Category Archives: 2. Positive

Comments on AP reports we liked

Pope: Mideast peace is possible, urgently needed

Dear Editor, There is NOTHING WRONG with the text of your “Pope: Mideast peace is possible, urgently needed.” So, has AP repented? Not at all. It is using this in every way excellent text as a fig leaf to hide … Continue reading

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Blast in Gaza Hamas compound injures children

Dear Editor, Your “Blast in Gaza Hamas compound injures children” is perfect until about half-way when complete nonsense is introduced, as if different people worked on the report (though only one is credited). “the Palestinians with rival governments in the … Continue reading

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Sculpture of comatose leader stirs Israeli emotion

Dear Editor, “Sculpture of comatose leader stirs Israeli emotion” is a truly fine report except in two ways: 1. Again it gives the mike to a left-wing critic of Israel without anyone putting in a different perspective, in this report or … Continue reading

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Israel, Hamas have resumed prisoner swap talks

Dear Editor, With “Israel, Hamas have resumed prisoner swap talks” Associated Press Writer ARON HELLER, as usual, has written another good report, though it is lacking important information that we have pointed out to you before and although clearly someone … Continue reading

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Israeli calls for intermediate peace agreement

Dear Editor, In “Israeli calls for intermediate peace agreement” we have a real report. We are awaiting “updates” in which AP will drown out Israel’s foreign minister with all kinds of other voices. The thirteenth (of the 17) paragraph stands … Continue reading

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Israeli leaders praise Fidel Castro

Dear Editor, We are shocked to discover that your “Israeli leaders praise Fidel Castro” is another AP headline voicing Israel’s position – a third within 5 days. We appreciate that you couldn’t ignore this & we presume that you’re going … Continue reading

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Israeli minister: Palestinians need to compromise

Dear Editor, We are shocked to discover that your “Israeli minister: Palestinians need to compromise” is another AP headline voicing part of Israel’s position. We don’t understand how this can happen, twice only one day apart. Also in this case … Continue reading

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Vatican declares Pope’s visit to Britain a success

Dear Editor, In your “Vatican declares Pope’s visit to Britain a success” we see the usual picture of AP being sensitive to and disapproving of things that are funny towards the Jews in the Diaspora. Here your reporter notices that … Continue reading

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EU trade chief apologizes for Jewish comments

Dear Editor, If The Night of Broken Glass was a Jewish revolt; and if the prejudice that all Jews are sly & evil is a Jewish idea; and if always demanding of Jews to defend themselves is a Jewish attitude, … Continue reading

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Mobs attack home of Iranian opposition leader

Dear Editor, Your “Mobs attack home of Iranian opposition leader” is a fair and worthy report. But someone stuck in the same phrase that we protested before (Clinton: Time is now for Mideast peace, issue 2.). Again AP gives haters … Continue reading

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Hopeful sign: More talks for Israel, Palestinians

Dear Editor, Your “Hopeful sign: More talks for Israel, Palestinians” is surprisingly neutral, for a change. This makes the two main points of bias stand out more clearly. First, Mrs. Clinton brings some more moral equivalence and AP faithfully reports … Continue reading

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Thousands rally for release of Israeli soldier

Dear Editor, Your “Thousands rally for release of Israeli soldier” is not the worst you have written on the subject, but it still has lots of the bias that we have pointed out to you before: Missing: That all Israelis … Continue reading

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Palestinians learn about the Holocaust in Israel

Dear Editor, Your “Palestinians learn about the Holocaust in Israel” covers a lovely subject and reports it lovely. Only a few points mar the report a little. It quotes half a dozen anti-Zionist opinions without disputing them or questioning the … Continue reading

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UN nuke watchdog chief presses Israeli ministers

Dear Editor, Your “UN nuke watchdog chief presses Israeli ministers” looks very reasonable until…. The crux of you report was the following sentence & it’s also the worst one: “The latest pressure has put the Jewish state in an uncomfortable … Continue reading

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US admits human rights shortcomings in UN report

Dear Editor, Your “US admits human rights shortcomings in UN report” mentions Israel ONCE. It’s context is foul – again. “The Bush administration had shunned the [U.N. Human Rights Council] panel for years over its alleged disproportionate criticism of Israel … Continue reading

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Iran says it will mass produce assault boats

Dear Editor, In your “Iran says it will mass produce assault boats” the word “Israel” appears ONE TIME. And – it’s misused – again. Let’s spell it out for you. You write that the range of the new Iranian drone … Continue reading

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Politics, alleged fraud disturb Jerusalem cemetery

Dear Editor, Your “Politics, alleged fraud disturb Jerusalem cemetery” is perfect. The story contains almost all the information that we protested that you left out in an earlier, shorter article (Muslim gravestones removed from Jerusalem cemetery) & more. You even … Continue reading

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Israel urges Lebanon to block ships to Gaza

Dear Editor, In “Israel urges Lebanon to block ships to Gaza” the words of Israel’s ambassador to the UN you rendered faithfully. Still it’s flawed in that it seems from the report as if Israel stands alone in its reasonable quest … Continue reading

