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Israel Daily News Stream 03/12/2012

Israel Daily News Stream 03/12/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. UN media official’s responsible for a false tweet about Israel-Gaza violence. Meir Dagan and Henry Kissinger disagree on Iran — or do they? And what was the wisdom of Kofi Annan’s talks with Bashar Assad? Join the Israel Daily News Stream

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Times of London’s Iron Dumb Photo Caption

Here’s an iron dumb photo caption in the Times of London (paywall) beyond belief: Wrong. The Iron Dome intercepts Palestinian rockets approaching Israeli population centers like Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beersheva, etc. Moreover, the Times can’t blame this on the European Press Agency’s original caption. The EPA got it right. Where’s the quality control?

Mahmoud Zahar: Mixed Messages or Misinformation?

Either Mahmoud Zahar’s sending mixed messages, or someone’s spreading misinformation about whether Hamas possibly joining the fray of an Israeli-Iranian war. Zahar told the BBC: But Mahmoud Zahhar, a senior leader of Hamas in Gaza, denied the group would get involved and told the BBC: “We are not part of any political axis.” “If Israel attacks

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Israel Daily News Stream 03/07/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Hamas rules out military support for Iran in any war with Israel. Arab world shocked over footage of a “Syrian Mohammed al-Dura.” The Netanyahu-Obama summit dominates op-eds. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Iranian Atomic Urgency • Hamas rules

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Israel Daily News Stream 03/06/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. PM Netanyahu goes to Washington. IAEA expresses more concerns about military potential of Iran’s nuclear program. Syrian forces turn their attention to the rebel-controlled city of Rastan. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Iranian Atomic Urgency • The entire US

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Is the Syrian First Lady Discussing Death in Homs or Gaza?

A very clever video. The Lede explains what this is all about: A video blogger has remixed footage of an interview Asma al-Assad gave to CNN in 2009, in which Syria’s British-born first lady decried the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, to make it seem as if she was speaking out against the violent crackdown on

“Let Us Compare Assad to Israel”

As the Syrian death machine relentlessly rolls on, Tariq Alhomayed hits the nail on the head about Arab hypocrisy. Let us compare Assad to Israel. Let us pause here in front of this state of mad dictatorship, and compare it with what Israel has committed against us in recent times, and I say recent times as

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