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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

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

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

Rounding Up the Reax to PaliLeaks

A collection of what’s being said about the sturm und drang of the Palestinian Papers published in The Guardian: Elliott Abrams: Third, what some newspapers are calling “offers” or “agreements” made in the 2007-2008 negotiations are far less than that–are in fact most often preliminary probes or efforts to smoke out the other side. The Israelis

The Palestine Papers: So What?

So the Palestinian Authority and its Fatah cadres are having a hissy fit over a slew of documents leaked to Al-Jazeera and then shared with The Guardian. Big yawn. The whole leak is just a localized version of Wikileaks, ultimately more embarrassing for the Palestinians than for Israel, though there’s plenty of room to ruminate “What if

The New York Times: Just the Facts?

A six month study of the New York Times shows a bias toward the Palestinian narrative.

Israel at War: A Primer

Background & key issues behind Israel’s campaign against Hamas in Gaza.

Passed Over: Shorts You May Have Missed

Some items from the Passover holiday period.

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