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Comments on AP reports we disliked

Mideast sides eye US midterms and impact on talks

Dear Editor, Amy Teibel tries to pull our leg again, in “Mideast sides eye US midterms and impact on talks.” Want examples? Look first at the opening paragraph – the part manipulators work the hardest on. “[N]ext month’s U.S. midterm … Continue reading

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Israel critical over Mideast synod conclusions

Dear Editor, Well done! The first truly excellent AP Mideast report in months lived only hours. Meant to cover up its scandalous predecessor, Vatican meeting demands Israel end occupation, that you circulated for one & a half day, excellent Pope: … Continue reading

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Israel tells Palestinians talks only option

Dear Editor, Amy Teibel, who has given us so generously report after report on all supposed ills in developments in Israeli society, has finally been promoted to use her skills at distorting Israel’s existential and security needs, and she does … Continue reading

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Pa. prof’s anti-Israel remarks concern lawmakers

Dear Editor, Again, one person calls for the destruction of Israel and AP is right there to spread the rosy vision of the future, in “Pa. prof’s anti-Israel remarks concern lawmakers.” The bigot is quoted without any counter statement. This … Continue reading

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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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Vatican meeting demands Israel end occupation

Dear Editor, Isn’t it a pleasure when AP doesn’t have to write up an attack on Israel, Israeli Jews or Zionism? Sometimes AP only has to “report” the filth of others. And, we must admit, AP always does that devotedly. … Continue reading

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Political pawns: Iran loses chess record to Israel

Dear Editor, In “Political pawns: Iran loses chess record to Israel” you make an attempt at humor, ha-ha. Written from the AP office in Jerusalem (Tel Aviv was too far for a visit?), we spot a twisted mindset that’s revealed … Continue reading

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UN envoy: AP findings on settlements ‘alarming’

Dear Editor, In “UN envoy: AP findings on settlements ‘alarming’”: We read AP’s daily installment harping about Israeli settlements, and how in endangers the peace process while the only endangerment is from PA’s & AP’s preconditions AP quotes a UN … Continue reading

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Slain US activist’s parents face Israeli killer

Dear Editor, Your “Slain US activist’s parents face Israeli killer” is one of the most brazen AP anti-Israel pieces written ever. It’s only days ago that we wrote to you [in Slain US activist’s parents seek justice in Israel] the truth, though … Continue reading

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Israel marks 15 years since Rabin assassination

Dear Editor, Your “Israel marks 15 years since Rabin assassination” without a trace of shame, you use to dish up some of your most classical and time-tested lies. “The [peace] process broke down in violence in 2000, and many Israelis … 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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Israeli military restricts troop tweets

Dear Editor, Short & mean, that’s how we can characterize your “Israeli military restricts troop tweets.” Mean in the sense that it doesn’t only distort; it does it so well that only experts will notice. The author(s) deserves a recommendation, acknowledgment or … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter says Palestinians live in a ‘cage’

Dear Editor, Jimmy Carter is back slandering Israel and AP is right there to give the bigot his worldwide audience in “Jimmy Carter says Palestinians live in a ‘cage.’” Extrapolating his words to his native USA, we understand him to … Continue reading

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Google to bring Dead Sea Scrolls online

Dear Editor, We have found pro-Israel bias at AP!!!! In “Google to bring Dead Sea Scrolls online”: AP fails to mention the (ridiculous) claim that the Scrolls would be Palestinian. AP fails to mention the Israeli deadly raid on a … Continue reading

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Murder suspect extradited from Israel to NYC

Dear Editor, Day after day, we read AP reports as “Murder suspect extradited from Israel to NYC” in which the clause “Bellucci is not an Israeli citizen, and it was unclear why he had traveled to Israel,” suggesting that he … Continue reading

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Israeli army takes aim at Hezbollah rifle claim

Dear Editor, Ha-ha-ha, AP is tickling our funny bone. “Israeli army takes aim at Hezbollah rifle claim” as heading was not enough, so the pun is repeated in the opening sentence. Ha-ha, ho-ho. And how about”Israel shoots back after rifle … Continue reading

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Re: Director Mike Leigh cancels Israel trip in protest

Dear Editor, You fooled us again. Of course. In your short report “Director Mike Leigh cancels Israel trip in protest” you write that “The school’s director, Renen Schorr, says Israeli artists face growing international isolation because of Israel’s political situation.” … Continue reading

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Slain US activist’s parents seek justice in Israel

Dear Editor, In “Slain US activist’s parents seek justice in Israel” we need to read five and a half paragraphs, 14 emotional lines, 214 words slandering Israel, before we are presented with the Israeli version of what happened. The usual AP … 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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Israel unlikely champ in global real estate

Dear Editor, Sickly Amt Teibel has tried her talented hand at a subject she knows nothing about, and it shows in “Israel unlikely champ in global real estate.” She gets the figures right, she gets the sources right, and she … Continue reading

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Israel signs contract to buy US-made fighter jets

Dear Editor, We’ve seen your “Israel signs contract to buy US-made fighter jets.” But somehow you seem to have missed this news: Chinese warplanes make Mid East debut in Turkey and Iran http://www.debka.com/article/9078/ Funny. Whenever there is Arab aggression, AP … Continue reading

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Israel could reconsider presence in Jordan Valley

Dear Editor, Our infamous PA West Bank reporter KARIN LAUB has done it again. In “Israel could reconsider presence in Jordan Valley” she needs only one introductory sentence to exclaim: “Israel’s demand for such a presence is one of the … Continue reading

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Hezbollah’s gift for Ahmadinejad: An Israeli rifle

Dear Editor, Another upbeat report by the world’s most successful Israel bashers. “Hezbollah’s gift for Ahmadinejad: An Israeli rifle” is lovely. We do understand that its author wishes to stay anonymous. Maybe a pen name as “Julius Streicher” would be … Continue reading

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Palestinians say 1 dead in Israeli strike in Gaza

Dear Editor, There is no reason in the world why your “Palestinians say 1 dead in Israeli strike in Gaza” should not have been titled “Israel intercepts Gazan terrorist rocket attack on civilians”, except your hatred for the Zionist enterprise. … Continue reading

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Helen Thomas on being anti-Semitic: ‘Baloney!’

