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BBC, Israel, and Another Olympic Asterisk

The BBC’s Israeli Olympic page is getting dumb and dumber. The country’s size is now qualified. It used to say But now it says If only the Beeb were equally vigorous about putting a similar asterisk on “facts” from Palestinian sources. This is after a whole stink over the Beeb’s handling of Jerusalem’s capital status. I

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Tel Aviv Mayor Tells the Media His City is Cool — but not Israel’s Capital

Following The Guardian’s statement that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel and the UK Press Complaints Commission’s ruling in The Guardian’s favor, who better to ask whether Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel than Ron Huldai, the Mayor of Tel Aviv? So that’s exactly what we did! Yesterday, in the Mayor’s office, we

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Why Did AP Believe The “Gaza Siege” Ended?

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. Mahmoud Abbas is once again pushing a unilateral statehood agenda at the UN. Instead of going to the Security Council, the Palestinians will seek “non-member state” status from the General

The Globe & Mail’s Capital Offense

It annoys the heck out of me when newspapers (in this case, the Globe & Mail) drop Tel Aviv’s name as if it were Israel’s capital city. Tel Aviv, however, remains deeply wary of the Egyptian president, and the Brotherhood’s true plans. It’s another example of Big Media underhandedly using Tel Aviv (instead of Jerusalem)

The Guardian’s “Capital” Offense

What a stupid correction this is. On Friday, The Guardian posted a photo — Jerusalem light rail passengers observing a national moment of silence for the Holocaust. The problem? The original caption referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Here’s the correction: The caption on a photograph featuring passengers on a tram in Jerusalem observing a

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