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All the News That’s Fit for Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 1:55pm
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At his Muckraker column at Forbes, The Media Intifada: Bad Math, Ugly Truths About New York Times In Israel-Hamas War, investigative journalist Richard Behar exposes many of the problems – really scandals – with the MSM reporting on Gaza.

Though he focuses a lot on The New York Times, he focuses on...

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American journalist James Foley reportedly beheaded by ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:09pm
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ISIS has released a video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley, who had been missing for almost two years. The video, which also threatens to do the same to a man identified as American journalist Steven Sotloff, will not be linked to on this blog.

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How the media abetted Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:46am
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Yesterday the Washington Institute for Near East published Six Ways Hamas Hamas Could Limit Civilian Casualties in Gaza by Jeffrey White. All of White’s suggestions involve separating the combatants from civilians, but as White acknowledges, “… there is little chance the group will implement any of these measures.” And why would...

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AACONS Interviews Michael Rubin and Chloé Valdary

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:30pm
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[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS will begin posting their weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection. (Legal Insurrection has written extensively about one of the guests in this podcast, Chloé Valdary.) ]

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Can we “understand” evil?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 11, 2014 at 3:37pm
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ISIS is the embodiment of evil. But:

“We don’t understand real evil, organized evil very well,” said America’s former ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, in an interview with The New York Times. “This is evil incarnate.”

“People like [Islamic State commander] Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi have been in a fight for a...

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ISIS and Yazidi: barbarism’s back, and how little we are doing about it

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8:20am
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Post-9/11, I read a quip that went something like this: “I just realized what the problem is with the 21st century. We got the numbers mixed up. It’s not 2001, it’s 1200.”

In the ensuing years, barbarism and religious wars have made a strong comeback—not that they’d ever really...

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Gaza ethnic cleansing of Christians

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:54am
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The ethnic cleansing of Christians in Gaza by Hamas and other Islamists is a story rarely told in Western media.

It doesn’t fit the dishonest media narrative of Hamas and its supporters being victims.

This report by Israeli channel i24, which we have been using for a live feed during the current war,...

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The Eradication of Christians in the Middle East

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 21, 2014 at 4:55pm
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Below the big blaring headlines about Middle East turmoil, there is growing and systematic elimination of Christians being undertaken by Islamists.

It is difficult to accurately gauge the extent of the actual number of executions by crucifixion or displacement of families — but the Christian community is being decimated from areas from...

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Arab Violence Against Israel and Jews Continues

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1:00pm
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While the media has been focused on the arrests of up to six Jews in the killing of Mohammed Abu Kheidr, Arab violence against Israel has been continuing.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

The Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council area was battered with ten rockets from Gaza. Residents of the communities in the Sha’ar Hanegev area...

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Israel Names Suspects in Abduction of Teens (#EyalGiladNaftali #BringOurBoysHome)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 27, 2014 at 6:50am
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Thursday, Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, released the names of two suspects in the abduction of Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel two weeks ago.

The suspects were said to have disappeared prior to the abductions. The two kidnappers are Amer Abu Aysha, a 32 year old locksmith who...

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Blame Israel First Syndrome

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 23, 2014 at 2:45pm
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One of the frustrating aspects of following the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is the “blame Israel first” syndrome.

Writing in the Telegraph, Alan Johnson articulates the dynamic that is at play in It’s time to Stop Infantilising...

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Israeli official: “Noose is Tightening” Around Kidnappers (#BringBackOurBoys #EyalGiladNaftali)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 10:27am
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In it’s campaign to rescue the three yeshiva students who were kidnapped June 12, Israel has been carrying out operations against the Hamas infrastructure in the West Bank, including arresting prisoners it had previously released. The kidnappings have evoked a feeling among Israelis and Jews worldwide. On the other hand the...

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Attack on Heritage Blows Up on WaPo’s Milbank

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 7:10pm
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The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, who has an increasing reputation as a shill for the left wing, viciously attacked the Heritage Foundation in a column on Monday evening. The column, “Heritage’s ugly Benghazi panel” characterized the event as though it were a full-throated, Muslim-bashing hate-crime cleverly disguised as a public forum...

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Benghazi Attack Ringleader Captured By U.S. Special Forces

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 5:15pm
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News broke this morning that U.S. Special Forces over the weekend captured the key terrorist figure in the September 11, 2012 attack at the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya.

Abu Khattalah will be brought to the United States to face charges “in the coming days,” said Edward Price, a spokesman for the...

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