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Despite the Hype, E1 Doesn’t Cut West Bank in Two

The patch of land the world’s fixated on today is roughly 4.5 square miles adjacent to Jerusalem and Maale Adumim. There’s no fancy name to the place. It’s simply known by the bureaucratic moniker, E1. After the UN General Assembly unilaterally boosted the Palestinians to non-member observer state and a Mahmoud Abbas speech that piqued

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Levy Report Recommends Legalizing Settler Outposts

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. An Israeli government panel recommends legalizing West Bank outposts. Even if the government doesn’t adopt Edmund Levy’s report, this is going to make waves. The Times of Israel writes: The

Arab Editor: Fabricating Quotes is Common Practice for Iranian 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. Asharq al-Awsat‘s top editor warns that the Morsi quotes Fars News’s fabricated is common practice in Iran: This is also something that is present in various types of media, whether

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

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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

The Scotsman’s Deep Freeze

In The Scotsman, correspondent Ben Lynfield analyzes the unity talks. This throwaway sentence was very dodgy: The right-wing government of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has responded to the Palestinian pre-condition that it freeze settlement construction with the biggest Jewish settlement drive in years in East Jerusalem, the area Palestinians claim as the capital of their

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Media Throws Israel Under the Bus

A Palestinian publicity stunt gets the media’s attention.

Media Cheat Sheet 11/02/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Shortly before publishing today’s cheat sheet, media reports came up of a two-boat flotilla of ships travelling from Turkey to Gaza to break the blockade. One ship is Irish, the other Canadian. It’s a developing story. Details at the JPost. I would’ve expected Gazans to

Media Cheat Sheet 10/27/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Peace Process • Commenting on Condi Rice’s memoirs, David Ignatius says the Obama administration’s failure to advance the peace process is compounded by the fact that the US could have used Olmert’s proposal as a building block for peace talks. • The Christian Science Monitor has capsule

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Israeli Government Video Irks Palestinians

Why has an Israeli video explaining the history and legal status of the West Bank upset the Palestinians? Could the real story be a threat to the distorted Palestinian narrative?

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