Netanyahu Berates UN on Captured Arms Ship

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday that the terrorist weapon shipment captured in an IDF raid this week constituted a war crime, and criticized the United Nations for its failure to respond to the incident. He noted the timing of the weapons shipment, which took place as the UN prepared to debate a report condemning […]

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HOUSE OVERWHELMINGLY REJECTS GOLDSTONE REPORT

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution (H. Res. 867) calling the Goldstone Report “irredeemably biased and unworthy of further consideration or legitimacy.” The bill, introduced by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Howard Berman (D-CA), the ranking member and chairman, respectively, of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, passed by […]

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CNN Waters Down the Israeli Response

CNN fails to provide any Israeli reaction to a flawed Amnesty report. Utilizing the “halo effect,” whereby because of their humanitarian focus, non-governmental organizations are insulated from scrutiny and are regarded as above reproach by the media, Amnesty International has published a report accusing Israel of denying Palestinians access to water supplies. Media outlets, including AP, AFP, Reuters, BBC, The Independent, Sky […]

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Turkey TV Show Depicts IDF as Child Murderers

Turkey, Israel’s erstwhile ally in the north which abruptly called off a joint air exercise with Israel this week, is broadcasting a TV series depicting IDF soldiers as child killers. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman responded sharply: “The television series broadcast on Turkish TV constitutes the most serious level of incitement,” he said, “and it is […]

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Gaza, Hezbollah, Receive New Arms

Iran is making a huge effort to smuggle to the Palestinian Hamas Fajr-5 ground-to-ground rockets that bring Tel Aviv within range of the Gaza Strip. DEBKAfile’s military sources also disclose that Syria, Iran’s second ally with an Israeli border, has decided to transfer one-third of its missile stockpile to the Hizballah in Lebanon, topping up […]

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UNDERSTANDING THE GOLDSTONE REPORT

A new site – Understanding the Goldstone Report – has been established by a group of bloggers who have followed the news stories and NGO reports from Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, and the history of the Goldstone Commission. They have come together to offer a site that will put together the most cogent, empirically based, and logically argued […]

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BBC: Downplaying Sderot’s Suffering

Katya Adler’s report pays lip service to the plight of Israeli schoolchildren. As part of its Hunger to Learn series, the BBC’s Katya Adler “meets children in Gaza whose schooling has been repeatedly interrupted by conflict.” Undoubtedly, Palestinian children have suffered as a result of difficult conditions in Gaza. However, Adler’s report demonstrates typical BBC […]

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Peace Process or War Process?

by Daniel Pipes Middle East Quarterly Fall 2009 When Barack Obama announced in June 2009 about Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, “I’m confident that if we stick with it, having started early, that we can make some serious progress this year,” he displayed a touching, if naïve optimism. Indeed, his determination fits a well-established pattern of determination by […]

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