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The New York Times Says Gaza Poverty Causes War With Israel. Sorry, That Doesn’t Make Sense. by Ira Stoll (Alegemeiner)

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 18, 2018 One of the ways the New York Times demonstrates bias in news reports from the Middle East is with unstated, and unquestioned, assumptions. In two recent articles, the assumption is that if economic conditions worsen in the Gaza Strip, the result will be attacks on Israel. An example comes in this paragraph from a Times dispatch over […]

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How Israel Should Handle Gaza’s “Humanitarian Disaster”, by Prof. Hillel Frisch (BESA)

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 14, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In all the years of murderous conflict in Syria and Iraq, neither has experienced a humanitarian disaster in the form of a widespread crisis involving mass hunger and the spread of hunger-related diseases. Yet officials warn that such a crisis could unfold in Gaza. How likely is that prognosis? And if it […]

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The Economic Situation in Gaza Is Far Better Than You’re Being Told by Tom Gross (Mideast Dispatches via Mosaic)

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  double standards, hypocricy, International, Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 12, 2018 What Al Jazeera will say and the BBC won’t. Just a few weeks ago, the New York Times reported on the risk of famine in the Gaza Strip, echoing commonplace descriptions of the territory as facing utter immiseration, usually blamed on the Israeli “blockade.” Yet a recent report from Al Jazeera (video can be […]

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Palestinians: The Hamas-ISIS War, Corrupt Leaders by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  February 11, 2018  /  Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Feb. 10, 2018 The Hamas-ISIS war comes at a time when the Gaza Strip is experiencing a severe humanitarian crisis, including shortages of fuel and medicine, that has forced a number of hospitals and medical centers to suspend their services. The suffering of the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip, however, is apparently of no […]

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Gaza ‘humanitarian crisis’ actually a ‘hoax,’ experts maintain, by Steve Leibowitz (World Israel News)

By   /  February 10, 2018  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Feb. 9, 2018 Expert observers of the current situation in Gaza are challenging the assertion by the IDF Chief of Staff who said that Israel could soon face another war with Gaza-based terror group Hamas as a result of humanitarian and economic conditions. Dr. Mordechai Kedar from Bar Ilan University told WIN, “Gaza is in dire […]

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On Gaza and the imminence of war with Hamas, by Arlene Kushner

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  Israel, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Feb. 6, 2018 an excerpt from Arlene Kushner’s blog:(https://www.arlenefromisrael.info/) There has been much written in the news in the past days regarding Gaza and the imminence of war with Hamas. At one point it was implied that the humanitarian situation was so dire, that war might be just days away. This, it was said, would […]

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Israeli Defense Minister: Hamas Spends Millions on Rockets and Tunnels, Nothing on Clean Water or Electricity – Lahav Harkov (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  February 6, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 5, 2018 Israeli Defense Minister: Hamas Spends Millions on Rockets and Tunnels, Nothing on Clean Water or Electricity – Lahav Harkov Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, “In 2017, Hamas spent $260 million to manufacture rockets and dig tunnels, $100 million of which came from Iran, and the rest from tax collection and other donations. […]

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New U.S. Messages to the Palestinians – Prof. Eyal Zisser (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Feb. 2, 2018 New U.S. Messages to the Palestinians – Prof. Eyal Zisser The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday that it was designating Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh as a terrorist. The message from Washington is that Haniyeh and Hamas are part of the problem, not the solution. The U.S. has no intention of “embracing” Hamas and fostering dialogue […]

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U.S. Shows Beginning of a Response to Muslim Brotherhood, by Eli Lake (Bloomberg via Mosaic)

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 31, 2018 The Trump administration is wisely designating affiliates as terrorists, but not the umbrella organization. Nathan Sales, the American ambassador for counterterrorism, recently announced that the State Department is designating several groups and individuals affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorists. First among them is Ismail Haniyeh, the chairman of the Hamas politburo—a […]

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Israel to Supply Electricity for Gaza Sewage Treatment, Water Desalination – Matan Tzuri (Ynet News via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  Good works, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 29, 2018 Israel to Supply Electricity for Gaza Sewage Treatment, Water Desalination – Matan Tzuri (Ynet News) Israel’s Water Authority signed an agreement with the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company last week to supply electricity to operate a sewage treatment facility in northern Gaza. The $75 million project was funded by the World Bank and several […]

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