Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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A Dead Iranian Scientist and Israel’s “No Comment” Policy

A Dead Iranian Scientist and Israel’s “No Comment” Policy

A reader I’ll call A. in Australia wants to know about Israel and Mostafa Rashan, a Natanz uranium enrichment supervisor assassinated last week. She writes: Yesterday, we had reports that a scientist in Iran was killed by the Mossad . . . Israel hasn’t answered the media’s queries. What have you to say about this? While the US

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Media Cheat Sheet 01/12/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Finger-pointing over the death of a French journalist in Syria, a high-ranking US official meets the Muslim Brotherhood, and a Dutch writer compares her experience with Israeli pre-natal care to Nazi eugenics. HonestReporting delivers the Media Cheat Sheet to your Facebook

“It’s Impossible to Reconcile The Evidence With the Accepted Narrative About Israel”

Greg Sheridan reminds me of why watchdogs like HonestReporting are battling against Big Media’s skewed views of Israel. The Australian‘s columnist — who is visiting Israel– writes: Spending time in Israel is dangerous because it is impossible to reconcile the evidence of your eyes with the accepted international narrative about Israel. In the international media, Israel

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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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