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Robert Fisk Equates Terrorists With Himself

I’m not sure why Robert Fisk is firing his guns now at the Newseum. The Washington-based media museum sparked outrage with its decision to honor Palestinian terrorists among fallen journalists. Newseum backed down and the program (held a month ago) went ahead without mentioning Hamas cameramen Mahmoud Al-Kumi and Hussam Salama. The two were killed

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“Terror” Only Happens in London

So far as the British media’s concerned, Palestinian suicide bombings, shootings, and knife attacks in Israel are never acts of terror. And the people responsible for the blood and mayhem are never terrorists. The nine-letter word of choice is militants. But when a British soldier is hacked to death by Muslims in the streets of

4 Thoughts on “The World’s Largest Outdoor Prison”

The Independent breaks out the violins for Gaza. Locals call it “the world’s biggest prison”, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Here are a few thoughts on Alistair Dawber’s 3,769 word-count dispatch: 1. Dawber writes, “Of the 1.5 million inhabitants, 1.1 million are refugees.” It would be more accurate to call Gaza the world’s

Vicious Agitprop From Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

I gave up taking Yasmin “some of my best friends are Jews” Alibhai-Brown seriously many years ago. Unfortunately she regularly pens poisonous pieces against Israel and the situation in Gaza has allowed her to unleash more bile. In her latest piece in The Independent, YAB demonstrates her historical ignorance: It is exactly 95 years since

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Charlotte Proudman, a blogger at The Independent, addresses Israel’s handling of illegal African migrants after one stole her purse in Tel Aviv. Yes, it’s a hotly-debated issue among Israelis, but three things struck me about her righteous indignation: 1. Proudman never entertains the notion that the Israeli-Egyptian border fence doesn’t just keep out African asylum

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Salam Fayyad and The Independent: Collective Amnesia

The Independent breaks out the violins in an interview with Salam Fayyad. Yes, the Arab Spring and Iranian nuclear threat are forcing the Palestinians to learn that the world really doesn’t revolve around them. And yes, Fayad’s nation-building campaign is undermined by the Palestinian economy’s hyper-dependence on foreign aid — an uncomfortable truth raised by the

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