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Sky News: Spot the “Error”

Sky News: Spot the “Error”

A Sky News report on a battle in the Israeli Supreme Court over the route of Israel’s security barrier through the Palestinian village of Battir on the West Bank produced a bit of a gaffe: Safe to say that the Palestinian residents of Battir wouldn’t be too happy that their village is referred to as

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Reuters Blames Israel For Doomsday

It’s an otherwise forgettable analysis of Israeli plans to develop E1. Could Reuters possibly have come up with a more sensationalized headline? “Doomsday” hill may be one Israeli settlement too far Doomsday? By whipping up hysteria, Reuters distracts readers from the real doomsday of December 21, when the Mayan calendar ends and the apocalypse begins.

How Will Big Media Refer to the Palestinian “State”?

Now that the UN boosted the Palestinian status to “non-member observer state,” what does this mean for Big Media descriptions of the new-and-improved Palestinian entity? The Daily Telegraph‘s Alex Spillius lists the possible references, but finds shortcomings in them all. Palestine: “There has in fact never been a nation state called Palestine. The Holy Land

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Ten Years Since Something That Never Happened: A Learning Moment for the Guardian

This guest post by Myrrh is republished courtesy of Harry’s Place. [I submitted this to The Guardian as a commentary piece on April 4.  On April 12 they confirmed that they will not be running it.  Both Brian Whitaker, former Middle East Editor and current CiF editor, and Harriet Sherwood, currently the Jerusalem correspondent, have informed me

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Palestinians Get More Air Miles on Delta?

While I don’t fly all that often, I seem to have joined a lot of frequent flyer schemes. Looking at Delta Air Lines, it’s tempting to sign up for what looks like a great way to make some extra air miles. According to Delta, the “Palestinian Territories” are included as a Middle East destination. So

Israel Responds to Guardian Child Abuse Charge

The Guardian saw fit to publish eight letters in response to accusations of Israeli mistreatment of Palestinian child detainees. Only one of those (January’s Letter of the Month) sided with Israel. The Guardian has, however, given the press attache for the Israeli Embassy in London, Amir Ofek, the opportunity to respond, which we republish in

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