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The Guardian Was Right to Publish The PaliLeaks

Jonathan Freedland’s column defending The Guardian’s decision to publish the Palestine papers is a sign that The Guardian’s pro-Israel (and now pro-Palestinian) critics are talking past the editorial staff and barking up the wrong tree. Do the PaliLeaks reveal anything new? Oh yeah. I have to disagree with Noah Pollak on this point. The leaks tell me that there’s a

4 Reasons Why The Guardian Was Al Jazeera’s Best PaliLeaks Pair

Our new Question of the Week asks: Why might Al Jazeera have chosen The Guardian over larger Western news services to partner in the Palestine Papers leak? Here are my four reasons why The Guardian made the most sense for Al Jazeera: The paper demonstrated during Wikileaks that it knows how to distill and present

Turkel Findings: Like Police Investigating Themselves?

Good grief, could this Edmonton Journal staff-ed possibly lack any more nuance? Judge Jacob Turkel’s commission was government appointed, but independent from that point on. Lord David Trimble of Ireland and Canada’s Brig. Gen (Ret.) served as international observers.Yet the Journal writes: But as some Israeli commentators have themselves pointed out, a government effectively investigating itself is

Rounding Up the Reax to PaliLeaks

A collection of what’s being said about the sturm und drang of the Palestinian Papers published in The Guardian: Elliott Abrams: Third, what some newspapers are calling “offers” or “agreements” made in the 2007-2008 negotiations are far less than that–are in fact most often preliminary probes or efforts to smoke out the other side. The Israelis

The Palestine Papers: So What?

So the Palestinian Authority and its Fatah cadres are having a hissy fit over a slew of documents leaked to Al-Jazeera and then shared with The Guardian. Big yawn. The whole leak is just a localized version of Wikileaks, ultimately more embarrassing for the Palestinians than for Israel, though there’s plenty of room to ruminate “What if

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