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The Guardian Invents Israeli Airstrike on Gaza Rally

The photo caption claimed an air strike occurred during a rally on December 8th, but no Israeli strikes have occurred since November 21.

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.

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.

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.

The Obligation to Avoid Anti-Semitic Behavior

By comparison, whites who avoid evoking anti-black narratives and imagery in America, by and large don’t bemoan the so-called “restrictions” placed on their artistic or intellectual expression.

UK Columnist Admits: ‘Anti-Semitism Plays Some Role in Hostility Towards Israel’

There are two things Glenn Greenwald and I have in common – which is two more than I realized only an hour ago. He has the flu, according to his latest ‘Comment is Free’ post, and I have flu-like symptoms due to a recent ill-advised flu shot. The other more substantive commonality pertains to one acknowledgement in his post – one of seven miscellaneous observations by the Guardian’s new U.S. blogger.

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.

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.

Postcard from Israel: Sussita

Sussita – or Antiochia-Hippos, to call it by its Greek name – sits on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee, towering 350 meters above Kibbutz Ein Gev. Founded around 200 BCE, during Roman times Sussita was one of the Decapolis – the ten cities. The city was predominantly Christian from the fourth century until its destruction in the massive earthquake of January 749, after which it was never resettled. It boasts many features, including impressive fortifications, several churches and pagan temples, a commercial area, bath houses, a beautiful odeon overlooking the lake and a port on the lake shore below. In 1951, an IDF outpost was established on the mountain which was until 1967 Israel’s easternmost point, merging with the Golan Heights.

Does the Guardian Own a Map? More Claims that E-1 Cuts the ‘West Bank’...

The Guardian was under no obligation to consult Israel before making allegations, but they could at least consult a map.

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...

The ‘Refugee’ Slated to Win ‘Arab Idol’

The Palestinian “refugee” swindle is but one of the many political derivatives of the Palestinian narrative which so often passes for serious journalism at the Guardian.

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.

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.

UNRWA Gaza Head Blames Anyone but Hamas

UNRWA Gaza chief Robert Turner’s “prescription” for saving Gaza’s Palestinians, set out in an article on the Guardian's Comment is Free site, is based on a severe case of historical myopia. For it’s the one word that Mr. Turner neglected to use in his anti-Israel screed that is in fact behind Gaza’s rapidly devolving state: Hamas.

Locked Up Children: An Example of Anti-Israel Media Bias

On June 27, Honest Reporting revealed The Independent‘s use of the following photo to illustrate a particularly critical story on the Israeli treatment of Palestinian child detainees.

Sounds Israeli: Rita

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

England Crushed by Israel’s Winning Goal in Jerusalem (Video)

England’s Under-21 football team, already eliminated from the UEFA Under-21 Finals in Israel, after losing their first two games, were beaten 1-0 by Israel...

Guardian’s Cartoon of Powerful Jews Manipulating Western Leaders

You don’t even need to believe that antisemitism is at play to be contemptuous of the extraordinary myopia displayed in the Guardian report.

How the British Media Covered Omar Misharawi’s Death

The damage done by the now iconic image of Misharawi clutching his slain child can not be ameliorated by even the clearest retractions.

Sounds Israeli: Idan Amedi

Israeli musician Idan Amedi was discovered on the Israeli show Kokhav Nolad.

Sounds Israeli: Mosh Ben-Ari

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

The Guardian’s Continuing Obsession with Mordechai Vanunu

Is there really any mystery as to why Vanunu is so admired by the Guardian?

Arabs Sending Children to Provoke and Be Killed by Israeli Soldiers

Placing innocent Palestinian children in potentially dangerous situations, cynically hoping for a media coup stemming from any overreaction by IDF soldiers, is indeed shameful. However, such provocations by the Tamimis pale in comparison to an antisemitic Palestinian political culture which consistently sends messages to their youth that martyrdom – dying, or even murdering Israeli Jews, to advance the Palestinian cause – is one of the most important political values they should aspire to.

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.”

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!

What is Fatah Actually Celebrating?

Fatah is celebrating its 48th anniversary, but the group was in fact founded in 1959 which was 54 years ago. So what 1965 event are they actually celebrating?

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 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.

Does the BBC’s New Editor’s Jewishness Matter?

The Guardian's report noted that "Harding, who is Jewish, will also have to leave behind the pro-Israeli line of the Times."

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