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Big Media Gives Thumbs Up to Settlement Activity

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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Russia Withdraws Military Personnel From Syria

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. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to Israel. See Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, and Washington Post updates. 2. Israel disputes Western assessments that Bashar Assad has turned the tide

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Israel Strikes Syria

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. News services are picking up on a Wall St. Journal report that yesterday’s air strike hit a convoy of trucks inside Syria delivering advanced anti-aircraft weapons to Hezbollah. The early-morning

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Armed With “Statehood,” Abbas Threatens to Dismantle PA

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. Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dismantle PA if Israel continues pushing E1 development. The man who just got “statehood” from the UN is now quoted in media reports saying: Speaking at

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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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UN Passes 9 Israel-Bashing Resolutions, But Palestinians Still Lose

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. Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Meshaal have agreed to launch a 3rd intifada against Israel. This one’s going to be “popular.” Khaled Abu Toameh explains: Abbas and Mashaal are aware, the

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Syrian Captors Free NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent

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. UPI: Syrian rebels claim control of the Yarmouk refugee camp. Reuters/Maan News reports 95 percent of the Palestinians fled the camp. Many already reached Lebanon. 2. NBC News announced that

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