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August 23, 2007



Darned... have you no fear, boy?? Stepping into Mashaal's home as an Israeli?


"...since Hamas took control of the PA last year."
--I thought they were elected, isn't that how a democracy is supposed to work?

"In 2005, Mahmoud Abbas was governing without Hamas and without Arafat, something America was demanding. Despite all this, what did they do? Did they give Mahmoud Abbas the Palestinian state as a gift?"
--He nailed that one!

Excellent work, Mr. Nissenbaum. In a different world you'd be hearing from Mr. Pulitizer, but unfortunately this is not what we want to hear.


If you posted this on the liberal Dailykos. Adam B(kos's Attorney) would Ban you. Anna Baltzer or annainpalestine was banned for just that.

" Edited. Information being conveyed to Americans from designated recognized terrorist groups is not allowed on the site. Thus, it has been deleted and the user is banned.

We strongly disallow messages to be conveyed to the site from such groups. The writer has been banned and any user who does it in the future will be banned.


They also banned people who recommended the diary. Thought your readers would want to know. The link below is to the diary.


I've never been to the DailyKos. Glad to know I'm not missing anything.


I've never been to the DailyKos. Glad to know I'm not missing anything.

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Checkpoint Jerusalem was written by Dion Nissenbaum, who covered the Middle East as Jerusalem bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers from 2005 to 2009.

Nissenbaum is now McClatchy's bureau chief in Kabul, covering south Asia with an emphasis on Afghanistan. See his new blog at Checkpoint Kabul.

Feel free to send a story suggestion. Read his stories at news.mcclatchy.com.


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