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Tired of Seeing Israel Slammed in the Media – v2

Why is the struggle for media fairness so important? The media sways public opinion, which directly affects foreign policy towards Israel. HonestReporting was formed in 2000 to respond to unfair coverage against Israel in the wake of the second Intifada. Since then, it’s prompted hundreds of corrections and retractions in the media. Stay informed on

BBC Runs Unverifiable “Scoop” From Credibility-Challenged Richard Silverstein

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. BBC runs unverifiable “scoop” from credibility-challenged Richard Silverstein. The BBC report says he claims he was given a top-secret memo about Israeli plans to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Tired of Seeing Israel Slammed in the Media?

Why is the struggle for media fairness so important? The media sways public opinion, which directly affects foreign policy towards Israel. HonestReporting was formed in 2000 to respond to unfair coverage against Israel in the wake of the second Intifada. Since then, it’s prompted hundreds of corrections and retractions in the media. Stay informed on

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Israeli Government Video Irks Palestinians

Why has an Israeli video explaining the history and legal status of the West Bank upset the Palestinians? Could the real story be a threat to the distorted Palestinian narrative?

Divorced From Holy Land Reality

Here’s a new canard leveled against Israel: Many Christians living in the Holy Land have to convert to Islam or to a different Christian denomination in order to obtain a divorce. So claims Jill Hamilton in a shocking commentary published in The Guardian‘s print edition: In Israel, Christians come under 10 personal status codes: Latin Catholic,

Rafah and the Law of Unintended Consequences Bites Egypt

After re-opening Rafah, the law of unintended consequences bites Egypt. The Wall St. Journal (click via Google News) writes: A full opening at Egypt’s Rafah border, analysts say, could allow Israel to separate itself more definitively from Gaza, foisting humanitarian and security responsibilities for the enclave onto Egypt . . . Keeping the border closed

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Financial Times: No Interest in Principle

Israel’s three conditions for engaging Hamas are a matter of principle. You don’t negotiate with people who want to kill you. You don’t negotiate with people who don’t recognize your existence. And you don’t negotiate with people who don’t intend to honor previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements. If you do, you reward — and legitimize – a terror

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Arab Spring Sprouts More Mea Culpas

I’m glad to see that the Arab Spring — especially the brutal head-bashing in Syria and Libya — is causing columnists to rethink their views. Yesterday, it was Israel’s Sever Plocker, which carries its own implications for Big Media. Today, it’s Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Yvonne Ridley offering their own mea culpas. First with Alibhai-Brown. Yes, The

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