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Hamas Admits to Intimidating Foreign Journalists

Hamas Admits to Intimidating Foreign Journalists

In an interview, a Hamas spokesperson admits on air to Hamas intimidation of journalists in Gaza and deporting those who reported on rocket launch sites.

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Kerry: Israel Could Become an Apartheid State

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. John Kerry has a lot of Israel-supporters up in arms. The Daily Beast obtained a recording of the Secretary of State saying that Israel risks becoming an apartheid state if no peace

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Why Palestinian Journalists Are Right to Boycott Shimon Peres

It’s nothing personal against Israel’s president, Shimon Peres. Four journalists from the Jerusalem-based Al Quds refused to submit to a strip search by Israeli security guards outside the US consulate in eastern Jerusalem, where Hillary Clinton met with Salam Fayyad. The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate’s response: boycotting a meeting with Peres. The blowback was inevitable. Overzealous security guards

Lynsey Addario and A Strip Search’s Fallout

Try to imagine the scene: An eight-month pregnant woman is made to go through X-ray machine three times, to the amusement of security personnel. Then she’s told she has to undergo a strip-search anyway. New York Times photographer Lynsey Addario was working on assignment and returning to Israel from Gaza. She had her Government Press

Reporters Strip Searched Again: Journos to Boycott Bibi?

The Foreign Press Association is rightly upset that three female reporters were strip searched by the Prime Minister’s security detail last week before a briefing by deputy prime minister Moshe Yaalon. AFP’s Sara Hussein described the experience as humiliating and also posted tweets one and two as well. Reporters already go through security checks before getting press

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Purim Spoof: Bibi Strip Searched at FPA Purim Bash

Security guards on duty at the Foreign Press Association’s annual Purim party strip searched Benjamin Netanyahu at the door. “Yeah, it’s a little extreme, but the guards, God bless them, were just following their procedures,” said FPA chairman Joe Federman, when apprised of the incident. “I wish security for our Purim party wasn’t necessary, but

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