Dear Editor, With your “Helen Thomas on being anti-Semitic: ‘Baloney!’,” AP has done the world yet another disservice. Again AP has quoted verbatim and at length an anti-Semite without putting up almost any fight. The average reader who doesn’t know … Continue reading

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Critics: Israel loyalty oath undermines pluralism

Dear Editor, Intro Amy Teibel is back! For people who don’t know this phenomenal but troubled writer, a short introduction. First, she hasn’t heeded our repeated call to go to therapy. So when we read her we should to bear … Continue reading

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IOC president invites Israel, Palestine for talks

Dear Editor, Your “IOC president invites Israel, Palestine for talks” is a textbook case of AP spreading PA lies about the Mideast. The whole report consists of a mere five short sentences. What could go wrong in such a small … Continue reading

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Court upholds deportation of Nobel laureate

Dear Editor, Your “Court upholds deportation of Nobel laureate” is the height of hypocrisy. You write that the legal decision “could further tarnish Israel’s image abroad” while it is you that is the major player causing such slander. DISGUSTING! By … Continue reading

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Ancient tree to help turn Jericho into tourism hub

Dear Editor, Your KARIN LAUB has climbed down the high tree of hate for Israel to write a seemingly idyllic “Ancient tree to help turn Jericho into tourism hub” brilliantly. One really has to know the situation to even suspect that she … Continue reading

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Peace talks come and go, but a settlement grows

Dear Editor, Your “Peace talks come and go, but a settlement grows” is one of the better written pieces of your propaganda. 1. You have produced dozens of “reports” in only a few weeks time harping on Israeli settlements, blotting … Continue reading

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Israeli police kill Palestinian laborer

Dear Editor, The report Your “Israeli police kill Palestinian laborer” is as short as treacherous. 1. In the headline, the opening and the body of the report, Israel is (again) presented as the mortal aggressor and Palestinians as chance-less victims. … Continue reading

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US in last-ditch attempt to save Mideast talks

Dear Editor, KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH teamed up to produce “US in last-ditch attempt to save Mideast talks” from Ramallah. It made us appreciate the mean AP bias. Israel is mentioned a dozen times but barely given a chance to respond. The most obscene … Continue reading

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UN experts say Israel suppressing flotilla footage

Dear Editor, Your “UN experts say Israel suppressing flotilla footage” you took out of your collection even before we saw it. We found it in newspapers, but it’s gone from the AP record. We truly wonder why. It has all … Continue reading

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Israel navy halts Gaza-bound boat without violence

Dear Editor, In “Israel navy halts Gaza-bound boat without violence” PA Writer AISHA MOHAMMED recycles old lies & distortions to harp some more (9 paragraphs, no less) about the death of 9 suicide activists on the Turkish boat of four months … Continue reading

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Photo essay: Talks put focus on Jewish settlers

Dear Editor, In your “Photo essay: Talks put focus on Jewish settlers” Associated Press Writer BEN HUBBARD takes AP propaganda to a new obscene height. In a rambling “report” he lists a slew of lies & twists, so efficient as … Continue reading

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Iran crosses into Iraq to hit bombing suspects

Dear Editor, Your “Iran crosses into Iraq to hit bombing suspects” is mainly of any interests because it features a term rarely found in AP reports. The rarity: “terrorists”! For bands of murderers as Iran-sponsored Hamas or Hezbollah, AP always … 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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Israel warns of violence if peace talks fail

Dear Editor, With your “Israel warns of violence if peace talks fail” it was truly exceptional to see an AP headline voicing part of Israel’s position. Of course, we understand that that was a grave oversight and we applaud that you … Continue reading

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UN experts: Israel flotilla raid broke int’l law

Dear Editor, Let’s have a look at the beginning of your “UN experts: Israel flotilla raid broke int’l law.” Two quotes from the report: – The U.N. Human Rights Council’s fact-finding mission concluded that Israel’s naval blockade of the Palestinian … Continue reading

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Internet holy day blackout imposed in Israel

Dear Editor, Associated Press Writer AMY TEIBEL is back!! In “Internet holy day blackout imposed in Israel” AP gives this hate-fueled writer, always ready to go on a rampage, another chance to energetically profess dislikes & stereotypes. She has ignored our … Continue reading

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Israelis, Palestinians unite on sports field

Dear Editor, Your “Israelis, Palestinians unite on sports field” could have been such a break from the usual bias as if all we have in Israel is war, pre-war and post-war events. Unfortunately, the report is marred if not ruined … Continue reading

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Serial stabbings suspect faces 1st murder charge

Dear Editor, AP’s “Serial stabbings suspect faces 1st murder charge” again names the suspect’s native country as Israel and again is completely silent about the fact that his roots lie in an Israeli Christian Arab community but that he lived … Continue reading

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Israeli PM: Current settlement curbs won’t remain

Dear Editor, AP’s “Israeli PM: Current settlement curbs won’t remain” replaces the 3 consecutive previous reports all harping on settlements. Israel is the aggressor, Palestinians are the victims in the Mideast. We have to learn it and AP will not … Continue reading

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Hamas: Israeli strike in Gaza kills 3 Palestinians

Dear Editor, AP’s “Hamas: Israeli strike in Gaza kills 3 Palestinians” consists of two parts. One is a “breaking news update” that is connected to the headline, the part under it an earlier story that has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Clinton resuming `last chance’ Mideast peace talks

Dear Editor, AP has greatly expanded its “Clinton resuming `last chance’ Mideast peace talks” make-believe story. We also found the interview with Mrs. Clinton’s that this “report” is supposed to cover: http://www.cfr.org/publication/22896/conversation_with_us_secretary_of_state_hillary_rodham_clinton.html. In the AP story the word Israel appears … Continue reading

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PM: Israel must be recognized as Jewish state

Dear Editor, We are delighted to have AMY TEIBEL back, AP’s own Joseph Goebbels! And she doesn’t disappoint us. He first clause is one of utter distortion as only she can deliver. The judeophobic “reporter” immediately deals with the lunatic idea that … Continue reading

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Clinton resuming `last chance’ Mideast peace talks

Dear Editor, At first we assumed that your “Clinton resuming `last chance’ Mideast peace talks” was AP’s lame excuse to harp about Palestinian demands and leave out Israeli needs under the excuse that Mrs. Clinton would have spoken. We followed … Continue reading

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Obama says he’ll stay engaged in Mideast talks

Dear Editor, We must hand it to you. AP isn’t only so creative with the truth; you are never too tired to be innovative in you fabrications. In “Obama says he’ll stay engaged in Mideast talks” you quote the smokescreens … Continue reading

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Report: Castro blasts Ahmadinejad as anti-Semitic

Dear Editor, Not only does AP bring lied-up and crooked “news reports” on Israel on a near daily basis. As behooves anyone who seriously wants to indoctrinate, AP rewrites history too. We have spotted the next AP scandal. Just follow … Continue reading

