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Jewish Extremists Arrested for Murder of Palestinian Teen

Jewish Extremists Arrested for Murder of Palestinian Teen

Today’s Top Stories 1. Police arrested six Jewish suspects in the murder of Mohammed Khdeir. Their identities haven’t been released, but police sources made clear to AP, AFP, and the BBC that the murder was motivated by nationalism — not crime or family honor. A development like this wouldn’t be complete without political posturing. There’s a lot

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EU Sanctions Knock Iran’s Press TV Off the Airwaves

Thanks to the latest EU sanctions against Iran, Press TV was cut off from Europe’s airwaves this morning. Eutelsat began blocking it and 18 other TV/radio stations operated by the Iranian state broadcaster, Irib. Press TV’s anger is both palpable and predictable: It also shows that the European Union does not respect freedom of speech, and spares

Press TV: Iranian Propaganda Station Off the Air Where it Belongs

The Iranian state propaganda organ Press TV obtained a license to broadcast via satellite from its London studios at the end of 2008, spreading its brand of “news” into the living rooms of millions of British people. Quite how a station that has promoted Holocaust denial as well as a viciously anti-Israel agenda driven by

Media Cheat Sheet 10/5/2011

Yesterday, I began blogging the daily media roundups I already prepare for the HonestReporting staff’s in-house use. It covers a lot of the issues, trends in coverage, and developments I see in the course of the day. Commentary • Brett Schaefer (National Review) says US should withhold funds from UNESCO if the organization accepts the

Top 5 Reasons The Gaza Flotilla Will Go On Even Though Egypt’s Opening Rafah Crossing This Weekend

Egypt announced it will permanently open the Rafah border crossing this weekend. With Palestinians able to travel back and forth, and consumer goods already plentiful, you’d think the Free Gaza flotilla being organized in Turkey should be superfluous. Think again. Here are the top five reasons the flotilla will go on. 5. Too many misogynistic Arab

BBC Part of an Al-Qaida “Propaganda Media Network?” (Part 2)

Don’t get too excited by the Daily Telegraph allegations that someone working for the BBC may be part of an Al-Qaida “propaganda media network.” The Telegraph raised the issue after obtaining a Wikileaks document which said that a telephone number associated with the BBC was found in numerous phone books and cell phones seized by coalition forces in

Italian Journalist/Activist Abducted in Gaza

Sky News reports that a group of Salafists inspired by Al-Qaida just kidnapped an Italian journalist in Gaza. Their video (via Gaza Times) demands that Hamas release their “holy warriors” from detention. The video identifies the Italian as Vittorio Arrigoni. This abduction isn’t as straightforward as the Alan Johnston affair. That’s because the International Solidarity Movement

Press TV’s UK Bank Account Frozen

Press TV’s UK bank account was frozen. The Times of London writes of the latest woes for Iran’s English language news station: The National Westminster Bank has frozen and will shortly close Press TV’s main trading account, which is believed to contain more than £100,000, in what its supporters see as a politically motivated act

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