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  • Report: Carter escapes assassination attempt on visit to Gaza

    06/16/2009 9:21:08 AM PDT · by mojito · 87 replies · 3,058+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/16/2009 | Staff
    Palestinian sources reported Tuesday that former US president Jimmy Carter was the target of a thwarted assassination attempt, according to Israel Radio. Reportedly, there was a cluster of explosive devices stashed near a road he was scheduled to travel during a visit to the Gaza Strip.
  • Abu Ghraib abuse photos 'show rape'

    05/28/2009 8:29:52 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 88 replies · 7,026+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 28 May 2009 | Duncan Gardham and Paul Cruickshank
    At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee. Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.
  • Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty - fauxtography at it again...

    05/05/2009 10:14:58 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 16 replies · 951+ views
    guardian ^ | today | epluribus_2
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/05/un-report-israel-gaza-negligence
  • U.S. says recession fueling right-wing extremism

    04/14/2009 12:34:16 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 87 replies · 2,161+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/14/09 | Jane Sutton
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Right-wing extremists in the United States are gaining new recruits by exploiting fears about the economy and the election of the first black U.S. president, the Department of Homeland Security warned in a report to law enforcement officials. The April 7 report, which Reuters and other news media obtained Tuesday, said such fears were driving a resurgence in "recruitment and radicalization activity" by white supremacist groups, antigovernment extremists and militia movements. It did not identify any by name. DHS had no specific information about pending violence and said threats had so far been "largely rhetorical." But it...
  • American badly hurt in clash with Israeli military

    03/13/2009 11:36:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 110 replies · 3,357+ views
    Indianapolis Examiner ^ | 3-13-09 | Amy Teibel
    JERUSALEM (Map, News) - An American demonstrator was critically wounded Friday in a clash between protesters and Israeli troops over Israel's West Bank separation barrier. Peace activists with the International Solidarity Movement said Tristan Anderson, of the Oakland, Calif., area, was struck in the head with a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops. The military and the Tel Aviv hospital where Anderson was taken had no details on how he was hurt. "He's in critical condition, anesthetized and on a ventilator and undergoing imaging tests," said Orly Levi, a spokeswoman at the Tel Hashomer hospital. She described Anderson's condition...
  • Climate of Fear Spreads In California Mosques

    03/03/2009 9:32:27 AM PST · by AJKauf · 21 replies · 1,168+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 2 | Aaron Hanscom
    Charitable contributions at Southern California mosques are down by as much as 30% to 50% over the last few years. Blame the climate of fear. That’s what Rafe Husain, a board member for the Islamic Center of Corona Norco, is doing. “People feel tense and uncomfortable,” Husain is quoted as saying in a recent Los Angeles Times article. Just another story about the woeful recession we currently find ourselves in? Mosque-goers are feeling jittery about their dwindling 401k accounts and have decided to fork over less money to the needy? Not quite. What’s got some L.A.-area Muslims in a cold...
  • Newsweek Map Labels Israel as 'Palestinian Territory'

    03/03/2009 7:23:36 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 37 replies · 1,870+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 3, 2009 - 10:00 ET | Warner Todd Huston
    I don't know if Newsweek is as eager to be rid of Israel as "The State of Islam" is these days or not, but on its interactive online map of the mid east, the news mag is featuring a map of Israel labeled as "Palestinian Territory." Once you click over to the Newsweek map, holding the mouse over the tiny red shape north of Egypt will bring up a popup map showing Israel clearly labeled as "PalestinianTerritory." Here is a screen shot of the current map on Newsweek's site:
  • Newsweek Unveils Newest Cover

    03/02/2009 11:40:19 AM PST · by Baladas · 52 replies · 1,942+ views
    970 WFLA ^ | March 2, 2009 | staff
    In the March 9, 2009 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, March 2), "Radical Islam is A Fact of Life. How To Live With it" Fareed Zakaria makes the case for why the West needs to adopt a more sophisticated strategy toward Radical Islam. Plus: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman discuss the country's future in their first foreign media interview since winning in the recent election. Lastly: A review of the latest comic book inspired movie, "Watchmen."
  • Iran Gets Hollywood Propaganda Help

