Tag Archives: press freedom

broken-cam-lens-770x335

The Committee to Protect Journalists From What?

The Committee to Protect Journalists From What?

It’s been five days since CNN reporter Ben Wedeman was roughed up by Palestinian police while covering a Hamas rally in Hebron. That’s more than enough time for the Committee to Protect Journalists to come out with a statement condemning the assault. Wedeman, along with cameraman Joe Sheffer and producer Kareem Khadder, thankfully escaped with nothing more

Western Wall thumb

What’s Going On at Syrian Posts Along Israel Border?

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. An annual State Dept. report on terrorism paints a grim picture of Hamas activity in 2013. If you look at the full report (pdf format), skip down to page 147), otherwise

medicineThumb

Earthquake Damage to Bushehr Reactor

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. Diplomats to AP: The Bushehr nuclear reactor has certainly been damaged by recent earthquakes, “with long cracks appearing in at least one section of the structure.” 2. French scientists: tests

HauslohnerThumb

US Leaks Details of Israeli Missile System

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. Hashem Ibrahaim Hajaz, one of the terrorists released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap, is back to his old ways. The Times of Israel explains it all started when Israeli

MemriThumb

Israeli Killed in Terror Attack

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. A Palestinian terrorist stabbed to death an Israeli at the Tapuah Junction near Nablus. The Jerusalem Post identified the victim as Evyatar Borovsky, 32 year-old father of five from of

AnonymousThumb

Hackers Attack Israeli Sites

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. Hackers attacked Israeli web sites en masse today. Haaretz and AP reported that government web sites experienced some disruptions, “but the damage appeared minimal.” Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, of the government’s

presscardThumb

Why Palestinian Journalists Are Right to Boycott Shimon Peres

It’s nothing personal against Israel’s president, Shimon Peres. Four journalists from the Jerusalem-based Al Quds refused to submit to a strip search by Israeli security guards outside the US consulate in eastern Jerusalem, where Hillary Clinton met with Salam Fayyad. The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate’s response: boycotting a meeting with Peres. The blowback was inevitable. Overzealous security guards

mawludafandthumb

Palestinians Blame Radiation Poisoning For Arafat’s Death

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. Al Jazeera reports that Yasser Arafat died of radiation poisoning, prompting Palestinian officials to tell AFP they seek an international investigation modeled after the UN’s inquiry into the Rafik Hariri

Top