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Playing the Blame Game at Israel’s Expense

Playing the Blame Game at Israel’s Expense

Like all wars, the conflict in Gaza is being fought in two distinct battlefields. One is the military war taking place in Gaza. The other is the battle for hearts and minds, fought mostly in the media. So with polls showing that twice as many Americans blame Hamas for the violence, it’s no surprise that

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Video: The Definition of Terror

Words are important. The words the media use are doubly so, and it is critical that they use the most accurate terms when covering events. Yet while young Palestinian terrorists are referred to as “children,” the three teenage Israelis who were kidnapped and murdered are called “settlers.” Even worse, the media refuse to refer to

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Media Double Whammy for BDS

Following the successful Rolling Stones concert in Tel Aviv, it’s not been a great week for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. And now it’s just got worse as critical opinion pieces against BDS appear in the New York Times and Daily Telegraph on the same day. In the New York Times, Roger Cohen

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Misinformed Moderation: He Was Thrown Under a Bus

I’m impressed with the papal initiative, inviting Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas to a prayer summit. I’d like to believe that something good will come from it, even if I’m not sure what it is. A tragically misinformed Christian Science Monitor staff-ed tried to make a similar argument. I say misinformed, because the one example

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