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Arab journalists in Israel for unprecedented visit


Israeli’s Foreign Ministry hosted a delegation of 4 visiting Arab journalists who live in Europe as part of a new initiative, hoping their personal experience will erase the automatic bias, based on propaganda, when reporting to the Arabic-speaking world.

By Itamar Eichner


The Foreign Ministry hosted a delegation of Arab journalists who live in Europe in an effort to change negative coverage of  Israel.

“The visit to Israel was exciting and unique. It is a shame that most people in the Arab world are still filled with blind hatred and prejudice toward Israel,” said G.M., an Iraqi journalist living in exile in Germany. Continue Reading »

Another Palestinian journalist arrested for reporting PA cooperation with IDF




Salim Sweden, a Palestinian journalist who works for the Ma’an news agency, was arrested by Palestinian Authority security forces on Sunday after he reported that the PA provided Israel information which led to the arrest of the gunmen suspected of killing Eitam and Na’ama Henkin on a West Bank roadway last October.
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Revealed: Many ‘Journalists’ Killed During Gaza War Were Actually Terrorists

Charges of alleged ‘war crimes’ by the PA and Hamas have abounded, but ongoing research reveals that many of the ‘journalists’ the IDF supposedly targeted were in fact just Palestinian terrorists.

By Shimon Cohen & Ari Yashar


New research by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center reveals that the list of journalists Hamas claimed were killed by the IDF during Operation Protective Edge last summer is simply manipulative, misrepresenting facts to attack Israel on the global stage.

The research center notes that a week after the end of the counter-terrorism operation, the Palestinian Journalist Union published a list of 17 dead who it claimed were journalists killed during the operation.

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Leaked Al Jazeera emails expose ideological decent over support for Charlie Hebdo


The leaked internal Al Jazeera emails exposed a clear moral conflict between the Qatar-based network’s Muslim & non-Muslim employees.


Leaked internal emails from The Qatari-based Al Jazeera news to the New York-based National Review magazine revealed a split in the network’s employees that ran across lines of the global campaigns “I am Charlie” and “I am not Charlie” in the wake of multiple terror attacks in France.

Al Jazeera logo - Wikimedia CommonAl Jazeera logo – Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Common

Al Jazeera English editor and executive producer Salah-Aldeen Khadr sent out a staff-wide e-mail last Thursday, reminding his staffers that “We are Al Jazeera!!!” Continue Reading »

Haaretz Journalists Arrested for Spitting and Assaulting IDF officer

Cleared for publication:  Alex Levac and Gideon Levy were arrested for assaulting soldiers in attempt to cross into ‘Area A’ without legal documentation.

By Uzi Baruch and Yoni Kempinski


The Israeli journalists who were arrested Monday afternoon near the IDF checkpoint at Tulkarem, after they entered the Palestinian Authority-controlled Area A of Judea-Samaria without permission or IDF coordination, have been revealed as none other than Haaretz‘s Gideon Levy and Alex Levac.

Haaretz itself has blamed the IDF for the incident.

“Their job is to help the vital work of journalists and not sabotage it under false pretenses, and certainly not to arrest journalists performing their duties,” the newspaper stated Monday night.

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REPORT: Incredible Compilation Detailing Media’s Egregious Misrepresentations About Israel

Former AP reporter demonstrates how major western media outlets seek to display the ‘Jews of Israel, more than any other people on earth, as examples of moral failure.’


During the Gaza war this summer, it became clear that one of the most important aspects of the media-saturated conflict between Jews and Arabs is also the least covered: the press itself. The Western press has become less an observer of this conflict than an actor in it, a role with consequences for the millions of people trying to comprehend current events, including policymakers who depend on journalistic accounts to understand a region where they consistently seek, and fail, to productively intervene.

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Politicians, the UN’s & Mainstream Media’s Egregious Misrepresentations in the Gaza Conflict


Getting the law right on the Israel-Gaza conflict is not the problem. Like most laws, it’s quite clear. Unfortunately, most of the journalists covering the current conflict are either threatened/intimidated from reporting the truth, emotionally invested in one side or the other, or will simply explain away Hamas’ daily war-crimes as rightful ‘resistance’.

