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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

How Legal The Guardian’s Soapbox for Hamas?

In The Guardian‘s print edition, Hamas spinmeister Musa Abu Marzook disses President Obama’s recent while plugging the Palestinian unity coalition. Hamas is on the UK list of proscribed terror organizations. While quoting such groups is necessary and relevant for news coverage, it’s worth reminding ourselves that elevating Hamas views to the op-ed section — with the

A Dramatic Example of The Guardian’s Groupthink

Stephen Pollard explains a strange phone call revealing something about the mentality of The Guardian staff. Pollard, the top editor of the Jewish Chronicle, was harangued by The Guardian’s Israel correspondent, Harriet Sherwood over this over-the-top commentary on the murder of Vittorio Arrigoni in Gaza. She doesn’t have to agree with it, but that wasn’t the issue Sherwood was stuck on.

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Battle Over Goldstone Report Continues

Judge Richard Goldstone’s Washington Post op-ed admitting he was wrong about key elements in his infamous Goldstone Report on the war in Gaza unleashed a torrent of media coverage over the past week. In his original report, Goldstone wrote that Israel and Hamas were both guilty of war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity in

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