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Media Cheat Sheet 01/22/2012

Everything you need to know about the weekend media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Hamas is in the news for a variety of eyebrow-raising reasons. And Press TV is kicked off British airwaves. Join the Media Cheat Sheet page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Hamas softens on the Right of Return — to

Publisher Suggests Mossad “Order a Hit” on Obama

Dumb and dumber: Andrew Adler, publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, penned a commentary suggesting Israel strike Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, or else “order a hit” on President Obama: Three, give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place,

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/19/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. A human rights activist’s commentary sparked an attempt on his life in Gaza. A Syrian sheikh was forced at gunpoint to praise Assad on TV. And the Muslim Brotherhood — is it really going through an identity crisis? HonestReporting delivers the Media Cheat Sheet to your

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/18/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. An EU document suggests how to undermine Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, one newspaper breaks out the violins for Khaled Mashaal, Israel and the Palestinians •  EU delegates want to boost Palestinian claims on Jerusalem. Haaretz, YNet, The Guardian and The Independent — who all

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/17/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Sources say Khaled Mashaal to step down as Hamas chief, Egypt’s military junta fights media bias, and BBC gives a thumbs-up to Israeli cyborg rats. Israel and the Palestinians • The oxymoronic cliche of “cautious optimism” means absolutely nothing — but that’s

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Mark Perry: No Confirmation, But Sure Of Israeli Covert War in Iran

After accusing Israel of carrying out covert “false flag” operations, Mark Perry tells Australia’s ABC News he’s “sure” Israel also assassinated Mostafa Rashan. The evidence? Why, Perry’s own speculation: Mr Perry says while he does not have confirmation Israel is behind the attacks, he is sure it is responsible . . . He says while

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/16/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Why was a Hamas intelligence document leaked online? What’s the big deal about Mahmoud Abbas’s travel permit? And was a battle in a Syrian village staged for reporters and monitors? Israel and the Palestinians • Nadav Shragai (Israel HaYom) explains how Palestinians

Board of Deputies Rejects Boycott of The Guardian

The Board of Deputies of British Jews rejected a proposed boycott of The Guardian. According to the Jewish Chronicle, the motion urged “all who oppose antisemitism to refrain from buying the Guardian or advertising in it”. I understand the frustration behind the idea. Al-Guardian won HonestReporting’s 2011 Dishonest Reporting Award for an entire year’s worth

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