Author Archives: Simon Plosker


Al-Jazeera America Goes Live

Al-Jazeera America launched on Tuesday. AFP reports: On Facebook, Al-Jazeera America called itself “the new American TV news channel that connects you to the human stories at the heart of the news.” The channel reaches more than 40 million households and vastly expands the footprint of Al-Jazeera despite questions about how it will be received


Headline Fail: Terrorists as “Political Prisoners”

Reporting on the likely release of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel as part of moves to revive peace talks, The Independent publishes this headline: In the article, The Independent states that most of the prisoners are serving sentences for “violent offences.” So what makes these “political prisoners?” This is a term commonly used to describe


Who’s Right on a Referendum?

While there may not be too much optimism surrounding the announcement of peace talks, The Times of London‘s (subscription only) dismissal with this headline seems premature to say the least: The article states: Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, appeared to dampen hopes of a breakthrough in the Middle East peace process last night, saying that


IDF Launches New Website on Hezbollah

The IDF has officially launched a new website exposing the terrorism and ideology of Hezbollah. The new website provides a variety of information about the Lebanese terror organization, including its history, ideology, leadership and criminal activities. It covers Hezbollah’s activities in Lebanon and Syria, its attacks on Israel, and its terrorism and involvement in crime


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