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The Indie: Recognition of a Jewish State – A “Relatively Minor Issue”

Despite arguably more existential problems to be dealt with in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, such as preventing repeats of recent Palestinian terrorist attacks on Israelis, the press is still preoccupied with presenting settlements and the impending end of the Israeli settlement freeze as the major obstacle to peace. Writing on this very issue, Catrina Stewart of

UNRWA: Perpetuating the Misery

Writing in The Guardian, Karen AbuZayd, the outgoing commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) calls to address the Palestininan refugee question. While apportioning responsibility to Israel, she fails to acknowledge the fate of Jewish refugees in 1948,  her own organisation’s role and the neglect of Palestinian refugees by their own leadership and fellow

Israel: As Fanatical as Iran?

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, a columnist for the UK’s Independent, regularly features on HonestReporting and its UK affiliate due to her propensity to describe Israel as a “racist” and “apartheid” state. Alibhai-Brown is also fond of taking pains to mention her many Jewish friends, as if this gives her some extra credibility when it comes to attacking

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