Author Archives: Keren Carmeli

Comparing the spin on Israeli settlements from Al Jazeera America and Al Jazeera English

Both Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America published articles online on August 13 regarding Israel’s announcement of 942 new settlements in Gilo in the midst of yet another round of US mediated peace talks. The first lines of the articles set different tones.

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Question from an Israeli teacher on the 1st anniversary of 9/11: ‘So looking back, how did we benefit from September 11th?’

“So looking back, how did we benefit from September 11th?” my teacher with the lazy eye asked as we all sat around in a circle in my 9th grade classroom in Or-Akiva on the first anniversary of the event. I’d … Continue reading

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Urban Outfitters visits Tel Aviv

Urban Outfitters has a rocky track record when it comes to Israel and its supporters. Back in 2007, the popular clothing retailer of all things “Urban” (and yes, their clients are mostly wafey middle class white suburbanites), was pressured into … Continue reading

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