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Harriet Sherwood Won’t Reveal Shawan Jabarin Terror Ties

To learn more about the story we contacted Anne Herzberg, NGO Monitor’s legal advisor.

Is the Word ‘Terrorism’ Anti-Muslim?

The mantra that terrorism is only used in reference to Muslims has no basis in fact.

Israeli Culture Wins at the United Nations

Many commentators on the far left scolded those who would suggest a connection between culture and success – imputing racism to such arguments.

Meet Egyptian Activist Maikel Nabil: Pro-democracy and Pro-Israel

Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil spent over 302 days in prison for criticizing the Egyptian Military after it took power in early 2011.

False Charge of ‘Palestinian Kids in Cages’ Lives On in Documentary

One Israeli media outlet steadfastly refuses to set the record straight.

Postcard from Israel: The Haifa Flea Market

Definitely not on the standard list of tourist destinations in Israel, and less well-known than its counterpart in Yaffo (Jaffa), the flea market in down-town Haifa is well worth a visit whether you’re buying or just browsing. The market is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and of course it is best to get there as early as possible – with well-honed haggling skills!

The Press Calls Israel Right-Wing, But Gives a Free Pass to Jordan

The Guardian’s Jordan page has absolutely nothing warning of the nation’s dangerous lurch to the extreme right abyss.

Ahmadinejad more Popular than Obama? Iranian News Agency Tricked by the Onion

The satirical news website, The Onion, published a story on shocking poll results, showing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - who is widely viewed with disdain in the U.S - to be more popular than President Barack Obama among rural whites in the U.S. The Iranian FARS News Agency was quick to republish the obviously fake story. When the agency realized its mistakes they claimed that "if a free opinion poll is conducted in the US, a majority of Americans would prefer anyone outside the US political system to President Barack Obama and American statesmen."

Postcard from Israel: Mount Carmel

December 2nd will mark two years since the Mount Carmel forest fire disaster in which 44 people died, including members of the Israeli Prison Service,...

‘Articles of Faith’: The Absence of Critical Thinking About ‘Settlements’

Those who insist that the "settlements" represent the biggest obstacle to peace should be asked to explain why their theory doesn't match with the history.

Postcard from Israel – Tel Megiddo

If the building which houses the ticket office and museum at Tel Megiddo national park seems somewhat incongruous to its surroundings – being more reminiscent of the style of an English country gentleman’s residence, with its chimney and paned windows, than of the local architecture – that is because it was built by the British army after its victory against the Ottomans, including at the Battle of Megiddo. So important was that battle that its Commander in Chief, Sir Edmund Allenby, was later awarded the title of 'Viscount of Megiddo.'

The Foreign Media’s ‘Rightward Shift’ Never Happened

The Guardian and other foreign media invested heavily in promoting their desired political narrative of a Jewish state lurching dangerously towards the right.

The Media and the ‘Palestinian Only’ Bus Lines

Contrary to claims made in the media, there are no ‘Palestinian only’ bus lines.

Postcard from Israel: Nachlaot

The picturesque Nachlaot neighbourhood in Jerusalem started out as what we might call today ‘social housing’. From 1875 onwards benefactors such as Moses Montefiore began building new neighbourhoods outside the walls of the Old City to house the growing Jewish population and relieve some of the overcrowding and squalor of the Jewish Quarter. Thus, Nachlaot is in fact a cluster of fused neighbourhoods, with each one originally having a specific ethnic character and its own synagogue.

Sounds Israeli: Ofra Haza

The late Ofra Haza sings "Jerusalem of Gold" in 1998.

The Real Facts of the Palestinian Teen Shot for Waving a “Toy” Gun in...

The Arab assailant pressed the realistic looking run it to the IDF officer's throat and further attacked other IDF officers, throwing punches and grappling with one.

Terrorists as ‘Political Prisoners’: CiF Watch Prompts Guardian Correction

The Guardian has called terrorists convicted of murder or attempted murder 'political prisoners.'

Postcard from Israel: Tel Lachish

The site of Tel Lachish shows evidence of human habitation in Israel spanning many different historic periods over thousands of years.

Postcard from Israel: Bahan

Kibbutz Bahan in the Hefer Valley in central Israel is the site of a park named ‘Utopia' .

On the Guardian’s Opinion Section: Hamas Propoganda

IDF strikes on Nov. 18 knocked out the Hamas television stations Al Aqsa and Al Quds in Gaza, but Hamas leaders were likely not too concerned, and knew they could always count on Plan B: Propagandizing at the Guardian.

What the Media Won’t Tell You about ‘Palestinian Prisoners’

The language in Sherwood’s report was revised to note that it is only the Palestinians who view them as “political prisoners.”

Arab Teachers’ Rejection of Holocaust Education Highlights Arab Anti-Semitism

Rumors of a U.N. decision to introduce Holocaust studies in schools in Palestinian refugee camps run by UNRWA have outraged Jordanian teachers.

Sounds Israeli: Rita

Rita's music reportedly became an underground hit on underground radio stations in some Muslim countries, including Iran.

Sounds Israeli: Mosh Ben-Ari

Israeli artist Moshe Ben-Ari writes music with a blend rock, soul, reggae and world music.

Defamation: Combating the Assault on Israel’s Legitimacy at the Guardian

Benjamin Pogrund, a former South African journalist, and anti-Apartheid activist, who made Aliyah in 1997 and founded Yakar’s Centre for Social Concern, published a piece at ‘Comment is Free’ on Oct. 25 titled ‘Israel has moved to the right, but is not an apartheid state.' Pogrund refuted the recent poll on Israeli views of Arabs, and the profound distortion of the poll results, which smeared Israel with the charge of apartheid, by Gideon Levy of Ha’aretz.

Postcard from Israel: Machane Yehuda Market

Machane Yehuda market in Jerusalem has its roots back in the late nineteenth century when it was known as Shuk Beit Ya’acov after the nearby neighbourhood of the same name which was established in 1885. Two years later, the Machane Yehuda neighbourhood was built and the market continued to grow. Under British Mandate rule the market was given a make-over, permanent stalls and roofing were built and the new name caught on.

Guardian Wants 5 Million Returned to Where They Never Lived

The number of actual Palestinian refugees from the Arab-Israeli War, out of the initial 750,000 or so after the war, is estimated to be closer to 30,000.

Postcard from Israel – Hatzav

Drimia Maritima, or the Sea Squill, is known in Hebrew as Hatzav (from the word Hatzeva; quarrying, hewing or tunnelling) probably due to the ability...

Condemning Israelis Democracy, While Serving in Knesset

The legal impunity Jamal Zahalka will continue to enjoy – the rights of citizenship, and special rights as an MK, afforded him by the very state whose existence he incites against – represents stubborn proof attesting to the continuing vitality of Israeli democracy.

Focus on Israeli humanitarianism: Eye from Zion

Eye from Zion, established in 2007 by Israeli businessman Nati Marcus, is a humanitarian organization dedicated to giving the gift of sight to poor people in developing countries.

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