Browsing Tag Arab uprising

Big Media and a Mea Culpa’s Meaning

I have to wonder if the Western journos who cite anonymous Israeli sources quoted in the Israeli media bother to reflect on the pundits they draw their inspiration from. After all, if a columnist is quoting...

May 1, 2011 17:47 By :

Neil MacDonald, What’s the Israel Connection?

To expand on a story, journalists will sometimes tie in an extraneous item into a report. It might be a line mentioned in passing by an interviewee, or a throwaway line by the reporter himself. When done...

April 17, 2011 8:20 By :

Articles That Make Me Go Hmmmmm

• Israel might actually allow the Free Gaza flotilla to reach the strip. • Western journos are going batty in Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel. I wouldn’t blame Harriet Sherwood for missing the press...

April 14, 2011 9:50 By :

March 27 Blogging

• Time meets some Gaza protest leaders who went underground in fear of Hamas. Think these Facebook savvy youth like Israel? But if both factions accept the terms youth organizers have laid out, Abu Yazan...

March 27, 2011 22:30 By :

Video: Libyan Minders Bundle Off Protester In Front of Shocked Journos

With Gaddafi’s goons preventing foreign journos from leaving Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel to freely cover the unrest, one opponent of the regime did something extremely brave. A distraught woman identifying...

March 26, 2011 23:00 By :

Dueling Spin Over Rising Palestinian Violence

These two analyses over the rising violence couldn’t be more opposite. Who to believe? Reuters? There is no obvious connection between the suddenly surge of violence and revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt,...

March 24, 2011 11:40 By :

Imagine the Headlines if Israel Did This

I’m not seeing much coverage of the latest Syrian butchery in Daraa. Syrian forces kill 6 in mosque attack: residents Can you imagine the headlines if Israel were accused of doing this? Due credit...

March 23, 2011 13:12 By :

King Abdullah’s Royal Book Fail

Unfortunately for Jordan’s King Abdullah, month-old events on the ground disprove the preface of his just-released autobiography. Amazingly enough, the king still blames the region’s problems...

March 9, 2011 12:48 By :

March 3 Blogging

• Dashiell Shapiro wants Gaza returned to Egypt. But she (gulp) hinges her argument on this point: Returning Gaza to Egyptian control could allow political and cultural influence to flow north instead...

March 3, 2011 15:58 By :

Israeli Democracy’s Warts Are a Selling Point Too

When we talk about Israeli democracy — warts and all — who knew the warts could be a selling point too? I think Tom Friedman’s onto something when he says Al Jazeera coverage of Israel...

March 2, 2011 21:08 By :