Tag Archives: Operation Protective Edge

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Soldiers’ “Testimonies” Break Credibility, Not Silence

Soldiers’ “Testimonies” Break Credibility, Not Silence

Today’s Top Stories 1. A few papers picked up on Breaking the Silence’s 240 page collection of soldiers’ testimonies about last year’s Gaza war. But not complaining to superiors about ethical issues — rather anonymously slinging mud about unverifiable incidents — breaks credibility, not silence. This Washington Post snippet aptly sums up what you need to

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Palestinian Activists Hijacking Baltimore Riots?

Today’s Top Stories 1. A UN inquiry into attacks on its Gaza facilities during Operation Protective Edge released a summary of its findings. As you’d expect, the summary blames Israel for attacking schools where refugees were sheltered and faults the Palestinians for stashing arms in the schools. The story’s splash will be limited for two

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Saudis Launch Airstrikes on Houthis in Yemen

Today’s Top Stories 1. Saudi Arabia launched air strikes on Houthi positions in Yemen. The US confirmed it’s providing logistical and intelligence support for Operation Decisive Storm. Iran demanded an immediate halt to the attacks. More at Al-Arabiya. Meanwhile, Israeli officials are trying to keep tabs on the safety of Yemen’s remaining 100 or so Jews. The Jews

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Preview: How AP Botched Investigation of Gaza Civilian Deaths

The following critique by Richard Behar and Gary Weiss can be read in its entirety in the New York Observer. On February 13, 2015, the Associated Press published and distributed an article that stirred the conscience of the world. It gave its many readers—“AP news content is seen by half the world’s population,” according to the

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Israel, Hezbollah De-Escalate

Today’s Top Stories 1. The guns went silent along the northern border a day after Israel and Hezbollah traded fire. Israel received a message from UNIFIL that Hezbollah isn’t interested in further escalation. Spain blamed Israeli fire for the death of Cpl. Francisco Javier Soria Toledo, a Spanish member of UNIFIL who died of wounds

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Israel Busts ISIS Terror Cell

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel busted an ISIS-affiliated terror cell in Hebron. Details at the Jerusalem Post. 2. Israel froze tax revenue transfers to the PA in retaliation for ICC membership bid. Most news services quoted Haaretz. We’re talking about “a half billion shekels (more than $127 million)” in sales tax and customs revenue on goods

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The 2014 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Scarlett Johansson’s brave stand against Israel-bashers seems so long ago. With three teenagers kidnapped and murdered, a Gaza war, violence in Jerusalem, an escalating tug of war over the Temple Mount, and unilateral PA efforts in the UN, Israelis will be glad 2014 is over. Don’t forget the rise of ISIS, Iranian tensions, and frayed

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The 2014 Dishonest Reporting Awards: Why the Gaza War Correspondents Won

2014 Dishonest Reporter Award: Gaza War Correspondents We asked HonestReporting readers to choose this year’s Dishonest Reporter award, and the consensus “winner” was the New York Times. There were many valid reasons to go with the popular choice (more on that here). But the more we considered the saturation coverage of the 50-day conflict, the

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Terror Victims Laid to Rest

Today’s Top Stories 1. Two Israelis stabbed by Palestinian terrorists died of their wounds yesterday. Staff Sgt. Almog Shiloni, 20, of Modiin, was attacked near the Tel Aviv train station. His killer, Nur a-Din Hashiya, is affiliated with Hamas, and is now hospitalized in Tel Aviv (a minor story of its own). In the other attack,

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