Tag Archives: The Guardian

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UK Riots Expose Media Muck

UK Riots Expose Media Muck

The riots afflicting London and other parts of the UK have made headline news around the world. What has this got to do with coverage of the Middle East however?

Can’t Get You Outta My Head

RSS feeds often publish the first version of an article without any subsequent updates or corrections. I was surprised to see the author of a report from Syria on my Israel news feed from The Guardian: Yes, the author is one “Shimon Peres”. A look at the full article on The Guardian website reveals that

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It’s the Arms Smuggling, Stupid

The Guardian’s Harriet Sherwood had an exciting time with Gaza fishermen who regularly encounter the Israeli navy enforcing a three-mile limit.   Although The Guardian’s been-there done-that, you wouldn’t know it from any of her 46 tweets that Israel’s doing this because of Hamas weapons smuggling. They openly brag that they’re smuggling Grad missiles and

The Guardian Politicizes Mideast Peas

Food for thought: Falafel, those deep-fried chick peas served up with pita, tehina, and veggies at restaurants across the Mideast is not an Israeli creation. So why is The Guardian‘s Harriet Sherwood starting a food fight when McDonalds in Israel decided to drop “McFalafel” from its menu? Falafel is thought to have originated in Egypt, although Israel now

The Guardian: Still Spinning the Flotilla

The flotilla movement never made it a secret that its second convoy was a political stunt to embarrass Israel. Pretentions of delivering humanitarian aid were always secondary. And yet The Guardian implies otherwise: Although some vowed to continue with their quest, no new date has been set for departure of the flotilla, which was supposed

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Gay Girl in Damascus Hoax: Pinkwashing Israel and Sock Puppetry Extraordinaire

By now, it’s all over the internet that Gay Girl in Damascus was outed. Amina Arraf — a Syrian lesbian and emerging voice for gay Arabs whose views on the Arab Spring gained prominence in the Western media – is really Tom MacMaster, a heterosexual male, co-director of Atlanta-Palestine Solidarity, now suspended from his Ph.D studies at

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