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CNN Settlement Photo and Headline Fail

CNN Settlement Photo and Headline Fail

In a report on the Israeli approval for building new homes in Jerusalem neighborhoods over the Green Line, CNN produces the following headline and photo: Some observations: The headline is inaccurate. As the text of the story itself states, Israel is building what CNN describes as “more than 550 settlement units” i.e. houses and apartments

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Hamas Pushing Palestinian Unity

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. With no end to Egyptian pressure, Hamas signals “readiness” to reconcile with Fatah. Among the confidence building measures reported by the Jerusalem Post, Fatah members who fled Gaza will be allowed to

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EU Pays Non-Existent PA Workers

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. It’s rare for Western news services to look at the phenomenon of Palestinian honor killings. So due credit to Reuters for reporting a rising worrisome trend in the West Bank.

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PA Suspends Peace Talks

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. UN personnel investigating a Syrian chemical attack suspended their mission after coming under sniper fire. Sky News adds that two mortars landed near the UN team’s hotel. How will Assad

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Ban Ki-moon Admits UN Biased Against 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. Ban Ki-moon admitted that the UN is biased against Israel. YNet was on hand when the Secretary General confirmed what we already knew: Responding to a student who said Israelis

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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

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German Cartoon: It’s the Intent, Stupid

A German daily paper is ruffling feathers with a political cartoon. This Stuttgarter Zeitung cartoon features Prime Minister Netanyahu poisoning the dove of peace. Screengrab’s from the paper’s Facebook page. YNet explains the German: According to the drawing, the prime minister is spilling poison from a bottle marked “settlement construction” onto a peace of bread,

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