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Trumping Israel’s Security Barrier

Trumping Israel’s Security Barrier

The graphic accompanying the July 19 article (“Building Trump’s border wall not exactly “easy” experts say” claims that Israel’s separation barrier is made of prefabricated concrete sections interspersed with watch towers. In fact, only 64% of the barrier has been constructed to date and of the completed portion, 90% is made up of chain-link fencing. The drawing implies that the entire route resembles a prison wall and is misleading and inaccurate.

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Pope Francis Arrives in the Holy Land

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. Pope Francis arrived in the Holy Land. See below for the news, the views, and, of course, the Palestinian spin. 2. A joint Israeli-Palestinian probe is investigating the  Nakba Day shooting

Are You Ready to Take Your Israel Advocacy Up a Notch?

Just finished reading one the most unbelievably skewed commentaries I’ve ever seen. It’s so bad, I actually see it as a teachable moment. So rather than debunk it myself, I’m turning this over to the readers. So take a stab at addressing the issues raised by Belfast Telegraph columnist Eamonn McCann. We’re talking about: The Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions

Economist Goes Off the Wall

The latest print edition of The Economist examines Israeli reactions to the Islamist election victory in Egypt. Included in the article is this snippet: Israel’s generals are already battening down the hatches. They have speeded the construction of a vast concrete wall along Israel’s 240-km (150-mile) border with Egypt and deployed another brigade to patrol

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The Grinch That Politicized Christmas

The Palestinian Authority is going to use Christmas to highlight their statehood push. Judging from this AP report, they’ve already become The Grinch That Politicized Christmas: As part of the campaign, the Palestinians also offer pre-Christmas media tours to highlight Bethlehem area settlement expansion and the disruption caused by Israel’s separation barrier which surrounds the

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