Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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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No Accountability for UN Media Official’s False Photo Tweet

Yesterday, we exposed the UN Media Official Responsible for False Photo Tweet. We also called for UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to dismiss Khulood Badawi. An “information and media coordinator” using Twitter to spread misinformation about Israel has no place in the UN. The result? Readers who complained on OCHA’s contact page were rebuffed: the site

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