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Mideast Clarity ATF, After Tom Friedman

I agree with a lot of points Tom Friedman makes about Israeli concerns over Egypt. But he puzzles me with this comment: To put it bluntly, if Israelis tell themselves that Egypt’s unrest proves why Israel cannot make peace with the Palestinian Authority, then they will be talking themselves into becoming an apartheid state —

Who Needs Peace Talks When You Have the Boston Globe?

As the Palestinians seek a UN Security Council condemnation of settlement activity, a Boston Globe staff-ed thinks the US should leverage its veto power with Israel: Obama should use the threat of a Security Council resolution on settlements to push Netanyahu to do what he has said Israel must do: preserve the democratic and Jewish

When Big Media is “More Palestinian” Than the Palestinians

Israeli officials who favor concessions to the Palestinians — get labeled by Big Media as “pragmatic,” “moderate,” and “dovish.” What about the Palestinian officials outed as favoring concessions to Israel? Is the MSM describing them as “moderates,” “doves,” and “pragmatic” now? Not Robert Fisk: It will be – and is – an outrage for the

The Guardian Was Right to Publish The PaliLeaks

Jonathan Freedland’s column defending The Guardian’s decision to publish the Palestine papers is a sign that The Guardian’s pro-Israel (and now pro-Palestinian) critics are talking past the editorial staff and barking up the wrong tree. Do the PaliLeaks reveal anything new? Oh yeah. I have to disagree with Noah Pollak on this point. The leaks tell me that there’s a

4 Reasons Why The Guardian Was Al Jazeera’s Best PaliLeaks Pair

Our new Question of the Week asks: Why might Al Jazeera have chosen The Guardian over larger Western news services to partner in the Palestine Papers leak? Here are my four reasons why The Guardian made the most sense for Al Jazeera: The paper demonstrated during Wikileaks that it knows how to distill and present

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