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Following Up on the Dishonest Reporting Awards

Following Up on the Dishonest Reporting Awards

Comments and the roar of the crowd after announcing the New York Times won the 2013 Dishonest Reporting Award and other runners up. 1. The danger of forgetting that not everyone knows the nickname you’re talking about. From: . . .@. . .com Date: Thu, Dec 26, 2013 Subj: Re: A Year of Biased Reporting:

Sky News Weighs in on Bedouin Issue

The Israeli government eventually backed down and decided that it would make changes to the Prawer-Begin Plan. Arriving late to the party, this hasn’t stopped Sky News’ Sam Kiley from encouraging the view that Israeli plans for bringing the Bedouin into the 21st century are “racist.” The framing of the story is set by a sensationalist headline:

Mandela Legacy Falsely Co-opted by Palestinians

Many anti-Israel articles have appeared in recent weeks following the death of Nelson Mandela. Anti-Israel activists have cynically used this opportunity to parrot the false charge that Israel is an “apartheid state” while claiming that Nelson Mandela believed the same. Typical of some of the quotes being attributed to Mandela is this that appears in

PLO Claims Jesus Was Palestinian

This is the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) seasonal video message for Christmas:  Note the video’s description: Every Christmas Palestine celebrates the birth of one of its own, Jesus Christ. “One of its own”?! Jesus was, of course, born Jewish. As Jeffrey Goldberg notes (emphasis added): The most recent manifestation of the desire to de-Judaize Jesus

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Joe Hyams to IAJF: No Iron Dome in the Media War

  HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams appeared at an event sponsored by the Iranian American Jewish Federation this week, speaking about the vital importance of media issues in the battle for Israel’s legitimacy. Joe reminded the audience that while the IDF has successfully deployed the Iron Dome Missile Defense system against threats of rocket fire against

A One Way Run

Jonathan Brown describes in the Irish Times his experience as a runner in what he called “Palestine.” (“Running is a luxury lost to Palestinians”.) He sympathetically writes about how Palestinians are so used to running away from Israeli soldiers that they can’t conceive of running just for fun. He doesn’t explain the context of the situation

HR Letter Published in The Guardian

A letter has been published in The Guardian in response to an article that drew parallels between Nelson Mandela’s struggles against apartheid and the Palestinian cause. Only the second half of the letter from HR Managing Editor Simon Plosker appeared. Here is the submitted letter in full: There is much that Nelson Mandela can teach

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Attacking Journalists To Become a War Crime?

Reporters Without Borders is pushing to make attacks on journalists a war crime. Sounds great, as long as it also becomes a war crime for terrorists to impersonate or embed themselves among journalists. 4 rockets just fired from near media center in #Gaza City. The same media center bldg hit by three IDF missiles earlier today

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