Jewish magazine exposes New Yorker journalist's fake Dylan quotes

By Jennifer Lipman, July 31, 2012

An acclaimed journalist for the New Yorker magazine has resigned in disgrace after a Jewish magazine exposed how he fabricated quotes from musician Bob Dylan.


Jerusalem Report editor quits over budget demands

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2012

The British-born editor of the well-respected Jerusalem Report magazine has resigned and blamed unreasonable budget demands and from the publication's management.

Matthew Kalman, who was appointed editor of the bi-weekly magazine in January, said that he had refused to implement a 10 per cent budget cut demanded by the management.


Journalist Giles Coren faces Press Complaints Commission over restaurant column

By Marcus Dysch, June 14, 2012

Journalist Giles Coren has been reported to the Press Complaints Commission by a Holocaust survivor who was offended by a column about a restaurant popular with Jewish pensioners.

Mr Coren’s colourful attack on the Oslo Court restaurant in St John’s Wood, north west London, featured in his Times column last month.


Over to basketball correspondent Gilad Shalit

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2012

It is any basketball fan's dream – to write a column about the sport's winners and losers for a national newspaper.

But for Gilad Shalit, it will also mark his first professional role after nearly six years as a prisoner of Hamas terrorists.


Heroic acts of a favourite villain

By Stephen Pollard, April 26, 2012

There are certain sentences which just can't be uttered. You know the sort of thing. If a politician said that most voters are idiots, he'd quickly be an ex-politician; and a rabbi who said that his shul board should stick to selling shmutters would soon be looking for a new congregation.


Journalists 'linked with IDF'

By Jessica Elgot, March 8, 2012

Claims by Libyan militia linking two captive British journalists to the Israeli Defence Forces is "media manipulation", say human rights experts.

Faraj Swehli, commander of the Libyan militia, said the two Press TV journalists detained in Misrata were being held for "possible espionage" after IDF equipment was apparently found in the men's belonging.


English Heritage turns down plaque honouring 19th century Jewish woman editor

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2012

English Heritage has rejected a request to put up a blue plaque outside the Mayfair address of a Jewish woman who edited two major British newspapers in the 1890s.

Rachel Beer's contribution to British journalism as editor of both the Observer and the Sunday Times was largely overlooked, until last year when Israeli writers Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev published a book telling the story of The


Marie Colvin: The bravest reporter of the MidEast

February 23, 2012

My friend Marie Colvin was not only one of the finest reporters of her generation, she was also a charming woman with a keen sense of humour who loved nothing more than covering a good story.

You only have to look at the tributes that have been paid to her courage and tenacity from all over the world to see that she was no ordinary journalist, which is why she won so many awards during her long


Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin killed in Syria

By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2012

Veteran journalist Marie Colvin is believed to have been killed in the Syrian city of Homs.

According to Reuters, the American-born Ms Colvin and a French photographer were trapped in a house that was being shelled, but were hit in a rocket attack as they attempted to flee.


End of the line: bid to see BBC's Balen Report is rejected

By Jessica Elgot, February 16, 2012

The Supreme Court will not force the BBC to reveal a report on its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

This week, the court's five justices unanimously dismissed the appeal of solicitor Steven Sugar, who had challenged the Corporation under the Freedom of Information Act to release the 2004 report, compiled by the BBC's senior editorial consultant, Malcolm Balen.