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Hezbollah won’t cooperate with Hariri tribunal

Dear Editor, “Hezbollah won’t cooperate with Hariri tribunal” is such a beautiful example of much what is wrong with AP’s Middle East “reporting.” Here again the leader from a terrorist organization gets AP’s open microphone. He can say whatever he … Continue reading

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UN nuclear chief asks Israel to join treaty

Dear Editor, Your report “UN nuclear chief asks Israel to join treaty” mentions the word “Israel” 17 times in 16 paragraphs & in the headline. But the persistent reader has to wait till paragraph 8 to see the first AND … Continue reading

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Fast-track Mideast peace talks face big obstacles

Dear Editor, Just the mere fact that Jews & Arabs read from right to left, doesn’t mean that on Middle East reporting AP should equal PA. Your “Fast-track Mideast peace talks face big obstacles” is so embarrassingly biased and twisted. … Continue reading

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CA university upholds suspension of Muslim group

Dear Editor, Your “CA university upholds suspension of Muslim group” also has the last word for the aggressors. The anti-Israel hecklers’ interim vice president doesn’t expires remorse about the anti-democratic violence. Instead, he portrays his group as the real victims … Continue reading

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Backer of NYC mosque gave to Hamas-linked charity

Dear Editor, Your “Backer of NYC mosque gave to Hamas-linked charity” describes the case of a wealthy Hamas backer. AP gives him the last, nasty word. “When you see people surrounded by tanks and F-16s, you ask how can we … Continue reading

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Clinton: Time is now for Mideast peace

Dear Editor, Your “Clinton: Time is now for Mideast peace” has all the feel of the usual AP Mideast reporting: 1. Pretending as if the world is not interested in a secure Israel and the Jewish State can only survive … Continue reading

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Israel: Explosions occurred at Hezbollah depot

Dear Editor, 1. The last sentence of your “Israel: Explosions occurred at Hezbollah depot” seems to have fallen off. It must have read “Unfortunately, UNIFIL’s supervising is toothless as it is not allowed to search residential buildings.” 2. For the … Continue reading

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Gaza smugglers dead, missing in Israeli strike

Dear Editor, Your “Gaza smugglers dead, missing in Israeli strike” is more of the same all over again. 1. Israel as the aggressor, Palestinians as its victims. From its headline till the very last paragraph. Even when it’s not true. … Continue reading

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Israelis, Palestinians resume direct talks

Dear Editor, Your “Israelis, Palestinians resume direct talks” starts off quite neutral, which is refreshing. However, in paragraph # 5 we see a classic example of Moral Equivalence that is so forged that it looks completely ridiculous: “renewed violence and … Continue reading

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Palestinian kills 4 Israelis on eve of peace talks

Dear Editor, A. In one of your most disgusting reports to date, “Palestinian kills 4 Israelis on eve of peace talks,” AP again shows that when it comes to Israeli Jews, it has no trouble blaming the victim, no matter … Continue reading

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Blair memoir excites booksellers, riles critics

Dear Editor, AP is not just as unreliable as the Bank of England once was thought to be safe – it’s also pretty brazen on top of that. Yesterday we dared you to report that [Tony Blair speaks out against delegitimization of Israel] … Continue reading

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Influential Israeli rabbi says Abbas should perish

Dear Editor, We can’t tell if your “Influential Israeli rabbi says Abbas should perish” is just unwise or also malicious. The Rabbi in question as constantly monitored by the Israeli loony left because they know that he they can harvest … Continue reading

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Israel PM wants regular meetings with Palestinians

Dear Editor, Your “Israel PM wants regular meetings with Palestinians” has Mideast reporting with a twist or two. You report that “[c]hief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said he hadn’t heard about the proposal but would be open to the idea. … 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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Calif. GOP Senate candidate to travel to Israel

Dear Editor, Your “Calif. GOP Senate candidate to travel to Israel” has an unfortunate paragraph. At first it seems rather innocent but on closer inspection and introspection the thoughts behind it and that it coveys are shocking. “Boxer, who is Jewish, … Continue reading

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Israeli actors boycott stirs settlement debate

Dear Editor, The Israel loony left has opened its mouth and AP is right there to report it worldwide. Though Israel’s neighbors are only democracies in name, they each do have opposition parties, in the country or abroad. How come … Continue reading

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EU slams Israel’s verdict on Palestinian activist

Dear Editor, Your “EU slams Israel’s verdict on Palestinian activist” is as short as it is hateful & untrue. The EU didn’t slam anyone. One person with a known anti-Israel bias did. The Israel-hater seems not to be aware that … Continue reading

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Lebanon moves to address widespread use of weapons

Dear Editor, “Lebanon moves to address widespread use of weapons” has ONE reference to Israel and (again) it’s so off. “Hezbollah was the only group allowed to retain its weapons as protection against Israel.” AP hides that Hezbollah is Israel’s … Continue reading

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Israeli military confronts new foe: the Internet

Dear Editor, 1. What is a truthful approach to report a wrong in Israel, in the light of the fact that a large portion of the world’s news consumers have been bombarded with anti-Israel news and now dislike Israel no matter what … Continue reading

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Israeli PM urges patience on new Palestinian talks

Dear Editor, No less than five AP writers worked on your “Israeli PM urges patience on new Palestinian talks.” Does it show? 1. The first two paragraph contain a curious word. We’ll summarize: “The Israeli prime minister said Monday that … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks seeks online safe haven in Sweden

Dear Editor, Your “WikiLeaks seeks online safe haven in Sweden” has ONE paragraph that mentions Israel, and with it – again – AP contributes to disinformation about the Jewish State. It reads: “Last year, Bildt dismissed demands by Israel for … 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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Hezbollah, Sunni group clash in Beirut, killing 3

Dear Editor, “Hezbollah, Sunni group clash in Beirut, killing 3” shares matter-of-fact-like: “Lebanese soldiers cordoned off the area and prevented journalists from entering.” Where is AP’s protest? Oh, only when Israel does something like that AP objects! We understand. Shalom,

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Blair: Serious ideas needed for Mideast success

Dear Editor, Your “Blair: Serious ideas needed for Mideast success” is so distorted – it cannot be called a report with the best will in the world. “Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair called on Israelis and Palestinians” – Equivalence, … 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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Mideast passions quiet over NY mosque showdown

Dear Editor, Your well-informed Dubai-stationed religion editor penned “Mideast passions quiet over NY mosque showdown.” When he quotes “Mideast commentators” they are all Muslim. Israel was one of the 40 countries where he was stationed so he knows Jews and … Continue reading

