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Media Watch: Most Ignored Story Of 2010? Israel

Readers turn to alternative media to get full story.

01/04/2011
Associate Editor

What was the most ignored story of 2010?

Israel. Really.

Only a handful of mainstream newspapers covered the Palestinian claims to the Western Wall and Rachel’s Tomb; or that Palestinian rockets were still landing in Israel; or the 1930s level of anti-Semitism in the official Palestinian media; or the Palestinian claims that Haifa and Sderot are occupied territory; let alone not covering the transcendent beauty of daily religious life and Jewish culture in Israel.

The most covered Israel story of 2010 was the flotilla crisis.

Reflections On The Maccabeats And The Power Of New Media

12/14/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

From zoot suits to flagpole sitting, the university campus has always been a source of fads and fun that spread beyond the campus. As young people focus on their education they also look to affirm their youth and push the envelope of tomorrow.

Media Watch: Netanyahu Off The Hook

Most everyone, from Dubai to London, now focusing on failure of Abbas.

09/21/2010
Associate Editor

Jake Tapper, ABC’s White House correspondent, tweets: “Crap, I’m still writing 5770 on my checks.”

Many in the media no longer blame Prime Minister Netanyahu for problems with peace talks.

It’s About`Time” For An Apology To Israel

I have long been a defender of the general media to pro-Israel supporters who believe the press – from the New York Times to the television networks – is biased against Israel. But I’m having a harder time of it these days.

Media: Clinton’s Rabbi Is Mainstream, Israel’s Rabbis ‘Extreme’

Victories for intermarriage against the ‘narrow.’

08/10/2010
Associate Editor

 

Maybe some Orthodox Jews are feeling “triumphalist” these days, with their high birthrates, high degrees of Jewish literacy and low assimilation rates, but to read the papers lately is to see Orthodoxy as a Palooka getting pummeled in a Pier 6 brawl. Between Chelsea Clinton’s intermarriage and the shelved conversion bill in Israel, the Orthodox are certainly getting the worst of it.

 

Orthodox Rabbis were called "extreme" but not Rabbi James Ponet, above.

Rage on the Airwaves

08/10/2010
Editorial

Vigorous debate about the many challenges that face America is welcome. But there is something disturbing about the extremes to which so many of today’s radio and television talk show hosts go in tapping deep wellsprings of rage as part of the all-important quest for top ratings.

The ongoing conflict between Fox News host Glenn Beck and the Jewish Funds for Justice offers a window into this dynamic.

The Internet's Effect on Jewish Newspapers

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) likes to think of itself as the the Jewish AP. The JTA is a non-profit news service that disseminates the happenings in the Jewish world as soon as they happen. Ideally, they try to scoop all the other news agencies and print media.

JTA Publisher Ami Eden

Fauxtographing the News: From Herzl to the Flotilla

Cross-posted at Blog.RabbiJason.com

Photoshop might not have been around a century ago, but the altering of images to change history has been around for a very long time.

This is a doctored photo of Theodor Herzl from 1898

The 'Amish Week'

Some people think that The Jewish Week's biggest "rivals" are other Jewish papers. I don't see it that way. Our fiercest rivals are people who don't read Jewish papers, or newspapers at all. There's a real kinship that I feel with all ethnic/religious/small town newspapers -- and their writers, editors, sales people, and readers -- and that goes for my newest friends at this Amish paper in Ohio.

See No Evil

11/11/2005
Associate Editor

Governments donít like dead people in the street. Itís bad for business and scares off the tourists.

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