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Articles That Make Me Go Hmmmmm

• Israel might actually allow the Free Gaza flotilla to reach the strip. • Western journos are going batty in Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel. I wouldn’t blame Harriet Sherwood for missing the press freedom (and comfort) of the Jerusalem beat. • Iran’s helping Assad suppress Syrian protests. • Justin Bieber ain’t Israel’s only VIP guest tweeting

Turkel Findings: Like Police Investigating Themselves?

Good grief, could this Edmonton Journal staff-ed possibly lack any more nuance? Judge Jacob Turkel’s commission was government appointed, but independent from that point on. Lord David Trimble of Ireland and Canada’s Brig. Gen (Ret.) served as international observers.Yet the Journal writes: But as some Israeli commentators have themselves pointed out, a government effectively investigating itself is

3 Thoughts on Israel’s Flotilla Findings

In the aftermath of the Mavi Marmara, the world demanded a thorough, impartial and transparent Israeli inquiry into the affair. Well, they got it. The Turkel commission released its part one of its final report (296 pages of pure PDF joy). Three  thoughts as  I skim through it: Unfortunate as it is, the Israeli-Egyptian closure of

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