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Israel Daily News Stream 03/25/2012

Israel Daily News Stream 03/25/2012

Everything you need to know about the weekend media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Journalists draw their daggers on Robert Fisk. Gaza fuel crisis claims its first fatality. And the UN Human Rights Council wants to investigate settlements. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Israel’s UN delegation

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Journos Draw Their Daggers on Robert Fisk

Looks like Robert Fisk burned his bridges with foreign correspondents with his too pious commentary about war reporting today and the deaths of Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik in Homs. Here are the two particular snippets drawing his colleagues’ ire: “But on the streets, a different impression emerges: that the lives of Western reporters are somehow more

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Israel Daily News Stream 03/22/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. What were the four stages of Big Media’s Toulouse coverage? What to make of Pat Oliphant’s poison pen? And why did the UK Advertising Standards Authority rule against another Israeli tourism ad? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Toulouse

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Toulouse, Twitter, and the Media Incitement Factor

The four Jews killed in front of their Toulouse Hebrew school are being buried as I write. The funeral’s not far from where my own children go to school. It weighed on my mind as I watched my own son innocently skip over to his classmates happily tumbling out of a van onto a sun-drenched

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NY Times Leak: “Not the Subtlest Way of Warning Israel”

When intelligence officials anonymously leak info to the press, you always have to ask yourself, What’s the motive? Case in point: A war simulation run by the Pentagon predicts an Israeli strike on Iran will lead to wider war. The results were “leaked” to the NY Times: But the game has raised fears among top

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Israel Daily News Stream 03/19/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Obama advisor embroiled in new Israel/Twitter controversy. Hamas official to address UN. And why does David Landau have a bone to pick with critics of Netanyahu’s Iran/Holocaust rhetoric? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Hamas official to

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False Photo Tweet: Badawi’s Cold Correction

Under-secretary general Valerie Amos wrote to Ambassador Ron Prosor that the UN would launch an internal inquiry. And now Badawi issues this cold correction? I don’t see any expression of regret or apology here. I don’t see Badawi taking ownership of her mistake. What do I see? A woman whose job is at risk and

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