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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

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BBC’s Disgusting Response to Olympic Complaints

At HonestReporting, we recognize and credit our readership for taking action against the media when they are sufficiently motivated to do so. While it is our job to encourage activism, we know that our readers are not automatons who will write letters to editors or complain to the media at our say so. While we

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Going Rogge: An Olympic Tribute Satisfies Nobody

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. A UN school in Gaza is named after a Hamas terrorist and bomb-maker. Details at Malam (pdf). Adnan al-Ghoul, for whom the school is named, was one of the senior operatives

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Why Did AP Believe The “Gaza Siege” Ended?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Mahmoud Abbas is once again pushing a unilateral statehood agenda at the UN. Instead of going to the Security Council, the Palestinians will seek “non-member state” status from the General

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Why Palestinian Journalists Are Right to Boycott Shimon Peres

It’s nothing personal against Israel’s president, Shimon Peres. Four journalists from the Jerusalem-based Al Quds refused to submit to a strip search by Israeli security guards outside the US consulate in eastern Jerusalem, where Hillary Clinton met with Salam Fayyad. The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate’s response: boycotting a meeting with Peres. The blowback was inevitable. Overzealous security guards

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