Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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More Honors For Silwan Fauxtography

More Honors For Silwan Fauxtography

AFP photographer Ilia Yefimovich sounds pretty defensive about his 2010 photo of a Palestinian kid getting hit by a car in Silwan.   Yesterday, his image was chosen Best Photograph in a Tel Aviv exhibition. Yefimovich talked about it with Haaretz: Yefimovich vehemently denies these claims. “Who staged the photo? It can also be interpreted

Media Cheat Sheet 12/13/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. A prominent British editor apparently spent his gap year in a PFLP training camp, “and he wasn’t there to report.” The Syrian death toll hits 5,000. And has Israel turned a corner on issuing press cards for bloggers? Peace Process • David

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Le Post Censors “Racist” Danny Ayalon Refugees Video

One French website, Le Post, thinks Danny Ayalon’s latest video about refugees is “potentially racist”. The website — which is styled after the Huffington Post and affiliated with Le Monde, a prominent French newspaper – removed a post by Europe Israel which featured the video. (That post can also be found at Europe Israel.) It’s been a

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A Year of Dishonest Reporting — Why The Guardian Won

Find out why The Guardian won the Dishonest Reporter Award.

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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Our yearly roundup of the worst excesses of the media in 2011.

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Media Cheat Sheet 12/12/2011

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. “Synthetic outrage” over Mughrabi Gate. Newt Gingrich is still a lightning rod. And why is Iran diverting funds from Hamas to Islamic Jihad? Mughrabi Gate • Tim Marshall‘s take on the “synthetic outrage” over the Mughrabi Gate. The wooden ramp leading

Palestinians: UNESCO Will Help Us Bar Jews From Praying at Tomb of the Patriarchs

Palestinian officials are openly talking about using UNESCO to prohibit Jews from worshipping at Hebron’s Tomb of the Patriarchs. Religious freedom in the Holy Land’s always a hot media topic during the Christmas season, and Karl Vick of Time got himself a scoop sure to raise red flags: There’s not much about the site that’s in doubt,

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The Grinch That Politicized Christmas

The Palestinian Authority is going to use Christmas to highlight their statehood push. Judging from this AP report, they’ve already become The Grinch That Politicized Christmas: As part of the campaign, the Palestinians also offer pre-Christmas media tours to highlight Bethlehem area settlement expansion and the disruption caused by Israel’s separation barrier which surrounds the

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