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US Boycotts UN Human Rights Council Debate on Israel

US Boycotts UN Human Rights Council Debate on Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. The US boycotted a session of the UN Human Rights Council discussing Israel and the Palestinians. AP explains: State Department spokesman Mark Toner in a statement took aim at a recurring agenda item at the council, which focuses on Israel and the Palestinian territories — the only one of its kind

Questions Raised About Jordanian Stability

Today’s Top Stories 1. Jordanian stability is on the media’s mind today: – Israeli envoy to Jordan worried about kingdom’s increasing instability – Unraveling Jordan‘s hangings – Jordanian who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 set for release – Israel-Jordan gas trade portends brighter future in Middle East – Jordan at the precipice   2.

British University Investigating Student Leader’s Anti-Semitic Tweets

Today’s Top Stories 1. Britain’s Exeter University launched an investigation of a Palestinian student leader who posted a series of anti-Semitic tweets. Malaka Shwaikh — also known as Malaka Mohammed — deleted her Twitter account as her controversial tweets surfaced shortly after she was elected to a position representing post-graduate students. The tweets under scrutiny

HonestReporting’s Top Content of 2016

We had a busy year, with media critiques, news roundups, videos, graphics, social media posts, news literacy articles, and new foreign language content monitoring Brazilian and French media. As 2016 draws to a close, here’s a look back at the top 10 pieces of content that had our growing readership buzzing. You can follow HR

News Literacy: Why Headlines Matter

Headlines certainly deserve scrutiny. It’s well-known that we don’t read most of the articles in our daily papers; we skim the headlines before being drawn to whatever draws our attention. The same habits apply on social media, where we scroll through our Facebook or Twitter feeds and click on whatever catches our fancy. An April,

The 2016 Dishonest Reporting Awards

The year began amid a wave of Palestinian car-ramming, stabbing and shooting attacks. But Israel was largely a peripheral part of the year’s biggest stories: Donald Trump, Brexit, Russia’s rise, violence in Syria, and Islamic terror attacks in Europe. We thank our readers for their nominations and thoughts on 2016. Here are the runner-up winners.

Aleppo Ceasefire Collapses as Residents Tweet Desperate Farewells

Today’s Top Stories 1. The battle for Aleppo is over. But an agreement to allow rebels and residents to evacuate the northern Syrian city fell through with everyone pointing fingers and shelling resuming. Both the UN and Aleppines accused pro-Assad forces of atrocities. There’s no independent verification, but something awful is happening. This ominous Daily

Congress Mulls Expanding Definition of Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. Congress is mulling a bill that would “expand how the Department of Education defines anti-Semitism in advising learning institutions on how to identify discrimination.” The JTA explains: The measure expands previous guidelines sent periodically to educational institutions receiving federal funding to define anti-Semitism according to a definition first published by the

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