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What Would It Take to Spark Media Introspection Over Mideast Coverage?

What Would It Take to Spark Media Introspection Over Mideast Coverage?

Since the US elections, the journalism industry has been humbled by Donald Trump’s unexpected win. Long-held assumptions are flying out the window. Long-held practices will hopefully be re-examined. A “reality check,” after all, means you may not be in sync with reality. How big a problem is it? It’s coming out that journalists operated in

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Why US Election Coverage Is a Wake Up Call for Israel’s Supporters

The dust is still settling on the most divisive presidential election campaign in recent memory. Shocking not just the US but the rest of the world, Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. There’s a lot of media introspection (or more aptly, post-mortems) as editors and journalists try to figure out

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Americans Vote as World Awaits Outcome

Today’s Top Stories 1. Americans began voting today to choose the next US president. I’m not a fan of staying up all night waiting for election results, but if that’s your plan, the Columbia Journalism Review offers a useful guide of what to expect and when. And Politico lays out the game plans for the

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UNESCO Ignores Jewish Connection to Temple Mount; ‘Accidental’ Chemical Attack in Syria

Today’s Top Stories 1. Dozens of Hezbollah combatants in Syria were ‘accidentally’ killed in a chemical weapons attack carried out by the Syrian military. 2. A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution on Jerusalem completely ignored any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, and even accused Israel of “planting fake Jewish graves.” In addition to

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Dozens Killed in Belgian Terror Attacks

Today’s Top Stories 1. Terror in Belgium: At least 34 people were killed and more than 130 injured in two explosions at Brussels Airport and a third at the city’s Maelbeek metro station. The station is located near both European Union and NATO headquarters. At least one attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.  The

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Hezbollah Seeking Base in Cuba

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department, Hezbollah seeks to establish a base in Cuba from which it can attack Israeli targets in Latin America. Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Post responded to an attack in other Clinton e-mails calling the paper a ‘Likud organ.’ 2.

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State Dept. Discussed Secretly Backing Palestinian Riots

Today’s Top Stories 1. This latest revelation from released State Department emails will fuel suspicions of foreign meddling in Israeli affairs and raise questions about Hillary Clinton and the people surrounding her. Say it ain’t so, Hillary!   2. Sanctions on Iran may be lifted as early as Friday, so it’d be nice to know what’s going

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UN: Gaza Will Be Uninhabitable in 5 Years

Today’s Top Stories 1. AP, AFP, and UPI all picked up on a UN report claiming that Gaza could be “uninhabitable” in five years if current economic trends persist. 2. I don’t know what to make of headlines talking about Mahmoud Abbas stepping down either, but here are a few tea leaves you can sort through:

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Why Palestinian Journalists Are Right to Boycott Shimon Peres

It’s nothing personal against Israel’s president, Shimon Peres. Four journalists from the Jerusalem-based Al Quds refused to submit to a strip search by Israeli security guards outside the US consulate in eastern Jerusalem, where Hillary Clinton met with Salam Fayyad. The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate’s response: boycotting a meeting with Peres. The blowback was inevitable. Overzealous security guards

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