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  • The resonance of Abbas' statements on the right of return

    Netanyahu called them a bluff, but Peres, Barak, Olmert and Livni called them 'brave.' With luck, they could be a catalyst for shaking things up around here.   To Israelis who genuinely support the two-state solution, Mahmoud Abbas' interview on Channel 2 last Friday was remarkably far-reaching and courageous, especially what he said about the right of return. Referring to Safed, the Galilee town his family and other Palestinian residents fled during the 1948 war, he said in English: It is my right to see it, but not to live there. This enraged Palestinians; thousands of Gazans protested and burned…

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  • Watch: Israeli Channel 2 (poorly) covers the protest in Nabi Saleh

    Recently, a popular Israeli news program visited the village of Nabi Saleh, just west of Ramallah, in order to investigate the demonstrations for an Israeli audience. They ended up producing half of hour of misleading Border Police testimonies while missing the fascinating story of Palestinian-Israeli cooperation inside the village. 360, an Israeli Channel Two news magazine which approaches current affairs from a "360 degree" angle, recently aired a program about Nabi Saleh. The program was designed to give Israelis a look into demonstrations which have been gaining international headlines for years but received relatively little domestic coverage. The thrust of the program left the…

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