Author Archives: Simon Plosker


i24 News Channel Launches

i24 News Channel Launches

Wednesday saw the launch of a i24news, Israel’s answer to Russia Today, France 24 and Al-Jazeera. i24’s CEO Frank Melloul writes: The mission of i24news is to cover international news with a new perspective, as well as all facets of Israeli society. This new perspective is lacking in today’s fast-paced, channel-zapping culture. In English, French and


EU Issues Anti-Settlement Measures

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. European Union issues guidelines that for the first time ban the financing of and cooperation with Israeli institutions in eastern Jerusalem, the West Bank and Golan Heights. The document states that


Success: Times Decapitalizes Tel Aviv

On July 11, the following email was sent from HonestReporting to The Times of London: An article in today’s Times – Cairo to seek Israeli assent for strike on Sinai jihadists – makes the following reference in the third paragraph: Cairo, however, is constrained by the 1979 accord, which imposes curbs on Egypt’s military presence

The Facebook page of Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) - the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood - posted old photos of children killed in Syria.

Muslim Brotherhood Engaged in Photo Fraud

The Al Arabiya website reports (emphasis added): The Muslim Brotherhood has been accused of gross distortions of the truth in its TV and social-media broadcasts, with some of its messages constituting what one commentator called “a big lie”. Both mainstream media and social channels like Facebook and Twitter became battlegrounds between opposing sides in the

Abdel Bari Atwan

Bye Bye Bari

As far back as August 2007, HonestReporting was calling for the removal of London-based Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Al-Quds Al-Arabi, as a guest analyst on both the BBC and Sky News among others. At that time, Bari Atwan had stated on Lebanese TV: “If the Iranian missiles strike Israel, by Allah, I will go to Trafalgar Square

Get Your Head Around This

Writing about US Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest Middle East visit, Harriet Sherwood of The Guardian includes the following sentence: Israel says it is willing to negotiate without preconditions, but has so far refused to meet Palestinian demands. I’m still trying to get my head around this. Does it even make sense?