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Hamas Confirms Indirect Talks With Israel

Hamas Confirms Indirect Talks With Israel

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. Maan News: Hamas confirms indirect talks with Israel on implementing cease fire. But don’t call the talks “political,” say the Islamists. Meanwhile, a NY Daily News op-ed argues that this

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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Our yearly roundup of the worst excesses of the media in 2011.

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

Itamar Massacre Followup: BBC Turnaround Improves

Hakim Awad was convicted of murdering Udi and Ruth Fogel, along with three of their children in the Itamar massacre. Almost as notable as the conviction is that the BBC picked up on the story quickly. Beeb officials conceded they completely fumbled the massacre after MP Louise Bagshawe called the taxpayer-funded news service onto the carpet.

Assessing Weekend Coverage

• Two Palestinians, Amjad Awad, 19, and Hakim Awad 18, have confessed to brutally murdering the Fogel family. Haaretz reports that six other people from the Palestinian village of Awarta were arrested for helping hide the murder weapon and suppressing evidence. Awarta’s in shock: Many in the village refuse to believe the investigation conclusions including


Louise Bagshawe: Still Waiting For BBC Reply on Fogel Failures

  It’s been a few days since Louise Bagshawe asked in the pages of the Daily Telegraph if the BBC really cared about the slaughter of the Fogel family. Certainly ample time for Beeb executives to reply to the British MP’s broadside calling to account the lack of coverage. But Bagshawe’s still waiting to hear from


LA Times: Let Philosophers Wrestle With Cycle of Violence

HR readers outraged by the LA Times’s cycle of violence mentality got the paper’s attention. Here’s the editorial staff’s lame response. You can argue forever about who is right and who is wrong. Or how far back to go to determine who started the hostilities. Or how much worse it is or isn’t to kill civilians

Melanie Phillips Under Investigation?

Let’s clear the air before the UK press muddies the waters even more. A few days ago, in a blog post titled Armchair Barbarism, Melanie Phillips describes the terrorists responsible for the Itamar massacre as “savages.” Although The Guardian reports that the UK Press Complaints Commission is “investigating” her post, The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson confirms otherwise:


Itamar Massacre: Canada’s Callous Coverage

Our colleagues at HonestReporting Canada find that the Itamar massacre remains a CBC no-fly zone. CBC Radio has has completely ignored the incident while CBC television featured a misleading 30-second news flash. The network’s flagship TV programs one week after the fact haven’t touched the story. Yes, many journos normally in Israel are now spread