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Falling for Hamas’s Split-Screen Fallacy By Matti Friedman (NYT)

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  International, Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

May 16, 2018 JERUSALEM — During my years in the international press here in Israel, long before the bloody events of this week, I came to respect Hamas for its keen ability to tell a story. At the end of 2008 I was a desk editor, a local hire in The Associated Press’s Jerusalem bureau, during […]

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The Palestinians’ real ‘nakba’ by Jeff Jacoby

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  History, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 13, 2018 SEVENTY YEARS AGO this month, on May 14, 1948, the state of Israel proclaimed its independence. The next day, a story in The New York Times — “Jews In Grave Danger In All Moslem Lands” — reported that Jewish communities throughout the Arab world were under siege. Jews were starting to be […]

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How we really became refugees – 13 Palestinians tell their personal stories (PMW)

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 15, 2018 Official PA TV May 15, 2013 Click here for 8 min. video of interviews from PMW site or here for Youtube

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Summaries of a number of articles by Daily Alert re: Gaza & Hamas & the “March of Return”

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 18, 2018 Gaza and Hamas – Elliott Abrams Hamas has tried pushing masses of Gazans to the border fences, mixing its own armed men among them carrying grenades, guns, and other weapons. The goal was obviously to overrun the border, get into Israel, and kill and destroy as much as possible. Israel defended its border: […]

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Hamas-Led Clashes at Gaza-Israel Border Are Not a Peaceful Civil Rights Protest – Gregory J. Wallance (The Hill via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

May 18, 2018 Hamas-Led Clashes at Gaza-Israel Border Are Not a Peaceful Civil Rights Protest – Gregory J. Wallance Human rights groups critical of Israel’s use of force to stop Palestinians from breaching the fence along the Gaza-Israel border fundamentally mischaracterize what is happening there. What the Palestinians call the “March of Return” is not the […]

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Aid Agency Is Part of the Problem in the Middle East” (Swiss Info via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

May 18, 2018 Aid Agency Is Part of the Problem in the Middle East” (Swissinfo-Switzerland) UN aid work for Palestinian refugees is a stumbling block to peace in the Middle East, hindering the integration of Palestinians who have lived in Jordan and Lebanon for years, according to Swiss Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis. So long as […]

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Iranian Demonstrators Killed in Violent Clashes in Kazerun, by Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall (JCPA via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  double standards, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, Islamic fundamentalism, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 18, 2018 Iranian Demonstrators Killed in Violent Clashes in Kazerun – Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) On May 17, violent clashes broke out in the Iranian city of Kazerun between demonstrators and Iranian security forces. The local police station was set on fire. At least five citizens have been killed, […]

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Gaza prejudice and perfidy, by David M. Weinbert (Israel Hayom)

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, double standards, friends/enemies, International, Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

May 18, 2018 n a prophetic piece of punditry, penned in 2014 but ordained for this week, Charles Krauthammer wrote: “To deliberately wage war so that your own people can be telegenically killed is indeed moral and tactical insanity. But it rests on a very rational premise: Given the Orwellian state of the world’s treatment […]

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COLUMN ONE: ISRAEL’S SUCKER’S GAME ON THE GAZA BORDER, by Caroline B. Glick (J. Post)

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  friends/enemies, History, International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

May 18, 2018 There was a depressing familiarity both to Hamas’s suicide protest operation along Gaza’s border with Israel this week and to Israel’s response to it. Hamas’s jihadist regime in Gaza doesn’t have a lot of cards to play in its continuous war against the Jewish state. But, as we have been seeing since […]

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170 killed in Syria the first three days of this week. No one bothered to report about THOSE dead Arabs. (EoZ)

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, double standards, hypocricy, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 16, 2018 On Sunday, 114 Arabs were killed. On Monday, 30 more. On Tuesday, 26 more. But the media didn’t think that Arabs dying is an interesting story. Those people had the misfortune of being killed by other Arabs. If they had been killed by Jews, then suddenly there would be interest. Click here for full article

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