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Media Cheat Sheet 01/11/2012

Media Cheat Sheet 01/11/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. An Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated in broad daylight. In a tell-all interview, an Arab peace observer in Syria explains why he quit in disgust. And you’ll be suprised by what was accomplished by India’s foreign minister during a two-day visit. HonestReporting

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/10/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. A simulated war game’s getting a lot of buzz, the PA questions a journalist, and the IDF’s preparing to take in Syrian refugees. See HonestReporting’s Media Cheat Sheet every day by visiting Backspin. You can also now have it delivered to

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War Game Scenario: Israel on the Day After

An Israeli think tank staged a war game scenario imagining the day after Iran successfully tested a nuclear weapon. The Times of London (paywall, republished in The Australian) saw the results, and quite a few news services are picking up on the Times’s scoop. The simulation exercise was conducted in Tel Aviv last week by

Great Moments in Palestinian Press Freedom

Another great moment in Palestinian press freedom: PA security forces are questioning a journalist who wrote that Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas is the “legitimate Palestinian prime minister.” Even more interesting – the journo in question has his own ties to Hamas. The Jerusalem Post explains: Khaled Amayreh, who writes for the Egyptian Al- Ahram Weekly newspaper and

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/09/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. A Syrian defector says government agents fire on protesters from phony ambulances, one of Israel’s most prominent journalists enters politics, and Western Union suspends business in Gaza over money laundering fears. See HonestReporting’s Media Cheat Sheet every day by visiting Backspin. You

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/08/2012

Everything you need to know about the weekend media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Hamas lauds cyber attack as “virtual resistance,” Iranian media suggests that US rescue of sailors was a planned propaganda stunt, and India appears to be replacing Turkey as Israel’s partner in security collaboration. Stay up to date: visit Backspin every day.

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/05/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Ehud Olmert indicted, Syrians heap scorn on international observers, and Turkish politicians jockey for position amid reports that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cancer. Arab Spring Winter • Irish Times correspondent Michael Jansen gets the big picture: Instead of flowering into multiparty

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/04/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Face to face peace efforts resumed, Syrian rebels say they kidnapped five Iranians, and the White House juggles how to engage the Muslim Brotherhood. Israel and the Palestinians • Israeli and Palestinian representatives Yitzhak Molcho and Saeb Erekat met in Amman yesterday

Hamas: Israel Doesn’t Occupy Gaza

Hamas confirms that Gaza’s not occupied by Israel. YNet News quotes Mahmoud Zahar: “Popular resistance is inappropriate for the Gaza Strip,” al-Zahar said. “Against whom exactly would be rally? Such resistance would be fitting if Gaza was occupied.” However, he claimed that all forms of resistance – including the armed kind – are appropriate for

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