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Hackers Post False Syria Stories on Reuters Platform

Hackers Post False Syria Stories on Reuters Platform

Everything you need to now about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinians will apply to the UN General Assembly for non-member status on Sept. 27. Best coverage of the development goes to the Jerusalem Post‘s Khaled Abu Toameh. In

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Balance of “Activism” Doesn’t Sound Right

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah thinks Hezbollah has reached a level of mutually assured destruction with the Zionist entity. Here’s the Daily Star’s money quote from his latest speech (still given from an undisclosed location). Speaking on the subject of Israel, Nasrallah said his party maintained “a balance of terror” with the Jewish state, which prevents it

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Big Media Confirms Foreign Jihadis Among Syrian Rebels

Everything you need to know about the  weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Times of India: Naming names, Indian cops have concluded that the suspects in February attack outside the Israeli embassy were members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. One man, identified as Sedaghatzadeh

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“Journalist” Tries to Arrest Israel’s Foreign Minister

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. A reality check for the minute of silence push: The LA Times invited writers from its parent company’s newspapers to comment on the Olympic issue. Last I looked, only Barry Stavro (LA Times)

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

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

Media Cheat Sheet 10/11/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. News & Commentary • The Jerusalem Post obtained a document sent to Israeli envoys abroad spelling out some of the legal problems Palestinian statehood faces. It’s an important story; I expanded on but one of the points raised: Who is A Palestinian Citizen? • Ofcom (pdf

Media Cheat Sheet 10/10/2011

Commentary • I’m starting off with a great Wall St. Journal staff-ed (click via Google News) about the “Cinderella story” of Daniel Shechtman’s chemistry research: Today, Mr. Shechtman’s observations have been fully validated and quasicrystals are beginning to have commercial applications. But his story is a reminder that a consensus of scientists is no substitute

WikiLeaks: Media Relations, Hezbollah Style

We’ve known about Hezbollah’s media strong-arm tactics with Western journalists. Even Nic Robertson admitted during the 2006 Lebanon War that he was a tool of Hezbollah. Now WikiLeaks paints an even bleaker for Taher Abbas, a journalist with the misfortune of living in — of all places — Beirut’s Dahiya neighborhood, where Hezbollah is based.

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