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1 Minute for Munich

1 Minute for Munich

Join the international commemoration of Israel’s fallen athletes — wherever you are on the morning of the Olympic Games’ opening ceremonies. This Friday morning, a short ceremony at Israel’s embassy in London will pay tribute to the 11 athletes killed at the 1972 Munich games. The event — streamed online at Minute for Munich starting

Richard Silverstein’s Fact-Checking Fail

Richard Silverstein’s interest in HonestReporting’s petition for Khulood Badawi’s dismissal shows his inability to get the facts straight. On Planet Silverstein, HonestReporting conspires with the Israeli government, NGOs, and bloggers like Avi Mayer — who blew the whistle on Badawi’s photo being from 2006: Mayer passed the story off to Ron Prosor, Israel’s UN ambassador,

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Israel Releases Images Online: Why It Matters

Good news for Israel’s online activists: Israel’s releasing its national photo collection from copyright restrictions. It opens up some new graphic opportunities for anyone struggling to find the right royalty free image. The LA Times writes: Images of key figures, pivotal moments and just plain interesting photographs documenting Israel’s history will now be freely available for

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“It Doesn’t Mean The Outrage Wasn’t Genuine”

Jennifer Rubin usually raises hackles with her blogging at the Washington Post. Now, her latest controversy about a Gilad Shalit-related tweet is raising questions about how journalists on Twitter reflect on the papers they work for. But more importantly, the ombudsman’s response raises a happy precedent for HonestReporting and web activists. It started with the

Things Your Media Watchdog Wants You To Know About Letters to the Editor (Part 4)

Keep your letter short. Space in print newspapers is valuable. It’s so precious, in fact, that the newspaper’s main commodity — news articles — are measured by words. Journalists and editors work with the word count. Editors and graphic artists work with column inches (as a rule of thumb, one column inch equals about 40 words). Space matters, therefore, each

Pro-Israel Blogoff Winner Receives iPad

HonestReporting’s proud to present Uri Gobey with an iPad for winning the 2011 Pro-Israel Blog-Off. Uri, who blogs as Israel Muse, beat out a pack of bloggers who all posted excellent commentaries, podcasts and videos. HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams, who was one of the competition’s judges, said: HonestReporting is all about getting supporters of Israel engaged

Things Your Media Watchdog Wants You to Know About Writing Letters to the Editor (Part 3)

Keep your letter exclusive to one newspaper. Exclusive content is what gives each newspaper its unique character. So editors publish content that hasn’t been published anywhere else. The letters to the editor page is no different. Sending one letter to several newspapers is like dating two girls simultaneously. It betrays the the expectation of an

Dutch Internet Activism’s Rising Tide Against Flotilla

A big dank je wel to Holland’s blundering flotilla movement and the intrepid Internet activists who exposed shady leftist-Islamic alliances. Israel now rides an unexpected wave of Dutch public support. Yochanan Visser explains: Many articles — often with Dutch Internet media taking the lead — exposed alliances between Dutch far leftists and local Islamists who, together with

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Israel Muse Wins Pro-Israel Blog-Off

Aussie Dave just announced the final results of the 2011 Pro-Israel Blog-Off. Congratulations to the grand prize winner,  Israel Muse. I’ve enjoyed seeing Israel’s supporters show what they’re capable of doing as I blogged the competition. My fervent hope is that readers become inspired and empowered to take their Internet activism to a new level

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Pro-Israel Blog-Off: The Final Round

The Pro-Israel Blog-Off’s down to two finalists. Elder of Ziyon and Israel Muse. They posted their final entries of the competition. You go to IsraellyCool to see their entries and choose the best post. Voting closes Sunday June 19th 11:59 PM Israel time. Your votes, and a panel of judges — including HonestReporting CEO Joe

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