Tag Archives: Bethlehem

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UNESCO Gives Palestinians the Church of the Nativity

UNESCO Gives Palestinians the Church of the Nativity

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. UNESCO gave the Church of the Nativity “World Heritage” status. I wish CNN coverage had pointed out that church officials oppose UNESCO. 2. The NY Times reports that several

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Israeli state comptroller’s report sharply criticizes government handling of the Mavi Marmara raid

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. The Israeli state comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, issued a report sharply critical of the government’s handling of the Mavi Marmara raid. Among other things, he  faulted public diplomacy efforts in the

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Israel Daily News Stream 06/05/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. UNESCO to formally consider World Heritage status for Church of the Nativity. Date set for Mavi Marmara trial. Did the Mubarak trial serve justice, or military interests? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • UNESCO

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Jesus Would’ve Been Shot By Palestinians

Here’s some really ugly spin from The Guardian: The security barrier so heavily criticized in Phoebe Greenwood’s dispatch was built to prevent suicide bombers, drive by shootings etc. – the kind of activities that get people added to Santa’s naughty list. If he were to come this year, it’s more likely Jesus would’ve been shot by Palestinians

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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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2 Christmas Season Stories We Can Do Without

Christmas season’s here, and that means it’s time for Big Media to file holiday-related stories. Usually, this means spotlighting the status of Christians and religious freedom in the Holy Land. West Bank holy sites and UNESCO may be this year’s de-rigeuer issue. Those are legitimate and timely angles. But there are two Christmas stories we can do without. 1.

Media Cheat Sheet 10/10/2011

Commentary • I’m starting off with a great Wall St. Journal staff-ed (click via Google News) about the “Cinderella story” of Daniel Shechtman’s chemistry research: Today, Mr. Shechtman’s observations have been fully validated and quasicrystals are beginning to have commercial applications. But his story is a reminder that a consensus of scientists is no substitute

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