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#ShoddyReporting: CNN replaces Israel with Palestine on its map


CNN offers no apology or explanation to reader that asks, “Why is my country erased on this map?”



A CNN Money article on the Middle East dropped Israel’s name from a map of the Middle East that accompanied a story on the turmoil in the region.

CNN Erases Israel From the Map

The article, entitled “Beyond ISIS: 2016’s scariest geopolitical hot spots,” naturally featured the ongoing war in Syria and the image that originally accompanied the article was a map of the Middle East. But the name Palestina, Spanish or Portuguese for Palestine stood in for Israel on the map. Continue Reading »

CNN Calls 32 Year Old Town ‘New Settlement’ Proving Embedded Anti-Israel Bias – AGAIN

AGAIN, A CNN Screwup: Over 3 decades after the town was established, CNN has “discovered” Mevo Horon – and declared it an “illegal settlement” in it’s ‘news’ [sic].

By Moshe Cohen


Nearly three decades after it was established, CNN has “discovered” the town of Mevo Horon – and declared it an “illegal settlement,” according to Yehudit Tiar, one of the town’s long-time residents. “When I contacted them, they themselves admitted that they weren’t clear on the dates. It just goes to show the quality of research and level of believability in the mass media.”

CNN (illustrative) – Thinkstock

The “discovery” of CNN was apparently made over Passover, when the news network broadcast a story about a “new settlement” that was “causing distress to three Palestinian villages.” Continue Reading »

CNN poll stands alone: Majority of Americans against Netanyahu Congress speech

Contrary to earlier surveys conducted by YouGov/Huffington Post, a CNN poll finds majority of respondents think that without first having consulted with the White House, House Speaker Boehner should not have extended any invitation to Netanyahu to speak before Congress.

By Ynetnews


A majority of Americans think Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner should not have invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without seeking approval of the White House, a CNN/ORC survey found on Wednesday, contrary to an earlier poll that reached the opposite conclusion.


In a survey of 1,027 adult Americans interviewed from February 12-15, 2015, 63 percent of respondents said it was a bad move for Republican congressional leaders to coordinate the speech without consulting with the Obama administration.
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After controversial anti-Israel tweets and stab at ‘cripples’, CNN’s Jim Clancy resigns


Debate on Twitter over the meaning of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons gets award winning CNN anchor looking for new job.



Veteran CNN anchor Jim Clancy stepped down on Friday, one week after a series of Twitter posts in which he mocked pro-Israel tweeters on a thread discussing the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Jim Clancy

Jim Clancy – Photo: Screenshot

Neither CNN nor Jim Clancy gave a reason for his departure, which was reported by AdWeek. Clancy had worked at CNN for 34 years.

Although Clancy’s Twitter account no longer existed as of Thursday, the tweets have been preserved on a number of websites, including Twitchy and Mediaite, and by Tablet journalist Yair Rosenberg. Continue Reading »

CNN’s Jim Clancy Incerts Israel Into Debate Over Paris Massacre

In bizarre exchange on Twitter, CNN news anchor accused many who disagreed with his comments of being Jewish propagandists for Israel

By Israel Today Staff


In the aftermath of the horrific massacre at the headquarters of a satirical magazine in Paris, veteran CNN news anchor and international correspondent tried to promote the notion that the Muslim perpetrators of this and all such atrocities are extremists, and therefore unrepresentative of mainstream Muslim sentiments or Islamic teachings.

Jim Clancy blocked me after I contradicted his conclusions. Freedom of Speech runs one way, it appears. – Photo: @IsraelandStufff Twitter account

“The cartoons [published by the magazine Charlie Hebdo] NEVER mocked the Prophet.

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CNN apologizes for “mistake”: Being caught doing unprofessional, bias & inaccurate reporting


1st  “mistake”: CNN ran a headline stating that 4 Israelis and 2 Palestinians killed in Jerusalem attack, equating the savages to their victims.
2nd  “mistake”: Then in separate incident, CNN coverage had “Deadly attack on Jerusalem mosque” superimposed on top of coverage.



CNN apologized Tuesday night for mistakes in its coverage of the earlier terror attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem terror attack

CNN’s initial report on Jerusalem terror attack ‏- Photo:screenshot

CNN ran a ticker that read, “4 Israelis, 2 Palestinians dead in Jerusalem,” failing to note that the two Palestinians were the terrorists.

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Hamas Defector: Palestinian Children are Hamas’ Hostages of Terror

Son of Hamas founder says Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ is for the benefit of all free people.

By Israel Today Staff


In a to-the-point interview with CNN, Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of one of the founders of Hamas, said that the terror organization is not only the reason for the current war, but is holding the people of Gaza, and in particular its children, hostage to a violent Islamic ideology.

Yousef, who years ago converted to Christianity after betraying Hamas and aiding Israeli security, was asked why he decided to abandon an organization for whose leadership he was being groomed. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM Netanyahu: Gaza’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ moving forward fairly quickly

Prime Minister Netanyahu tells CNN in an interview, that Israel regrets all civilian casualties, accuses Hamas of exploiting the civilians as human shields.

