Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Formal Inquiry Into BBC Liberal Bias

Formal Inquiry Into BBC Liberal Bias

The BBC’s under the microscope for liberal bias. The BBC Trust is setting up an independent review of its coverage of religion, immigration, and Europe. The Guardian writes: It may also include coverage of Islamophobia . . . The inquiry will be led by Stuart Prebble, the former ITV chief executive and World in Action

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Israel’s Going to Early Elections

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. Prime Minister Netanyahu announced early elections. Every correspondent and his mother reported it. ‘Nuff said. 2. The Daily Telegraph sheds some disquieting light on this weekend’s mysterious drone: Intelligence sources

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The Beeb Discovers Terror

Just noticed the word “terror” appeared twice on the BBC’s Mideast page. Whoda thought? More on the Heathrow terror arrests and Abu Hamza’s terror charge. Spotting the T-word at the Beeb is a lot like bird-watching — you see a lot of interesting things, but patience rewards you with rare birds. So whether you’re looking

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Foreign Drone Shot Down Over Negev

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 Gaza border’s hot again. I liked BBC‘s report of the IAF strike on two members of the group, Global Jihad. Tala’at Halil Muhammad Jarbi, the primary target, helped plan

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While Bibi Talked Red Lines, Did a Tweeting Journo Cross One?

Journos on Twitter routinely identify their positions and news services because it helps them gain followers, boosts their credibility, and adds transparency to their industry. But they often add a disclaimer, such as “Any views expressed are my own.” I don’t want to stifle any correspondent’s free speech. But using their professional position to boost

Beeb Ordered to Hand Over Raw Footage From Intifada Documentary

A US judge ordered the BBC to release raw footage from a decade-old documentary to American victims of Palestinian terror. The victims and their families — who filed a lawsuit against the PA claiming it funded terror groups — argued that raw footage of Jeremy Bowen’s interviews with Yasser Arafat and two gunmen from the

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Why is Hezbollah Holding Secret Funerals?

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. US court orders the BBC to hand over raw footage from Yasser Arafat documentary to American victims of Palestinian terror attacks. At issue was a 2003 BBC feature by Jeremy

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IDNS: A Change in Hamas Leadership?

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. Although his relative moderation is needed now more than ever, Hamas sources told Maan News that Khaled Mashaal will step down as the group’s overall leader. According to Arab media sources quoted

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IDNS: Iranian Atomic Chief Confirms Tehran Misled West

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. A big hissy-fit hit the German media, with prominent columnist Henryk Broder calling another publisher, Jakob Augstein, an anti-Semite. The Jerusalem Post explains: In his Monday Spiegel Online blog article,

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