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Bye Bye, Harriet

Bye Bye, Harriet

The Guardian‘s Harriet Sherwood says farewell to the Mideast. The palpable negative feelings we’ve read between the lines in her years of coverage overtly bubbled up. A correspondent expressing feelings like this should’ve been pulled a long time ago: I am leaving angry about an occupation that has lasted close to half a century, weary

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The Guardian Walls Out Israelis, Suicide Bombers, and Balance

An interactive feature at The Guardian look at walls and barriers around the world. From the US-Mexico border, to the 2,500 mile barrier separating India and Bangladesh, along with 99 walls separating Belfast’s Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods, call it “wall-to-wall coverage.” Israel’s security barrier is featured too. Harriet Sherwood (with some credited assistance from B’Tselem)

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Guardian Blogger: Israel Responsible for Mideast Christian Persecution

Andrew Brown, religion blogger for The Guardian’s Comment is Free writes about former U.S. President George W. Bush’s speaking engagement at a fundraiser for Messianic Jews. In his piece, Brown mentions the Christian Evangelical leanings of those British politicians behind the Balfour Declaration. According to him (emphasis added): without that declaration, there could not have

Clarifying, Or Detoxifying, the Record

An important correction in today’s edition of The Observer (The Guardian’s sister Sunday edition): Contrary to the impression given in “Assad is a war criminal, but an attack will do nothing for the people of Syria” (Comment, last week, page 34), white phosphorus, used by Israeli forces in Gaza in 2008, is not a chemical

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Big Media Gives Thumbs Up to Settlement Activity

The NY Times confirmed Jonathan Tobin‘s point about Rawabi, the new Palestinian city under development. It’s really just a settlement — a Palestinian one — but that’s okay. However, there’s a double standard when Israel’s doing the developing. And that is most certainly not okay. Tobin was reacting to correspondent Isabel Kershner’s dispatch from Rawabi.

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