Tag Archives: Ha’aretz

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Thousands Evacuated as Israel Battles Expanding Wildfires

Thousands Evacuated as Israel Battles Expanding Wildfires

Today’s Top Stories 1. Wildfires continued to spread around Israel as flames threatened homes and national infrastructure. Some 60,000 people were forced to evacuate in Haifa alone. The Jerusalem Post, i24 News and Haaretz report new fires broke out in the areas of Modiin, Nazareth, the Hebron Hills, and Rishon LeTzion (suspiciously across from a

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Haaretz Columnist Quits Over Sexual Harassment Scandal

Today’s Top Stories 1. After outing himself as the Israeli journalist who sexually harassed Danielle Berrin, veteran journalist Ari Shavit resigned from Haaretz and from Channel 10 where he offered commentary and analysis. Meanwhile, a second woman is accusing Shavit of similar harassment. Last week, Berrin, a Jewish American journalist created a stir by describing

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Guest Commentary: Does Israeli Media Need to Be Saved?

Gavin Gross, a New York native who now lives in Israel, is a former director of public affairs at the British Zionist Federation, and is a member of HonestReporting’s Israeli amutah (non-profit governing committee). Anyone who has visited or studied Israel knows that it can be a very tempestuous and argumentative place, with a wide range

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Israeli Killed in Stabbing Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli woman was killed by two Palestinian terrorists in a stabbing attack outside a market in the Beit Horon settlement last night. A 58-year-old woman was also injured in the attack. Both Palestinians were shot and killed by a security guard. Several home-made pipe bombs that failed to explode were found

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The 2015 Dishonest Reporting Awards

The year began with Islamic terror in Paris, but was dominated by the Iranian nuclear talks and strained US-Israeli ties. A wave of Palestinian stabbing and car-ramming attacks began with the Jewish new year. As 2015 draws to a close, Islamic terror has struck the West again, with Paris suffering even more bloodshed. The 2015

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Hamas Funding Islamic State in Sinai

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas is funding Islamic State in Sinai. In a nutshell, YNet describes the mutually beneficial arrangement with Hamas providing IS with money, training, and logistical support. In return, IS secures the smuggling of needed weapons and equipment into Gaza: Israeli officials believe that if the situation escalates on the Gaza front, both ISIS

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When Anonymous Washington Sources Sling Mud At Israel

Love them or hate them, the news industry needs anonymous sources. Sometimes, the information they provide can’t be obtained from anywhere else. I get that. But journalists must use nameless sources with caution. They make news less transparent — readers have to place a lot more trust in the reporter that the source is credible,

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Some Straight Talk About the BDS

How clear does the BDS have to be about its true intentions before seemingly well-meaning people stop giving it the benefit of the doubt? A case in point is the recent article from Haaretz columnist Bradley Burston, who seems to genuinely want the BDS to come clean about its goals: What does BDS really want

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The 2014 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Scarlett Johansson’s brave stand against Israel-bashers seems so long ago. With three teenagers kidnapped and murdered, a Gaza war, violence in Jerusalem, an escalating tug of war over the Temple Mount, and unilateral PA efforts in the UN, Israelis will be glad 2014 is over. Don’t forget the rise of ISIS, Iranian tensions, and frayed

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