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The 2016 Dishonest Reporter of the Year: Why Headline Writers Won

The 2016 Dishonest Reporter of the Year: Why Headline Writers Won

The Dishonest Reporting Award typically goes to a clear-cut winner. Last year, the BBC won for a steady output of problematic coverage throughout the year. In 2014, the award went to Gaza war correspondents for their problematic handling of Operation Protective Edge. But 2016 didn’t have any comparable singular outrages like, say, journalist Donald Bostrom’s

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Israel Shoots Down Hamas Drone

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli fighter jet shot down a Hamas drone over Gaza as it headed in the direction of Israeli air space. 2. The University of California-Berkeley reinstated controversial course on history of Palestine. The Los Angeles Times explains: Then campus officials reversed gears Monday, reinstating the course after students, faculty, free-speech advocates

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Jeremy Corbyn: Israel Has Right to Exist, But . . .

Today’s Top Stories 1. In a first, UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says Israel “has a right to exist.” (Caveat: He said Israel has a right to exist under the “1948 agreement.”) It is not entirely clear which “agreement of the original borders of 1948” Corbyn was referring to. The UN partition plan of 1947

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Even One Terror Death is a Tragedy

I’m glad to see that the New York Times took a special, in-depth look at the victims of terror with a humanizing interactive feature. Gruesome terror attacks in far-flung places around the world are becoming increasingly common. Mass casualties counts are mere stats. The news cycle moves on before many of the dead are even

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Hezbollah Claims It Sent Drone Over Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah claimed it sent the unmanned aerial vehicle that flew over Israeli airspace yesterday. Two Patriots missiles and an air-to-air missile failed to bring down the drone, which returned to Syria unharmed. Hezbollah claimed the drone was sent to photograph IDF maneuvers in the Golan. More at the Times of Israel and Defense

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Lebanese Banks Shut Down Hundreds of Hezbollah Accounts

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking News *** As this roundup was published, early reports broke of what the IDF is saying was “likely an intentional terror attack.”suspected Palestinian car-ramming attack at the entrance to the Neve Daniel settlement, near Jerusalem. Three soldiers were lightly injured and the Palestinian driver was hospitalized. 1. Lebanese banks shut down hundreds

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13-Year-Old Israeli Girl Stabbed to Death

Today’s Top Stories 1. A 13-year-old Israeli girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, was stabbed to death in her bedroom this morning. The murderer, 17-year-old Palestinian named as Muhammad Taraireh, was shot and killed by responding security guards. YNet reports that Taraireh managed to climb over the security fence surrounding the Kiryat Arba settlement, which is located next to Hebron. The

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Is Salafism Gaining Ground Among Israeli Arabs?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Ultra-conservative Salafists are becoming increasingly assertive in the Israeli Arab community, AFP reports. “The question of national identity is not their priority,” he said. “They seek only to control society’s thinking.”   They also want to rein in Muslims who have joined the Israeli establishment, such as the southern branch of

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Facebook Under Scrutiny for Manipulating Trending News

Today’s Top Stories 1. Former Facebook staffers told Gizmodo they routinely suppressed conservative news from the platform’s trending news section, “even though they were organically trending among the site’s users.” They also said they were instructed to sometimes add selected stories to trending news, “even if they weren’t popular enough to warrant inclusion at all.”

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Christians Threaten to Leave PA Over Patriarchal Vicar’s Arrest

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority arrested Patriarchal Vicar Swerios Malki Murad. As head of the Syriac Orthodox Church, “Murad is the highest-ranked Christian clergyman to be arrested by the PA since its inception in 1994.” PA Prosecutors said Murad was arrested after a woman filed a civil complaint, but didn’t explain its nature. Around

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