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Israel Daily News Stream 03/27/2012

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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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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