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Comments and the Roar of the Crowd – 4

Comments and the Roar of the Crowd – 4

The latest from my inbox. 1. A handful of readers disagreed with my take on a recent comment by Mahmoud Abbas. The PA chief said: “In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli – civilian or soldier – on our lands,” Abbas said in a briefing to mostly Egyptian

PLO Power Grab Behind Abbas Threats

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Fallout from the Mohammed Morsi’s incitefully anti-Semitic video continues. The White House condemned Morsi’s comments. So did staff-eds in the New York Times and Times of London. The latter rightly

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PA Finances Stymie Membership in International Bodies

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Maan News: The PA’s financial crisis precludes it from joining international bodies. 2. Hamas and the PA are reportedly refusing to take in Palestinian refugees from Syria — but for

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Hamas Bans Palestinian Journos From Working With Israeli Media

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas forbids Palestinian journalists to work with Israeli reporters. AP explains what this means — at the bottom of a dispatch about Jerusalem housing. So much for the importance of

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Armed With “Statehood,” Abbas Threatens to Dismantle PA

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dismantle PA if Israel continues pushing E1 development. The man who just got “statehood” from the UN is now quoted in media reports saying: Speaking at

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If the NY Times Posts a Correction, Does It Make a Sound?

Perhaps someone at the NY Times was hung over from a Mayan apocalypse party. Less than a week after apologizing for saying that Israeli development in E1 would cut the West Bank in two, the New York Times repeated the mistake. In today’s staff editorial. The approvals follow an announcement late last month that Israel

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NY Times: E1 Won’t Divide West Bank in Two After All

The NY Times corrected the record on E1 construction. It’s a media precedent: An article on Dec. 2 about Israel’s decision to move forward with planning and zoning for settlements in an area east of Jerusalem known as E1 described imprecisely the effect of such development on access to the cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem

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Eritrea Hosting Israeli and Iranian Bases?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel will not transfer any tax revenues to the PA for the next four months. Liberman said the funds to be withheld were not Palestinian money, but rather money the

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Might Palestinian Press Freedom Gain From UN Statehood Vote?

The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a special report on jailed journalists. Turkey’s the biggest jailer; neither Israel nor Fatahstan or Hamastan made the CPJ’s top ten list (not even per capita). This snippet has me wondering: How might Palestinian press freedom benefit from the PA’s boosted status at the UN? Journalists who either disappear

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Australian Jews Respond to Ugly Cartoon

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Loads of commentary on Thursday’s UN statehood vote. See it all below. 2. Howard Zwier blasts back at the Sydney Morning Herald for this disgusting Michael Leunig cartoon. After taking

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