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The Guardian’s Readers’ Editor On Anti-Semitism

The Guardian’s Readers’ Editor On Anti-Semitism

Deborah Orr’s smarmy column on the Gilad Shalit deal continues to raise enough of a stink that even Chris Elliott, The Guardian’s Readers’ Editor, finally weighs in on the piece’s anti-Semitism. Three times in the last nine months I have upheld complaints against language within articles that I agreed could be read as antisemitic. The

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Media Cheat Sheet 11/06/2011

Everything you need to know about this weekend’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Talk of an Israeli strike on Iran and UNESCO fallout overshadowed a flotilla that was so irrelevant, one MSM headline asked: What if they had a Gaza flotilla and no one noticed?  The Peace Process • Now that the PLO’s a member

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Media Cheat Sheet 11/03/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Big time speculation of a possible attack on Iran eclipsed the Palestinian statehood push and the new Gaza flotilla. Iran’s Atomic Agenda • The Guardian sparked a lot of buzz,  reporting that the IAEA has uncovered Iranian nuclear experiments that could only be used

Media Cheat Sheet 11/02/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Shortly before publishing today’s cheat sheet, media reports came up of a two-boat flotilla of ships travelling from Turkey to Gaza to break the blockade. One ship is Irish, the other Canadian. It’s a developing story. Details at the JPost. I would’ve expected Gazans to

What Passes for “Progress” at the LA Times

A really dumb LA Times staff-ed praises Palestinian unilateralism because their statehood strategy doesn’t hinge on blowing up Israelis. In past decades, Palestinian nationalists thought they had to hijack planes or blow up Israeli civilians in order to attract international attention. Some still do, but moderate leaders are lately discovering that the path to recognition

The Beeb’s Legal Verdict: Israel Guilty as Charged

• The BBC renders its own legal ruling on settlement activity: The settlements are illegal under international law, although Israel disputes this. That definitive wording, in the Beeb’s own voice,  is like definitively stating: The cover up of the Malcolm Balen report is illegal in UK and EU law, although the BBC disputes this. As for the legality

Media Cheat Sheet 11/01/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Today’s big stories were UNESCO fallout, lingering issues from the recent Gaza rocketfire, and a surprising NY Times op-ed. UNESCO • Now that Palestine is a member of UNESCO, the US has cut funding and Canada is weighing its options. And the Palestinians? They’re already preparing

Media Cheat Sheet 10/31/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Gaza violence continues to dominate the news, Palestinians get UNESCO membership, Tunisia issues a warrant for Suha Arafat’s arrest, and more. Gaza Heats Up • Good AP snippets: Most of the violence this weekend has been between Israel and Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed group

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