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Massaging the media

Overview/Facts/Leaders/Media http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14631745 as it was on 31 August 2011 at 10:09 GMT One could come away from this article imagining, as the photograph suggests,  there is a struggle in the media reflecting the struggles between the two major leadership factions. If … Continue reading

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The one-eyed is King

Overview/Facts/Leaders/Media http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14631273 as it was on 31 August 2011 The first thing one notices in the profile on Leaders is that Fatah/PNA head Mahmoud Abbas receives more than twice the coverage of Hamas leader, Ismail Haniya. Why is that? The second … Continue reading

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Facts with the territory

Overview/Facts/Leaders/Media http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14631271 as it was on 31 August 2011  at 10:10 GMT Facts are supposed to be, well, factual. So what do we make of intended seat of government East Jerusalem? Fatah also intends Revolution until Victory. Is that a fact, a … Continue reading

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Comes with the territory

BBC profiles Palestine – as the narrative requires Overview/Facts/Leaders/Media http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14630174 as it was 28 February 2013 at 12:22 GMT Sometimes things pass under the radar and some never change. In 2005 I submitted a point-by-point fisking of the then current Israel and the … Continue reading

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