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In Reporting Israeli Strike, the Guardian Adopts Arab Narrative

Going forward, Guardian reporters would be well advised to keep their opinions firmly within the confines of the Guardian’s op-ed page.

Harriet Sherwood Completely Mischaracterizes Iran Sanctions Bill

The bill (by Senator Robert Menendez, along with 58 co-sponsors) has been accurately described by multiple media sources.

Postcard from Israel: Gamla

Today, Gamla is a nature reserve and alongside the ancient Jewish town visitors can also see Neolithic dolmens and the ruins of the Byzantine Christian village of Dir Krukh.

Sounds Israeli: The Idan Raichel Project

Israeli artist Idan Raichel blends African, Latin American, Caribbean and Middle Eastern sounds.

Postcard from Israel: Bahan

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

Guardian’s Israel Correspondent Won’t Publish Hamas Brutality

On March 8, the Guardian published “International Women’s Day highlights hurdles obstructing women," (co-authored by 12 Guardian correspondents, including the paper’s Jerusalem correspondent, Harriet Sherwood), on the subjugation of women around the world. Harriet Sherwood not only ignored the egregious violation of womens’ rights in the Palestinian territories, but, instead, devoted 118 words to the alleged injustice meted out to a female Palestinian terrorist affiliated with Islamic Jihad held in an Israeli jail named Hana Shalabi.

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.

Israel ‘Accused’ of Ensuring Gazan’s Had Proper Nutrition

The most interesting aspect of the Guardian/AP report on Oct. 17, ‘Israel used calorie count to limit Gaza food during the blockade,' in addition to the extremely misleading headline, is that there is little if anything in the story which demonstrates that Israel did anything improper whatsoever.

Anti-Semitic Cartoons at the Guardian

For Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell, Israel is a sinister, controlling and manipulative state.

‘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.

Let’s BDS Turkey!

Dear friends of the BDS movement, now is your chance to prove that you are not just shills for terrorists and Arab rejectionism.

Sounds Israeli: Rita

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

How One British Paper Commemorated Int’l Holocaust Memorial Day

Spare us your Holocaust pieties and consider honoring Jews who are still among the living.

Guardian Staff Perplexed by US, UK Support for Israel

Another ‘anti-Zionist head-exploding’ moment occurred when the U.S. House and Senate overwhelmingly passed non-binding resolutions backing “Israel’s right to self-defense.”

The Myth of Palestinian Prisoner Torture the Guardian Perpetuates

Such myopic and at times obsessive focus on Israeli culpability is part of a pattern at the Guardian.

IDF stymies Guardian’s Obsession with Conscientious Objector

Over a two month period, Sherwood has published three reports and over 1500 sympathetic words about Blanc’s case.

Sounds Israeli: The Fools of Prophecy

A raw live version of the Israeli hit 'Ein Ani' performed in front of an IDF unit in 2012.

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.

Sounds Israeli: The Angelcy (Video)

Music video from the Israeli band The Angelcy of their original song, 'My Baby Boy.'

Sounds Israeli: IDF Performs Hatikva in Sign Language

This [particular] Volunteer Soldiers’ Basic Training was extra special.

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.

Postcard From Israel: Stormy Weather (Photos & Video)

This short film made by Oz Segev of Ma’ale Gamla last week, shows some of the swollen streams of the south and central Golan Heights which all drain into the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).

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.

Is the Word ‘Terrorism’ Anti-Muslim?

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

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,...

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.

The Blood Libel Begins: The Guardian’s Original Reporting on Al Dura

The Guardian took the hideous claim that the IDF fired mercilessly at a young boy until he was dead at face value, without even a hint of journalistic skepticism.

Postcard from Tel Azekah

In the Judean lowlands, rising above the Elah Valley, lies Tel Azeka (also Azekah) – mentioned numerous times in Biblical texts. Perhaps most famously, it is associated with the story of David and Goliath, which is etched into blocks of stone set by the path up to the top of the Tel, its dramatic ending overlooking the Elah Valley below on one side and views as far as the Mediterranean coast on the other.

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!

Postcard From Israel: Bet She’an

During the Hellenistic period, the city of Nysa-Scythopolis was founded. In 749 CE it was destroyed in the massive earthquake which hit the area.

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