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LA Times Odd Couple: Musa Abu Marzook and John Bolton?

LA Times Odd Couple: Musa Abu Marzook and John Bolton?

Hamas spinmeister Musa Abu Marzook and John Bolton, the outspoken former US ambassador to the UN, make for the mother of all odd couples. What else can I say after seeing the LA Times publish their analyses of the Palestinian UN gambit together, on the same web page? As you’d expect, Marzook insists that a vote is unstoppable; Bolton argues the

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A Digest of Weekend Articles

• Columnist Faisal Al Qasim says the Arab regimes are are more brutal than the Zionists: But is the Arab media still able to satirise Israeli barbarism with the same vigour after it has witnessed what Arab dictators have done to their own people? Isn’t it a bit silly to bombard the Israelis with criticism

Israel Goes Gaga Over Goldstone, Part 2

Yesterday’s stories that Judge Goldstone would help retract his UN report were too good to be true. AP quotes Goldstone straight from the horse’s mouth: Nevertheless, Goldstone said, he did not intend to seek the report’s nullification. “As appears from the Washington Post article, information subsequent to publication of the report did meet with the view that

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Israel Goes Gaga Over Goldstone

What a day. First, AP reported on the UNHRC’s reaction to Judge Goldstone’s about-face: A spokesman for the U.N. Human Rights Council said for the report to be withdrawn Goldstone would have to submit a formal request to the Geneva-based body, which he has not done. “U.N. reports are not canceled on the basis of an

Who Needs Peace Talks When You Have the Boston Globe?

As the Palestinians seek a UN Security Council condemnation of settlement activity, a Boston Globe staff-ed thinks the US should leverage its veto power with Israel: Obama should use the threat of a Security Council resolution on settlements to push Netanyahu to do what he has said Israel must do: preserve the democratic and Jewish

Bad Day For a Meeting

When I scheduled a meeting with HonestReporting’s wunderkind graphic designer to make a mockup of what Backspin will look like (this is not the final look), nobody had an inkling that a decade’s worth of Palestinian documents would be leaked to the press, and that Hezbollah would choose Lebanon’s next Prime Minister all in the

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