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BBC’s Warped Priorities

The Middle East is full of important news stories at this particular moment. Thousands of Syrian civilians are fleeing across the Turkish border to escape Bashar Assad’s murderous crackdown on anti-government protests. A new Hezbollah-dominated government has just been appointed in Lebanon. But what is the second item on the BBC News Online homepage? A

Colonel Richard Kemp: A True Friend

Today, Israel faces a conspiracy of delegitimization, which aims to give validity and justification to attacks on Israel by groups such as Iran’s proxies Hamas and Hezbollah, allowing them to strike at Israel with impunity, and encouraging the view that any retaliatory or defensive measures by Israel are by definition disproportionate and should be criminalized.

Rafah and the Law of Unintended Consequences Bites Egypt

After re-opening Rafah, the law of unintended consequences bites Egypt. The Wall St. Journal (click via Google News) writes: A full opening at Egypt’s Rafah border, analysts say, could allow Israel to separate itself more definitively from Gaza, foisting humanitarian and security responsibilities for the enclave onto Egypt . . . Keeping the border closed

The Beeb’s Occupied by Gaza

Fact: Since the 2005 disengagement, there are no Israelis in Gaza — except for Gilad Shalit. Fact: Egypt’s new government isn’t cooperating with Israel on the Gaza blockade. Fact: Hamas, which rules Gaza, is an equal partner with Fatah in the running the Palestinian Authority. Fact: There is a  parallel world perversely called Planet BBC, which exists as a

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