Tag Archives: Palestinian terror

Did Larry Derfner Deserve to Be Fired?

If you haven’t been following the furor of Larry Derfner’s take on the Eilat attacks and Palestinian terror, the Jerusalem Post fired the veteran columnist. The original commentary, “The awful, necessary truth about Palestinian terror,” — published on Derfner’s personal blog — justified Palestinian terror: But while I think the Palestinians have the right to use

Dueling Spin Over Rising Palestinian Violence

These two analyses over the rising violence couldn’t be more opposite. Who to believe? Reuters? There is no obvious connection between the suddenly surge of violence and revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain, or the civil war and Western military intervention in Libya. Western diplomats Wednesday said they were unable to point with confidence

Your Daily Dose of Moral Equivalence

This headline in The Guardian suggests real Palestinians were quoted condemning the Itamar massacre. But here’s the extent of the “shock” and “anger” on the Palestinian side of the divide Harriet Sherwood describes: The murder of the Fogel family has devastated Israel, and shocked many Palestinians. The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, described the killings as “inhuman


Itamar Massacre: Bloggers Get It, MSM Doesn’t

A delegation bloggers understands the Itamar massacre better than the legions of Israel’s foreign press corps. Out of everything I’ve read about the grisly murders, Claire Berlinski‘s take is the most humanizing and intelligent I’ve seen: One very quick point I’ll make is that this was clearly not a family above all of “settlers”–some alien