    03/02/2009 6:53:27 AM PST · by holy joe · 3 replies · 414+ views
    Newsmax ^ | March 2, 2009 | James Hirsen
    Some Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences folks recently went over to Iran to lend their expertise in filmmaking. “I can confirm that a group of Academy members . . . are currently in Iran” on a “completely private initiative for educational and creative exchange and with no political agenda,” Academy Communications Director Leslie Unger told the AFP. According to Unger, the Tinseltown travelers include actresses Annette Bening and Alfre Woodard, screenwriter and film director Frank Pierson (writer of “Dog Day Afternoon,” producer William Horberg (“Cold Mountain”) and former Universal Pictures Chairman Tom Pollock. The team supposedly went to...
  • That “Loaded Word” (NYT Pleads: "Stop calling Terrorists Terrorists")

    02/26/2009 11:06:07 AM PST · by mojito · 31 replies · 1,223+ views
    Commentary ^ | 2/26/2009 | Eric Trager
    In his latest “Memo from Cairo,” New York Times correspondent Michael Slackman virtually begs the Obama administration to avoid using the word “terrorist” in reference to Hamas and Hezbollah. According to Slackman... calling these groups “terrorists” turns off the Arab world, in which people view Israel as the “real terrorist,” whereas Hamas and Hezbollah are just “trying to liberate their countries.” In turn, intimates Slackman, using a “loaded word” like “terrorist” when describing Hamas or Hezbollah makes peace impossible. Let’s leave aside for a moment that Slackman has managed to pass off his own view on the mind-numbingly dull one-man’s-terrorist-is-another-man’s-freedom-fighter...
  • Officials: Pentagon OKs media photos of war dead

    02/26/2009 9:56:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies · 1,494+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 26, 2009 | By PAULINE JELINEK and ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON – News organizations will be allowed to photograph the homecomings of America's war dead under a new Pentagon policy, defense and congressional officials said Thursday. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has decided to allow photos of flag-draped caskets at Dover Air Force Base, Del., if the families of the fallen troops agree, the officials told The Associated Press. Gates planned to announce his decision later Thursday, they said. The current ban was put in place in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush. At least two Democratic senators have called on President Barack Obama to let news photographers attend ceremonies at...
  • Exclusive: Lawyer says Guantanamo abuse worse since Obama

    02/25/2009 7:56:09 AM PST · by xtinct · 7 replies · 662+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/25/09 | Luke Baker
    Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office as prison guards "get their kicks in" before the camp is closed, according to a lawyer who represents detainees. Abuses began to pick up in December after Obama was elected, human rights lawyer Ahmed Ghappour told Reuters. He cited beatings, the dislocation of limbs, spraying of pepper spray into closed cells, applying pepper spray to toilet paper and over-forcefeeding detainees who are on hunger strike. The Pentagon said on Monday that it had received renewed reports of prisoner abuse during a recent review of conditions...
  • BBC staff protest failure to air pro-Palestinian video

    02/21/2009 1:49:46 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 1 replies · 409+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | February 21, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    BBC staff protest failure to air pro-Palestinian video Many have wondered if the BBC had a pro-Palestinian bias in their reporting. This has now been confirmed. Over 400 of their staff have signed a protest petition because they failed to air a video that the corporation deemed to be too biased in favor of Palestinians. That must have been one very biased news video. Hat tip to Axis of Right.
  • AP confirms Hamas terrorists fired from UN school

    01/20/2009 4:03:04 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 989+ views
    APobama/UKGuardian ^ | January 7th | Meryl Yourish
    The AP buried the information after the fifth paragraph, where it would not get picked up by tomorrow’s World News sections in your local newspaper, but they have independent confirmation that Hamas terrorists were firing from the UN school that got hit by Israeli tank fire yesterday. Israel’s military said its shelling at the school - the deadliest single episode since Israeli ground forces invaded Gaza on Saturday after a week of air bombardment - was a response to mortar fire from within the school and said Hamas militants were using civilians as cover. Two residents of the area who...
  • How A False Mythology Is Created By The Media, UN

