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Media Cheat Sheet 02/06/2012

Media Cheat Sheet 02/06/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Hamas and Fatah agree on national unity (again), cheap talk dominates Israel-Iran debate, and gunmen storm two Yemeni newspapers — they even brought their own journalists along. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Meeting in Qatar,

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Media Cheat Sheet 02/05/2012

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Blood flows in Homs while the UN remains deadlocked, Hezbollah shells Free Syrian Army positions, and US officials don’t seem to know if/when Israel will strike Iran. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Iranian Atomic Urgency • Quote of

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Media Cheat Sheet 02/02/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. China flirts with Israel, pressure on Russia over Syria continues, and a photo purportedly of an IDF soldier pointing a gun at a kid is a hoax. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • The Israeli

Israel Responds to Guardian Child Abuse Charge

The Guardian saw fit to publish eight letters in response to accusations of Israeli mistreatment of Palestinian child detainees. Only one of those (January’s Letter of the Month) sided with Israel. The Guardian has, however, given the press attache for the Israeli Embassy in London, Amir Ofek, the opportunity to respond, which we republish in

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Media Cheat Sheet 02/01/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Iran launches another satellite news network, more embarrassing revelations as humanitarian observer team’s Syria report is leaked, and Russia finally feels some heat for giving diplomatic cover to Assad. Join the Media Cheat Sheet Page on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Juxtaposing these two

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Religious Trash Talk: Mitigating Palestinian Incitement?

Picking up on the Jerusalem mufti’s call of death to the Jews last week, the Christian Science Monitor examines “religious trash talk” by Palestinians and Jews, calling it a “trend” that is “going mainstream.” Problem is, there’s no evidence indicating that incitement has entered the Israeli mainstream. You know reporter Ben Lynfield stretches his thesis when the only

Iran Launches Another Satellite News Channel

Tehran’s charmlessly offensive “charm offensive” in Latin America continues with the launch of a 24-hour Spanish language news channel. At HispanTV‘s launching, Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi delivered the money quote: “Media has the power to shape the global public opinion, a capability that military power lacks,” he said. Oh so true. By the way, the

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