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

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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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

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Eritrea Hosting Israeli and Iranian Bases?

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. Israel will not transfer any tax revenues to the PA for the next four months. Liberman said the funds to be withheld were not Palestinian money, but rather money the

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Might Palestinian Press Freedom Gain From UN Statehood Vote?

The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a special report on jailed journalists. Turkey’s the biggest jailer; neither Israel nor Fatahstan or Hamastan made the CPJ’s top ten list (not even per capita). This snippet has me wondering: How might Palestinian press freedom benefit from the PA’s boosted status at the UN? Journalists who either disappear

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Australian Jews Respond to Ugly Cartoon

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. Loads of commentary on Thursday’s UN statehood vote. See it all below. 2. Howard Zwier blasts back at the Sydney Morning Herald for this disgusting Michael Leunig cartoon. After taking

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

How Will Big Media Refer to the Palestinian “State”?

Now that the UN boosted the Palestinian status to “non-member observer state,” what does this mean for Big Media descriptions of the new-and-improved Palestinian entity? The Daily Telegraph‘s Alex Spillius lists the possible references, but finds shortcomings in them all. Palestine: “There has in fact never been a nation state called Palestine. The Holy Land

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Leveson Inquiry Releases Phone Hacking Findings

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. The UN General Assembly votes today on giving the Palestinians “non-state observer status. More on that below. 2. The Leveson inquiry released its findings on the phone hacking scandal and

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Islamist Rebels Seize Syrian Villages in Golan DMZ

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. BREAKING NEWS UPDATE, 4:35 pm: After publishing this post, an Israeli air strike killed Hamas’s top military commander Ahmad Jabari. Details at the Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel. The airstrike marked the beginning of a

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Rockets Rain on Israel

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. Gaza heats up again. The violence began on Saturday when Palestinians fired an anti-tank rocket at an IDF  jeep, injuring four soldiers. As this post went to press, nearly 80

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