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When Palestinian Journalists Protest Normalization

When Palestinian Journalists Protest Normalization

Al Quds, a Palestinian newspaper based in eastern Jerusalem, has bucked norms by publishing announcements by the Israeli Civil Administration. The paper also raised ire for a 2016 interview with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. That’s why the paper is taking heat from Palestinians who oppose anything that smacks of “normalizing” Israeli-Palestinian relations. Their logic is

Amira Hass: When Only Journalists We Like are Welcome

What’s wrong with this picture? Israeli journalist Amira Hass was covering a conference at Bir Zeit University. She was perfectly up front with the Palestinian student organizers helping run the event, registering that she was from Haaretz. Hass says she has covered events and interviewed Palestinians at the Ramallah campus for 20 years, and has

SodaStream’s Palestinian Workers Denounce BDS

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. Palestinians employed at SodaStream’s West Bank factory told the Daily Telegraph, Josh Mitnick, and the Christian Science Monitor they back Scarlett Johansson. The Monitor’s Christa Case Bryant writes: Speaking anonymously on a largely deserted

Scarlett Johansson Renounces Oxfam Ties Over BDS

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. Scarlett Johansson cut ties with Oxfam over her SodaStream endorsement. In the process, the actress slammed the BDS movement. AP writes: “Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role

Anti-Normalization Absurdities

The anti-normalization movement is very powerful Palestinian movement. It opposes anything that “normalizes” Israeli-Palestinian relations, hounding everyone from entrepeneurs, grass roots peace groups, feel-good political delegations, and even Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona. (Is nothing sacred?) Reconciliation and normalization are dirty words, which is why even Nelson Mandela would be run out of Ramallah if

Big Media Remembers Ariel Sharon

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. Big Media remembers Ariel Sharon, who died on Saturday. His body is currently lying in state at the Knesset. World leaders will be arriving for a state funeral to be

Israeli Journos Kicked Out of Bethlehem

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. Goodwill to men took a hit in Bethlehem on Christmas when the PA expelled Israeli journalists covering the holiday celebrations. The anti-normalization campaign (which dominates Palestinian journalists) struck again. The Jerusalem

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