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Media Cheat Sheet 11/02/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Shortly before publishing today’s cheat sheet, media reports came up of a two-boat flotilla of ships travelling from Turkey to Gaza to break the blockade. One ship is Irish, the other Canadian. It’s a developing story. Details at the JPost. I would’ve expected Gazans to

The Broken Clock Logic of Palmer’s Rejectionists

Just as a broken clock is still correct once a day, it’s safe to say that the UN will vindicate Israel once in a blue moon. But as I read The Guardian’s staff-editorial on the Palmer report, you can imagine the editors vainly trying to wind up a broken clock to suit their reality: The

The Guardian: Still Spinning the Flotilla

The flotilla movement never made it a secret that its second convoy was a political stunt to embarrass Israel. Pretentions of delivering humanitarian aid were always secondary. And yet The Guardian implies otherwise: Although some vowed to continue with their quest, no new date has been set for departure of the flotilla, which was supposed

Dutch Reporters Abandon Ship Over Flotilla’s Own Press Restrictions

Disgusted by flotillista media restrictions, naivete, and deceit, Eric Beauchemin of Radio Netherlands (and two other Dutch journalists) abandoned ship rather than sail to Gaza. But I have worked as a journalist for the past 25 years, and never have I experienced such a closed organisation . . . Yesterday morning I had a final

Israel Rethinking Ban on Flotilla Journos

UPDATE 5:25 pm: No sanctions for the journos, according to this statement from the Prime Minister’s office. * * * This just in from Reuters. Israel’s rethinking it’s ban on journalists sailing with the Gaza flotilla: “(Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) heard about it on the news and asked to re-examine this issue because it’s problematic,” Deputy

Guns and Poses: Mavi Marmara Humanitarian Volunteers Were Armed

Israel’s Yediot Aharonot published photos of unidentified flotillistas aboard the Mavi Marmara holding guns. According to Nana 10 (Hebrew), the images came from cameras the IDF seized from the Mavi Marmara last year. Although the army had the damning images for a year, they were never released, nor were they seen by Israel’s Turkel Commission. So what

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