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Italian Journalist/Activist Abducted in Gaza

Sky News reports that a group of Salafists inspired by Al-Qaida just kidnapped an Italian journalist in Gaza. Their video (via Gaza Times) demands that Hamas release their “holy warriors” from detention. The video identifies the Italian as Vittorio Arrigoni. This abduction isn’t as straightforward as the Alan Johnston affair. That’s because the International Solidarity Movement

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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

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The NY Times Goldstones Israel, Doubles the Gaza Civilian Casualties

This is a cross-post of Lenny Ben-David‘s response to a story in today’s NY Times. Reporter Isabel Kershner replied to Ben-David, who updated his post.  Kershner’s response is included below. * * * There in the middle of a silly article about Justin Bieber’s visit to Israel, The New York Times’ Isabel Kershner goldstones Israel. It’s relatively easy

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A Roundup of Weekend Coverage

  • I’ll forgive Irish Times readers if they’re unclear on the chronology of unfolding Gaza events. Reporter Mark Weiss doesn’t even mention a laser-guided Kornet anti-tank missile fired at a school bus. Fortunately, the Wall St. Journal got the chronology correct and clear: Israel Strikes Gaza After Antitank Missile Hits Israeli School Bus: Violence

Counting Crowds Confounds Correspondents

How many Gaza demonstrators risked Hamas thuggery yesterday to demand national unity? Depends on who you read. Counting crowds confounds correspondents. The Guardian’s divergence alone boggles: The Guardian: “Estimates of the turnout in Gaza City ranged from 10,000 to 100,000.” Time: ” Some 10,000 protesters were reported in the streets of Gaza City . . .”

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