Author Archives: Yarden Frankl


Tel Aviv Mayor Tells the Media His City is Cool — but not Israel’s Capital

Tel Aviv Mayor Tells the Media His City is Cool — but not Israel’s Capital

Following The Guardian’s statement that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel and the UK Press Complaints Commission’s ruling in The Guardian’s favor, who better to ask whether Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel than Ron Huldai, the Mayor of Tel Aviv? So that’s exactly what we did! Yesterday, in the Mayor’s office, we


Reuters Incorrect “Correction”

When I checked my e-mail this morning, I was pleased to see that Reuters responded to one of our readers who contacted¬† them about the issue raised in yesterday’s video – namely that the headline of their article accused Israel of breaking a truce with¬†Hamas by responding to a rocket attack. It does not take


How Responding to Rocket Fire Breaks a Truce

It really makes you wonder what goes on in the minds of those who write the headlines. When Israel RESPONDED to Palestinian rocket fire earlier in the day, Reuters went with “Israeli air strike kills Gaza militant, breaks truce.” Just how can there be a “truce” when Israel is under rocket attack?    



Check out this Twitter response to one of our readers that the Jodi Ruderon article on the Islamic Jihad prisoners’ hunger strike failed to include an Israeli response.   What a line of bulltwit. Jodi, while we’re glad that you take our concern seriously and know that you “could have done more,” do you really


Abbas Responds Icily to Obama Remarks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas completely rejected President Obama’s charge that the terrorist group Hamas is an obstacle to peace. He will not even consider ending the new pact between Fatah and Hamas. After all, “Hamas is a part of Palestinian society,” and thus has every right to be a partner in the government. It was


Judging Goldstone

The Court of World Opinion is now in session. Before us stands Judge Richard Goldstone. The defendant is charged with perjury and a verbal assault on the Jewish State.   Judge Goldstone, wasn’t your mandate from the UN Human Rights Council biased against Israel from the outset? Well I refused the original mandate because I