A Gaza medical story that is not newsworthy for the BBC

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A Gaza medical story that is not newsworthy for the BBC

Between mid-September and the beginning of November 2017 the BBC produced numerous reports on the topic of a Hamas-Fatah ‘reconciliation’ which was supposed to put the Palestinian Authority back in charge of the Gaza Strip ten years after the Hamas coup.

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watch for increase prices for pulses. #cholent

Just a few years ago it seemed like Canada’s farmers couldn’t get peas into the ground fast enough, but they’re now falling out of favour. Pea plantings will probably decline to a seven-year low this spring, while lentil acreage drops by 27 per cent, according to the nation’s agriculture ministry. Sowings will decline as farmers…

via Canadian farmers ditch pulses for canola after pea boom goes bust — Financial Post

Surgeons Separate Toddlers Joined at Chest and Abdomen — TIME

(HOUSTON) — Doctors in Houston have successfully separated twin toddlers who were born in 2016 conjoined at the chest and abdomen. A spokeswoman at Texas Children’s Hospital says 13-month-old Anna and Hope Richards were in good condition Tuesday. Lindsey Fox says separation surgery was done Jan. 13 and announced Monday. Fox says the twin sisters…

via Surgeons Separate Toddlers Joined at Chest and Abdomen — TIME

Guardian condemns “antisemitic tropes” targeting George Soros. Pot, Kettle, Black. — UK Media Watch

The Guardian simply has no credibility on the issue of anti-Jewish racism, and we seriously doubt that the editor responsible for the piece condemning attacks on Soros was motivated by a genuine anger towards antisemitic expressions. As Guardian journalist Michael White tweeted, on an unrelated controversy, “we all cherry pick our outrage sometimes”.

via Guardian condemns “antisemitic tropes” targeting George Soros. Pot, Kettle, Black. — UK Media Watch

more #shirleytemper

BBC WS portrays aggravated assault and incitement as ‘a minor misdemeanour’.

via BBC WS ‘Newshour’ continues to trivialise the Ahed Tamimi story — BBC Watch

Germany’s far-right party is launching its own newsroom because it’s being “ignored” — Quartz

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) is taking matters into its own hands and is launching its own online newsroom because it believes its not getting enough press or is being presented it in the way it would like. Speaking to Focus magazine (link in German), AfD leader Alice Weidel said its TV newsroom, which will…

via Germany’s far-right party is launching its own newsroom because it’s being “ignored” — Quartz

Why Netanyahu kicks the Palestinian can down the road – by Dr. Aaron Lerner — Love of the Land

…Would the Jewish State be in a better position to weather dramatic changes after taking substantive action relating to the Palestinians even though such action promises, at least in the short run, a significant negative reaction from the world? Or, alternatively, would perpetually postponing substantive action relating to the Palestinians find us better equipped to…

via Why Netanyahu kicks the Palestinian can down the road – by Dr. Aaron Lerner — Love of the Land

Story from National Post

Your stress can actually change your partner’s brain, study suggests: http://nationalpost.com/health/your-stress-can-actually-change-your-partners-brain-study-suggestsA

Is Herbal Supplement Kratom an Opioid? The FDA Says Yes — TIME

(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by…

via Is Herbal Supplement Kratom an Opioid? The FDA Says Yes — TIME

Décès de «l’oiseau le plus seul du monde» — Journal Métro

Les amoureux néo-zélandais de la faune sauvage pleurent la mort de Nigel le fou austral, surnommé «l’oiseau le plus seul du monde» en raison de l’absence de tout congénère sur l’île où il avait élu domicile. L’oiseau marin a passé des années de sa vie parmi une colonie de faux oiseaux en béton installée là…

via Décès de «l’oiseau le plus seul du monde» — Journal Métro