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Israel police: Former PM Olmert should stand trial

Dear Editor, Your “Israel police: Former PM Olmert should stand trial” is short and factual. Unfortunately, Jewish stereotypes are widely spread and have to be taken into account. Therefore AP needs to include an important disclaimer to counter existing bias the … Continue reading

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Gaza Mall sparks debate over Israeli blockade

Dear Editor, Your “Gaza Mall sparks debate over Israeli blockade” has been long in waiting. Still missing: All the Jerusalem malls that we know have 2 or 3 floors, so what enormous “luxury malls famous elsewhere in the Middle East“ … Continue reading

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Israel faces difficult choice on settlement freeze

Dear Editor, Your reporter has fallen for Palestinian propaganda in his “Israel faces difficult choice on settlement freeze.” One only has to read the opening lines of the Jerusalem Post on the same subject to realize this. http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=185736 The threats … Continue reading

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Saudi statesman and poet dies of stomach cancer

Dear Editor, Your “Saudi statesman and poet dies of stomach cancer” is fraudulent as soon as you discuss the deceased’s record with Jews and Israel. After whitewashing Arafat in the AP obituary, we have been watchful about this, and your … Continue reading

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A look at previous Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Dear Editor, Your “A look at previous Israeli-Palestinian peace talks” is such a laughable effort to rewrite history, it’s not worthy of a point by point review. We just take a few random passages and show what a bunch of … Continue reading

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Source: Israel, Palestinians to hold talks Sept. 2

Dear Editor, In your super-short “Source: Israel, Palestinians to hold talks Sept. 2” you still managed to insert some bias. When summing up the goal of the negotiations you mention three concerns of the Palestinians and none of the Israeli … 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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Peace this time? Israel, Palestinians to talk

Dear Editor, “Peace this time? Israel, Palestinians to talk” opens with eight blend news paragraphs. Then we find a cluster of your old & exposed hobbyhorses of whole & half untruths. Most of the report is kept eerily calm and unreal. … Continue reading

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Iran inaugurates nation’s first unmanned bomber

Dear Editor, Finally some good news to report for the anti-Zionists and you bring it gleefully. In “Iran inaugurates nation’s first unmanned bomber” your reporter has the gall to call Israel Iran’s archenemy. Further, all vitriol of Twenty-first Century’s would-be … Continue reading

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Israeli PM: Peace ‘difficult but possible’

Dear Editor, In “Israeli PM: Peace ‘difficult but possible’” is (still?) a short report but already not clean. AP’s filalítheiaphobia (phobic fear for truth) got the better of it after it had to report on a hopeful statement by Netanyahu. … Continue reading

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Text of a statement issued by Mideast “Quartet”

Dear Editor, In “Text of a statement issued by Mideast “Quartet”” as always AP is ready to quote any text or person that is willing to hide the truth and blur the picture of what is truly going on in … Continue reading

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Analysis: Obama seeks elusive prize _ Mideast deal

Dear Editor, Your “Analysis: Obama seeks elusive prize _ Mideast deal” is so unreal, it’s not even lied up. More than half of the “analysis” is just a bunch of nonsense. A nice example is your statement about “Obama’s resilient … Continue reading

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Veteran Dutch Mideast reporter Conny Mus dies

Dear Editor, Why are we not surprised that your “Veteran Dutch Mideast reporter Conny Mus dies” stays completely silence about the criticism that his biased Middle East reporting evoked in his native the Netherlands? Since he divorced his Israeli Jewish … Continue reading

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Analysis: Talks to test Netanyahu’s will for peace

Dear Editor, “Analysis: Talks to test Netanyahu’s will for peace” contains much facts most of the time suppressed by AP. Unfortunately AP can only give its readers such glimpses of truth when they are inserted into an overall false picture … Continue reading

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Israeli military confronts new foe: the Internet

Dear Editor, “Israeli military confronts new foe: the Internet” leaves us unhappy. 1. The overview of recent Israeli Army / Internet issues is fine. 2. But glaringly omitted is any mention why Israel needs to worry – more than the … 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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Stabbings initially drew little attention in Mich.

Dear Editor, Your fourth installment “Stabbings initially drew little attention in Mich.” finally reveals that the suspected serial slasher is an Arab Christian…. that is, for the readers who will make it to the sixth paragraph. An old AP trick … Continue reading

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UN gets Hezbollah ‘evidence’ on Israel-Hariri link

Dear Editor, After you treacherous “UN Prosecutor seeks video in Lebanon assassination” we now got a lengthy “UN gets Hezbollah ‘evidence’ on Israel-Hariri link.” Is it any better? Objections to the baseless and terrorists’ claim that Israel had murdered the Lebanese … Continue reading

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$250K set bond for woman in pie attack on senator

Dear Editor, Your “$250K set bond for woman in pie attack on senator” is not kosher. We have to read into the penultimate of the five clauses to find out what happened. When we learn that they attacker supposedly went … Continue reading

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Lebanon gives Palestinians employment rights

Dear Editor, “Lebanon gives Palestinians employment rights” is excellent news for all that love justice. (See also the precursor “Lebanon debates giving Palestinians rights.”) Many of the previous problematic sentences are maintained, the worst “Arafat’s fighters for attacking Israel repeatedly … Continue reading

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IOC dismisses Israel claim Iranian faked injury

Dear Editor, You anonymous “IOC dismisses Israel claim Iranian faked injury” comes to correct your earlier honest report by your Sports Writer (“Iran wins in soccer but withdraws from taekwondo”) and it does a fine job of taking any truth … Continue reading

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Saudi statesman and poet dies of stomach cancer

Dear Editor, “Saudi statesman and poet dies of stomach cancer” has only one reference to Israel and immediately it’s a serious source of bias. “In the poem titled “The Martyrs,” Algosaibi said the bombers “died to honor God’s word.”” – … 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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UN Prosecutor seeks video in Lebanon assassination

Dear Editor, Parts of your “UN Prosecutor seeks video in Lebanon assassination” seem to be written by a diplomat, not a journalist. Let us present you with a list of your confusing distortions – followed by our truthful, informative rendering: … Continue reading

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Gaza panel will meet again next month

Dear Editor, Your short “Gaza panel will meet again next month” is just a pretext to reinforce AP’s most recent myth forming on Israel. All the truth twisters are there: Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla made it … Continue reading

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Sec’y Clinton tries dialing diplomacy for Mideast

