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NY Times Leak: “Not the Subtlest Way of Warning Israel”

NY Times Leak: “Not the Subtlest Way of Warning Israel”

When intelligence officials anonymously leak info to the press, you always have to ask yourself, What’s the motive? Case in point: A war simulation run by the Pentagon predicts an Israeli strike on Iran will lead to wider war. The results were “leaked” to the NY Times: But the game has raised fears among top

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Israel Daily News Stream 03/19/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Obama advisor embroiled in new Israel/Twitter controversy. Hamas official to address UN. And why does David Landau have a bone to pick with critics of Netanyahu’s Iran/Holocaust rhetoric? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Hamas official to

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False Photo Tweet: Badawi’s Cold Correction

Under-secretary general Valerie Amos wrote to Ambassador Ron Prosor that the UN would launch an internal inquiry. And now Badawi issues this cold correction? I don’t see any expression of regret or apology here. I don’t see Badawi taking ownership of her mistake. What do I see? A woman whose job is at risk and

False Photo Tweet: UN Launches Inquiry

Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos responded to Ambassador Ron Prosor’s letter that the UN is launching an internal inquiry into Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet. This after HonestReporting exposed Badawi’s UN connection. Fox News updates the situation: In a response letter to Ambassador Prosor, obtained by Fox News, UN Under-Secretary General Amos wrote: “It is regrettable that

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False Photo Tweet: Ambassador Demands Badawi’s Dismissal

A high level response to HonestReporting’s expose of the UN connection to Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet. Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, called for Khulood Badawi’s dismissal. The Jerusalem Post writes: Prosor, in his letter to Valerie Amos, the undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, expressed “outrage” at Badawi’s conduct, saying that even though her tweet

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Following Up on Khulood Badawi’s False Photo Tweet: Why the Radio Silence?

McClatchy News correspondent Sheera Frenkel has picked up on the UN worker, Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet. Badawi’s supporters are circling the wagons too. For example, Jeff Halper, of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions writes: We firmly hold that Khulood has a manifested right to exercise her freedom of expression on her personal Facebook

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Israel Daily News Stream 03/15/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Sporadic rocket fire continues from Gaza. Papers publish Assad’s leaked emails. Two polls draw polar opposite conclusions about American support for an Israeli attack on Iran. But why? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • HonestReporting’s

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Divergent Polls On Israeli Attack: It’s All in the Question

Two polls released this week indicate divergent American attitudes towards Israeli military action against Iran. First, the University of Maryland reported that only one in four Americans would favor an Israeli strike. Then, Ipsos/Reuters reported that 62 percent of Americans would favor an Israeli military strike. How’d the two polls get such massively opposite results? The Christian

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