By Laurie R. Blank, THE HILL/contributor


International law has quite a lot to say about the latest violence that has flared up between Israel and Hamas. So do the media. Unfortunately, they rarely match, leading to unfortunate — and sometimes egregious — misrepresentations. In an age when both real and perceived violations of international law have a substantial effect on the legitimacy of state action, getting it wrong is way more than just bad journalism. Continue Reading »

Foreign Reporters Compilation Reveals Profundity of Hamas Depravity

Foreign media correspondents in Gaza, corroborated that Hamas used them and others as human shields, dressed as civilian women to conceal their weapons and confined reporters in war zones.

By Yossi Aloni


Terrorists disguised as women, a gunman hiding his weapon under a baby blanket close to his chest as though it were a child, and a Hamas spokesman giving an interview against the backdrop of destruction while sitting comfortably in a hospital commandeered as a war-time headquarters.

Foreign Reporters Reveal Depths of Hamas Depravity – Israel Today

These are just a few of the examples of Hamas’ depravity as reported by foreign media correspondents doing their best to report from terrorist-ruled, war-torn Gaza. Continue Reading »

Palestinian journalists in Gaza launch soft media revolution


New coalition of 29 Arab reporters aims to revolutionize Palestinian media as journalists wish to break away from propaganda-filled, gov’t fed media, and produce factual news articles that reflect the people’s real concerns.

The Media Line, by Diana Atallah

A group of 29 Palestinian journalists in Gaza have united to form “Fish,” an independent coalition seeking to revolutionize their local media. The group took its name, which also means “doesn’t exist” in Arabic, from the most important job for journalists: fishing for news.

Al-Jazeera television network logo – AFP file

Al-Jazeera television network logo – AFP file

Fish’s members say they hope to create a media landscape without boundaries or bias, and to move the traditional news culture away from routine, repetition and staleness. Continue Reading »

Palestinian journalists: Our Freedom of Speech is in danger


Despite promises from the PA to honor freedom of the press, dozens of Palestinian journalists protest recent arrests & detentions, as tensions regarding journalistic freedom of speech escalate

By Diana Atallah, The Media Line

Issues of press freedoms under the Palestinian Authority continued as dozens of journalists organized a demonstration outside of Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah’s office, protesting the recent detention of a colleague and calling for an investigation into similar arrests.

Illustration - Photo: Shutterstock

Illustration – Photo: Shutterstock

The day before the protest, Sami Al-Sa’i, a Tulkarem based reporter for the local Wattan news agency, was called in by Palestinian intelligence officers for an interrogation. Continue Reading »

Palestinian journalists protest against continued assaults by Abbas’ security forces


Palestinian journalists plan strike follows incident where PA security officers beat a number of journalists at a rally in Ramallah on Friday.



Palestinian journalists plan to stage a sit-in strike in Ramallah on Sunday in protest against recurring assaults on them by Palestinian Authority security personnel.

PA police stand guard in West Bank

PA police stand guard in West Bank – Photo: REUTERS

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate in the West Bank called on its members to participate in the protest and condemned the attacks as an assault on freedom of expression.

The syndicate called on the PA leadership to punish security officers and policemen who assault journalists.

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Abbas’ P.A. crackdown on local journalists continues

Despite promises from the PA to honor freedom of the press, this past week PA security forces have again detained & interrogated journalists.




Despite promises to honor freedom of the media, the Palestinian Authority is counting its crackdown on Palestinian journalists in the West Bank.

PA PoliceIn the past week, PA security forces interrogated and detained two journalists: Haroun Abu Arrah and Omar Arqoub.

Abu Arrah, hisho was born in Jenin and lives in Ramallah, was detained by the PA’s General Intelligence Security [GIS] for interrogation.

He told the SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom: “I went to the headquarters of the GIS two days after receiving a summons.

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Newseum maintains decision to keep Hamas ‘terrorists’ on honor list

The media museum in Washington D.C., stands by its decision to honor 2 Hamas members killed by Israel.

By JTA Staff


NEW YORK – The Newseum, a media museum in Washington D.C., has stood by its decision to include two Palestinian ‘terrorists’ on its list honoring journalists killed in the line of duty.

Newseum upholds Palestinian terrorists.

Newseum upholds Palestinian terrorists decision. – Photo: JTA

A spokesperson for the museum said the two, who died in an Israeli airstrike on their vehicle in Gaza last November, would remain on its roll of slain reporters despite protests from Israel’s embassy in Washington.

“Hussam Salama and Mahmoud Al-Kumi were cameramen in a car clearly marked “TV.”’

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