Tag Archives: Egypt

Mideast Clarity ATF, After Tom Friedman

I agree with a lot of points Tom Friedman makes about Israeli concerns over Egypt. But he puzzles me with this comment: To put it bluntly, if Israelis tell themselves that Egypt’s unrest proves why Israel cannot make peace with the Palestinian Authority, then they will be talking themselves into becoming an apartheid state —

February 1 Morning Links

• Of all the articles I’ve read about the Israeli take on Egypt, Benjamin Kerstein resonates the most. Otherwise, Reuters describes what’s at stake with just the facts. • Is Roger Cohen channeling his inner Sharansky? • A Seattle reader wants my take on yesterday’s WSJ Q&A with Bashar Assad. Since you asked: Assad has

Al-Jazeera, Egypt, and History’s First Draft 2.0

Yesterday, my colleague, Alex Margolin commented on the role of Facebook and Twitter in Egypt’s protests. There’s no question social media is playing a key role. But there’s a facet that needs more scrutiny. The media’s role, specifically Al-Jazeera. George Washington U. professor Marc Lynch would call it not a “Twitter Revolution,” but more accurately,

Planning a Revolution? Use Facebook or Twitter?

Did social media bring down Tunisian dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali two weeks ago or force Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to appoint a successor? Well, no. But it clearly played some role in the unrest in both countries. Social media, and particularly Twitter, came into public consciousness two years ago when protestors in Iran turned

Exposed – Anti-Israeli Subversion on Wikipedia

HonestReporting exposes anti-Israel activists manipulating the online encyclopedia.

Gaza ‘Under Siege’?

Is the Gaza Strip really under siege or is the reality quite different?

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