Media

Netanyahu to answer your questions live on YouTube

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be grilled by a global interview panel when he appears on the virtual series YouTube World View next week.

Mr Netanyahu will be only the third world leader after Barack Obama and David Cameron to answer questions put to him on the YouTube programme.

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He's got Israel going radio gaga

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 3, 2011

A Manchester man has given up his career in finance to help found Israel's first sports talk-radio station.

Mark Gordon, 41, originally from Whitefield, made aliyah with his family last August but has already found his calling through the microphone.

The former finance director now hosts his own show on Jerusalem's English-speaking Israel Sports Radio.

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Assange: Hislop 'distorted' Jewish conspiracy comments

By Jennifer Lipman, March 2, 2011

Julian Assange has accused Private Eye editor Ian Hislop of distorting his comments about Jews in an interview published in the magazine.

Mr Assange said the suggestion that he had referred to a “Jewish conspiracy,” out to get him, was “completely false”.

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Hall of Fame: Alan Rusbridger

March 2, 2011

"Big day. Coming to terms with revelation that I am Jewish."

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Middle East journalist Jerrold Kessel dies in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, February 24, 2011

Friends and colleagues of the late Yoram Kessel, a journalist who was for 20 years an Israel correspondent for the Jewish Chronicle, have paid tribute to his modesty and passion for his craft.

Mr Kessel, who died on Thursday at the age of 65, had been battling with cancer for some time.

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Egypt assault victim Lara Logan also faced Jewish slur

By Jennifer Lipman, February 16, 2011

An American journalist who was sexually attacked while working in Egypt last week was allegedly also subjected to anti-Jewish chanting.

CBS news reporter Lara Logan is recovering from “a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating”, the news organisation said last night.

They said: “She and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy.”

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Guardian 'misled' readers on Livni Palestine Papers quote

By Jennifer Lipman, February 14, 2011

The Guardian has admitted that it used a quote from Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni on the Palestine Papers in a “misleading” way.

The newspaper’s corrections and clarifications editor said Ms Livni's comment on the documents, released by Al-Jazeera last month, “was cut in a way that may have given a misleading impression”.

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Guardian writer Greenslade's 'stupid' Jewish EDL stereotype

By Jennifer Lipman, February 10, 2011

The veteran media commentator Roy Greenslade has rushed to explain his “stupid” remarks about Jews and Muslims in a blogpost on the English Defence League (EDL).

Mr Greenslade said he did not know what was in his head when he wrote in his Guardian blog of media baron Richard Desmond: “As a Jew, he may well have negative views of Muslims”.

The Guardian later removed the sentence on the grounds of “inappropriate language,” but it remained visible in the reader comments.

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Israeli ambassador attacks Guardian for 'out Hamasing-Hamas'

By Jennifer Lipman, February 4, 2011

The Israeli ambassador to the UK has launched a blistering attack on the Guardian newspaper for its clear “affinity for Hamas” in its coverage of the leaked Palestine Papers.

Ron Prosor, writing on the Huffington Post website, accused the British newspaper of “out Hamasing-Hamas” with its criticism of the Palestinian Authority.

It is the first time the Israeli diplomat has openly condemned the Guardian for its reporting on the Middle East.

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On this day: Facebook is founded

By Jennifer Lipman, February 4, 2011

Who can remember a time when a wall was just a wall, when photos were private not tagged for the world to see, and when events had to be organised with phone calls or paper invitations?

Mark Zuckerberg was a 19-year-old Jewish student working out of his Harvard dorm-room when he founded the social network that became Facebook.

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