Dear Editor, A three paragraph report, “Sec’y Clinton tries dialing diplomacy for Mideast” is completely made up and reports nothing. From the opening sentence “to prod Israel and the Palestinians into direct peace talks” until the closing clause “the two … Continue reading

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Muslim gravestones removed from Jerusalem cemetery

Dear Editor, Your “Muslim gravestones removed from Jerusalem cemetery” is so biased, it’s pure propaganda – AGAINST Israel, of course. Only at the second paragraph we learn that the headline goes according to what some activists have claimed obscuring position … 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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Stabbings suspect unlikely to return to Mich. soon

Dear Editor, 1. Both in your video reports and in your written reporting as in “Stabbings suspect unlikely to return to Mich. soon,” you refuse to identify fully the suspected serial slasher as a Christian Arab. You have not trouble … Continue reading

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Fears remain in Mich. after stabbing spree arrest

Dear Editor, Bias is such a tricky thing. By now the whole world knows that a suspected serial killer was arrested when he was about to fly to his native Israel. Prejudice will say: “Is he a Jew or a … Continue reading

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Lebanon rejects US concerns over military help

Dear Editor, “Lebanon rejects US concerns over military help” is the follow-up of your “US military aid to Lebanon put on hold.” 1. In the earlier review (US military aid to Lebanon put on hold) we supplied AP with proof … Continue reading

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Colombian ex-president to teach at Georgetown U

Dear Editor, You conclude your “Colombian ex-president to teach at Georgetown U” with this AP mantra: “Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.” It was a self-defense interception, the deadliness came from self-defense, only on one boat a minority of … Continue reading

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Aug 11, Editorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent Editorials

Dear Editor, In your Aug 11, Editorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent Editorials, you present excerpts from Arab News, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on peace talks between the Palestinians Authority and Israel. The “Editorial: Crux of the problem” has two points: – … 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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No agreement on direct Israel-Palestinian talks

Dear Editor, You purged your “US officials optimistic about direct talks” from your website and replaced it by “No agreement on direct Israel-Palestinian talks.” Did it become more truthful & real? The opening clause reveals that US optimism had been … Continue reading

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US officials optimistic about direct talks

Dear Editor, You purged your “US officials optimistic about direct talks” from your website. It must fill revisionists with envy when they see how easily you rewrite history. Let’s try to find out why. In any case the reason cannot … Continue reading

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Israel defense minister opposes soldiers’ grilling

Dear Editor, Your “Israel defense minister opposes soldiers’ grilling” disappoints on three counts. A. Your rendering of Barak’s stand against soldiers having to testify is unintelligible. We will try to explain here what we think Barak must have said or … Continue reading

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US Mideast envoy to press direct peace talks

Dear Editor, “US Mideast envoy to press direct peace talks” seems to be an exercise in employing equivalence – the style-form that needs to hide the aggressor (so: the Arab side). Look at the ingenious use of the following words: … Continue reading

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Israel threatening to quit UN probe into flotilla

Dear Editor, The anti-Israel-bias-circus in full swing in “Israel threatening to quit UN probe into flotilla.” Israel threatened – Later we see that it’s a reaction to what the UN said. a deadly raid – It was an interception and … Continue reading

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Hezbollah accuses Israel of Hariri assassination

Dear Editor, Your “Hezbollah accuses Israel of Hariri assassination” makes us ask ourselves if AP would headline a speech by Hitler with “Nazi leader accuses Jews of inferiority” and then describe his points of view without any word against that. … Continue reading

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Netanyahu testifies about violence on Turkish ship

Dear Editor, A story AP needs to carry is that this morning Netanyahu testifies for the Israeli commission about the fiasco and violence on one of the Gaza-bound Turkish ships. Will you ignore it anyway? Will you report his statements … Continue reading

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Rocket from Gaza hits Israeli city, no injuries

Dear Editor, In “Rocket from Gaza hits Israeli city, no injuries” AP has been so busy explaining (away, or) that the attack wasn’t so bad (“rare, caused damage but no injuries”) that you forgot to report the news. Ashkelon is a large … Continue reading

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Israeli nuclear whistleblower out of prison again

Dear Editor, In “Israeli nuclear whistleblower out of prison again” you write that “he refuses to speak in public in his native Hebrew.” Calling him a whistleblower means that you are partial, because this honorary title is disputed by the … Continue reading

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Former HHS secretary questioned at Israeli airport

Dear Editor, “Former HHS secretary questioned at Israeli airport” wonders why a former secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department of Lebanese descent, now the president of the University of Miami, visiting Israel as part of a delegation … Continue reading

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UN names Israeli, Turk to Gaza flotilla probe

Dear Editor, In “UN names Israeli, Turk to Gaza flotilla probe” AP shows itself as unstoppable. Again you relentlessly hammer the same old misnomers into us. Will we ever accept? Israel’s deadly commando raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla – … Continue reading

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Gaza power plant shuts down citing lack of fuel

Dear Editor, “Gaza power plant shuts down citing lack of fuel” fails to hide for our team the truth. You tried but you don’t succeed. “The plant serves Gaza City and its surroundings, while the remaining million people in the … Continue reading

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Turkish protest ship returns home

Dear Editor, “Turkish protest ship returns home” is a tiny report. Let’s see how much bias you got in. Turkish protest ship – The trouble was not the protest but the violence by a minority. deadly raid – The deadliness … Continue reading

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Former West Bank militant stronghold gets cinema

Dear Editor, It would be hard to point out bias in “Former West Bank militant stronghold gets cinema” because as a work of fiction it has very little resemblance with reality as apparent by most people in the know. It … Continue reading

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Hero hijack pilot Reginald Levy dies at 88

Dear Editor, “Hero hijack pilot Reginald Levy dies at 88” has little bias about Israel; it has little to do with Israel. The only strange thing is the anachronism of calling the hijacking terrorists “Palestinian militants.” “Politically correct,” even if … Continue reading

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent Editorials

Dear Editor, Under the banner of “Editorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent Editorials” AP regularly brings editorials from around the globe. We wonder why we never saw an impartial one on Israel. “Israel co-operates at last” is mostly friendly (though condescending) … Continue reading

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Kids of 9/11 dead camp with teen victims of terror

Dear Editor, In your “Kids of 9/11 dead camp with teen victims of terror” we read “Some come from opposite sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” But then it stays eerily silent about these kids. Almost all of the terror victims … Continue reading

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UN official: no overlap between 2 Israeli probes

Dear Editor, AP’s anti-Israel bias was alive and kicking in your “UN official: no overlap between 2 Israeli probes.” The headline is so skewered that nothing good could come from the whole report already. These investigations are supposed to investigate what … Continue reading

