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Israel Daily News Stream 04/30/2012

Israel Daily News Stream 04/30/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. The UN’s human rights chief pillories Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu signals early elections. And what do ordinary Iranians really think about the nuclear tensions? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • The PA dubiously defends

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Israel Daily News Stream 04/24/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Fallout from 60 Minutes continues. PA internet providers block access to news sites critical of Mahmoud Abbas. Syrian army executes Hama residents who met with UN observers. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • According

Fact Checking Jeff Halper

An Irish Times article on Palestinian political paralysis includes an interview with Jeff Halper. He’s an Israeli activist better known for — among other things — founding the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, and for sailing to Gaza with a 2008 Gaza flotilla. Halper revealed to reporter Michael Jansen the juicy secrets of Prime Minister

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Israel Daily News Stream 04/23/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. 60 Minutes looks at the status of Christians in the Holy Land. The Guardian issues a “correction” — for referring to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A UN document contradicts Ayatollah Khameini’s feigned fatwa against nuclear weapons. Join the Israel Daily News

The Guardian’s “Capital” Offense

What a stupid correction this is. On Friday, The Guardian posted a photo — Jerusalem light rail passengers observing a national moment of silence for the Holocaust. The problem? The original caption referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Here’s the correction: The caption on a photograph featuring passengers on a tram in Jerusalem observing a

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