Nidra Poller Interview with Jerry Gordon on Al Durah

The Al-Dura Affair Blood Libel: an interview with Nidra Poller
from Jerry Gordon

The Al-Dura Affair Blood Libel: an interview with Nidra Poller from Jerry Gordon on Vimeo.

In this video Nidra Poller is interviewed by Jerry Gordon, a Senior Editor at the New English Review. She is a historian by training, writer by profession and journalist by necessity with a unique view of major developments in Europe, Israel and America. Her latest novel ...

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“So What if Al Durah was Staged?”: Meditations on the Colonization of the Israeli Mind

Originally posted at The Augean Stables, January 18, 2008

I recently gave a talk at a conference on Media and Ethics in Jerusalem, where I presented the case against Enderlin’s version of the Muhammad al Durah story. Apparently, the presentation was relatively convincing since one of the first criticisms I immediately received from a prominent Israeli professor of communications was: “So what? According to reliable statistics, the Israeli army has killed over 800 Palestinian children since the second Intifada. So ...

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2011: Pallywood, Muhammad al Durah and Cognitive Warfare in the 21st Century



2011: Pallywood, Muhammad al Durah and Cognitive Warfare in the 21st Century
 This paper was originally published on November 9, 2011, and was delivered by the author as a presentation to the ASMEA Conference, Washington DC, November 4, 2011.

Richard Landes, Boston University

I’d like to make two arguments. First, that the image of the IDF ...

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2012: One more devastating blow against propagandists still advancing the Al Durah hoax (CiF Watch)


Originally posted on the CiF Watch website on February 16, 2012

If there was one event that made the Second Intifada more deadly than it might otherwise have been, it was the apparent shooting of Mohammed Al Durrah (Al Dura/al Durah) on September 30th, 2000 that was filmed by Arab cameraman Talal abu Rahmah on behalf of France 2 TV producer Charles Enderlin. This was the few seconds ...

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2008: When it Comes to Al-Dura, Journalists Are Against Free Speech (Rosenthal)


Originally published by Pajamas Media
June 20, 2008

Despite the Al-Dura ruling, reporter Charles Enderlin can still count on his colleagues to stand by his story

Earlier this month, the French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur launched a surreal “Appeal for Charles Enderlin” in response to a French court judgment clearing media critic Philippe Karsenty of charges of having “defamed” Enderlin and his employer, France 2 public television. The ...

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2000: Boy shot in Gaza probably was killed by Israeli soldiers (LA Times)

LA times

Purported Truce Proves Fleeting as Mideast Fights On; Hostilities: Five more die on sixth day of violence. Boy shot in Gaza probably was killed by Israeli soldiers.

[Home Edition]
TRACY WILKINSON. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, Calif.: Oct 4, 2000. pg. 8

Full Text (1065 words) Copyright (c) 2000 Los Angeles Times)

A fleeting cease-fire was crushed Tuesday by fresh gun battles as Israel and the Palestinians prepared to join an emergency U.S. bid ...

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LA Times Commentary: Can a Dying Boy’s Image be the Catalyst for Peace? October 6, 2000

Commentary; Can a Dying Boy’s Image Be the Catalyst for Peace?:[Home Edition]
BASIL ABDELKARIM, RIAD ABDELKARIM. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, Calif.: Oct 6, 2000. pg. 9

Full Text (784 words) Copyright (c) 2000 Los Angeles Times)

As the latest cycle of bloodshed continues unabated in the Israeli-occupied territories, one horrifying image has emerged as symbolic of the climate of utter despair and hopelessness that permeates the daily lives of Palestinians. When a news video camera captured the last few moments of ...

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Israeli Army Stupidity – Al-Durra Case – Haaretz Editorial

Israeli Army Stupidity – Al-Durra Case
Posted November 25, 2000 4:07:44 PM
Ha’aretz Editorial Board
Stupidity Marches On

The death of Mohammed al Dura, the 12-year-old boy who was caught with his father in cross fire between Palestinians and Israel Defense Forces soldiers at the Netzarim junction in the Gaza Strip, was the event which epitomized the character of the conflict in the territories for many people: A confrontation between stone-throwing boys and armed soldiers who did not hesitate to ...

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2000 – Boy becomes Palestinian Martyr – BBC

Response by Prof. Richard Landes to the BBC Report “Boy Becomes Palestinian Martyr”

Comments by Prof. Landes are in bold

Introduction: The article below was published on the BBC website two days after the Al Durah Incident. It is clear from the content that the testimony of Talal abu Rahmah, the video photographer, had become an accepted part of the story no matter how contraindicated by the available evidence.

Boy becomes Palestinian Martyr

Monday, 2 October, 2000, 11:10 GMT 12:10 UK

“Don’t shoot” ...

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2001 – Hamas Confirms Israeli Arab was Nahariya Suicide Bomber

Originally published by Ha’aretz, September 10th, 2001

The militant Palestinian group Hamas released information Monday confirming that Israeli Arab Mohammed Shaker Habeishi carried out Sunday’s suicide bombing at Nahariya train station that killed three people and wounded dozens more. If this is confirmed, the attack would be the first carried out by an Arab citizen of Israel.

The material released by Hamas on Monday included photographs and a videotape footage of Habeishi in which he presents himself and gives his reasons ...

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