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Palestinian who attacked Turkish Embassy captured

Dear Editor, Three AP writers are credited with producing “Palestinian who attacked Turkish Embassy captured” and an unspecified number of editors. This might account for the very different quality of statements in the report in regards to bias. The report … Continue reading

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Iran wins in soccer but withdraws from taekwondo

Dear Editor, Your Sports Writer gave a clean report with his “Iran wins in soccer but withdraws from taekwondo.” The bias was in the headline that was silent about the unbiased piece and the first clause that had a twist. … Continue reading

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Israeli army: More force was needed for ship raid

Dear Editor, “Israeli army: More force was needed for ship raid” is an excellent report marred by attempts to make it fit “AP’s house-style.” These are the distortions that we found (We will only mention but not comment on twists … Continue reading

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6 African migrants killed in Egypt in desert clash

Dear Editor, Your “6 African migrants killed in Egypt in desert clash” does not deal with Israel and has no anti-Israel bias though it could have as Israel is mentioned in it eight times. Somehow the report is lacking more … Continue reading

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Underneath Lebanon, Israel sees hidden battlefield

Dear Editor, Your “Underneath Lebanon, Israel sees hidden battlefield” is absolutely wonderful. This kind of reporting makes what is great about AP. It is truthful, informative and makes one understand the situation and where things are heading. We find this … Continue reading

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Libya says Palestinians freed in deal for Israeli

Dear Editor, “Libya says Palestinians freed in deal for Israeli” is without anti-Israel bias. However, it misses several chances to correct frequent bias also featuring at AP. Look at the people that you mention. Such nice chances to break oppressive stereotypes … Continue reading

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Man arrested at Atlanta airport in stabbings spree

Dear Editor, We read your breaking news of a potentially hopeful arrest of a possible suspect in a string of 20 gruesome racist stabbings that terrorized people across three states and left five dead, a suspected serial killer, in “Man … Continue reading

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US revises Israel travel warning after complaint

Dear Editor, We are absolutely thrilled that AP, after its earlier “Israel complains about new US travel advisory” has now written “US revises Israel travel warning after complaint.” AP takes on the most powerful US anti-Israel lobby! How ironic it … Continue reading

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Lebanon debates giving Palestinians rights

Dear Editor, We saw your “Lebanon debates giving Palestinians rights,” published earlier under the poetic title “Palestinians, crammed for decades in refugee camps in Lebanon, may get broader right to work.” Either headline was worth its formulation already as it … Continue reading

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Israel finds rare 2,200-year-old gold coin

Dear Editor, Traditionally you don’t put any spin on Israeli archaeological news, and you continue this approach in your “Israel finds rare 2,200-year-old gold coin.” Do the same with the political news and we’ll close this blog. Shalom,

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Hezbollah accuses Israel of Hariri assassination

Dear Editor, You have rewritten “Hezbollah accuses Israel of Hariri assassination” so we rewrite our review. Did it get any better, is our first question. The first installment was less than half the length and AP was Hezbollah’s mouthpiece in … Continue reading

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US military aid to Lebanon put on hold

Dear Editor, In “US military aid to Lebanon put on hold” we read of the heartwarming concern for Israel of US Congressmen and AP reports it. There is very little anti-Israel bias in it – only a few euphemistic (militants, … Continue reading

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Israel complains about new US travel advisory

Dear Editor, With great excitement did we discover your “Israel complains about new US travel advisory.” Is AP, itself so often biased about Israel, going to report on Israel protesting unfairness by its mighty old foe the US State Department? … Continue reading

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Israeli held in Libya returning home after release

Dear Editor, “Israeli held in Libya returning home after release” is a long, interesting report without anti-Israel bias. Associated Press Writer MATTI FRIEDMAN all over again. Not only unbiased but also many worthy facts about Israel & its neighbors. All … Continue reading

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Train crashes into minibus in Israel, kills 7

Dear Editor, “Train crashes into minibus in Israel, kills 7” was small and factual, and was very limited in that it carried no context or background information. We see no bias in it. Shalom,

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Iran Holocaust-denying website angers Israel

Dear Editor, “Iran Holocaust-denying website angers Israel” is without bias except for…. the headline – again. It rather angered the Jerusalem based National Holocaust museum Yad Vashem, that you quote. But in fact it infuriates all decent human beings, not … Continue reading

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US: Time now for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Dear Editor, In your short “US: Time now for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks” we found no bias. Good for you! Shalom,

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Rockets fired at Israel, Jordan resorts; 1 dead

Dear Editor, In your “Rockets fired at Israel, Jordan resorts; 1 dead” you write “The rockets appeared to have been fired from Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, an Israeli police spokesman said, though Egypt denied the claim.” We would like to focus … Continue reading

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Older Gazans recall Israelis, youth sees only army

Dear Editor, Your “Older Gazans recall Israelis, youth sees only army” is absolutely amazing! From the headline though the first 135 words, for almost four paragraphs, you describe reality as it is. And that about Gaza and Israel! We are … Continue reading

