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Monday Morning Reading

What to read before the work day begins? • Turkey Predicts Alliance With Egypt as Regional Anchors — Turkey’s foreign minister foresees Israel and Syria isolated by Egyptian-Turkish “Axis of Democracy.” • Abbas’ UN Fantasy – Ambassador Ron Prosor on why negotiations are the only way to statehood. • Palestinians May Win a Vote, But They

Sky News Ignores Palmer Report for UNHRC Flotilla Findings

Here’s a new low: Sky News‘ latest on Erdogan’s Arab Spring Tour ignores the Palmer report, and instead refers to the UNHRC’s more sensationalized bash-Israel “findings.” No mistake: the entire paragraph links to Sky’s UNHRC coverage: A subsequent inquiry by the UN into the incident found the military had broken international law and had acted with

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Israel Hardly “Isolated,” Despite Turkish Saber Rattling

Gloomy assessments that Turkey’s diplomatic offensive is isolating Israel makes for nice gloomy groupthink among North American columnists — today, Roger Cohen beats that drum. But a look at some articles from eastern Mediterranean papers suggests that Israel isn’t so “isolated” after all. Turkey’s demand for an Israeli apology and claims of defending the Mediterranean

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Palmer Report: Israel Vindicated, Media Shrugs

What did the media choose to focus on and emphasize with the publication of the Palmer Report? A grudging acknowledgment that Israel did indeed have a valid case? Not exactly.

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Turkish Air Strikes: Where’s the Outrage?

Buried in the foreign news sections of but a few media outlets, including The Independent is this story: Now imagine if Israel had also crossed over the territory of a sovereign state and killed 100 people, including a number of civilians. Cue front page news, expressions of outrage, calls for a Goldstone-style UN inquiry. You

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