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Nima Shirazi

Buckling to Bigotry: The Newseum Dishonors Murdered Palestinian Journalists

[Newseum Chief Executive Officer James C. Duff speaks during the Journalist Memorial Rededication of 88 journalists who died reporting the news in 2012, at the Newseum in Washington, May 13, 2013. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)]

 Just two days before Palestinians were to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Nakba, the names of two Palestinian cameramen targeted and killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza in November 2012 were dropped from a dedication ceremony held to honor “reporters, photographers and broadcasters who have died reporting the news” over the past year. The move followed an Israel lobby pressure campaign

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Nima Shirazi

Nima Shirazi is co-editor of the Iran, Iraq and Turkey pages for the online magazine Muftah and a contributing commentator for Mondoweiss. His political analysis can be found on his website, Wide Asleep in America, where this post originally appeared. Follow him on Twitter @WideAsleepNima.