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Sentence in Israel rape by deception case delayed

Dear Editor, “Sentence in Israel rape by deception case delayed” is your second installment in this case (see: Lying for sex _ old sin means jail time in Israel) and you have not made any amends, despite our earlier protests. … Continue reading

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Fox gets front-row seat in White House press room

Dear Editor, In your “Fox gets front-row seat in White House press room” you find it necessary to quote Helen Thomas’ anti-Israel outburst partly and tuned down. However, we miss (again) any antidote against this hate speech. You cite qualifications … Continue reading

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Israel to expel hundreds of migrant workers’ kids

Dear Editor, Sorry to say that your “Israel to expel hundreds of migrant workers’ kids” is biased from the very headline. It reads like another humanitarian Israel made scandal. As you write yourself, the measure is not only to extradite … Continue reading

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Jerusalem hosts subdued gay pride march

Dear Editor, In your “Jerusalem hosts subdued gay pride march” we did not discover anti-Israel bias and we are happy about that. That would have been true if this was a report in a local paper. But if it’s for … Continue reading

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UN disputes Lebanese claim Israel violated border

Dear Editor, Our previous UN disputes Lebanese claim Israel violated border review was very brief. We just pointed out the full scope of the news that you might not have had. You removed this report from your collection (after it … Continue reading

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UN disputes Lebanese claim Israel violated border

Dear Editor, You must be very happy to get this following news. Not, as you report in “UN disputes Lebanese claim Israel violated border” has the UN confirmed that “the” tree was on Israeli soil, but many more aspects of … Continue reading

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Arab League backs Palestinians on restarting talks

Dear Editor, Your “Arab League backs Palestinians on restarting talks” doesn’t just have a spin – it’s a virtual pirouette. Israel is named a dozen times but never quoted until a token, blend sentence in paragraph 14. Israel is blamed … Continue reading

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Lebanon, Israel clash near border; at least 4 dead

Dear Editor, An earlier report “Israel says senior officer killed in Lebanon clash” was withdrawn by AP but still made it into 500 WWW sites. That report and its latest sequel “Lebanon, Israel clash near border; at least 4 dead” … Continue reading

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Outspoken British PM embroiled in diplomatic rows

Dear Editor, Your “Outspoken British PM embroiled in diplomatic rows” is one of the worst AP reports that we have seen ever. You deserve a bad press about this the world over, and our time will come that AP will … Continue reading

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Peres: Croatian WWII camp was a show of `sadism’

Dear Editor, This is a fine report except for…. the headline – again. And since most people will ONLY read the headline, this is most serious. “Peres: Croatian WWII camp was a show of `sadism’” was an unnecessary editorial choice, … Continue reading

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Egypt: US assurances may boost direct peace talks

Dear Editor, A. In “Egypt: US assurances may boost direct peace talks” we have to go to the third sentence / paragraph to find the first bias. Should we be grateful for the first two? Look if you can find … Continue reading

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Israel won’t pay medical bill for wounded American

Dear Editor, “Israel won’t pay medical bill for wounded American” has no negative bias about Israel except for its headline. Now, a headline is what most people read, so it’s not a trivial thing! Doesn’t it sound unfriendly? Doesn’t it … Continue reading

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Israel, green group dispute Jordan River’s safety

Dear Editor, Your tiny report “Israel, green group dispute Jordan River’s safety” lack two crucial pieces of information. This could be a simple oversight, but unfortunately all mistakes in AP Mideast reporting effect Israel’s image negatively, and are never in … 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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British PM visits Turkey: Iran, Gaza on agenda

Dear Editor, Frankly we don’t mind some European Prime Minister slandering Israel to get a warm reception from another anti-Semite. This has been a Gentile pastime by politicians for centuries and a proven way to cement friendship between the nations. … Continue reading

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Natural gas could lead to new Lebanon-Israel war

Dear Editor, 1. Exactly 4 days after an AP report that claimed that inappropriate dress can LEAD TO (sic) rape (of women) (Gaza flotilla has roots in pro-Palestinian group), we now have AP claiming that the discovery of natural gas … Continue reading

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Lying for sex _ old sin means jail time in Israel

Dear Editor, Here is the sequel to your scandalous “Gaza flotilla has roots in pro-Palestinian group” in which we were educated that women should ask themselves if it’s not them that provoked rape. “Lying for sex _ old sin means … Continue reading

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High security for Israeli athletes in Turkey

Dear Editor, We are most disappointed with “High security for Israeli athletes in Turkey.” After the brilliant “Turks protest Israeli volleyball team” earlier in the day, we had contemplated a creative writer’s award for your anonymous journalist who coined “pro-Palestinian … Continue reading

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Turks protest Israeli volleyball team

Dear Editor, You open “Turks protest Israeli volleyball team” with an interesting twist. Instead of calling the hooligans the obvious “anti-Israeli protesters” you call them “pro-Palestinian protesters.” The whole report has token counter-arguments but basically the Turks get an open … Continue reading

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After UN court ruling, fears of global separatism

Dear Editor, In “After UN court ruling, fears of global separatism” Israel is curiously absent. While AP makes sure that Israel is in the news around the globe on a daily basis, when a lengthy analysis is given here about … Continue reading

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Israel urges Lebanon to block ships for Gaza

Dear Editor, “Israel urges Lebanon to block ships for Gaza” is another example of AP shamelessly plotting against Israel. It recycles all the lies that we’ve seen – and protested against to no avail – in the past weeks plus … Continue reading

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian at settlement

Dear Editor, “Israeli troops kill Palestinian at settlement” is another perfect example of AP spreading anti-Israel sentiments. You start with “Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man entering a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday, drawing a … Continue reading

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Hezbollah: Members to be indicted in Hariri death

Dear Editor, “Hezbollah: Members to be indicted in Hariri death” is a good example of AP at its worst. Free speech for one of the most bloody leaders the world still has, with no comments inserted by anyone disagreeing. No … Continue reading

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UK proposes tighter universal jurisdiction rules

Dear Editor, There was little bias that you could have inserted in “UK proposes tighter universal jurisdiction rules” but the little that you could, you did. In the beginning you report that the new rules seek “to make it harder … Continue reading

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Boney M asked to skip hit in West Bank gig

Dear Editor, At least “Boney M asked to skip hit in West Bank gig” was reported, but AP was still poo-pooing the incident. The headline was a bit too tame. Would it not have been more appropriate to head it … Continue reading

