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Palmer Report: Israel Vindicated, Media Shrugs

Palmer Report: Israel Vindicated, Media Shrugs

What did the media choose to focus on and emphasize with the publication of the Palmer Report? A grudging acknowledgment that Israel did indeed have a valid case? Not exactly.

The Broken Clock Logic of Palmer’s Rejectionists

Just as a broken clock is still correct once a day, it’s safe to say that the UN will vindicate Israel once in a blue moon. But as I read The Guardian’s staff-editorial on the Palmer report, you can imagine the editors vainly trying to wind up a broken clock to suit their reality: The

Guns and Poses: Mavi Marmara Humanitarian Volunteers Were Armed

Israel’s Yediot Aharonot published photos of unidentified flotillistas aboard the Mavi Marmara holding guns. According to Nana 10 (Hebrew), the images came from cameras the IDF seized from the Mavi Marmara last year. Although the army had the damning images for a year, they were never released, nor were they seen by Israel’s Turkel Commission. So what

NY Times Sinks Truth About Gaza Flotilla

One year after the Gaza flotilla, I fear Big Media is discarding the Israeli narrative of events leading up to, during and after the IDF intercepted the Mavi Marmara. An even more provocative Flotilla 2 is in the works, and the NY Times produced some absolutely shoddy journalism (paywall-challenged readers click via Twitter). Reporter Susanne Gusten fails to

Why Was the Gaza Flotilla Postponed?

Choose the best answer. The real reason the IHH postponed its Gaza flotilla is because: A) The IHH doesn’t want controversy disrupting Turkey’s June 12 parliamentary elections. B) Macho Islamists know IDF commandos will be armed with more than paintball guns. C) Organizers are having a hard time recruiting crew members and humanitarian ringers. Others who