Robert Fisk’s Long Career of Lies Comes to an End

For decades, the journalist Robert Fisk, who died on October 30 at the age of seventy-four, was Britain’s most celebrated and admired war correspondent, known especially for his writings about the Middle East. Those well informed about Israel who paid attention to such things have long been aware that his passionate hatred for the Jewish state was matched only by his shamelessness in distorting the facts about it. But when Oz Katerji met Fisk in 2010, he was a young journalist, awed by this lion of his profession. Katerji’s opinion changed in the following years, as he read the older man’s mendacious attempts to cover up the crimes of Bashar al-Assad:

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More about: Media, Middle East, Syrian civil war

Israel-Palestinian Peace Starts with Combating Anti-Semitism

Jan. 22 2021

If there is to be a resolution to the conflict between the Jewish state and a putative Palestinian one, writes Jonathan Michanie, it won’t start with drawing lines on maps or restrictions on where Jews can build houses, but with the Palestinian Authority (PA) abandoning its official anti-Semitism. The PA can, in this regard, learn much from those Arab nations that have recently made peace with Israel:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Morocco, Palestinian Authority