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Karsenty Responds to Al-Dura Trial Verdict

Following yesterday’s inconclusive verdict in the libel appeal of France 2 and Charles Enderlin against Philippe Karsenty, we have received the following reaction from Karsenty: Contrary to the recommendation of the advocate general, advising the court to reject the appeal filed by Charles Enderlin and France 2, the Court of Cassation [France’s highest court] nullified

Who’s the “Fat, Jewish New Yorker”?

We have to wonder what passes for acceptable discourse in the French media after being alerted to this in the mainstream L’Express publication. In an article on the Oscars, the following (translated from the French) appears: Despite having the looks of a Jewish New Yorker sumo, the U.S. distributor Harvey Weinstein is the Usain Bolt of cinema. This description caused some outrage

Breaking News: Inconclusive Verdict from Al-Dura Trial

The French Appeal Court has just rendered Philippe Karsenty’s acquittal for libeling the French broadcaster and its correspondent Charles Enderlin as null and void. To recall, Karsenty has been campaigning tirelessly for many years that France 2 and Enderlin’s footage of the “death” of Mohammad al-Dura was not what it seemed and may even have

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Media Cheat Sheet 02/26/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Benny Morris explains why you can’t compare Iranian and Israeli nuclear programs. Hamas publicly throws its support behind the Syrian opposition. And Shimon Peres gears up to launch an ambitious social media outreach plan. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on

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Media Cheat Sheet 02/23/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Today’s top stories: Wife of Iranian nuclear scientist reveals goals of cooperation in nuclear program, Palestinian moderate loses faith in two-state solution, and a look at what it would take to press Iran to halt its drive to nuclear capability. Join

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