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Reuters Shoots Truth in the Foot

Reuters Shoots Truth in the Foot

The IDF suspended a soldier for firing his weapon in an unauthorized way during the Nakba Day clash. That’s according to Israeli media reports such as Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, YNet, and the Times of Israel. The reports make clear that this soldier did not fire the shots that killed Palestinian teenagers Nadim Nuwara and Mohammed Salameh. As

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UK Press Regulator Appoints Former Ambassador to Israel

The full 12-member board of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso), which is replacing the Press Complaints Commission, has been announced. On more than one occasion, HonestReporting has dealt with the PCC on matters pertaining to the UK media’s coverage of Israel and we await the formation of its successor organization with interest. Perhaps most eye-catching

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A Muddled Minefield of Symbolism and Spin

Pope Francis visited a memorial to Israeli terror victims. Unlike AP, Reuters managed to dodge using the word “terror” in a headline by making the story about the pontiff “navigating a minefield of symbols.” Unfortunately, Reuters has to navigate the same minefield, and it blundered it’s way through the meaning of the Temple Mount and

Golda Och Students Visit HR Headquarters

Students from the Golda Och Academy in New Jersey paid a visit to HonestReporting’s International Headquarters in Jerusalem to learn about media bias against Israel. The visit was part of a two-day Student Activism seminar run by Neil Lazarus of Awesome Seminars. The seminar includes sessions on various elements in advocacy training so that the

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AFP and Israel’s Cross to Bear

Israel’s usually accused of pressuring its Arab-Christian community, making Christian life untenable in the West Bank, and even ruining Christmas. But now that Israel’s reaching out to its Arab Christians, you’d think the Jewish state would catch a break. Christians make up about two percent of Israel’s population. And there’s a lot more to this new engagement that

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