Author Archives: Pesach Benson

The State of Arab Media Freedom

Mideast unrest presents opportunities and danger (mostly the latter) for Western and Arab media. A quick overview of the state of media freedom in Egypt, Syria, Bahrain and Libya. Egypt: Blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad was sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the military. Activists like Mona Eltahawy and Basma Badr (via The Lede) are

meshaal2

A Roundup of Weekend Coverage

  • I’ll forgive Irish Times readers if they’re unclear on the chronology of unfolding Gaza events. Reporter Mark Weiss doesn’t even mention a laser-guided Kornet anti-tank missile fired at a school bus. Fortunately, the Wall St. Journal got the chronology correct and clear: Israel Strikes Gaza After Antitank Missile Hits Israeli School Bus: Violence

Terrorists Fire 120 Rockets Over Weekend

Since Saturday morning, Palestinian terror groups have fired 50 rockets at Israel. The IDF’s retaliatory strikes killed a key Hamasnik involved in Gilad Shalit’s abduction. IDF intelligence doesn’t believe Ismail Haniyeh controls Gaza anymore. Haaretz writes: According to the same source, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has no control over the situation and the head

Al-Jewzeera News Channel In the Works

A Russian billionaire told a Washington conference he wants to found a Jewish version of Al-Jazeera. Alexander Mashevich said: “Every day and every hour people get negative information about Israel,” Mashkevich said at the Keren Hayesod – United Israel Appeal conference in Washington D.C. “Therefore, the most important thing is to represent Israel on an

Top