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Egypt’s Gas Find Upends Israeli Energy Plans

Egypt’s Gas Find Upends Israeli Energy Plans

Today’s Top Stories 1. The “largest Mediterranean gas field” found off Egypt’s coast could meet the country’s natural gas needs for decades. The Zohr gas field‘s estimated 30 trillion cubic feet of gas is double the amount held in Israel’s Leviathan off shore field. Zohr certainly shakes up Israeli plans. Haaretz notes that Egyptian purchases


Lessons From Another False-Photo Tweet

For our false photo tweet of the day: Pavel Ryzhevsky, a columnist for the pro-Kremlin Komsomolskaya Pravda tweeted an image purporting to show a civilian shielding his baby from an attack in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine. Ryzhevsky dates the image as July 13, 2015. The Jerusalem Post provides a translation of


Israel Under Fire: IDF Launches Operation Protective Edge

Today’s Top Stories 1. The IDF’s Operation Protective Edge began as the IDF hit Gaza rocket launchers, Hamas command and control facilities and other terror infrastructure. See all the details at the Haaretz, Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel and i24 live-blogs. Among the more notable developments, the IDF wants to call up another 40,000 reservists, and

Vote for the Dishonest Reporter of 2012

In addition to that that other election, now’s the time to vote for the Dishonest Reporter of 2012. It’s our annual recognition of the year’s most skewed and biased coverage of Israel and the Mideast conflict. Make your voice heard and please choose one of the five nominees below, along with a brief explanation of


Extraordinary Letter Reveals Dissent Within Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

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. The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s held hearings on PA corruption. The Washington Free Beacon picks up on the “Lifestyles of the Rich and Palestinian.” “I can tell you from

Richard Silverstein’s Fact-Checking Fail

Richard Silverstein’s interest in HonestReporting’s petition for Khulood Badawi’s dismissal shows his inability to get the facts straight. On Planet Silverstein, HonestReporting conspires with the Israeli government, NGOs, and bloggers like Avi Mayer — who blew the whistle on Badawi’s photo being from 2006: Mayer passed the story off to Ron Prosor, Israel’s UN ambassador,


Toulouse, Twitter, and the Media Incitement Factor

The four Jews killed in front of their Toulouse Hebrew school are being buried as I write. The funeral’s not far from where my own children go to school. It weighed on my mind as I watched my own son innocently skip over to his classmates happily tumbling out of a van onto a sun-drenched


False Photo Tweet: Badawi’s Cold Correction

Under-secretary general Valerie Amos wrote to Ambassador Ron Prosor that the UN would launch an internal inquiry. And now Badawi issues this cold correction? I don’t see any expression of regret or apology here. I don’t see Badawi taking ownership of her mistake. What do I see? A woman whose job is at risk and

False Photo Tweet: UN Launches Inquiry

Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos responded to Ambassador Ron Prosor’s letter that the UN is launching an internal inquiry into Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet. This after HonestReporting exposed Badawi’s UN connection. Fox News updates the situation: In a response letter to Ambassador Prosor, obtained by Fox News, UN Under-Secretary General Amos wrote: “It is regrettable that