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BBC Wishes Jewish Viewers a Sour New Year

BBC Wishes Jewish Viewers a Sour New Year

Talk about starting off the Jewish new year on a sour note. The BBC scheduled its Mideast editor, Jeremy Bowen, to have a Q&A with readers on Twitter — during Rosh HaShanah. And blogger Daphne Anson doesn’t buy Bowen’s unapologetic weak answer that the timing “could’ve been better.” Nobody would be cynical enough to suggest

Commando, Mavi Marmara Ship, Helicopter, Rappel

Israeli state comptroller’s report sharply criticizes government handling of the Mavi Marmara raid

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. The Israeli state comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, issued a report sharply critical of the government’s handling of the Mavi Marmara raid. Among other things, he  faulted public diplomacy efforts in the


Badawi Tweet Update: UN Official Visits Israel

It’s been two months since HonestReporting exposed “false photo tweeter” Khulood Badawi and the case continues to drag on. We delivered 15,000 signatures demanding the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) fire Badawi. Having promised to investigate, is the UN finally moving slowly through the gears? The Jerusalem Post reports: A small group

Richard Silverstein’s Fact-Checking Fail

Richard Silverstein’s interest in HonestReporting’s petition for Khulood Badawi’s dismissal shows his inability to get the facts straight. On Planet Silverstein, HonestReporting conspires with the Israeli government, NGOs, and bloggers like Avi Mayer — who blew the whistle on Badawi’s photo being from 2006: Mayer passed the story off to Ron Prosor, Israel’s UN ambassador,


Journalist Fired for Calling Israeli Occupation Brutal

People have a right to free expression on Facebook and Twitter. But when posts reflect on a person’s work, it can undermines the public trust and the confidence of employers. That’s a lesson Sunni Khalid learned. Khalid, the managing news editor for WYPR radio in Baltimore, got the boot for a comment he posted on


Toulouse, Twitter, and the Media Incitement Factor

The four Jews killed in front of their Toulouse Hebrew school are being buried as I write. The funeral’s not far from where my own children go to school. It weighed on my mind as I watched my own son innocently skip over to his classmates happily tumbling out of a van onto a sun-drenched


False Photo Tweet: Badawi’s Cold Correction

Under-secretary general Valerie Amos wrote to Ambassador Ron Prosor that the UN would launch an internal inquiry. And now Badawi issues this cold correction? I don’t see any expression of regret or apology here. I don’t see Badawi taking ownership of her mistake. What do I see? A woman whose job is at risk and