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Simon Plosker at the scene of a rocket attack in Sderot

HR on Location and Under Fire: Rockets on Sderot

HR on Location and Under Fire: Rockets on Sderot

Today I joined a group of journalists and headed down to Israel’s south. I was able to see for myself the trauma that the residents have experienced, not only in the past seven days of Operation Pillar of Defense but over many years. While in Sderot, located only some 1.5 km from the Gaza Strip,

Commando, Mavi Marmara Ship, Helicopter, Rappel

Israeli state comptroller’s report sharply criticizes government handling of the Mavi Marmara raid

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 Israeli state comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, issued a report sharply critical of the government’s handling of the Mavi Marmara raid. Among other things, he  faulted public diplomacy efforts in the

The Guardian: An Avowed Enemy of Israel

The sum total of The Guardian’s 2011 news and commentary earned the paper last year’s Dishonest Reporting Award. The British paper’s cementing its lead for a repeat award this year — and it’s only June. How bad has The Guardian gotten? Its Gaza live blog includes a post by Nader Elkhuzundar. The issue isn’t the

Nattering Naqba Nabobs

HonestReporting’s Simon Plosker was on Rusty Mike Radio discussing Naqba coverage and new perspectives on Israel-advocacy. Listen to the podcast. One Palestinian who breached the border from Syria said he was shot while trying to kidnap an Israeli soldier. Will someone please notify The Economist? They think the border breach is new page in Palestinian Arab

Deputizing My New Bloggers

I hereby deputize my HonestReporting colleagues, Simon Plosker, Yarden Frankl, and Alex Margolin, to contribute their expertise and insights to Backspin. You’re going to enjoy the blog’s broadened scope and style. Simon — our managing editor, who writes the regular media critiques — will blog UK issues, the boycott-divestment-sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel, and weigh in on

Netanyahu’s "Nazi Language"?

Incendiary headlines and a cynical op-ed contort the “Judenrein” term.

Media ‘War Crimes’

The latest media developments as Israel’s campaign against Hamas continues.

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