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ESSENTIAL READING at Mideast Dig: Is Reuters’ Jerusalem Bureau Chief Luke Baker Biased Against Israel?

ESSENTIAL READING at Mideast Dig: Is Reuters’ Jerusalem Bureau Chief Luke Baker Biased Against Israel?

Investigative journalist Richard Baker publishes, with HonestReporting’s assistance, a damning expose of Reuters Jerusalem Bureau Chief Luke Baker.

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Was Egyptian Judoka Really Punished for Snubbing Israeli?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Was an Egyptian judoka really punished for refusing to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand? It depends on who you ask. On a related note, see HonestReporting’s latest post: Olympic Bigotry: It’s All Israel’s Fault: Saying that Israelis should put up with what amounts to racist bigotry because “at least they’re not

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Reuters Belly-Flops on Fact-Checking

UPDATE The Jerusalem Post fact-checked Tablet and Reuters on whether or not the Palestinians have Olympic-sized swimming pools by sending reporters to the West Bank to get a first-hand look. Highlighting a problem with Palestinian sources, the Post writes: All claimed to be the “largest in the West Bank.” All claimed to be used regularly

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Four Israelis Killed in Tel Aviv Terror Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. A pair of Palestinians opened fire on Israelis in a cafe in Tel Aviv Sarona Market last night, killing four people and wounding 16. The market is located across the street from the IDF’s headquarters. Hamas claimed the gunmen were its members. The four victims of the Tel Aviv shooting attack were

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Israel Arrests Journalist on Terror Suspicions

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** Just before this roundup was published, police confirmed to the Times of Israel that a journalist who works for the Iranian news outlet al-Alam was arrested in the Golan Heights on terror suspicions. Bassem Safadi is suspected of disseminating information promoting terror, which falls under an law forbidding

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Gazans Forced to Pay Thousands In Bribes at Egypt Border Crossing

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Arab reports picked up by i24 News, many Palestinians who last week left Gaza via the Rafah border crossing to Egypt were forced to pay the Egyptians bribes of up to $3,000. Al-Sawaf said that not only were people forced to pay bribes, but the amount differed between the authorities.

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Egypt’s Parliament Expels Lawmaker Who Met Israeli Envoy

Today’s Top Stories 1. By a two-thirds vote, Egyptian parliamentarians expelled MP Tawfik Okasha for meeting with Israel’s Ambassador to Cairo, Haim Koren. I wonder if suspended Israeli-Arab MK Haneen Zoabi will show solidarity with the brave Egyptian lawmaker or the small-minded MPs who expelled him. 2. A letter by an Islamic State fighter to

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Terrorist Stabs Israeli Woman to Death in Her Home

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel laid to rest Dafna Meir, who was stabbed to death in her home in the settlement of Otniel, near Hebron. Meir, a nurse, was a mother of six, including two foster children. Security forces are still searching for the killer. Police suspect Meir’s killer who had permission to work in Otniel.

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