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Another AFP Headline Flub

Another AFP Headline Flub

This weekend, a Palestinian armed with a machine gun opened fire at soldiers on a Jordan Valley checkpoint. The soldiers returned fire, and the Palestinian died. An unfortunately all-too familiar story. Most people will only know the basic info of what happened by skimming the headlines in their local paper or social media feed. That’s why

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Preview: How AP Botched Investigation of Gaza Civilian Deaths

The following critique by Richard Behar and Gary Weiss can be read in its entirety in the New York Observer. On February 13, 2015, the Associated Press published and distributed an article that stirred the conscience of the world. It gave its many readers—“AP news content is seen by half the world’s population,” according to the

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Terror Rocks Denmark

Today’s Top Stories 1. Denmark is on edge after a pair of shootings in Copenhagen killed two people and injured five. In the first attack, a terrorist sprayed gunfire on a cafe during a debate on freedom of speech and blasphemy, killing one person and injuring three policemen. One of the panelists was Lars Vilks, who

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Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syrian, Hezbollah, Targets

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Syrian opposition sources, yesterday’s Israeli airstrikes destroyed anti-aircraft missiles and drones belonging to Hezbollah. Installations near Damascus International Airport and the town of Dimas were hit. See Jerusalem Post coverage and Amos Harel commentary, while Ron Ben-Yishai examines the Iranian fingerprints. There was no official Israeli comment on the raid.

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Fact-Checking AP’s Denial of Censorship

This week, former Associated Press journalist Matti Friedman leveled some serious charges of censorship, omissions, and systematic bias against the wire service. AP spokesman Paul Colford quickly issued a denial. But that denial is unraveling in the face of fact-checking. One of Friedman’s biggest accusations is that AP reporters were banned from quoting Professor Gerald Steinberg, who founded

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Israel Sliding Towards Early Elections

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Likud party agreed to dissolve the government and move to early elections. Things could still change, but the likelihood too high to ignore. The Times of Israel explains in a nutshell: The preliminary vote on the dissolution bills will take place Wednesday, with the third and final vote formally setting

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