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A Night of Violence on Route 443

A Night of Violence on Route 443

Today’s Top Stories 1. A mob of Palestinians poured oil on a section of Route 443 between Jerusalem and Modiin, then proceeded to throw firebombs and rocks at passing cars last night. Responding soldiers shot and killed a 15-year-old Palestinian boy and injured several others; the IDF later concluded that none of the injured Palestinians


The 2015 Dishonest Reporter of the Year: Why the BBC Won

When we looked back over our 2015 archives, it was clear which media outlet deserved this year’s Dishonest Reporter Award. The honor goes to perennial contender, BBC News. At any given time, the insidious nature of the BBC’s anti-Israel bias is its constant drip, drip effect. But this year, the pipes burst with some genuinely


Jihadi John Unmasked

Today’s Top Stories 1. Fleeing ISIS, the first Iraqi Christian refugee reached Israel for medical treatment. Maryam’s an 18-month-old Chaldean born with a hole in her heart. Miles said he expects to see more Iraqi Christians receiving treatment in Israeli hospitals. He has already received requests from other families.   And other minorities may follow

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Iranian Navy Deploying to Israel’s Doorstep

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. AP: Mohammed Morsi’s trying to smooth out Washington’s ruffled feathers over his video calling Zionists “pigs and bloodsuckers.” The Egyptian president told a delegation of visiting US senators his remarks


Has the BBC Exposed Its Own Mideast Bias?

I doubt we’ll ever find out how the covered-up Balen report assessed the BBC’s Israeli-Palestinian coverage. But the Mortimer report — Edward Mortimer’s assessment of the Beeb’s Arab Spring coverage — could shed some light. Using the Mortimer report, Simon Plosker takes a stab at what Balen might have said. Plosker concludes in The Commentator: In this

BBC’s Bad News: 2 Scandals in 1 Day

Rupert Murdoch’s probably enjoying a day’s respite from the phone-hacking scorn being heaped upon him. Today is the BBC’s bad PR day. First this from The Independent: The BBC has admitted 15 breaches of its editorial guidelines and has bought documentaries for “nominal” fees as little as £1 from a company that was working to


BBC Trust Upholds Complaint About Settlement Moratorium Coverage

Last September, Israel ended a moratorium on building in already-existing settlements. Unfortunately, the BBC Today program inaccurately described moratorium in far broader terms, stating, “The moratorium on building Jewish settlements in the West Bank ended at midnight.” That language even remains on the Beeb’s web site: It’s clear that the BBC has an axe to grind