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December 8, 2014: Right-Wing ‘Hawks’ Only Fly in Israel

December 8, 2014: Right-Wing ‘Hawks’ Only Fly in Israel

  Listen to Yarden Frankl on the Voice of Israel by clicking on the image above or on this link to play. Foreign correspondents covering elections in Israel have no problem labeling Israeli politicians as ‘hawks’ or ‘extremists.’ Yet despite his incitement-laced tirades, PA head Mahmoud Abbas is always referred to as a “moderate.”  

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Selling Land to Arabs and Jews

Reuters writes about how there are many Arabs who live in predominantly Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Of course, that’s not how these places are described. Instead Reuters calls them “Jewish settlements on occupied land in East Jerusalem.” The article also mentions that recently some Arabs have been leaving these places because of a “surge of

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Is The PLO Dictating Reuters Content?

A few days ago, the PLO warned foreign reporters not to use the name “Temple Mount” in reports about the Jerusalem holy site. The thrust of its argument is that the Temple Mount is located in occupied territory, and any reference to the site other than the Noble Sanctuary (Haram al Sharif in Arabic) encroaches

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Anonymous Sources Run Amok

In their zeal to squeeze Hamas, did Israel and Egypt irresponsibly ignore US and UN warnings that might have made war in Gaza avoidable? I don’t know. But that’s what the Wall Street Journal (click via Google News) implies in a reconstruction of events leading up to Operation Protective Edge. Unfortunately, this reconstruction is  based entirely on anonymous

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Reuters Shoots Truth in the Foot

The IDF suspended a soldier for firing his weapon in an unauthorized way during the Nakba Day clash. That’s according to Israeli media reports such as Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, YNet, and the Times of Israel. The reports make clear that this soldier did not fire the shots that killed Palestinian teenagers Nadim Nuwara and Mohammed Salameh. As

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A Muddled Minefield of Symbolism and Spin

Pope Francis visited a memorial to Israeli terror victims. Unlike AP, Reuters managed to dodge using the word “terror” in a headline by making the story about the pontiff “navigating a minefield of symbols.” Unfortunately, Reuters has to navigate the same minefield, and it blundered it’s way through the meaning of the Temple Mount and

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Free Lance Fauxtography, Reuters Style

Last year’s death of Molhem Barakat — a Syrian freelance photographer for Reuters who was under age and had previously sought to be a suicide bomber — continues to raise questions about the integrity of the wire service’s images. The talented teenage photographer was killed covering fighting in Aleppo last December. The NY Times explains:

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