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A Roundup of Weekend Coverage

A Roundup of Weekend Coverage

  • I’ll forgive Irish Times readers if they’re unclear on the chronology of unfolding Gaza events. Reporter Mark Weiss doesn’t even mention a laser-guided Kornet anti-tank missile fired at a school bus. Fortunately, the Wall St. Journal got the chronology correct and clear: Israel Strikes Gaza After Antitank Missile Hits Israeli School Bus: Violence

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• Time meets some Gaza protest leaders who went underground in fear of Hamas. Think these Facebook savvy youth like Israel? But if both factions accept the terms youth organizers have laid out, Abu Yazan says, “Fatah is going to lose a lot too. They’re going to have to stop negotiating with Israel. They’re going

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Video: Libyan Minders Bundle Off Protester In Front of Shocked Journos

With Gaddafi’s goons preventing foreign journos from leaving Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel to freely cover the unrest, one opponent of the regime did something extremely brave. A distraught woman identifying herself as Eman al-Obeidy simply walked into the hotel as reporters were eating breakfast and began telling them she had been raped by government soldiers. And as she

Gadaffi, MSM, Can’t Find Civilian Casualties

Col. Gadaffi’s says Western airstrikes on Libya are killing lots of civilians. Robert Gates calls Gadaffi a liar. As David Wood explains, it can be difficult for coalition pilots to discern between Gadaffi loyalists, rebels and civilians, so could the dictator be right? Well, a troupe of foreign reporters and their government minders went looking for civilian

Credit for Not Hitting Libyan Civilians?

Sky News reports that an RAF mission to hit Libyan targets was aborted: The Ministry of Defence said Sunday night’s planned attack was called off as Tornado jets neared their undisclosed target. Strategic communications officer Major General John Lorimer said: “As the RAF GR4 Tornados approached the target, further information came to light that identified

3 Reasons I Like Gaddafi’s Latest Rant

You know hell’s freezing over when Gaddafi compares himself to Israel: “Even the Israelis in Gaza, when they moved into the Gaza strip, they moved in with tanks to fight such extremists. It’s the same thing here! We have small armed groups who are fighting us. We did not use force from the outset .

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.

Top 5 Arguments Against Israeli Apartheid Week

With the arrival of March comes the ever-popular Israeli Apartheid Week on many college campuses. But with the Arab world engulfed in mass protest against tyranny from within, one might expect organizers to focus on real human rights issues that demand real attention. But the dogged determination to continue pointing fingers at Israel regardless of

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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