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February 20 Links

• Just read that executive editor Amir Mizroch resigned from the JPost for health reasons. For some reason, the simple Hebrew expression, refuah shlaymah, (you should have a complete recovery) sounds more appropo than anything else I can think of in English. • I’m glad to see this Washington Post telling off Abbas for choosing

Ask A Soldier Anything

I like the concept of Friend-a-Soldier: choose an Israeli soldier from a list and ask him or her your questions. These soldiers aren’t shying away from the tough questions. Ask ‘em about terrorism, the Gaza blockade, checkpoints, the flotilla, the “occupation,” what it’s like to serve, or anything else on your mind. They’ve all finished

Myths & Facts of the UN Security Council Settlements Vote

The UN Security Council’s meeting tomorrow to vote on a resolution against Israeli settlement activity. It’s time to clear up a few myths out there. Myth: A US veto will spark Arab rage. Fact: Arab Days of Rage are trendy, but none are directed at Israel. Myth: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the biggest source of regional

Time is Ripe for Israel to Export Democracy

The idea of Israel exporting democracy to its Arab neighbors always seemed like a far-fetched idea for this jaded blogger. But the time is ripe for David Suissa’s hopeful 22-State Solution: Israel can surely keep chasing the dream of peace with Hamas and the Palestinians, which would be wonderful if it ever happened. But if

Saeb Erekat Can’t Stop Spinning

There’s a perverse pleasure watching Saeb Erekat, Big Media’s favorite liar, spinning his resignation from the Palestinian negotiating team. He now claims he quit because PaliLeaks happened on his watch. Not because of the substance of the documents, or because his life’s in danger. His resignation — he wants you to believe — has nothing to

CBC: Our Israel Coverage Was Separate and Unequal

The CBC fessed up. When the publicly funded Canadian broadcaster picked up on a Human Rights Watch report charging Israeli discrimination against Palestinians in areas like housing, freedom of movement, health, education and access to water, it made one mistake. The Ceeb never obtained an Israeli response to the non-governmental organization’s allegations. You won’t find any

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