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Roger Cohen to Israel: "What Is the Problem" in Talking to Terrorist Group Hamas?

Talking to Charlie Rose, Times columnist Roger Cohen again downplayed Israel's security fears, urged them to talk to the anti-Israeli terrorist group Hamas, and insisted the U.S. pursue engagement ...

Roger Cohen to Israel: 'What Is the Problem' in Talking to Terrorist Group Hamas?

Talking to Charlie Rose, Times columnist Roger Cohen again downplayed Israel's security fears, urged them to talk to the anti-Israeli terrorist group Hamas, and insisted the U.S. pursue engagement ...

Obama's Muslim Outreach Bears Fruit in Lebanon's Elections - Maybe Iran Too!

Michael Slackman, whose previous reporting focused on how much the Muslim world hated America, finds the Obama administration winning hearts and minds and even elections: "There were many domestic ...

Columnist Roger Cohen Ashamed of Israel's Actions, Wants Recognition of Hamas

Columnist Roger Cohen says calling Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists is a "narrow" and simplistic view and says of the recent Gaza "travesty": "I have never previously felt so shamed by Israel's ...

So Hamas and Hezbollah Aren't Terrorist Groups?

Truth hurts? In Cairo, reporter Michael Slackman frets that "the public is outraged that Hamas is labeled a terrorist organization by the United States, while Israel is treated as a close friend."

NYT Top Editor Bill Keller: "Hamas Is Also a Charitable Organization..."

Plus, Keller unwittingly criticizes his paper's liberal slant: "To describe a politician as 'liberal' or 'conservative' (while almost always inexact) is generally neutral. To describe the same ...

Times Soft-Pedals Anti-Israel Vituperation of Turkey PM

Turkey's Prime Minister wants Israel banned from the UN over Gaza and told Israel's president "You kill people." The Times ignored those quotes, suggesting Erdogan is offering "healthy criticism."

More Unfairness Against Israel

Double standards in Gaza: Reporter Ethan Bronner put the Palestinian case in emotionally resonant terms, while his marshalling of pro-Israel arguments is scattered and grudging.

"Lethal Tricks" by Both Hamas and Israel?

The Times demonstrates its usual obsession with moral equivalency in the Middle East: "Gaza War Is Full of Traps and Trickery By Both Hamas and Israel."

Leaving Out Israel's Side of the Story

As Israel's incursion into Gaza continued, a headline in Wednesday's print edition left no room for doubt who was to blame for a tragic loss of civilian life.
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