Tag Archives: Syria

Assad’s Propaganda Machine Takes a Big Hit

Syria’s top news personality, Ola Abbas, who defected to the rebels a month ago, described the government’s propaganda machine to Der Spiegel. What makes the defection all the more damning is that Abbas is an Alawite. Orwellian repeatedly came to mind as I read the interview: The word “demonstrators” was prohibited in the media from the start.

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Revolutionary Guards Ordered to Intensify Terror Against West

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. Ayatollah Khameini ordered the Revolutionary Guards to intensify terror against the West. Thing is, the logic described by the Daily Telegraph requires that Tehran’s involvement with the terror be clear

Israel Objects to Egypt’s Sinai Military Buildup

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. After Reuters reported that Egypt planned to send tanks and aircraft into the Sinai to fight jihadis, Jerusalem sent a protest to Washington. The buildup wasn’t coordinated with Israel. The Times

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Samir Quntar: Was It Something I Said?

Everything you need to know about weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Everyone’s trying to decode the latest Israeli tea leaves. Take your pick of Dore Gold, Benny Morris, Yoram Ettinger, The Guardian, LA Times, Christian Science Monitor, Daily Telegraph, National Post, Washington Post, columnists

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Egypt Demands Extradition of Three Hamas Terrorists

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. Egypt has formally demanded Hamas to extradite three members of its group over their involvement in this week’s terror attack. According to Haaretz/Reuters: A senior official informed the newspaper that

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UNESCO Gives Palestinians the Church of the Nativity

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. UNESCO gave the Church of the Nativity “World Heritage” status. I wish CNN coverage had pointed out that church officials oppose UNESCO. 2. The NY Times reports that several

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The MidEast PR Machine: From Assad to the Palestinians

Assad believes the Western media can be manipulated to serve the Syrian regime.

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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Our yearly roundup of the worst excesses of the media in 2011.

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