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Itamar Massacre: Bloggers Get It, MSM Doesn’t

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

No Israelis Expelled Over New Passport Forgery

A team of British SAS soldiers and diplomats were caught by Libyan rebels carrying explosives and fake passports in a badly bungled first-contact mission. I’m sure the fake passports were high quality and made by a state intelligence service. But that’s only an outrage when Israel’s accused. Memo to London: Next time, bring tennis rackets.

Tough Times for the Arab Lobby in Washington

Lobbying firms representing autocratic Arab regimes in Washington are having a tough time. For years, they have been one of the most formidable lobbying forces in town: the elite band of former members of Congress, former diplomats and power brokers who have helped Middle Eastern nations navigate diplomatic waters here on delicate issues like arms

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