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Razing a Racket

Razing a Racket

You’re the mayor of Jerusalem. And it all comes down to you. You’re dealing with 11 illegally built Palestinian apartment buildings on your city’s northern outskirts. They’re within the municipal boundaries alright, but they’re outside the security barrier. You rub your head at another only-in-Israel moment no other mayor in the world deals with. The

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Deadly Clashes Erupt in Egypt

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 *** Breaking news **** As today’s news roundup went to press, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef — Israel’s former Sefardi chief rabbi, a prominent spiritual leader and political power broker — passed away.


NY Times: E1 Won’t Divide West Bank in Two After All

The NY Times corrected the record on E1 construction. It’s a media precedent: An article on Dec. 2 about Israel’s decision to move forward with planning and zoning for settlements in an area east of Jerusalem known as E1 described imprecisely the effect of such development on access to the cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem


Reuters Blames Israel For Doomsday

It’s an otherwise forgettable analysis of Israeli plans to develop E1. Could Reuters possibly have come up with a more sensationalized headline? “Doomsday” hill may be one Israeli settlement too far Doomsday? By whipping up hysteria, Reuters distracts readers from the real doomsday of December 21, when the Mayan calendar ends and the apocalypse begins.

Despite the Hype, E1 Doesn’t Cut West Bank in Two

The patch of land the world’s fixated on today is roughly 4.5 square miles adjacent to Jerusalem and Maale Adumim. There’s no fancy name to the place. It’s simply known by the bureaucratic moniker, E1. After the UN General Assembly unilaterally boosted the Palestinians to non-member observer state and a Mahmoud Abbas speech that piqued


AP’s Self-Declared Jerusalem “Correction”

After referring to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, AP feels it has to correct the record. On Friday morning, the wire service tweeted this article:  Within the hour, AP issued this correction: After checking the AP style guide (paywall), Politico contacted the wire service for clarification: There’s only one line in the AP Stylebook entry on

Vote for the Dishonest Reporter of 2012

In addition to that that other election, now’s the time to vote for the Dishonest Reporter of 2012. It’s our annual recognition of the year’s most skewed and biased coverage of Israel and the Mideast conflict. Make your voice heard and please choose one of the five nominees below, along with a brief explanation of


IDNS: Hamas Training Its Own Diplomatic Corps

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.Hamas is training its own diplomatic corps. Till now, the PLO was the sole representative body of the Palestinian people. Reuters says the move will deepen the Hamas/Fatah divide: Hamas officials