Author Archives: Simon Plosker

Baruch Mizrahi (photo credit: AFP/HO/Israel Police)

Passover Terror Passed Over

Possibly the worst reporting on the terrorist murder of Baruch Mizrahi, who was killed by a Palestinian terrorist while driving to a family Passover Seder, appeared in The Times of London under the headline: “Israeli policeman is shot dead amid fury over settlers’ return.” The story begins: An Israeli policeman was shot dead near Hebron on the eve

The Economist Gets its “Settlers” Wrong

A recent article in The Economist reports on the breakdown of peace talks and refers to the murder of Baruch Mizrahi, who was killed by a Palestinian terrorist while driving to a family Passover Seder: The next day a Palestinian gunman fired on cars on a nearby road restricted to settlers, killing one of them.

Fallout from Breakdown of Peace Talks Continues

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. The fallout from the breakdown of the peace talks continues. Israel has expressed its disappointment with John Kerry’s remarks. Meanwhile the Daily Telegraph carries an interview with Israel’s Intelligence Minister Yuval

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Palestinian Marathon: Media Runs the Errors

A number of media outlets have covered the Israeli refusal to allow a Gaza marathon runner to cross into the West Bank in order to take part in a Bethlehem marathon. Cue another opportunity for the media to present Israel as the neighborhood bully whose only interest is to deliberately make the lives of Palestinians

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AFP’s Settlement Error

Take a look at the opening paragraph of an AFP story on the breakdown of peace talks: US Secretary of State John Kerry has blamed approval of Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem for derailing peace talks with Palestinians, a charge that pricked Israeli officials and sent aides into damage control. Even if we were to accept

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