From the Editors

Reflecting on the Amina hoax - coverage, analysis and investigation

When we broke the story last Sunday of who was really behind the “Amina” the “Gay Girl in Damascus” blog, revealing it to be Tom MacMaster, an American graduate student living in Scotland, we knew it would get a lot of attention. But even we did not anticipate quite how broad the interest would be. 

Update/analysis: Cameron changes "no comment" stance on JNF departure

Last month Asa Winstanley reported for The Electronic Intifada on how British Prime Minister David Cameron had stepped down as honorary Jewish National Fund patron. Asa, a journalist in London who blogs at and who can be followed on Twitter, wrote up an update and analysis after the prime minister’s spokespersons broke the silence on Cameron’s resignation. 

EI in the Press: AIPAC speechifying vs. Sabra boycott referendum

The progressive magazine In These Times blogs today on last night’s event featuring The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah and celebrated Palestinian spoken-word artist Remi Kanazi at DePaul University — which student activist Sami Kishawi described as “ground zero of the growing campus boycott movement in Chicago” in an op-ed for The Electronic Intifad 

EI's Ali Abunimah discusses Nakba media coverage on FAIR's CounterSpin

This week on CounterSpin, the audio program of media watchdog FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah discussed US media coverage of Palestinian rights after the 15 May Nakba day protests and marches. The same episode also features noted Salon writer Glenn Greenwald talking about the media. 

Photo: Gun-toting Israeli soldier disguised as Palestinian woman

A photo published by The New York Times depicts an undercover Israeli agent, dressed as a Palestinian civilian, being loaded into an Israeli police vehicle after “helping detain a Palestinian protester” during today’s Nakba anniversary protest at Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Bethlehem. 


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