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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

Israel: Gaddafi’s Distraction of Choice

This says it all.  While his people gear up this week’s Libyan Day of Rage, strongman Muammar Gaddafi is also prepping — by trying to distract everyone with the Palestinian problem. Gaddafi tells Palestinians: Revolt against Israel It ain’t hard to see where that came from. Food prices are up, and virtual water‘s trickle down effect won’t

Dear Egypt . . .

Dear Egypt, Congratulations on your new day. “People power” swept away Hosni Mubarak’s 30 years of autocracy and repression. You ousted the regime without jihad, without “martyrdom operations,” without immediately spiraling into a more volatile situation akin to places like Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, or Gaza. You pulled it off without the ethnic divisiveness commonly

NYT Slams Door on PaliLeaks Thesis

While we were all distracted by Egypt, the NY Times Magazine published an in-depth look at the Abbas-Olmert peace talks. Before the publication of the Palestine papers, Israeli journalist Bernard Avishai interviewed the principle players,  Mahmoud Abbas and Ehud Olmert independently; both confirmed they were remarkably close to a peace deal. THE ISSUES THAT were supposed to be

Christian Science Monitor: When All Else Fails, Trust IDF Superiority

I hope a strong, vibrant democracy emerges in Egypt. But if not, well, just trust IDF superiority to blow the bad guys to smithereens. That’s the approach this Christian Science Monitor staff-ed takes in selling the Muslim Brotherhood. Yes, an editorial board that doesn’t live here says I can manage to live with the consequences: The

Abbas and the Jordanian Passport Affair

The problem: You’re a Jordanian official who likes to keep the kingdom’s Palestinians “in their place” till they can one day return to the western side of the Jordan River. You read the PaliLeaks, and you’re utterly convinced the PA and Fatah are going hopeless soft on the right of return. You don’t want to be stuck

Common Sense Prevails In Teacher’s Journal

HonestReporting Canada highlights a textbook example of grass roots action after a trade journal (in this case, a British Columbia teacher’s magazine) flunked out on Israel. After publishing this anti-Israel diatribe riddled with errors, half-truths and baseless accusations, HR Canada and concerned educators took action. The result? “Teacher” magazine schooled itself, Getting It Right on Israel and Palestine. I’d

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