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Media Cheat Sheet 01/30/2012

Media Cheat Sheet 01/30/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Why are India and China so interested in a proposed Eilat-Ashdod railway? How did Israeli cyber-security rank so highly in a study? And what to make of reports that Syria’s first lady tried flee the country? Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/29/2012

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Turkey’s “purchasing” Hamas, the Pentagon gears up for Iran — and why are Washington’s top lobbyists suddenly dropping lucrative Egyptian contracts? Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • As Abbas deep-sixes peace talks, the Christian Science

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/26/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Big Media ties the IDF’s hands, defector says Assad’s paying thousands of Iranian and Hezbollah snipers to kill protesters, and a Kiryat Shemona soccer team draws international attention. Click to help HonestReporting name this roundup! Burning Questions • Ronen Bergman asks, Will

Media Cheat Sheet 01/25/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. The blame game gears up as peace talks in Jordan hit the rocks, Egypt frees an imprisoned pro-Israel blogger, and cyber terror’s still in the news. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • The Daily

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Why Is Saeb Erekat Now Refusing to Negotiate?

Palestinian delaying tactics are killing exploratory peace talks in Jordan. The Daily Telegraph‘s Con Coughlin explains how and why: Most people in the West believe the main reason the talks are not going anywhere is because of Israel’s refusal to compromise on its settlement building programme. But while the Netanyahu government’s insistence on building settlements

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/24/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Red Cross hospitality for Hamas fugitives in eastern Jerusalem, an editor tearfully apologizes for suggesting the Mossad kill President Obama, and “pinkwashing” attracts AP’s attention. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • The NY Times describes Red

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/23/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Will Stanley Fischer seek Israeli presidency? Will Khaled Mashaal seek PLO presidency? And a nice Al Jazeera video about Jewish and Arab volunteer paramedics working together in Jerusalem. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians •

No Zbig Deal: Israelis Bought Congressional Influence

As if Zbigniew Brzezinski’s view of Israel-US relations wasn’t already warped enough. Get a load of this Salon headline: Zbig: Israelis “bought influence” and outmaneuvered Obama  The headline stems from this comment:  “The Israelis have a lot of influence with Congress, and in some cases they are able to buy influence.” The comment’s unfortunate (right,

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

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