    01/16/2009 9:12:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 659+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | January 16, 2009 | Herb Denenberg
    The combination of media bias and incompetence is so pronounced that it generates a mythology that buries the facts and the truth in a dark, deep journalistic sinkhole. This is most easily seen in the reporting coming out of the Middle East in which the media has willing allies in the United Nations and major nations across the globe in demonizing Israel and legitimizing the forces of genocide and terrorism. This column will try to cut through some of that bias, incompetence, and media mythology to get a better picture of the current Israel-Hamas conflict. But you will note that...
  • Al Jazeera Signs Deal to Air Throughout U.S.

    01/16/2009 7:33:19 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 1,787+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/16/08
    NEW YORK - The Al Jazeera Network plans to announce on Thursday that it has signed a deal to run its news on Worldfocus, a syndicated nightly news program produced in New York and distributed throughout the United States. The deal would help the international news network, one of the top services in the Arabic-speaking world, broaden its reach in the United States, where it so far has been available to only a limited audience. Worldfocus, hosted by former NBC News correspondent Martin Savidge, is produced by New York City public broadcaster WLIW and syndicated to a number of Public...
  • Why Israel Is Smart Keeping the Media Out of Gaza

    01/07/2009 11:23:47 AM PST · by AJKauf · 6 replies · 366+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 7 | Mike McNally
    Israel should no more allow the press unfettered access to Gaza than it should allow a brigade of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to fly into Gaza’s airport to reinforce their Hamas proteges. The last thing Israel needs is Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s resident apologist for radical Islam, wallowing in an emergency room full of wounded civilians, or BBC reporters weeping over the death of senior Hamas terrorists, as Barbara Plett wept for the dying Yasser Arafat. And leaving aside issues of balance, the media has repeatedly shown itself to be susceptible to manipulation by the propaganda arms of terrorist organizations...
  • The World Supports Hamas? Of Course, They Do!

    01/06/2009 12:40:41 PM PST · by AJKauf · 8 replies · 687+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 6 | Victor Davis Hanson
    4. Well then, why is the world supporting Hamas, and not Israel—if, as you say, Israel enjoys the moral high ground? The better question would be, why would Israel gain world support? After all, the world is mostly authoritarian in Russia, China, and much of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America; when has it ever been a barometer of morality? If it had been, some would have rallied to stop the murder of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust, or stopped the Rwandan killing or the Cambodian genocide. Only the US and its NATO allies put an end...
  • News Media Shows Slanted Facts Rather Than Truth About Gaza War

    01/05/2009 2:58:16 PM PST · by truthandlife · 3 replies · 565+ views
    Koenig International News ^ | 1/5/08 | Bill Koenig
    The Palestinian terrorists in Gaza are expert at manipulating the news media to their point of view. Already, the top media outlets have filled television screens with human interest stories of Palestinian women and children being blown to bits by the overpowering and relentless Israeli Defense Forces. Story after story appears with frantic Palestinian women crying out that their lives are disrupted by these terrible bombing raids, that there is no food to feed their families, that their husbands are missing. And while they are talking, there is chaos in the background of bombed out buildings and B-roll of children...
  • Gaza War Videos You Won't See on Mainstream Media

    12/30/2008 8:42:46 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 1,544+ views
    PMW/Sderot Media/Yidwithlid ^ | 12/30/08 | Yidwithlid
    The MSM is busily showing video clips of the damage in Gaza many of them falsified. Palestinian Media Watch has reported this example: A Palestinian journalist has complained that the media and others are manipulating the images going out to the world "A mother of one of the martyrs stood by the door of the intensive care unit while crying... relatives and those around her were telling her what she should say to the television cameras: 'Say your son [before he died] prayed and went out.' Another tells her: 'Curse the Arab leaders'... The journalists [in the hospitals] are going...