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Knicks’ Stoudemire in Israel to trace Hebrew roots

Dear Editor, You “Knicks’ Stoudemire in Israel to trace Hebrew roots” has no anti-Israel bias. That should be the rule, not the exception. Shalom,

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Flare-up over tree accents Israel-Lebanon tension

Dear Editor, “Flare-up over tree accents Israel-Lebanon tension” had to be your revision of the deceitful report described in “UN disputes Lebanese claim Israel violated border.” Five AP writer are named as having worked on this rewriting of AP history. … Continue reading

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More than matzo balls: Kosher cooking revisited

Dear Editor, Your “More than matzoh balls: Kosher cooking revisited” has the good aspect that it’s showing Israeli life from its jolly side, for a change. That is so welcome that we forgive you the minor kashrut inaccuracies in the … Continue reading

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7 crew reported dead in Israeli chopper crash

Dear Editor, We found nothing biased or wrong with your “7 crew reported dead in Israeli chopper crash.” For the record – it also held no pro-Israel unbalance, so it does nothing to neutralize AP’s ongoing anti-Israel bias. Shalom,

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Israel: Controversial conversion bill shelved

Dear Editor, “Israel: Controversial conversion bill shelved” is impeccable. It even contains a filling for the lacuna that we reported earlier (Netanyahu says he will oppose conversion bill). Shalom,

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Lost Kafka writings resurface, trapped in trial

Dear Editor, No bias in “Lost Kafka writings resurface, trapped in trial.” Still a missed chance to clarify something about Israel to a wider public. A few hints, for inspiration, for next time. That Israeli Law is completely based on … Continue reading

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Netanyahu says he will oppose conversion bill

Dear Editor, We feel most concerned about biased reporting on Israel. Then we need to say that “Netanyahu says he will oppose conversion bill” has no anti-Israel bias to speak of. We applaud that. We are a bit unhappy with … Continue reading

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Dancing, laughing at Auschwitz: who has the right?

Dear Editor, Associated Press Writer VANESSA GERA has written a PERFECT “Dancing, laughing at Auschwitz: who has the right?” About this hyper-sensitive subject she writes a lengthy, industrious, balanced and rich overview of opinions in a way that does honor … Continue reading

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Israelis convicted in bound Palestinian’s shooting

Dear Editor, “Israelis convicted in bound Palestinian’s shooting” is almost perfect. It doesn’t exaggerate, it almost doesn’t manipulate, it brings the facts in context. Only the final sentence is off. Now, there is no such thing as almost pregnant; is … Continue reading

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German top intelligence official says right-wingers, Muslim extremists share anti-Semitism

Dear Editor, “German top intelligence official says right-wingers, Muslim extremists share anti-Semitism” concerns an interesting topic. We would love to see an AP reporter make a serious report out of this. It should stress both the similarities (cartoons, stereotypes, oppression, … Continue reading

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Israelis sue Al-Jazeera over Lebanon war reporting

Dear Editor, Associated Press Writer ARON HELLER wrote an impeccable “Israelis sue Al-Jazeera over Lebanon war reporting.” If we would find an imbalance, it’s only in that when AP comes with war stories from Palestinians and Arab national, we are … Continue reading

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Gaza aid ship leaves Greece for Egypt

Dear Editor, We are happy with your “Gaza aid ship leaves Greece for Egypt” because it is not terribly flawed and is correcting some popular mistakes. The take-over of the Flotilla’s main ship is NOT called a raid (the AP … Continue reading

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Netanyahu expects direct Palestinian talks soon

Dear Editor, We think that by Associated Press Writer JOHN HEILPRIN “Netanyahu expects direct Palestinian talks soon ” is very good. No biases or no name calling, no lies or half-truths, no left-out or twisted details. Just as we like … Continue reading

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Polish court orders Mossad spy suspect extradited

Dear Editor, Your “Polish court orders Mossad spy suspect extradited” is excellent. It shortly but faithfully describes the situation for Jews before, during and after WW II in Germany & Poland and the totally changed relationship nowadays. The whole report … Continue reading

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Mass march for captive soldier divides Israel

Dear Editor, Your “Mass march for captive soldier divides Israel” with 889 words is a rather long report and quite fair within its scope and focus – compliments. But that’s where the major problem lies. Not in what it says, … Continue reading

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Planner of Munich Olympics attack dies in Syria

Dear Editor, Much better than AP’s whitewashing (and never rectified) obituary of Arafat, your “Planner of Munich Olympics attack dies in Syria” shows Mohammed Oudeh clearly as an unrepentant mass murderer whose blood-thirst is free of limits and contrition. It … Continue reading

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Hamas spy finds home in California, seeks asylum

Dear Editor, The moving story of Mosab Hassan Yousef, who chose for a life of humanness, is represented well in “Hamas spy finds home in California, seeks asylum.” As is quoted: “hundreds of [innocent] Israelis and Palestinians owe their lives to Yousef.” … Continue reading

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