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German Paper Apologizes for Yet Another Anti-Semitic Cartoon

German Paper Apologizes for Yet Another Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Süddeutsche Zeitung (the same paper which apologized for a cartoon demonizing Israel last year) apologized on Twitter for another anti-Semitic-themed cartoon.  This time around, cartoonist Burkhard Mohr, caricatured Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as a long-nosed octopus controlling the world. Not smart. If you don’t get why, see the Daily Mail, which compared Mohr’s caricature to similar Nazi imagery. What’s with these German


Palestinian Journos Disappear as Abbas Meets Israeli MKs

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. Mahmoud Abbas received a visiting delegation of Knesset members. Most media coverage emphasized A) the Palestinian chief’s condemnation of Saturday’s Psagot terror (he really did or he really didn’t), and


Comments and the Roar of the Crowd

A sampling of the latest emails . . . 1. Regarding the video of the Egyptian kid I noted in yesterday’s Israel Daily News Stream. From: …@verizon.com Subj: Re: IDNS: Car Bomb Rocks Hezbollah How can we get that 12 year old kid, who was interviewed, to be nominated as the next interim president of


Fatah’s Armed Thugs Making Comeback

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. Worth reading: A former interpreter for Iran’s foreign ministry (now living in exile) warns the world not to be fooled. Iran wants a nuclear weapon. Ahmad Hashemi writes in the


NY Times Bureau Chief Goes Back to Social Media 101

It didn’t take long for Jodi  Rudoren to stumble out of the starting block when she took over as the NY Times’ Jerusalem bureau chief earlier this year. Before even arriving in Israel, Rudoren was in hot water over some tweets engaging Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah and plugging Peter Beinart’s book. Now, after coming under


Journalist Fired for Calling Israeli Occupation Brutal

People have a right to free expression on Facebook and Twitter. But when posts reflect on a person’s work, it can undermines the public trust and the confidence of employers. That’s a lesson Sunni Khalid learned. Khalid, the managing news editor for WYPR radio in Baltimore, got the boot for a comment he posted on


Fact Checking Fail of the Day

Arab media fact checkers fell asleep at the wheel. The result? An Arab League condemnation of Benjamin Netanyahu over comments he never made about 10 Palestinian school children tragically killed in an road accident on Thursday. Arab League condemns Netanyahu”s wish of “death to all Arabs” remarks Say what? The Times of Israel explains what happened: Shortly

Media Cheat Sheet 11/01/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Today’s big stories were UNESCO fallout, lingering issues from the recent Gaza rocketfire, and a surprising NY Times op-ed. UNESCO • Now that Palestine is a member of UNESCO, the US has cut funding and Canada is weighing its options. And the Palestinians? They’re already preparing

Facebook, AP, and the Seeds of Another Zionist Media Conspiracy Rumor

A few days ago, I didn’t give this AP lead sentence a second thought: Aided by Facebook, Israel on Friday prevented scores of pro-Palestinian activists from boarding Tel Aviv-bound flights in Europe . . . But someone clearly did. Check out this AP clarification: In a story July 8, The Associated Press reported that Israel’s