Tag Archives: The Economist


Sympathy for the Devils

Sympathy for the Devils

The Economist thinks Israel was stingy with last week’s prisoner release. As a measure of the seriousness of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, the number of Palestinian prisoners released on the eve of talks, say pessimists, is a gloomy barometer. When the two sides sat down to negotiate two decades ago, after signing the Oslo

Nattering Naqba Nabobs

HonestReporting’s Simon Plosker was on Rusty Mike Radio discussing Naqba coverage and new perspectives on Israel-advocacy. Listen to the podcast. One Palestinian who breached the border from Syria said he was shot while trying to kidnap an Israeli soldier. Will someone please notify┬áThe Economist? They think the border breach is new page in Palestinian Arab

Dishonest Reporting ‘Award’ 2008

Our eighth annual recognition of the most skewed and biased coverage of the Mideast conflict.

The Economist’s Occasional Stone-throwing

The Economist‘s print edition features the effects of Israel’s security barrier on the residents of the West Bank village of Nilin (also known as Naalin). According to The Economist: Every week, protesting villagers and campaigners from outside walk towards the confiscated land and shout at the Israelis. The demonstrations are usually peaceful, but occasionally a

Cartoons and Conspiracies

A poisonous pen scribbles in South Africa while an old canard resurfaces in Australia.