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Op-Ed: BBC Exposes Its Mideast Bias?

Op-Ed: BBC Exposes Its Mideast Bias?

What does a BBC report on its coverage of the “Arab Spring” say about its Israel coverage?

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UNESCO Gives Palestinians the Church of the Nativity

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. UNESCO gave the Church of the Nativity “World Heritage” status. I wish CNN coverage had pointed out that church officials oppose UNESCO. 2. The NY Times reports that several

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Has the BBC Exposed Its Own Mideast Bias?

I doubt we’ll ever find out how the covered-up Balen report assessed the BBC’s Israeli-Palestinian coverage. But the Mortimer report — Edward Mortimer’s assessment of the Beeb’s Arab Spring coverage — could shed some light. Using the Mortimer report, Simon Plosker takes a stab at what Balen might have said. Plosker concludes in The Commentator: In this

Morsi to Take Legal Action Against Iranian News Agency

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 Fars fabrications is escalating to legal action. This from Reuters: “President Mursi was never interviewed by Iran’s Fars news agency. The interview was fabricated and his presidential office has

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The Sick Priorities of The Guardian

The Guardian leaves us in no doubt as to its warped sense of priorities when it comes to Israel. The disgusting anti-Semitic comments from Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi blaming Zionists and the Talmud for the world’s illegal drugs problem aren’t the story. Rather, a video of Israeli Foreign Minister’s response to Rahimi introduced

Arab Editor: Fabricating Quotes is Common Practice for Iranian Media

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. Asharq al-Awsat‘s top editor warns that the Morsi quotes Fars News’s fabricated is common practice in Iran: This is also something that is present in various types of media, whether

The Globe & Mail’s Capital Offense

It annoys the heck out of me when newspapers (in this case, the Globe & Mail) drop Tel Aviv’s name as if it were Israel’s capital city. Tel Aviv, however, remains deeply wary of the Egyptian president, and the Brotherhood’s true plans. It’s another example of Big Media underhandedly using Tel Aviv (instead of Jerusalem)

“Racist” Quote Mistranslated by Ha’aretz

The issue of African immigrants in Israel is a sensitive one that hasn’t portrayed Israel in a positive light by any stretch. While some Israeli politicians have disgraced themselves with utterly inappropriate language, others appear to have been deliberately misquoted to exacerbate the overall negative effect. Take Interior Minister Eli Yishai, the subject of a

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