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Jenny Tonge in Israel

British MP Jenny Tonge was asked to leave Parliament last month after she said of Palestinian suicide bombers: “If I had to live in that situation – and I say that advisedly – I might just consider becoming one myself.” The enterprising BBC saw a great opportunity for a hire, so they sent Tonge to

Wash Post on Brown cartoon

The Washington Post has an article on Dave Brown’s outrageous cartoon of Ariel Sharon eating Palestinian babies, and the growth of anti-Semitism in Europe: Many British Jews reacted with revulsion, accusing Brown and the newspaper of anti-Semitism. Some said the drawing echoed the virulent Jew-hatred of cartoons that appeared in Nazi publications such as Der

Get active on security fence issue

Recently, North American opinion pages include op-ed’s in favor or, or against, the Israeli security fence almost every day. The battle for popular opinion on the fence is at its height, so now is a great time for you to write to your local paper as well. Here’s a recent, very good opinion piece: Ilana

BBC: We’re not biased on Israel

Haaretz reports on a gathering in a Jerusalem synogogue with the BBC Mideast bureau chief: Standing in the basement of a Jerusalem synagogue this week, the bureau chief of the BBC’s Middle East desk acknowledged that he was entering a lion’s den…

No ‘Terror’ at ABC

From TownHall: The Australian government officially recognizes Hizbullah and Hamas as terror organizations, but the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has directed its staff not to call them ‘terrorist’ – in keeping with the UN standard: An internal memo to ABC staff reportedly reads: ‚ÄúPlease be careful with Middle Eastern references. Several recent slip-ups have attracted justified

Palestinian journalists boycott PA

Palestinian journalists are taking a brave stand against PA intimidation: The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate in the Gaza Strip has called on its members to stop covering events related to the Palestinian Authority’s security forces to protest against continued attacks on journalists. The boycott, which goes into effect on Sunday, is also directed against the PA

BBC breakup?

From AFP: Britain’s government is considering a plan to break up the BBC and remove its independent status in the wake of a bitter row with the state-funded broadcaster over the Iraq war, a report said. Government papers detailing possible changes to the BBC’s structure proposed breaking it into separate regional entities for England, Scotland,

HR communique dubunking ‘Apartheid wall’

An HonestReporting communique clarifying why Israel’s security fence is not an ‘Apartheid wall’ has just been released and is available online here. To receive HR communiques by email, the moment they are released, signup in the box above.

HR cited

HonestReporting’s communique on photojournalistic ethics received a link yesterday from Instapundit — which triggered the coveted ‘Instalanche’. The lead article in the Hartford Courant today — addressing the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s decision to publicize a video of the aftermath of the last suicide bombing — cited HonestReporting as well: “The Israeli government has refrained from