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Israel Daily News Stream 04/01/2012

Israel Daily News Stream 04/01/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Palestinian politician injured in Land Day demo blames Israel but witnesses say he was attacked by other Palestinians. Blowback from revelations of Israeli access to Azeri airfields. Iran suspends Reuters over faulty ninja assassins headline. Join the Israel Daily News Stream

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Israel Daily News Stream 03/28/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Does a false Facebook photo have anything to do with death threats against a British MP who defended Israel? Is the NY Times softening on settlements? While Al Jazeera decided not air footage of the Toulouse massacre, one columnist asks, “What if

Is the NY Times Softening on Settlements?

A NY Times staff-ed’s nuance on Migron suggests — dare I say — that the paper is not automatically ruling out settlements as unacceptable or illegal: The settlers should be relocated to existing settlements or as close to the Green Line as possible — all areas that are assumed to become part of Israel if there

Richard Silverstein’s Fact-Checking Fail

Richard Silverstein’s interest in HonestReporting’s petition for Khulood Badawi’s dismissal shows his inability to get the facts straight. On Planet Silverstein, HonestReporting conspires with the Israeli government, NGOs, and bloggers like Avi Mayer — who blew the whistle on Badawi’s photo being from 2006: Mayer passed the story off to Ron Prosor, Israel’s UN ambassador,

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Israel Daily News Stream 03/27/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Palestinians appear restless to confront either their leaders or Israel. Journalist fired for calling Israel’s occupation brutal. And a newspaper correction puts a little-known twist on the Osirak precedent. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians •

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Journalist Fired for Calling Israeli Occupation Brutal

People have a right to free expression on Facebook and Twitter. But when posts reflect on a person’s work, it can undermines the public trust and the confidence of employers. That’s a lesson Sunni Khalid learned. Khalid, the managing news editor for WYPR radio in Baltimore, got the boot for a comment he posted on

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The Palestinian Spring: A Sobering Look

Marwan Barghouti joins the UNHRC/Global March on Jerusalem/PLO dog-pile on Israel. Haaretz describes the Tanzim militia leader’s missive from prison calling for “popular resistance against Israel,” including an end to PA security and economic cooperation, diplomatic and economic boycotts, and a plug for unilateral statehood via the UN. But this all may have more to do

Israel Daily News Stream 03/26/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. An AP retraction speaks volumes about Hamas’ media credibility. Islamists dominate panel drafting Egyptian constitution. UN investigation into Israeli settlements ain’t your daddy’s Goldstone report. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • An AP retraction

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