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Media Cheat Sheet 02/13/2012

Media Cheat Sheet 02/13/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. A journalism professor who supported suicide bombings gallingly opines about “mainstream” support for the Palestinians. CNN’s a victim of internet smear after downsizing its Jerusalem bureau. Anticipating war with Iran, Big Media snaps up Tel Aviv rooftop rental space. Join the Media Cheat

You Can’t March In Step With Suicide Bombers and Lecture About What’s Mainstream

Peter Manning (Sydney Morning Herald op-ed) argues that Canberra’s support for Israel is out of step” with Australian public opinion. But as I read his piece and the polls he cites, I’m having a recurring thought: skewed media coverage of Israel impacts public opinion, and public opinion impacts policy. Indeed Manning is part of that

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Media Cheat Sheet 02/12/2012

Everything you need to know about this weekend’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Hezbollah openly confirms Iranian financial support — but why now? The Syrian army reportedly moved chemical weapons to Homs. And is there any precedent for this weekend’s BBC “global apology?” Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians •

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Media Cheat Sheet 02/09/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Rumblings of a possible “intrafada,” the NYT takes a stab at understanding US-Israel differences over Iran, and Turkey’s bypassing the UN to push for an international summit to address Syria. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel and the

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Talking to Hamas, Talking to the Taliban

Rose-colored glasses are de rigueur in the Christian Science Monitor newsroom. With the US engaging the Taliban,  this Monitor staff-ed wants to apply similar logic to Israel and Hamas: President Obama was smart not to follow the example of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who warned against the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal. If the United States is willing to

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Media Cheat Sheet 02/08/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. How is Big Media reacting to Palestinian unity? What does UN disarray on Syria mean for Israel and Iran? And why is the BBC telling its staff to handle an Al-Qaida cleric extra nonjudgmentally? Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel

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Palestinians Get More Air Miles on Delta?

While I don’t fly all that often, I seem to have joined a lot of frequent flyer schemes. Looking at Delta Air Lines, it’s tempting to sign up for what looks like a great way to make some extra air miles. According to Delta, the “Palestinian Territories” are included as a Middle East destination. So

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