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False Photo Tweet: UN Launches Inquiry

Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos responded to Ambassador Ron Prosor’s letter that the UN is launching an internal inquiry into Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet. This after HonestReporting exposed Badawi’s UN connection. Fox News updates the situation: In a response letter to Ambassador Prosor, obtained by Fox News, UN Under-Secretary General Amos wrote: “It is regrettable that

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False Photo Tweet: Ambassador Demands Badawi’s Dismissal

A high level response to HonestReporting’s expose of the UN connection to Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet. Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, called for Khulood Badawi’s dismissal. The Jerusalem Post writes: Prosor, in his letter to Valerie Amos, the undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, expressed “outrage” at Badawi’s conduct, saying that even though her tweet

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Following Up on Khulood Badawi’s False Photo Tweet: Why the Radio Silence?

McClatchy News correspondent Sheera Frenkel has picked up on the UN worker, Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet. Badawi’s supporters are circling the wagons too. For example, Jeff Halper, of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions writes: We firmly hold that Khulood has a manifested right to exercise her freedom of expression on her personal Facebook

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No Accountability for UN Media Official’s False Photo Tweet

Yesterday, we exposed the UN Media Official Responsible for False Photo Tweet. We also called for UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to dismiss Khulood Badawi. An “information and media coordinator” using Twitter to spread misinformation about Israel has no place in the UN. The result? Readers who complained on OCHA’s contact page were rebuffed: the site

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Bad Timing at the UN

As HR’s Managing Editor, I take every opportunity to find out what’s going on in Israel so that our team can address the issues from a position of knowledge. Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a briefing (thanks to the American Jewish Committee) at the historic UN building in Jerusalem where I heard from

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Media Cheat Sheet 11/08/2011

Welcome to everyone reading my cheat sheet for the first time. I used to write an in-house digest for the HonestReporting staff assessing the news, trends in coverage and other items of interest. We decided to share all that with you. You want to be well-informed but you have limited time to find the pearls in

Media Cheat Sheet 11/01/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Today’s big stories were UNESCO fallout, lingering issues from the recent Gaza rocketfire, and a surprising NY Times op-ed. UNESCO • Now that Palestine is a member of UNESCO, the US has cut funding and Canada is weighing its options. And the Palestinians? They’re already preparing

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Media Cheat Sheet 10/23/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media’s coverage of Israel. Gilad Shalit • This Patrick Chappatte cartoon sums up Faisal Al Qasim’s Gulf News commentary (via IsraellyCool) which calls the lopsided deal humiliating for Arabs. Qasim’s key snippet follows the cartoon. It is not a secret at all that the value of an Arab

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