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War minus the shooting

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0savesSave BufferThe BBC and half a story (yet again). One must wonder how the current corruption charges in FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) will effect the recent moves by the Palestinian Authority’s Football Association under the leadership of convicted terrorist … Continue reading

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Metaphorically speaking

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0savesSave BufferDeath-defying figures of speech Some Grammar Nazi (that’s a metaphor, isn’t it?) will probably comment that I am really writing about similes. Similely speaking doesn’t have the same ring does it? Too close to smiley ;-). Feel free to … Continue reading

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Labor Lost, Love

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0savesSave BufferThe structural and pragmatic reasons why Labor lost and is not likely to win any time soon This is the article I wanted to write one week before the recent Israeli elections but I chickened out. Who wanted to predict … Continue reading

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Don’t single/double quote me

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0savesSave BufferBBC and the ‘M’ word The ‘M’ word in this case is not Muslim, a word that the BBC turns somersaults to avoid using in a negative context, particularly when relevant to the story. The ‘M’ word is militant, … Continue reading

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Is this a victory?

BBC quietly alters boilerplate The Change BBC boilerplate on Gaza casualties to reflect disputed figures campaign delivered more than 700 signatures and received a bland we-will-think-about-it reply. Well, perhaps they did!

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67 years young – 3,000 years old

Google honours Israel Independence Day with a Doodle I wonder how many countries that receive Google service were privileged to see it? Did you see it in your country? Let us know in the comments.

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Holocaust Forgetting

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0savesSave BufferThe Holocaust through Israel-hating Eyes Holocaust‡ Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) 2015 began in the evening of Wednesday, April 15 and ended in the evening of Thursday, April 16. About a week before the Iranians announced that 839 artworks have, so far, been received … Continue reading

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Rewriting the Holocaust

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0savesSave BufferIs the BBC rewriting the Holocaust now to excuse the Poles? Poland fury at Holocaust comment by FBI’s James Comey The Poles are furious but the Jews who experienced Poland are nodding their heads. The Polish foreign ministry said Mr Comey … Continue reading

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Young, female and forging

Is Young, female and forging a path in Gaza a BBC puff piece? The start-up selected to lead off this BBC CAPITAL report is a company named BOOM BABY BOOM without any apparent attempt at irony! It is a video worth watching if only … Continue reading

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Sure making a din

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0savesSave BufferShurat HaDin – Winning with Lawfare Attorney Mrs. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, the founder and face of Shurat HaDin–Israel law Center is one of my personal heroines. Israel’s wars are fought in different arenas: with bullets and planes; in diplomatic arenas; in … Continue reading

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