Tag Archives: Gilad Shalit

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The Guardian’s Readers’ Editor On Anti-Semitism

Deborah Orr’s smarmy column on the Gilad Shalit deal continues to raise enough of a stink that even Chris Elliott, The Guardian’s Readers’ Editor, finally weighs in on the piece’s anti-Semitism. Three times in the last nine months I have upheld complaints against language within articles that I agreed could be read as antisemitic. The

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

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Media Cheat Sheet 10/30/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Today’s coverage focused on Gaza rocket fire and Israeli retaliation. Unfortunately, some journos skewed the chronology while others used non-judgmental shorthand giving the impression Israel sparked the fighting. Moshe Ami was buried in Ashkelon after succumbing to shrapnel wounds. Gaza Heats Up • In Ashkelon,

Any Journo Would’ve Interviewed Shalit if Given the Chance

As journalists debate the ethics of the Gilad Shalit interview, Lawrence Pintak, the dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, calls a spade a spade. He writes in the Columbia Journalism Review: But how many reporters can honestly say that, given the opportunity, they would have turned down the chance to be the first to speak

Media Cheat Sheet 10/27/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Peace Process • Commenting on Condi Rice’s memoirs, David Ignatius says the Obama administration’s failure to advance the peace process is compounded by the fact that the US could have used Olmert’s proposal as a building block for peace talks. • The Christian Science Monitor has capsule

Red Cross Did Not Examine Gilad Shalit Before Controversial Egyptian Interview

That Egyptian interview with Gilad Shalit took place before any medics had a chance to check his condition. Investigative journalist Richard Behar (Forbes) blows the lid: Last week, I sent an email to the interviewer, Shahira Amin, Egypt’s most famous TV journalist – posted afterwards in a news story. Three days ago, she responded at great

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Media Cheat Sheet 10/26/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Peace Process • Ambassador Michael Oren discussed latest issues at a Christian Science Monitor. Watch his take on the Gilad Shalit swap, the Arab Spring and Palestinian statehood. I’m embedding the latter. • Abbas wants a major prisoner release as a precondition for peace talks. The Daily

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Media Cheat Sheet 10/25/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. If you’re new to my media cheat sheets, these are my daily assessments of Israel in the news that used to be for HonestReporting’s in-house use only. Now, you’re in the loop too. Shalit Swap Followup • Mohammed Sharatha, one terrorist freed in the

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