Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Fact Checking Fail of the Day

Arab media fact checkers fell asleep at the wheel. The result? An Arab League condemnation of Benjamin Netanyahu over comments he never made about 10 Palestinian school children tragically killed in an road accident on Thursday. Arab League condemns Netanyahu”s wish of “death to all Arabs” remarks Say what? The Times of Israel explains what happened: Shortly

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Media Cheat Sheet 02/21/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. US pressures Israel not attack Iran. Khader Adnan’s hunger strike continues. And foreign support for rebels “pours into Syria” — from Iraq. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Worth reading: Arab, Like Me •  Maan News reports that

Israel Daily News Stream 02/20/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Will Big Media take any interest in legal rulings chipping away at the myth of Mohammed al-Dura? Is the “Start Up Nation” phenomenon rubbing off on Palestinians? And who is really responsible for Gaza’s continuing fuel crisis? Israel and the Palestinians • Following

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Media Cheat Sheet 02/20/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Will Big Media take any interest in legal rulings chipping away at the myth of Mohammed al-Dura? Is the “Start Up Nation” phenomenon rubbing off on Palestinians? And who is really responsible for Gaza’s continuing fuel crisis? Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page

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Media Cheat Sheet 02/16/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. New vindication for Israel on the Mohammed al-Dura affair. Israel and Singapore collaborate to foil an assassination attempt. Care to guess how much taxpayer money the BBC spent covering up the Balen report? Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook.

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A Blogosphere Welcome to the NYT’s New Jerusalem Bureau Chief

Jodi Rudoren becomes the NY Times’s new Jerusalem bureau chief in April, but her tweets are already coming under as much scrutiny as anything she wrote when she covered Howard Dean’s 2004 campaign. After Rudoren replied to Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah and plugged Peter Beinart‘s book, Marc Tracy and Jeffrey Goldberg advised Rudoren to stop tweeting  “for the

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Media Cheat Sheet 02/14/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Terror targets Israeli envoys in India and Georgia. Commentaries slam world paralysis on Syria. And a closer look at that the explosive email Rupert Murdoch’s sweating over. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Embassies Under Attack • Coverage of the

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