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Gaza flotilla has roots in pro-Palestinian group

Dear Editor, “Gaza flotilla has roots in pro-Palestinian group” is long and irredeemable. It could have been an interesting report on a group of anti-Israel foreign activists. (Oops – AP uses “activists” for terrorists. This is a problem AP must … Continue reading

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Israeli Arab sentenced for murder of American girl

Dear Editor, Who put in “Israeli Arab sentenced for murder of American girl” this lousy sentence: “Her disappearance came during intense Israeli-Palestinian fighting, when militant attacks on civilians were common.” This “intense Israeli-Palestinian fighting” consisted of Palestinian terrorism and Israeli … Continue reading

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Abbas: Specific US assurances on borders needed

Dear Editor, “Abbas: Specific US assurances on borders needed” reminds us of the old Pravda. On and on, falsely accusing Israel, twisting words, suggestive words, biased words. Let’s ask other readers to find all examples and only then check them against … Continue reading

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With blockade’s easing, some Gaza factories revive

Dear Editor, “With blockade’s easing, some Gaza factories revive” you should have titled: How much Gazans suffer and who’s to blame. As any spoiled brat, Gazans demand and whine, but never take any responsibility. And AP is right there to … Continue reading

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Israel lifts warning over travel to Turkey

Dear Editor, We simply find it hard to believe that people could be so idealistic that they keep droning on about the same lies for 7 weeks without any business interest. This is what you have the chutzpah to write … Continue reading

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Israel: Rocket defense system ready to go

Dear Editor, “Israel: Rocket defense system ready to go” in general is not a bad report, but it has some terrible, shocking and disappointing statements in it. militant groups on its borders – these are terrorists, not just mafioso or … Continue reading

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Syneron vascular laser approved in Japan

Dear Editor, Your “Syneron vascular laser approved in Japan” is a missed chance. We don’t know what prompted you to publish this seemingly trivial message to the World-Wide Web. But now that you did, you so easily could have expanded … Continue reading

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Gaza family struggles to survive in a tent

Dear Editor, “Gaza family struggles to survive in a tent” is another sob-story about one of the “225 families [that] remain homeless, according to U.N. figures, caught in a mix of poverty, bureaucracy, and a border blockade.” Especially the word … Continue reading

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Some Gaza women smolder over Hamas’ water-pipe ban

Dear Editor, The main thing that is wrong with your report “Some Gaza women smolder over Hamas’ water-pipe ban” is the headline itself. A horror story of tightening repression is wrapped up in a cute, sweet, puny banner. We almost … Continue reading

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US says Israel rocket shield will work

Dear Editor, We find your “US says Israel rocket shield will work” unbiased but also unwise. The report simply parrots what the military says, and we expect better from AP. The whole picture as if Israel is costing the US … Continue reading

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Turkey unveils its own drone plane for first time

Dear Editor, COMMENTARY 1 In the first sentence in “Turkey unveils its own drone plane for first time” we read: “Kurdish rebels are waging a deadly insurgency.” We would like to know WHY the Kurds would not be allowed statehood, … Continue reading

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Libyan ship with Gaza aid docks in Egyptian port

Dear Editor, You “Libyan ship with Gaza aid docks in Egyptian port” is fair and balanced until….. you start to re-gorge your pet myths: Israeli raid – it was a raid if we say so nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed … Continue reading

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World parliaments criticize Israel, Cambodia

Dear Editor, “World parliaments criticize Israel, Cambodia” is again treating Israel as the world’s scapegoat with no right to defence. 1. We have reported to you before (https://apisraelwatch.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/israel-police-arrest-hamas-man-set-for-expulsion/) what is really the case with these three men. You ignore it. … Continue reading

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Israeli bulldozers raze 6 east Jerusalem buildings

Dear Editor, The municipality in a democratic city declared that “none of the structures razed were homes, and that all had been illegally built and were not populated.” This city is located in a constitutional state. So we’re not surprised … Continue reading

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Hezbollah says it has list of targets in Israel

Dear Editor, Your “Hezbollah says it has list of targets in Israel” is seriously biased, from the start. The terrorist organization gets identifies as “the militant Hezbollah group.” An undeserved euphemism! “Hezbollah said Sunday they’ve a list of military Israel … Continue reading

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Palestinian village to be encircled by barrier

Dear Editor, “Palestinian village to be encircled by barrier” is a mixed bag if ever there was one. At first sight, it seems a mainly fair, balanced report with some inflammatory language, but not the worst in the world. Is … Continue reading

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Presbyterians: End Israel aid over settlements

Dear Editor, Your “Presbyterians: End Israel aid over settlements” is not what it should be. First of all it is a messy piece. It’s hard to write clearly and build a good story. Here we can tell. It failed. We … Continue reading

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Obama praises Abbas as committed to peace

Dear Editor, That US President Obama whitewashes PA chairman Abbas is his good right as a politician (manipulation is part of that profession, so it seems). But you, as the world’s largest news agency, should not go along with the comedy … Continue reading

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UK removes blog post praising late Lebanese cleric

Dear Editor, Most of “UK removes blog post praising late Lebanese cleric” is pretty good on a difficult subject. But there are problems with it (that’s what you want to know from us, don’t you?): 1. “Officials in Jerusalem were furious.” … Continue reading

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Thousands march in Jerusalem for captive soldier

Dear Editor, People that are not well-informed about Israel will see nothing wrong with your “Thousands march in Jerusalem for captive soldier.” They will miss all the euphemisms and that is a pity because they are plentiful and artful: a … Continue reading

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Obama says there’s hope for Middle East peace

Dear Editor, Your “Obama says there’s hope for Middle East peace” has all its meat removed. Tasty to dogs at best, we miss any statement that calls upon Palestinians to resume direct peace negotiations. The whole report keeps singing the … Continue reading

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Israel says images show Hezbollah’s intentions

Dear Editor, We find your “Israel says images show Hezbollah’s intentions” completely shocking. 1. We see no reason why AP has to insert qualifiers like “The Israeli military says” and “alleged” around Israel’s newest military revelations. More than no reason, … Continue reading

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Arab League chief: no progress in indirect talks

Dear Editor, Your “Arab League chief: no progress in indirect talks” has the same anti-Israel bias that we find in most AP reporting again. AP only quotes a couple of professional Jew-haters and leaves it at that. They talk about: … Continue reading

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Britain seeks to bolster ties with Turkey

Dear Editor, Your “Britain seeks to bolster ties with Turkey” has the same anti-Israel bias that we’ve pointed out to AP time and again. All the (unfair) accusations are there, and no rebuttal by Israel or AP. Israel as fair … Continue reading

