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Media Cheat Sheet 10/24/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Gilad Shalit • Egyptian journalist Shahira Amin writes an open letter to Israel explaining her interview with Gilad Shalit. I think it’s hooey. Here’s how the interview looked to me: A reporter who who rarely goes on air without some makeup and a bite to

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Media Cheat Sheet 10/23/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media’s coverage of Israel. Gilad Shalit • This Patrick Chappatte cartoon sums up Faisal Al Qasim’s Gulf News commentary (via IsraellyCool) which calls the lopsided deal humiliating for Arabs. Qasim’s key snippet follows the cartoon. It is not a secret at all that the value of an Arab

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3 Questions From The In-Box

After a week off (mostly), it’s time to clear out the in-box. Here are three interesting questions. 1. What was Hamas trying to accomplish with that nasty Shalit interview on Egyptian TV? That interview was absolutely abusive.  Shahira Amin says Shalit wasn’t coerced, but how could it have be otherwise? Shalit was alone in Egypt, surrounded by Hamas personnel,

Welcome Home Gilad Shalit

After 1,941 days in captivity, Gilad Shalit’s finally on his way home.  It’s a bittersweet day. No prisoner swap can bring back Lt. Hanan Barak or Staff Sgt. Pavel Slutzker — the two soldiers killed as Shalit was abducted during that early morning attack on an IDF position at the Kerem Shalom crossing. The six families

Ethical Coverage of Shalit’s Homecoming

Everyone is desperate to see those precious first moments of freedom for Gilad Shalit. It’s only human that Israelis wish to share their joy with the Shalit family. The Shalit homecoming and the accompanying Palestinian prisoner release have been blanket coverage on Israel’s main TV networks. So how then to avoid a media circus? Ha’aretz

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Gilad Shalit: Sky News Rewrites History

As I write this only hours after the dramatic announcement that a prisoner swap deal has been signed to bring Gilad Shalit home, it’s still too early to make a judgment of media coverage. The facts and the history behind any story are important and particularly so when dealing with any aspect of the Mideast

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