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Study: Self-Censorship Rife Among Palestinian Reporters

Study: Self-Censorship Rife Among Palestinian Reporters

If readers want to get a handle on what’s really going on in the Palestinian territories, how do they get the full story? The worst way, it turns out, would be by reading the Palestinian press. A study reveals that a whopping 80% of Palestinian journalists practice some level of self-censorship, and 68% of the

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Erekat’s Latest Whopper: 96% of Gaza Dead Were Civilians

One has to wonder why any reputable media outlet would invite the truth-challenged Palestinian official Saeb Erekat for an interview. It must be for the entertainment value of the outlandish things he’s bound to say. And his recent appearance on Army Radio did not disappoint. Erekat revealed that a full 96% of all Palestinians killed

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Did Iran Assassinate Its Own Nuclear Scientist and Blame Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Iranian nuclear physicist killed in 2007 was murdered by the Revolutionary Guard, not Israel. That’s what the scientist’s sister tells The Media Line: When Iranian scientist Dr. Ardeshir Hosseinpour was killed in February 2007, the cause of death was reported to be “gassing” and most presumed the act was carried out

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Suspects Behind Kidnapping of Israeli Teens Killed in IDF Operation

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli forces found and killed the two main Palestinian suspects behind the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens earlier in the summer, after a several month manhunt. Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha were both killed during an early Tuesday arrest attempt in Hebron, the IDF said in a statement. At around 3

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UN Peacekeepers Evacuate Syria

Today’s Top Stories 1. UN peacekeepers monitoring the Israeli-Syrian border withdrew from their positions on the Syrian side, evacuating to Israel. Does the inability of the blue-helmet forces to work both sides of the border essentially spell the end of their mission? CNN coverage. 2. UN envoy Robert Serry threw a lifeline to Hamas: UN: Palestinian

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Hamas to Directly Negotiate With Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas may be forced to negotiate directly with Israel. The terror group’s number two man, Moussa Abu Marzook, told a Hamas-affiliated paper that Hamas may not be able to ignore the demands of the Gaza street. The Times of Israel writes: “From the point of view of Sharia (Islamic law), nothing

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Academic: Gaza War Started When Israel Fired Back

UK-based Israeli academic and longtime Israel critic Avi Shlaim has weighed in on the Gaza war in the Guardian’s Comment is Free section, and predictably, he unleashed a scathing critique of Israel. To do so, however, Shlaim invokes a logic so twisted, it’s hard to believe he himself subscribes to it. For example, he insists

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