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New York Times’ Weak Response to ‘Stone Thrower’ Article

New York Times’ Weak Response to ‘Stone Thrower’ Article

A column by the Times’ Public Editor Margaret Sullivan briefly addresses the controversy surrounding last week’s article by Jodi Rudoren about Palestinian stone throwers. HonestReporting took issue with the original article, noting that Rudoren failed to convey the fact that throwing rocks is an act of violence. Sullivan claimed there were many complaints about the

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The Independent’s Unbelievable Response to Complaint from Reader

Every mainstream publication covered Israel’s Israeli decision to release Palestinian prisoners serving long sentences for violent crimes. But The Independent distinguished itself as the only publication to refer to them as “political prisoners” in its headline (which has since been changed.) One reader complained to the publication about the improper usage of the term. She

Tentative Agreement to Restart Peace Talks in Place

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Secretary of State John Kerry announces tentative agreement to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians “within the next week or so.”  At this point, however, it’s hard to

Report of Peace Talk Resumption Denied

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Conflicting reports about emerging peace talks appeared throughout the day. Initially, Palestinian sources claimed US Secretary of State John Kerry planned to announce a new round of negotiations between Israel

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HonestReporting Moves Comments to Facebook Platform

As many of our readers have already noticed, HonestReporting this week changed its comment platform. While the comments still appear underneath all of our articles, they are now hosted on Facebook rather than on our site. We believe this is an improvement for a number of reasons. First, it eliminates most anonymous comments since people

Netanyahu – Iran is Still a Threat

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Netanyahu trying to remind people that Iran is still a threat. In the interview on Sunday, Mr. Netanyahu was far more suspicious of Iran, and of Mr. Rowhani, calling him

Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Intifada in Egypt

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The Muslim Brotherhood called for an intifada in Egypt after dozens of Morsi supporters were killed in protests. The Freedom and Justice Party “calls on the great Egyptian people to

Dan Ariely on Israel’s Media War

HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams attended the Israeli Presidential Conference – Facing Tomorrow this week. On the second day of the conference, he asked noted author and professor of behavior economics what HonestReporting could do to overcome the assault on Israel’s legitimacy. Ariely answered that there are three factors that are working against Israel. The first

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