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Big Media Gives Thumbs Up to Settlement Activity

Big Media Gives Thumbs Up to Settlement Activity

The NY Times confirmed Jonathan Tobin‘s point about Rawabi, the new Palestinian city under development. It’s really just a settlement — a Palestinian one — but that’s okay. However, there’s a double standard when Israel’s doing the developing. And that is most certainly not okay. Tobin was reacting to correspondent Isabel Kershner’s dispatch from Rawabi.

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To Err is Human, But Are Corrections Divine?

To err is human, but newspaper corrections aren’t so divine. The biggest issue is that corrections don’t get the same prominence as the original articles. Posting corrections at the bottom of articles online afterwards is nice, but readers who see the original error aren’t likely to revisit the same article again. We read, make our

Iran’s New Path to Nuclear Arms?

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. Western governments are concerned Iran is taking a new path towards a nuclear bomb: producing weapons-grade plutonium, instead of focusing on uranium. What’s the difference?  The Wall St. Journal explains

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The UN’s “Hate Israel Day”

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. Today is what  UN Watch‘s Hillel Neuer calls “Hate Israel Day” at the UN Human Rights Council: Headlining the program this time will be the presentation of a report by

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Hezbollah Ethnic Cleansing Syrian Sunnis

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. Professor Dave Petrasek (Globe & Mail op-ed) accuses Canada of selling out Syrian human rights to You Know Who’s interests: It is deeply troubling that the Canadian government’s support for

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Self-Determination: Jews Need Not Apply

Over at the NY Times Opinionator blog, Professor Joseph Levine’s dense, 2,052-word pronunciamento tries to explain why it not anti-Semitic to question Israel’s right to exist. Levine’s kind enough to “grant” that the Jews are a people, maintains that self-determination ain’t all it’s cracked up to be (Palestinians take note), then concludes that “the very

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Prisoner X Affair Spreads to Britain

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. Might the Prisoner X affair spread to the UK? According to Der Spiegel, the Mossad recruited two other Israeli-Australian dual nationals, identified as Paul Y. and David Z. What’s the

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If the NY Times Posts a Correction, Does It Make a Sound?

Perhaps someone at the NY Times was hung over from a Mayan apocalypse party. Less than a week after apologizing for saying that Israeli development in E1 would cut the West Bank in two, the New York Times repeated the mistake. In today’s staff editorial. The approvals follow an announcement late last month that Israel

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UN Passes 9 Israel-Bashing Resolutions, But Palestinians Still Lose

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 and Khaled Meshaal have agreed to launch a 3rd intifada against Israel. This one’s going to be “popular.” Khaled Abu Toameh explains: Abbas and Mashaal are aware, the

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NY Times’ East African Bureau Chief Gratuitously Knocks Israel

I don’t know much about Congo’s bloody civil war, M23 rebels, or Rwanda’s involvement in the mess. But I do know this: Israel has nothing to do with it. Yet one African correspondent made an ugly analogy with the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Tell that to Jeffrey Gettleman, the Nairobi-based NY Times’ East Africa bureau chief. In

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