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Voice of America’s Spin Cycle

Voice of America’s Spin Cycle

This Voice of America headline and lead ‘graph combo captures the folly of Big Media’s view on the “cycle of violence.” The endless cycle of violence along Israel’s border with Gaza prompts some Palestinians there to call for a unity government and peace with Israel. But for others, it adds support for armed groups that

Credit for Not Hitting Libyan Civilians?

Sky News reports that an RAF mission to hit Libyan targets was aborted: The Ministry of Defence said Sunday night’s planned attack was called off as Tornado jets neared their undisclosed target. Strategic communications officer Major General John Lorimer said: “As the RAF GR4 Tornados approached the target, further information came to light that identified

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Baby Saved in Itamar

You most likely will not read this story of Israeli soldiers and settlers saving a Palestinian baby’s life in the mainstream Western press. That’s because it does not fit the narrative of Israelis acting cruel toward Palestinians. But it is now all over the Israeli press and people are circulating it on Facebook. “Just as

Who Is Iran to Lecture Israel on Tear Gas?

A Facebook group called IRAN: “URGENT WE NEED YOUR HELP” is asking netizens for advice on how to counter what it describes as a strange new tear gas Iranian security forces are using against anti-government protesters. It’s brings to mind Jawaher Abu Rahma, the Palestinian woman whose death was wrongly blamed on Israel. In the end, Palestinians

Ask A Soldier Anything

I like the concept of Friend-a-Soldier: choose an Israeli soldier from a list and ask him or her your questions. These soldiers aren’t shying away from the tough questions. Ask ‘em about terrorism, the Gaza blockade, checkpoints, the flotilla, the “occupation,” what it’s like to serve, or anything else on your mind. They’ve all finished

Christian Science Monitor: When All Else Fails, Trust IDF Superiority

I hope a strong, vibrant democracy emerges in Egypt. But if not, well, just trust IDF superiority to blow the bad guys to smithereens. That’s the approach this Christian Science Monitor staff-ed takes in selling the Muslim Brotherhood. Yes, an editorial board that doesn’t live here says I can manage to live with the consequences: The

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