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FT Clarifies After HR Complaint

Back in December 2011, the Financial Times refused to correct an error in an email exchange with HonestReporting concerning the paper’s statement that Hamas boasts of killing 1365 “Zionist soldiers” actually referred to Israeli military and civilians alike. After HonestReporting lodged a complaint with the UK’s Press Complaints Commission, the following has appeared online and

Financial Times: Israel Should Abide by Palestinian Demands

The Financial Times has been a long-time cheerleader for supposed Hamas “moderation”, blaming settlements for the impasse in the moribund peace process. This trend continues in the FT’s latest editorial. But what does this mean? The move towards reconciliation with Fatah could encourage Hamas to moderate its positions further. Direct attacks on Israel have fallen

Hamas: Israel Doesn’t Occupy Gaza

Hamas confirms that Gaza’s not occupied by Israel. YNet News quotes Mahmoud Zahar: “Popular resistance is inappropriate for the Gaza Strip,” al-Zahar said. “Against whom exactly would be rally? Such resistance would be fitting if Gaza was occupied.” However, he claimed that all forms of resistance – including the armed kind – are appropriate for

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Financial Times: All Israelis Are Soldiers

Hamas isn’t too bothered whether the Israelis it has killed are women, children, babies, soldiers, left-wing or right-wing. To Hamas, the only good Israeli is a dead Israeli and it’s the body count that matters. Hence the celebratory announcement of some statistics to mark the terror group’s 24th anniversary where Hamas claimed to have killed

24 Years of Hamas Ideology Won’t Simply Disappear

Hamas is now talking “non-violent resistance.” According to The Guardian, it’s part of the organization’s rapprochement with the PA, and also a move towards the more progressive Islamism espoused by groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. I’ll skeptically wait and see if Hamas is really changing its spots. After all, its founding charter

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Time’s “Popular” Disconnect

Popular can mean a lot of things, but one thing it does not mean is “peaceful.” Therein lies the confusion for correspondent Karl Vick. You can imagine him wearing rose colored glasses as he wrote up this assessment of Hamas/Fatah unity talks for Time. Afterwards both met the cameras smiling. “There are no differences between

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