Tag Archives: Washington Post

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PLO Envoy: Canaanites Were Occupiers Too

If Newt Gingrich’s comments about Palestinian identity weren’t explosive enough, a PLO diplomat makes a counter-argument that’s an absolute bombshell. Maen Rashid Areikat, the PLO’s chief representative in the US, says the Palestinians pre-dated the Canaanites in a Washington Post op-ed: We lived under the rule of a plethora of empires: the Canaanites, Egyptians, Philistines,

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Ignoring 2 Key Points, WashPost Slams NGO-Funding Bill

A Washington Post staff-ed slamas the Knesset’s discussion on restricting foreign funding for NGOs. But it overlooks two key points. First, the Post writes: There is, however, nothing nefarious about public organizations in a democratic country receiving support from other democracies. The NGO funders are not enemies of Israel, and the groups themselves are not trying

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Media Throws Israel Under the Bus

A Palestinian publicity stunt gets the media’s attention.

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“It Doesn’t Mean The Outrage Wasn’t Genuine”

Jennifer Rubin usually raises hackles with her blogging at the Washington Post. Now, her latest controversy about a Gilad Shalit-related tweet is raising questions about how journalists on Twitter reflect on the papers they work for. But more importantly, the ombudsman’s response raises a happy precedent for HonestReporting and web activists. It started with the

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It All Started When Israel Fired Back… Again!

Who is the real aggressor as a rocket barrage strikes Israel’s south?

Media Cheat Sheet 10/4/2011

For as long as I’ve worked for HonestReporting, my primary job has been to go through the papers and send a daily roundup to the staff of what I see each day — a snapshot of developments and trends in coverage of Israel, along with my two-cent observations for in-house use. Since I’m looking at 39 papers, a ton

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Palmer Report: Israel Vindicated, Media Shrugs

What did the media choose to focus on and emphasize with the publication of the Palmer Report? A grudging acknowledgment that Israel did indeed have a valid case? Not exactly.

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Washington Post: Yesterday’s Opinions Today

By Sunday August 21, hundreds of rockets had fallen on southern Israel following a terrorist attack near Eilat. Israel had responded with air strikes. No surprise then that the Washington Post’s editorial for the day focused on Israel. Yes that’s right – the WaPo chose to feature Israel’s recent demonstrations for social welfare, which had

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Bibi Coverage: One Speech, Multiple Stories

Our look at some of the media coverage of the Netanyahu speech illustrates how we are at the mercy of one or two journalists and editors or the particular editorial or political line of a media outlet when it comes to coverage of Israel.

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