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Your Daily Dose of Moral Equivalence

This headline in The Guardian suggests real Palestinians were quoted condemning the Itamar massacre. But here’s the extent of the “shock” and “anger” on the Palestinian side of the divide Harriet Sherwood describes: The murder of the Fogel family has devastated Israel, and shocked many Palestinians. The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, described the killings as “inhuman

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

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