The Gist

Disconnecting the Dots in Israel

The deaths in Gaza this week are linked, however indirectly, to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Try telling that to Fox News.

Two women struggle in a cloud of tear gas at the border fence with Israel on Tuesday in Gaza City, Gaza.

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We have questions about the protests in Israel. Daniel Shapiro is here to answer them. Shapiro was the U.S. ambassador to Israel for most of the Obama administration. He is now a visiting fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies.

In the Spiel, an irksome aspect to the coverage of the deaths in Gaza.

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