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Gaza ground war: More tunnel warfare, Hamas may have body parts of dead Israeli soldier

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:37am
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According to Ynet nine soldiers were killed Monday in separate incidents. Israel also announced that one of the soldiers killed in Sunday’s armored personnel carrier attack has not yet been accounted for. Although not all the circumstances are clear, it appears Hamas may have retrieved body parts and/or belongings to the...

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Israel Warns Civilians to Stay out of Harm’s Way; Hamas Sends Them Back In

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00am
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As Operation Protective Edge it’s worth anticipating the likely response to Israel’s latest war against Hamas. Israel will be accused of a disproportionate response and of not taking care to avoid collateral damage. Already there’s been at least one incident in which a number of civilians were injured and and 7...

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The Skewed Middle Eastern Moral Equivalence of the NY Times

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:00am
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The New York Times, in the past week, has twice drawn a false moral equivalence between Israeli society and Palestinian society.

Last week after the killing of Mohammad Abu Khdair, Isabel Kershner of the New York Times wrote:

The two events exposed the extent to which parts of each side have dehumanized the...

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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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Three Strikes Against U.S. support for Fatah-Hamas Unity Agreement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 9:30am
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When Mahmoud Abbas’s “moderate” Fatah movement first reached out to make an agreement with the terrorist Hamas movement, the response in the United State was “mostly nonchalant.”

Now that the two sides have announced the creating of a unity government, the response has continued to be muted. Certainly not outraged.

Last week, of...

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NY Times Editors Rush to Demonize Republicans over Sgt. Bergdahl

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:23am
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The NY Times ran an editorial on June 5, The Rush to Demonize Sgt. Bergdahl, excoriating Republicans for hypocrisy as to condemnation of the exchange of 5 top Taliban Gitmo detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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New Billary, same as the old Billary

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 9:58am
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Who among us is surprised by this report by Alana Goodman at The Washington Free Beacon about Team Billary trying to impress upon the NY Times the importance of LEAVE HILLARY ALONE!

Hillary to New York Times: Back Off:

Some of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides blasted the New York Times for what they...

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The most important space in journalism

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 23, 2014 at 1:32pm
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The large wall across the street from the NY Times headquarters.

It’s CAMERA ready.

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No Fluke: Anita Hill was one of the first people to contact Jill Abramson

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10:55am
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I just don’t know how much more I can take of the escalating brawl between The NY Times and its fired Executive Editor Jill Abramson.

Abramson is playing the sexism card on The Times the way The Times plays the sexism card on Republicans.

The Times responded by playing the “nuts” defense...

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The Times and the War on Women

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:30am
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Or rather, on this woman:

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was abruptly fired from the paper Wednesday, sources familiar with the news informed POLITICO.

Managing editor Dean Baquet will take over as executive editor, effective immediately…

“I choose to appoint a new leader for our newsroom because I believe that new leadership...

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The NY Times’ Nakba Narrative

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:30am
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On May 14, 1948 David Ben Gurion declared Israel’s independence and the modern state of Israel was born. And every year at this time the Palestinians commemorate Nakba.

Not surprisingly, Jodi Rudoren, Jerusalem bureau chief of...

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The mostly nonchalant reaction to Fatah’s embrace of Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:44am
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In the wake of Fatah’s embrace of Hamas earlier this week there has been a very interesting reaction. Actually, the reaction has been interesting because it’s been mostly non-existent.

Though the New York Times and Washington Post have reported on Fatah’s betrayal of the American sponsored peace process, neither has published an...

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Obama Achieves Peace In Middle East … Between Fatah and Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:07pm
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Fatah and Hamas have reached an agreement to put their differences behind them and form a unity government.

The New York Times reports:

The two groups — the Palestine Liberation Organization, which runs the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and Hamas, the militant Islamist group that dominates the Gaza Strip — have...

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Spinning the death penalty in Iran into a good news story

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 4:15pm
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Sometimes you read a news story. There’s no one element that is necessarily false, but the whole story is so misleading, that it isn’t news, but propaganda. Or, to put it more bluntly, it is a lie.

If someone would read today’s front page story

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