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Israeli state comptroller’s report sharply criticizes government handling of the Mavi Marmara raid

Israeli state comptroller’s report sharply criticizes government handling of the Mavi Marmara raid

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 Israeli state comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, issued a report sharply critical of the government’s handling of the Mavi Marmara raid. Among other things, he  faulted public diplomacy efforts in the

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Israel Daily News Stream 06/12/2012

Today’s Top Stories: 1. Ahmadinejad wants to raise Iran’s profile in Egypt. 2. Is a new pan-Arab satellite channel just a Syrian/Iranian mouthpiece? 3. UN condemns Syria for using kids as human shields. Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast: Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook.

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Israel Daily News Stream 06/11/2012

International experts undermine PA’s UNESCO bid. Syrian Christians flee village after rebels issue ultimatum. Israeli ambassador appointed vice president of the UN General Assembly. Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast: Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Experts investigating the state of

The Guardian: An Avowed Enemy of Israel

The sum total of The Guardian’s 2011 news and commentary earned the paper last year’s Dishonest Reporting Award. The British paper’s cementing its lead for a repeat award this year — and it’s only June. How bad has The Guardian gotten? Its Gaza live blog includes a post by Nader Elkhuzundar. The issue isn’t the

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Israel Daily News Stream 06/10/2012

Syrian rebels set up a British journalist for death. Hamas terrorist basks in legitimacy of UK op-ed soapbox. Convicted of corruption in absentia, Yasser Arafat’s financial advisor begins “settling accounts” with Fatah. Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast: Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel

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Israel Daily News Stream 06/07/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Former Knesset speaker supports Europe’s settlement labeling laws. The BBC’s accused of sensationalizing anti-Semitism. Will the UN give Iran a formal diplomatic role to resolve the Syrian uprising? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Former

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Israel Daily News Stream 06/06/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Barbara Walters apologizes for a conflict of interest with a Syrian spin doctor. Did Mahmoud Abbas’ sons enrich themselves at Palestinian and US taxpayer expense? German media responds to Israeli submarine sales. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the

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Barbara Walters Apologizes for Ugly Conflict of Interest

Barbara Walters fessed up to the Daily Telegraph that her December interview with Bashar Assad involved an ugly conflict of interest. After Sheherazad Jaafari, Assad’s press advisor, helped Walters get the coveted interview, the ABC News vet threw her weight behind Jaafari’s efforts to get an internship at CNN and a place at Columbia University. When confronted with the

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Israel Daily News Stream 06/05/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. UNESCO to formally consider World Heritage status for Church of the Nativity. Date set for Mavi Marmara trial. Did the Mubarak trial serve justice, or military interests? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • UNESCO

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