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Who Killed Hezbollah’s Mustafa Badreddine?

Who Killed Hezbollah’s Mustafa Badreddine?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mustafa Badreddine, Hezbollah’s highest ranking commander, was killed in a mysterious explosion near Damascus International Airport. Whodunnit? Hezbollah blames Islamic State, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights disputes this. The New York Times notes the deafening silence on claims of responsibility while Anshel Pfeffer ranks the possible culprits. According to Le Figaro’s


More Revelations of NSA Snooping on Netanyahu

Today’s Top Stories 1. Wikileaks released more documents highlighting US snooping on world leaders, including a tapped phone call between Benjamin Netanyahu and former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi in 2010. According to the documents, Berlusconi offered to help Israel mend frayed ties with the US. 2. A rash of Gaza suicides points to rising poverty


US Declassifies Israeli Nuke Documents

Today’s Top Stories 1. The US declassified a number of documents from 1969-1972 dealing with Israel’s nuclear program. The Jerusalem Post wonders about the timing. The publication of the documents comes as part of a routine release of historical information by the US State Department, however the timing of the revelations, on the background of


UN Gaza Investigator Quits

Today’s Top Stories 1. The head of the UN’s inquiry into the Gaza war, William Schabas, resigned after Israel uncovered that he was once a paid consultant for the PLO. Reuters got the scoop: In a letter to the commission, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, Schabas said he would step down immediately to


News Executives Debate Controversial Gaza Video

High-level British news executives weighed in on a controversial video that UK Channel 4’s Jon Snow made in July after visiting Gaza. The Huffington Post UK was on hand as Fran Unsworth (BBC’s deputy news chief), John Hardie (chief executive of ITN News), and John Ryley (head of Sky News) weighed in during a panel discussion at a


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

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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

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


Media Cheat Sheet 12/01/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Iran’s feeling the heat on a lot of levels. Big Media thinks Israeli start-ups are cool. And Time says, “So what?” as Israel releases tax revenue to the PA. Iranian Issues • While the Brits are shutting down Iran’s embassy, they