By Reuters


Israel’s military mission in Gaza to destroy tunnels used by Hamas for terrorist attacks is being done fairly quickly, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN on Sunday.

PM Netanyahu’s message to the people of Gaza – PMO

The prime minister repeated his accusation that Hamas is using Palestinian civilians as human shields, and said that there are sometimes civilian casualties that Israel regrets.

The Saja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City came under heavy IDF artillery bombardment overnight Saturday, and Israel and Hamas agreed Sunday to what was originally a two hours-long humanitarian ceasefire in the area, that has since been extended to four hours. Continue Reading »

Israel increases IDF troop presence, surrounding villages near Hebron


Increased military activity focused on specific area could be result of intel leading to location of kidnapped boys.

Defense Minister Ya’alon: Action to continue until, ‘we’ve exhausted them’.

CNN reporter roughed-up by PA Police.

By Yoav Zitun



IDF forces intensified operations in villages just north of Hebron Friday evening and announced the closure of the area to public traffic as large numbers of additional forces flooded the region arriving in parts throughout the day.

Additional troops were sent to area just north of Hebron. (Photo: EPA)

Additional troops were sent to area just north of Hebron. – Photo: EPA

The forces searched through homes, pits, and wells continuing work that began one week ago Friday as part of Operation Brother’s Keeper intended to find three Israeli teens that were kidnapped near Hebron, put political pressure on Hamas and bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice. Continue Reading »

Ex-Ambassador Michael Oren Joins CNN as Their Mid-East Commentator

The former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., who had his share of run-ins with mainstream media, was very popular with American Jewish groups during his 4-year term in D.C.

By and


Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the United States, has joined CNN as a commentator on the Middle East, JTA reported Thursday, quoting the news channel.

Michael Oren

Michael Oren. – Photo: Bloomberg

The U.S.-born Oren, who handed over his ambassadorial post in September to Ron Dermer, was very popular with American Jewish groups during his four-year stint in Washington. Before that, he wrote two best-selling books of history – “Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East,” and “Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present.” Continue Reading »

FARS Reports: CNN ‘Misquoted’ Rouhani’s Holocaust Remarks

Iran’s FARS news agency says CNN “added to or changed parts” of President Rouhani’s remarks in his interview and that he never said the words “Holocaust” or “reprehensible.”

By Gil Ronen



Official Iranian news agency FARS said Thursday that CNN misrepresented Iranian President Hasan Rouhani’s statements in an interview with the network’s Christiane Amanpour, saying the network added the words “Holocaust” and “reprehensible” to its translation.

CNN’s Amanpour – Reuters

“The CNN aired its interview with Rouhani on Tuesday but the news channel added to or changed parts of his remarks when Christiane Amanpour asked him about the Holocaust,” FARS said. Continue Reading »

Minister Lapid: Teheran’s new tone has to be backed by action


In CNN interview, finance minister says, “If you want to negotiate, you better have a big stick in your hand – or in this case a big Tomahawk,” Lapid said regarding negotiations with Syria.

By Yitzhak Benhorin


WASHINGTON – In interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Finance Minister Yair Lapid expresses cautious optimism regarding the new Iranian regime and commented on Israel-PA peace talks and the Syrian crisis.

Lapid during Facebook chat

Lapid during Facebook chat

“When the reactor in Qom will be closed, when (Iran) will stop enriching uranium, when they take off the enriched uranium they already have,” he said, “then we can discuss the fact whether we can all hold hands and sing hallelujah together,” Lapid told the world. Continue Reading »

Southwest Airlines kicks 101 yeshiva students off NY- ATL flight


CNN reported U.S. airline saying group was “non-compliant.”

Chaperone of the Jewish students says allegations are false, & that Southwest flight crew behavior was “nasty.”




A group of 101 yeshiva students and their eight accompanying chaperones were asked to remove themselves from an airplane which was scheduled to fly from New York to Atlanta Monday morning, CNN reported.

Southwest Airllines

Southwest Airlines – Photo: REUTERS/Tom Gannam

Southwest Airlines reportedly said the group of “non-compliant passengers” would not remain seated or stop using their mobile devices. According to CNN, once the students failed to comply, they were asked to leave the aircraft. Continue Reading »

CNN falls victim to Pallywood with eyes wide open

Hamas accidentally killed the Baby by Kassam rocket falling short of mark

Egyptian FM Kissed the Dead Baby for Photo-op

CNN Blamed Israel even when signs of explosion show massive shrapnel unlike high-yield explosive missiles used by IDF


The death of a baby is tragic, always.  But for the terrorists in Gaza and their supporters, the death of a child provides an irresistible public relations bonanza. Even when the killer of the baby isn’t their enemy, but their own weapons.


Dead child exploited for Pallywood. CNN falls victim.

So when the Egyptian Prime Minister, Hesham Kandil, paid a visit to Gaza as a show of support for his fellow Islamists, a dead four-year-old child, Mahmoud Sadallah, was furnished for the photo opportunity.  Continue Reading »