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I'm a government bureaucrat with delusions of literacy.

Does the New York Times see Antisemitism When it Looks in the Mirror?

The recent killings in Overland Park, Kansas, though they didn’t kill any Jews were perpetrated by a man, Fraiser Glenn Cross Jr., who cited the work of “Jew journalist Max Blumenthal,” as a reason for his hatred of Jews. According to … Continue reading

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Mideast Media Sampler – 03/10/2014

The Kerry-Obama Tag Team Assault on Israel Part I) Kerry at Munich: “Nice Country You’ve Got There, Bibi … Shame if Something Should Happen to it” Secretary of State Kerry said at the Munich Security Conference a few weeks ago: … Continue reading

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Why is President Obama so upset with Netanyahu?

Why is President Obama so upset with Netanyahu? In the past, going against the American administration was deemed to be bad for an Israeli leader. One of the factors cited in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s defeat by Ehud Barak … Continue reading

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Mideast Media Sampler 01/26/2014

President Obama Knows Best; Israeli Voters Know Better Yesterday the Israeli media reported on remarks made to Israel Radio. According the Jerusalem Post: A US official close to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry said both men … Continue reading

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Mideast Media Sampler 01/17/2014

The Ariel Sharon Ignored by the MSM I never expected Ariel Sharon to be treated fairly by the mainstream media. I’d like to reiterate one point made by Prof. Jacobson in his post memorializing Sharon: Sharon’s visit to the Temple … Continue reading

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Mideast Media Sampler 01/12/2014

Will Adopting the Palestinian Starting Point of the 1967 Borders Bring Peace? Exhibit A: In June, 1999, shortly after Ehud Barak had defeated Benjamin Netanyahu to become Israel’s new prime minister, Charles Krauthammer wrote a column title, Clinton Should Have Targeted Arafat … Continue reading

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Mideast Media Sampler 01/07/2014

The Editors’ Unreal Mideast The New York Times and Washington Post have both recently weighed in with editorials about John Kerry’s peace process. First the New York Times ran The Ticking Mideast Clock. Signs of failure are everywhere. On Thursday, … Continue reading

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Mideast Media Sampler 01/03/2014

The Diplomacy that Enables Tehran When I was almost fifty four, it was a very good year It was a very good year for kindly faced clerics Whose Justice Minister was an executioner And Defense Minister waged an anti-American war … Continue reading

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Mideast Media Sampler – 01/02/2014

Hard Choices for Israel; Soft Treatment for the PA John Kerry is returning to the Middle East to present his peace plan. Two recent articles show the way the peace process is misrepresented in the media. The AP reports Israel, … Continue reading

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Mideast Media Sampler 12/18/2013

It’s not the Occupation, Stupid Eugene Kontorovich wrote an important essay for Commentary, Israel, Palestine, and Democracy. Here are three critical paragraphs from the middle of the essay: The Palestinians have developed an independent, self-regulating government that controls their lives … Continue reading

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