Tag Archives: BBC

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American Anthropological Assoc. Votes Down BDS

Today’s Top Stories 1. The American Anthropological Association’s membership voted down a resolution calling on the group to boycott Israeli academia. Inside Higher Ed reports that despite the loss, the AAA still plans to push through several other relatively toothless measures. Thank you @AmericanAnthro for voting against #BDS. Targeting Israeli academics only thwarts peace. https://t.co/6Ln7eGu6zc#BDSFail

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Fear and Loathing In the BBC and Bangladesh

If you enjoy good rumors, conspiracy theories, and unproven allegations, you’ll find plenty of them in the darker corners of the world wide web. You can add BBC News to that list. Care to guess what’s being pinned on Israel now?     A spate of killings in recent days has Bangladeshis on edge. Mahmuda Aktar,

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Historian: AP Cooperated With Nazi Regime

Today’s Top Stories 1. A controversial BBC documentary, Children of the Gaza War, was nominated for a BAFTA Award (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts). The video, in which reporter Lyse Doucet spent time with Gaza youngsters, left me with a loss for words because Israel’s existence was lost in BBC translation. Whenever

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Multiple Terrorist Attacks Hit Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1.  In the last twenty-four hours, there have been five Palestinian terrorist attacks resulting in the death of an American tourist and dozens of injuries. The shooting, stabbing, and vehicle attacks occurred in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv/Jaffa, Petach Tikva, and Ramot. Coverage from the Times of Israel and Ynet. The murder victim was

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A Day of Terror, A Day of Headline Fails

More Palestinian terror attacks mean more screwy headlines. Context and accuracy took a hit. Without question, today’s worst headline was served up by the Irish Times. For readers who initially wrote us about this screwy Associated Press header (cached version), the wire service subsequently updated the headline. Most papers around the world updated their AP wire

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Palestinian Terrorism No Longer Deemed Newsworthy?

The brutal stabbing of Israeli mother Dafna Meir, in her home in Otniel, fails to generate much media coverage. Just how bloodthirsty does a Palestinian terror attack against Israelis have to be to deserve coverage?

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Swedish-Israeli Row Over Palestinian Deaths

Today’s Top Stories 1. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom called for a probe of “extrajudicial killings” of Palestinians by Israelis. She was referring to about 130 Palestinians killed mostly while carrying out stabbing attacks, car-rammings, shootings, or in violent street clashes. Israeli officials across the political spectrum denounced Wallstrom; a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement

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