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“Terror” Only Happens in London

“Terror” Only Happens in London

So far as the British media’s concerned, Palestinian suicide bombings, shootings, and knife attacks in Israel are never acts of terror. And the people responsible for the blood and mayhem are never terrorists. The nine-letter word of choice is militants. But when a British soldier is hacked to death by Muslims in the streets of

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Queasy Rider Headlines

An Israeli airstrike killed an Islamic Jihadnik. Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal was connected to recent rocket fire on Eilat. The rockets were fired from the Egyptian Sinai, so Masshal certainly internationalizes the conflict. So I’m having a laugh at this Sky News headline. The yellow highlighting accentuates the description of Masshal, who won’t remind anyone

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10 Month Settlement Freeze Vanishes Into the Sky

Journalistic prose isn’t necessarily judged on what is written but by what the reader understands. In the following snippet from Sky News correspondent Dominic Waghorn, the reader would not understand that, contrary to a blanket refusal by Israel to freeze settlements, construction was, in fact, halted in West Bank settlements for a 10 month period at the end

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Rupert Murdoch Apologizes For “Grotesque, Offensive Cartoon”

The Sunday Times’ damage control continues. The paper’s owner, Rupert Murdoch tweeted an apology for Gerald Scarfe’s Holocaust Memorial Day cartoon. Israeli officials voiced their displeasure with the Times, with one even hinting at punitive measures I happen to disagree with. The Times of Israel writes: Earlier on Monday, Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli

Sky News Turns Iron Dome Into Offensive Weapon

It doesn’t take much to portray Israel as an aggressor. Take this photo of Israel’s Iron Dome, part of a gallery on Sky News. The caption underneath reads: The Israeli military launches a missile from the Iron Dome missile system in the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva into the Gaza Strip. Iron Dome is,

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Assassination Roils Lebanon

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. Lebanon’s in an uproar after the chief of intelligence, Col. Wissam Al-Hassan, was assassinated in a car-bombing. Thousands attended Hassan’s funeral. Prime suspects are Hezbollah and Syria. Suffice to say

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Media Cheat Sheet 12/06/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Fallout continues from a trio of American diplomatic slaps at Israel. The Muslim Brotherhood has to navigate between its criticism of Camp David, Salafist demands, and economic realities. And what’s with Sheikh Nasrallah’s rare public appearance? Iranian Issues • Saudis signal

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