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Hamas Prefers War With Israel (and Media) Over Peace With Palestinians

Hamas Prefers War With Israel (and Media) Over Peace With Palestinians

Hamas would rather spark war with Israel (and the media) than make peace with Palestinians. Following the latest popular demonstrations for Palestinian unity, Hamas goons attacked media offices in Gaza and fired some 50 rockets at Israel over the weekend. The Committee to Protect Journalists elaborates on the media intimidation: Following a demonstration in Gaza City, Hamas

Stephen Walt’s Cold Words of Comfort

Cold words of comfort indeed from Professor Stephen Walt on the Itamar massacre. Walt, most famous for co-authoring The Israel Lobby, is no one-trick pony. In a 425-word post, 44 percent of his word count spreads around condemnation of Israel, settlers, Christian supporters, and of course, “U.S. politicians, whose deference to the Israel lobby has enabled the occupation.” If ever

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Itamar Massacre: Bloggers Get It, MSM Doesn’t

A delegation bloggers understands the Itamar massacre better than the legions of Israel’s foreign press corps. Out of everything I’ve read about the grisly murders, Claire Berlinski‘s take is the most humanizing and intelligent I’ve seen: One very quick point I’ll make is that this was clearly not a family above all of “settlers”–some alien

King Abdullah’s Royal Book Fail

Unfortunately for Jordan’s King Abdullah, month-old events on the ground disprove the preface of his just-released autobiography. Amazingly enough, the king still blames the region’s problems on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. From The Media Line: “Resolving this conflict would deprive the organizations of their appeal,” Abdullah writes in the preface. It would even go far in addressing

Will Google Street View Save Israel From Stupid BBC Surveys?

Oh joy. A BBC poll (pdf format) of the most and least popular countries groups Israel at the bottom with Pakistan, North Korea and Iran. This is from a news service obsessed with skewering Israel. Not only does Big Media’s Israel fixation lead to tar-and-feather survey results like this, it makes all utterly ignorant of the wider

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