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How Will Big Media Refer to the Palestinian “State”?

Now that the UN boosted the Palestinian status to “non-member observer state,” what does this mean for Big Media descriptions of the new-and-improved Palestinian entity? The Daily Telegraph‘s Alex Spillius lists the possible references, but finds shortcomings in them all. Palestine: “There has in fact never been a nation state called Palestine. The Holy Land

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Leveson Inquiry Releases Phone Hacking Findings

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. The UN General Assembly votes today on giving the Palestinians “non-state observer status. More on that below. 2. The Leveson inquiry released its findings on the phone hacking scandal and

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NY Times Bureau Chief Goes Back to Social Media 101

It didn’t take long for Jodi  Rudoren to stumble out of the starting block when she took over as the NY Times’ Jerusalem bureau chief earlier this year. Before even arriving in Israel, Rudoren was in hot water over some tweets engaging Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah and plugging Peter Beinart’s book. Now, after coming under

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Does Big Media’s Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Gaza Give Free Pass to Congolese Massacres?

Does Big Media’s lousy signal-to-noise ratio in Gaza give a free pass to atrocities elsewhere in the world? Congolese activist Vava Tampa wonders why daily massacres in his home country don’t get the same level of media interest as the Gaza crisis. Tampa writes at CNN: The question here is not whether the human suffering

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Reader’s Rep: Gaza Cartoon Was in Poor Judgment

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. UN envoy Robert Serry acknowledges ‘quiet engagements’ with Hamas Officially, the international community has no direct contact with Hamas. The U.N., the United States and other Western governments formally renounced

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Gazans Name Babies After Iranian Missiles

YNet says the latest craze in Gaza is to name babies Fajr and Ahmad Jabari. It doesn’t say much for the chances of peace when you name your kids after missiles and terror commanders. We’ll know we’ve turned a corner when the Palestinians start giving their children names like Human Shield, Cannon Fodder, and Brainwashed.

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Cease Fire Ends Operation Pillar of Defense

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. Nasty headline, nasty article looking at the effect of Israeli bombing on Gazan infrastructure, at The Independent. But McClatchy News blames the rocket squads for some of the destruction —

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