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The Media's Pro-Israel Bias: Why Does TV News Look Like a Netanyahu Ad? — Here are a few questions you won't hear asked of the parade of Israeli officials crossing US television screens during the current crisis in Gaza: What would you do if a foreign country was occupying your land? What does it mean that Israeli cabinet ministers deny Palestine's right to exist?

The West Has Found a New Scapegoat to Blame: Russia — I remember exactly the clear morning of 9/11 and the walk along Hillhouse Ave toward the hall where I was to give the first lecture on Russian culture. I wanted to discuss the Soviet fanatics who exploded the biggest cathedral in Moscow in order to erect the world's tallest tower in its place.