Media

How Israel kept truth flowing

By Allison Kaplan Sommer and Carly Maisel, November 22, 2012

In each of the recent conflicts Israel has experienced — the two Lebanon wars, the Gaza War and in incidents such as boarding of the Mavi Marmara, media bias has deeply frustrated the Jewish state’s supporters.

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Guardian cartoonist defends Netanyahu 'puppet-master' image

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

The Guardian cartoonist behind an image implying that Jews are "omnipotent conspirators" has denied that he is in any way repeating an antisemitic trope.

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'Antisemitic' Guardian Gaza cartoon shows Jews as puppeteers

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

A Guardian cartoon that implies that Jews are "omnipotent conspirators" has sparked furious debate online.

Barrister Jeremy Brier, who has already lodged a complaint about Steve Bell's drawing with the Press Complaints Commission, labelled the image "plainly antisemitic".

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A branding competition tries to reshape the image of Islam

By Toby Axelrod, November 9, 2012

Irked by stereotypes of aggressive Muslims poised to impose Sharia law on the world? Blame branding. At least, that is what Israeli artist Dana Yahalomi is claiming in her project, Rebranding European Muslims.

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BBC’s Washington reporter rapped over ‘lobby’ remark

By Simon Rocker, November 8, 2012

A BBC correspondent has been criticised by the Board of Deputies for using the term “Jewish lobby” in discussing the American election.

Washington correspondent Katty Kay, in a recent Twitter question and answer session, had been asked why both American President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney were “so defensive” when questioned about their commitment to Israel.

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Australian Holocaust denier's defamation case fails

By Dan Goldberg, November 8, 2012

An Australian judge has thrown out a defamation case by a convicted Holocaust denier against a Jewish leader.

Federal Court judge David Yates ruled against Adelaide’s Fredrick Toben last week in the case he brought against Jeremy Jones, a former president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

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Concerns of anti-semitism in Euro media

By Jon Silverman, October 26, 2012

Journalists from Hungary and Slovakia have voiced concern about the level of antisemitism in the media of their respective states.

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MP joins fight to save BBC Radio's Jewish Hour

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 25, 2012

Rotherham MP Denis MacShane has joined the fight to save BBC Radio Manchester’s Jewish Hour from the axe, accusing the corporation of “singling out the Jewish community for discrimination”.

Mr MacShane, who chaired the 2006 Parliamentary inquiry into antisemitism, has written to BBC Trust head Lord Patten to protest against plans to end the long-running programme in December.

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Upheavals in Israeli media

By Nathan Jeffay, October 19, 2012

The Israeli newspaper industry is in a state of flux, with half of the mainstream nationals in severe economic crisis.

At the once-mighty Ma’ariv, things have got so bad that readership of the daily edition has halved in the past decade, the operation is for sale, and job losses are inevitable. Furthermore, there is reportedly too little money to pay severance.

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BBC-monitoring site is launched

By Marcus Dysch, October 10, 2012

A new website is to monitor the BBC’s coverage of events in Israel.

BBC Watch is the sister site of the United States-based CiF Watch blog which tackles the Guardian’s reports on Israel and the Palestinians.

The new site launched on Wednesday and will fact-check stories produced by BBC journalists and “correct misinformation before it spreads worldwide”.

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