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February 1 Morning Links

• Of all the articles I’ve read about the Israeli take on Egypt, Benjamin Kerstein resonates the most. Otherwise, Reuters describes what’s at stake with just the facts. • Is Roger Cohen channeling his inner Sharansky? • A Seattle reader wants my take on yesterday’s WSJ Q&A with Bashar Assad. Since you asked: Assad has

Pro-Israel Blog-Off: Round 1 Match 2

Aussie Dave just introduced the second match of the 2011 Pro-Israel Blog-Off. This match pits against each other submissions by Divest This!, CiF Watch, and Huffington Post Monitor. Check out their submissions and vote. And congrats to Elder of Ziyon, who advanced to the blog-off’s quarter finals. HonestReporting’s a proud sponsor of the blog-off.

Who Needs Peace Talks When You Have the Boston Globe?

As the Palestinians seek a UN Security Council condemnation of settlement activity, a Boston Globe staff-ed thinks the US should leverage its veto power with Israel: Obama should use the threat of a Security Council resolution on settlements to push Netanyahu to do what he has said Israel must do: preserve the democratic and Jewish

Where Have You Gone, Yasser Arafat?

PaliLeaks fallout: The Guardian‘s columnist Seumas Milne sure misses Arafat: It’s a study in the decay of what in Yasser Arafat’s heyday was an authentic national liberation movement. An authentic national liberation movement? Yasser Arafat perfected terrorism, introducing airplane hijackings to the world, creating a gangster state-within-a-state in both Jordan and Lebanon, all before returning

What We Know About Alistair Crooke

The PA’s now investigating three people, Al-Jazeera reporter Clayton Swisher, an unnamed Frenchman, and former British intelligence official Alistair Crooke, for their connection to the PaliLeaks. Crooke’s definitely a plausible player. He’s a big time advocate of engaging Hamas and Hezbollah, and he founded the Conflicts Forum towards that end. Patrick Seale once described the

When Big Media is “More Palestinian” Than the Palestinians

Israeli officials who favor concessions to the Palestinians — get labeled by Big Media as “pragmatic,” “moderate,” and “dovish.” What about the Palestinian officials outed as favoring concessions to Israel? Is the MSM describing them as “moderates,” “doves,” and “pragmatic” now? Not Robert Fisk: It will be – and is – an outrage for the

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