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Richard Landes

Richard Landes is a Professor at Boston University in history. He has just come out with two books: Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience and The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. He blogs at The Augean Stables.
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Al-Dura Verdict: What Prognosis for Civil Society in France?

Thursday, April 4th, 2013 - by Richard Landes

A decision was expected today. Will the court exonerate Philippe Karsenty?

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Exposing Hamas’ Cannibalistic Cognitive War Strategy

Sunday, November 18th, 2012 - by Richard Landes

1. Kill your own children. 2. Pose and photograph the corpses. 3. Blame Israel. 4. Distribute to naive Western journalists. 5. Repeat.

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New Film Exposes Northeastern’s Radical Holocaust Program

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 - by Richard Landes

The "see no evil" response from Northeastern's provost is part of the problem.

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What the World Isn’t Being Told about the Israeli-Lebanese Border Incident

Friday, August 6th, 2010 - by Richard Landes

Don't look to the MSM to give you the truth about this week's ambush of IDF reservists.

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Israeli Officers Ambushed on Northern Border

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 - by Richard Landes

An Israeli soldier was killed, and another wounded, by Lebanese army forces in an apparently pre-planned provocation.

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Is Obama’s Pressure for Direct Israeli-Palestinian Talks Pushing Region Towards War? (Updated)

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 - by Richard Landes

While Obama pushes progressivism on the Middle East, the Arab League and Mahmoud Abbas position themselves to blame Israel when the talks inevitably fail.

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The Hidden Costs of Jew-Baiting in England

Saturday, July 10th, 2010 - by Richard Landes

Jew-baiting has become something of a sport in England, as Brits feed the monster — radical Islam — that devours them.

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Hezbollah Takes Southern Lebanon Hostage

Friday, July 9th, 2010 - by Richard Landes

Hezbollah forces have taken over more than a hundred villages to store their heavy artillery, and their command posts are near schools and hospitals.

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The Consequences of Media Failure: Demopaths Setting the Global Agenda

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 - by Richard Landes

An examination of just how badly CNN failed to accurately cover the flotilla incident — repeating nonsense when better information was available — and the ramifications.

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Revisiting ‘Al Durah’ in Time of Iranian Media Control

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 - by Richard Landes

There's a world of difference between the video coming out of Iran and the infamous footage out of Gaza.

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CNN’s Pallywood Gaffe

Friday, January 9th, 2009 - by Richard Landes

Did the network stage a heartrending scene in a Gaza hospital?

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Revealing Silence at the Gaza-Egypt Border

Friday, January 2nd, 2009 - by Richard Landes

Why does Hamas victimize its own people? And why doesn't the media call them on it?

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Karsenty Strikes Blow for Freedom in Al-Dura Case [VIDEO]

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 - by Richard Landes

Richard Landes of the Second Draft reviews the evidence that the "Al-Dura Affair" was, as ruled by a French appeals court today, a hoax — and exposes other works of "Pallywood."

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Pallywood Strikes Again!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 - by Richard Landes

The Al-Dura Affair isn't the only time France 2 has presented staged footage by the Palestinians as real. Richard Landes points out another case in this video report.

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Al-Dura and the “Public Secret” of Middle East Journalism

Sunday, November 11th, 2007 - by Richard Landes

The evidence emerging from the ongoing Al Dura trial in France indicates that Western journalists are fully aware that some of the footage they use in their reports on the Mideast conflict is staged, charges Richard Landes. When confronted with the pervasive evidence of staging in the case of Al Dura, the reaction of France 2, which ran the story, has been essentially that "everybody does it."

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