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Karl Vick Conceals Abbas’s Rejection of Negotiations

Time Magazine's Karl Vick doesn't bother to tell readers that Abbas chose not to negotiate with Israel, and describes 800 rockets targeting Israel in 10 months as attacks that happen "from time to time."

Reuters Cites Fringe Voices on UNESCO

Susan Cornwell's otherwise straightforward news account cited two far-left Jewish groups criticizing the U.S. de-funding of UNESCO and omitted statements, such as that by the mainstream Conference of Presidents, that applauded U.S. action.

Akiva Eldar, Who Is Lying?

Ha'aretz journalist Akiva Eldar uses falsehoods and deceptions, distorting both Israeli and Palestinian negotiating positions, to accuse Prime Minister Netanyahu of lying in his speech before the United Nations.

Palestinians Rejected Statehood Three Times, Claim Frustration — with Israel

Mahmoud AbbasPalestinians may indeed be frustrated with more than 18 years of on-again, off-again negotiations, but the question is with whom should they be frustrated – Israel, or their own leaders, such as Mahmoud Abbas, who have consistently fumbled opportunities to end the conflict with Israel and create a state of Palestine?

Backgrounder: A Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI)

Bibi Abbas ObamaPalestinian leaders have said they will gain statehood via UDI (a Unilateral Declaration of Independence) rather than through negotiations with Israel. This would violate their agreements with Israel as well as US assurances to Israel, and would be likely to provoke violence. It would also be unlikely to actually achieve statehood.