatively moderate positions necessary for competing in national elections could have a constructive influence on Hamas.

Tough Times for the Arab Lobby in Washington

Lobbying firms representing autocratic Arab regimes in Washington are having a tough time. For years, they have been one of the most formidable lobbying forces in town: the elite band of former members of Congress, former diplomats and power brokers who have helped Middle Eastern nations navigate diplomatic waters here on delicate issues like arms

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