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Demolition Orders: AP Razes Awareness

Khan al-Ahmar, is a small Bedouin village that some foreign reporters find irresistible. That’s because its ramshackle school lies under the threat of Israeli demolition. Judging from AP, it’s a story about “Israeli control,” “Israeli settlements,” and “Israeli demolition orders.” Those are the codewords reporter Diaa Hadid takes for granted. It says a lot that

Israel Made Me Beat My Wife, Part 2

Good thing The Guardian published its piece blaming Israel for Palestinian wife-beating yesterday. Had the story waited another day, it would’ve directly competed with an ugly murder demolishing the paper’s it’s-all-Israel’s-fault mentality. Nancy Zaboun, a 27-year-old Palestinian mother of three was killed by her husband. In Bethlehem’s busy open air market. Eyewitnesses — and there were plenty

Richard Silverstein’s Fact-Checking Fail

Richard Silverstein’s interest in HonestReporting’s petition for Khulood Badawi’s dismissal shows his inability to get the facts straight. On Planet Silverstein, HonestReporting conspires with the Israeli government, NGOs, and bloggers like Avi Mayer — who blew the whistle on Badawi’s photo being from 2006: Mayer passed the story off to Ron Prosor, Israel’s UN ambassador,

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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Our yearly roundup of the worst excesses of the media in 2011.

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The Grinch That Politicized Christmas

The Palestinian Authority is going to use Christmas to highlight their statehood push. Judging from this AP report, they’ve already become The Grinch That Politicized Christmas: As part of the campaign, the Palestinians also offer pre-Christmas media tours to highlight Bethlehem area settlement expansion and the disruption caused by Israel’s separation barrier which surrounds the

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Media Throws Israel Under the Bus

A Palestinian publicity stunt gets the media’s attention.

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