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Drug bust at Israel airport, Hasidic Jews arrested

Dear Editor, We feel very unhappy with your “Drug bust at Israel airport, Hasidic Jews arrested.” You got all the details right, but we can’t escape the feeling that this is again part of AP having it in for Israel … Continue reading

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3 Greenpeace activists disrupt Israel-bound ship

Dear Editor, Your “3 Greenpeace activists disrupt Israel-bound ship” is a news flash rather than a report, that would be nothing special in an environmental action anywhere in the world. But because it denounces part of Israel’s government policy, it … Continue reading

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent Editorials

Dear Editor, For some reason unclear to me, you found it necessary to send around “Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad.” We assume that you picked out the best. However, number 10 … Continue reading

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Netanyahu: No preconditions to direct peace talks

Dear Editor,”” “Netanyahu: No preconditions to direct peace talks” is a true news report in that it tells us what Netanyahu wants. But even in its small size it’s still completely biased, in a familiar way. After reading a lot … Continue reading

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Analysis: A critical US-Israel issue is left open

Dear Editor, Refreshing. We cannot remember seeing an analysis from AP about Israel or the Middle-East. You note that Steven R. Hurst has written about international relations for 30 years, & we remember seeing good stuff by him. However, his … Continue reading

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What rift? Obama, Netanyahu say bond ‘unbreakable’

Dear Editor, You might be comfortable to recycle the same sentences over and over again, but we are not that you do this. Especially not when they contain nonsense and we pointed that out to you over and over again. … Continue reading

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Israeli army: Gaza war troops to be disciplined

Dear Editor, MATTI FRIEDMAN (as to be expected) made “Israeli army: Gaza war troops to be disciplined” much better (and bigger). He also corrected two of our complains. He persisted in the qualifier “devastating” and in the faulty death toll … Continue reading

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Israeli army: Gaza war troops to be disciplined

Dear Reporter, You announce that “Israeli army: Gaza war troops to be disciplined” IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. That should mean that mistakes in it can be more easily corrected than in an older … Continue reading

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Top Lebanese Shiite cleric Fadlallah dies at 75

Dear Editor, For the third time we have the honor to address your report “Top Lebanese Shiite cleric Fadlallah dies at 75.” The first report had quite a disturbing paragraph. We mentioned it and you took it out. The second, … Continue reading

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Israeli settlements cover 42 percent of West Bank

Dear Editor, Ah! Your mini report “Israeli settlements cover 42 percent of West Bank” has been expended – and the “reporter” has named herself: Amy Teibel! It’s always great to see how she uses her talents to further the causes … Continue reading

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Obama, Netanyahu to focus on peace talks

Dear Editor, “Obama, Netanyahu to focus on peace talks” is factual, except for: Leaving out that Hamas does not want to discus taking responsibility to build a Palestinian State along Israel but rather prepares for killing all Israelis, something hard-liner … Continue reading

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Israeli settlements cover 42 percent of West Bank

Dear Editor, Israel’s Looniest Left has spoken and AP is right there to report it! It claims that Jewish “settlements control more than 42 percent of the West Bank” and AP won’t ask any further (“Israeli settlements cover 42 percent of … Continue reading

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Police detain China writer over upcoming book

Dear Editor, How good fortune that the freedom of the press doesn’t extend into jailing the opposition. (“Police detain China writer over upcoming book”) Now we only have to get them to answer to someone – anyone. The last absolute … Continue reading

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Police detain China writer over upcoming book

Dear Editor, How good fortune that the freedom of the press doesn’t extend into jailing the opposition. (“Police detain China writer over upcoming book”) Now we only have to get them to answer to someone – anyone. The last absolute … Continue reading

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Alleged Mossad spy appears in Polish court

Dear Editor, In your “Alleged Mossad spy appears in Polish court” you name Mahmoud Abdel Rauf al-Mabhouh a “Hamas leader.” How sweet a euphemism! In fact, if we may believe Wikipedia (which you quote without acknowledgment), he was – A … Continue reading

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Israel eases Gaza closure, but restrictions remain

Dear Editor, We have seen some very good work by Associated Press Writer KARIN LAUB, and so we dare to suggested that “Israel eases Gaza closure, but restrictions remain” is not written by her or at least not finalized by … Continue reading

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Israeli troops filmed dancing on duty in West Bank

Dear Editor, I assume that “Israeli troops filmed dancing on duty in West Bank” was your response to our request to break the circle of negativity about Israel and show something positive. We value that attempt but question if you … Continue reading

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Israeli PM: Need direct talks with Palestinians

Dear Editor, Thank you for listening to your consumers! As we predicted, you expended your initial “Israeli PM: Need direct talks with Palestinians” but you also removed the offending phrase. (It can still be found at a dozen Internet sites … Continue reading

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Israel redefining rules of Gaza blockade

Dear Editor, How exciting, Associated Press Writer AMY TEIBEL is back – always good for rubbing in some more bias and hatred against the Jewish State. Also this time she doesn’t disappoint. In her initial 119 word report “Israel redefining … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s top Shiite cleric Fadlallah dies at 75

Dear Editor, You’ve thoroughly rewritten “Lebanon’s top Shiite cleric Fadlallah dies at 75” and the paragraph we criticized has been changed. Thank you. (The old version can still be read here: http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=180375 and in many other publications the world over.) … Continue reading

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Mehta concert to draw attention to Israeli soldier

Dear Editor, “Mehta concert to draw attention to Israeli soldier” reports that lots of Israelis want their government would do more to get Gilad Shalit released, while the conductor wants to inspire Gazans to pressure their junta. You article again … Continue reading

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Israeli PM: Need direct talks with Palestinians

Dear Editor, How could anyone go wrong writing 6 sentences? Well, check out the early morning version of “Israeli PM: Need direct talks with Palestinians.” After four blend lines it reads: “The Palestinians have been reluctant to engage with Israel … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s top Shiite cleric Fadlallah dies at 75

Dear Editor, “Lebanon’s top Shiite cleric Fadlallah dies at 75” contains a disturbing, evil paragraph: “A grandfatherly figure, Fadlallah was known for his courageous fatwas, or religious edits – including one that gave women the right to hit back their … Continue reading

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Art helps student who lost eye in Gaza protest

Dear Editor, “Art helps student who lost eye in Gaza protest” stays eerie silent about the seriousness of the Israeli investigation. It should have said that in Israel such incidents are always seriously investigated and that a truthful outcome is … Continue reading

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