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Mideast Media Sampler – 05/27/2013

1) Why didn’t Abbas answer Olmert? Last week Avi Issacharoff reported on a recent interview he had with Ehud Olmert in The Tower. Much of the story was known, but Olmert provided some new specifics about his offer to Abbas … Continue reading

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Mideast Media Sampler – 05/07/2013

1) Bill Keller’s truism Former executive editor of the New York Times, Bill Keller states the obvious, “Syria is not Iraq.” In short, Keller argues that he trusts President Obama’s instincts. However since he offered a mea culpa for having … Continue reading

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Mideast Media Sampler 04/10/2013

1) Egyptian plagues Last week Zvi Mazel wrote in the Jerusalem Post (h/t Leslie Eastman) In a remarkable and enduring show of unity, non-Islamic opposition parties under the banner of the National Salvation Front are boycotting the regime until their … Continue reading

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Monday morning briefs

Amir Peretz: Too stupid to read a newspaper these days. Seriously? He want to turn Israel back into a welfare state? Because that’s working so well for Greece. And Europe. And California. Sure. That’s the economic model that’s so successful, … Continue reading

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Syria and the UN Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council is holding a special session on Syria. Whoa—did the UN suddenly get a conscience? Nope. The request, filed by the United States, was jointly submitted by 10 European states, as well as Japan, Mexico, South … Continue reading

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The ten years and nothing’s really changed news briefs

Of course it’s Israel’s fault, it always is: Three UN workers were hurt in a blast in Gaza, and of course, Hamas blames Israel. It might be a kassam that fell short. Oh, and the three UN workers? Most likely … Continue reading

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Passover briefs

Nothing works quite like bullying and blackmail: The “Quartet,” which includes the U.S., says that if Netanyahu doesn’t come up with a peace plan, they may just recognize a Palestinian state without a deal. Say, that’s a great idea. Ask … Continue reading

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The Seriously? briefs

Media bias fatigue sets in: Really, I’m too tired to parse the anti-Israel bias here. You do it. (Hint: Palestinians acting unilaterally? Not an impediment to peace. Israel acting unilaterally? OHMIGODTHEY’REDESTROYINGPEACE!!!!!!!!) This is what passes for history at Salon: Unbelievable. … Continue reading

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Friday news briefs

That’s funny, I thought this was a war crime: Phosphorous shells only count when Israel uses them in Palestinian territories. When the Palestinians fire them into Israel, well, then they’re just desserts, or something. Israel helps Japan: Israel is sending … Continue reading

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Thursday briefs

The second time, as farce: Seriously? Bad enough Madman Gaddaffy got Libya on the Human Rights Council, now Syria’s looking to take his place. And you know what? I bet Assad will get it. But then, half the members of … Continue reading

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The silver lining in the revolutionary cloud

Syrians are calling for freedom. BEIRUT – Syrians are organizing campaigns on Facebook and Twitter that call for a “day of rage” in Damascus this week, taking inspiration from Egypt and Tunisia in using social networking sites to rally their … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve eve brief briefs

(I had fun making up that title.) It isn’t racism if it’s anti-Semitism: I must have missed this a couple of weeks ago, but once again, proof that Europe isn’t interested in protecting Jews (so why should we believe the … Continue reading

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Wednesday briefs

But it’s not Israel, so no one cares: The human rights group, EveryOne, has documented the kidnapping, ransom, and torture by Hamas of Eritrean refugees fleeing to Israel. This will be yet another human rights atrocity overlooked by the UNHRC, … Continue reading

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Around the news, briefly

So, how’s that Syrian outreach going for us? Not good at all. Nope. So, let’s see—the Obama administration outreach to Russia? Zilch. Syria? Zilch. Iran? Zilch. North Korea? Zilch. How’s about the Obama attitude towards Israel? Smart power not looking … Continue reading

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Tuesday morning Middle East briefs

Say, that Obama-Syria outreach really worked! The latest insult from Baby Assad: Bashar Assad told Al-Hayat newspaper in an interview published Tuesday that the U.S. “created chaos in every place it entered.” Smart power! So, how’s that idea about separating … Continue reading

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