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Israel Daily News Stream 03/13/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Israel-Gaza ceasefire holds. Thumbs up all around for Iron Dome. India police finger Iranian agents in New Delhi blast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Last minute updates as the Israel Daily News Stream

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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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Times of London’s Iron Dumb Photo Caption

Here’s an iron dumb photo caption in the Times of London (paywall) beyond belief: Wrong. The Iron Dome intercepts Palestinian rockets approaching Israeli population centers like Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beersheva, etc. Moreover, the Times can’t blame this on the European Press Agency’s original caption. The EPA got it right. Where’s the quality control?

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Israel Daily News Stream 03/11/2012

Everything you need to know about weekendmedia coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Rockets rain on Israel after IDF foils mega terror attack. Praise for Iron Dome. And ombudsman ponders the NY Times’ balance of Israel-Iran coverage. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • IDF kills terror chief planning

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Israel Daily News Stream 03/08/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. A PA official adopts Jesus as “Palestinian.” IAEA chief says Iran’s not up front about its nuke program. And are contradictory quotes by Mahmoud Zahar simply mixed messaging, or misinformation? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the

Mahmoud Zahar: Mixed Messages or Misinformation?

Either Mahmoud Zahar’s sending mixed messages, or someone’s spreading misinformation about whether Hamas possibly joining the fray of an Israeli-Iranian war. Zahar told the BBC: But Mahmoud Zahhar, a senior leader of Hamas in Gaza, denied the group would get involved and told the BBC: “We are not part of any political axis.” “If Israel attacks

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Israel Daily News Stream 03/07/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Hamas rules out military support for Iran in any war with Israel. Arab world shocked over footage of a “Syrian Mohammed al-Dura.” The Netanyahu-Obama summit dominates op-eds. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Iranian Atomic Urgency • Hamas rules

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Israel Daily News Stream 03/06/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. PM Netanyahu goes to Washington. IAEA expresses more concerns about military potential of Iran’s nuclear program. Syrian forces turn their attention to the rebel-controlled city of Rastan. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Iranian Atomic Urgency • The entire US

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