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Our most important comments on AP reports

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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[How Obama sabotaged Middle East peace talks]

Dear AP Editor, Sometimes AP releases an “analysis” of the “peace process” but it never amounts to more than an exposé of AP’s anti-Israel biases. Want to see a real analysis? Read: How Obama sabotaged Middle East peace talks: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2010/10/_for_15_years_and.html?tr=y&auid=7213879Continue 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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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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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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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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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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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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[Pollard’s lawyers file clemency request with Obama]

Dear Editor, The Jerusalem Post has a beautiful, comprehensive report that Pollard’s lawyers file clemency request with Obama (http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=191625). We wonder why AP doesn’t report this. We agree that it will take ingenuity to find ways to distort this, but … 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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[Israeli soldiers did not open fire until their lives were in danger]

Dear AP Editor, We are missing your report on this new book by a fellow journalist. The cover of Şefik Dinç’s book, The Bleeding Mavi Marmara Şefik Dinç: “When the soldiers came on helicopters and started landing on the ship, … 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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[They both have extremists]

Dear AP Editor, We’ve noticed that each time we see the word “both” (or its synonyms) in AP’s Middle East reporting, we have a case of false Moral Equivalence, meant to hide Arab violence or their obstruction of the peace … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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[Tony Blair speaks out against delegitimization of Israel]

Dear AP Editor, We dare you to report a digest from this speech. A fair representation of it, we mean. Two parts: . . Shalom,

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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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[The truth about the PA Israel peace talks]

Dear AP Editor, From where we sit it is very clear that these peace talks are going to succeed. Not from a deep longing for peace from the PA leadership, but rather because they are left no option but to cooperate. … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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[Israel wins Paralympic gold as Iranians refuse to swim in same pool]

Dear Editor, In your earlier “Iran wins in soccer but withdraws from taekwondo” you told us of an Iranian refusal to compete against Israel, only to withdraw the news in a later “IOC dismisses Israel claim Iranian faked injury” based … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Longer blackouts for Gaza, as politicians quarrel

Dear Editor, Your “Longer blackouts for Gaza, as politicians quarrel ” brings to mind the old joke “How many Palestinians does it take to change a light bulb?” The answer being: None, they rather sit in the dark and blame … Continue reading

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Ask AP: What’s the status of relations between Turkey and Israel?

Dear Editor, In Ask AP, we discovered the question “What’s the status of relations between Turkey and Israel?” and the answer by Josef Federman. The answer is not the worst in the world but still disappointing. Good idea to mention … 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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Palestinian leader gives interview to Israel media

Dear Editor, We were right earlier, that the first version of “Palestinian leader gives interview to Israel media” was only the beginning of more to come. Amy Teibel needed 19 paragraphs or 679 words to depict president Abbas as reasonable … Continue reading

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Israel police arrest Hamas man set for expulsion

Dear Editor, We just complained about “Turkey lays out conditions for better ties” that it stole four paragraphs from your star-reporter MATTI FRIEDMAN without any acknowledgment. And now we find the opposite: “Israel police arrest Hamas man set for expulsion” … Continue reading

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In Gaza, looser blockade leaves smugglers in limbo

Dear Editor, It seems business as usual at AP with “In Gaza, looser blockade leaves smugglers in limbo” humming its familial anti-Israeli song. No less than 28 paragraphs long, it has only room for one and a half token sections … 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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Rival Hamas, UN summer camps compete over children

Dear Editor, “Rival Hamas, UN summer camps compete over children” is a long report on some internal violence in Gaza with certain value. Especially it mentions facts that other AP reports have often denied. Unfortunately, it still has its problems. 1. … Continue reading

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Palestinians seek new partner: American Jews

Dear Editor, We recognize the author of “Palestinians seek new partner: American Jews,” Associated Press Writer Josef Federman – always produces serious reports but also always with a slant – not the worst, not the best. No different this time. … Continue reading

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Racing Palestinian girls speed into record books

Dear Editor, “Racing Palestinian girls speed into record books” is a third AP report on the Middle-East that is largely fair and unbiased. It’s even fun as it focuses on a positive development in Palestinian society. We would love to … Continue reading

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Israel to expel Hamas politicians from Jerusalem

Dear Editor, A democracy is going to expel four terrorist leaders. Let’s see what AP does with that. Oh, wait – the democracy is Israel. For that AP has a special recipe. “Israel to expel Hamas politicians from Jerusalem” is … Continue reading

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[Mayer of Jerusalem slams opposition]

Dear Editor, This is your chance to show that you are impartial! You have paraded Ehud Barak, the U.S. State Department, Mahmoud Abbas, the U.N. and Saeb Erekat voicing their disapproval with the renovation plan by the Mayer of Jerusalem. The … Continue reading

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Jerusalem revives plan to raze Palestinian homes

Dear Editor, With amazement we see how you let Amy Teibel make AP the laughing-stock of Middle-East reporting. Her “Jerusalem revives plan to raze Palestinian homes” is unprecedented in distortion and chutzpah! Renovations The mayor of Jerusalem, a business man and … Continue reading

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Israel’s ultra-Orthodox turn to consumer clout

Dear Editor, Orthodox Jews are in the news so Amy Teibel is back. Where the modal anti-Semite sees in anything proof that Jews are ruling the world, Mrs. Teibel sees power-hungry religious Jews behind anything that she doesn’t like. Mind you: she … Continue reading

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Israel loosens chokehold on Gaza

Dear Editor, 1. Your “Israel loosens chokehold on Gaza” is such a flagrant violation of your ideal to bring only the facts, that we wonder if you have lost all shame. Here are some highlights of a tendentious and treacherous … Continue reading

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest school ruling

Dear Editor, “Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest school ruling”is a whole long report that gives no insight into what is happening. This comes from the reporter not really knowing what’s going on. She restricts herself to presenting myriads of stereotypes and generalizations. … Continue reading

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Separate roads push West Bank Arabs to the byways

Dear Editor, Lately, there has been a torrent of AP reports, connecting to hot and fiery anti-Israel protests, themselves slandering and demonizing Israel. After so many recent AP attacks on Israel, we started to read with disbelief your “Separate roads … Continue reading

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Israel says activists prepared for fight on ship

Dear Editor, I found “Israel says activists prepared for fight on ship” by JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press Writer, informative and fair – which should be normal but in Middle-East reporting is often rather exceptional & refreshing. Well done! My only … Continue reading

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Surprized Israeli commandos don’t hesitate and prevent massive lynching / Israeli commandos storm aid flotilla; 9 killed

Dear Editor, I hope this email does not fall into the wrong hands, because I would like to warn you that there seems someone in your headquarters who wants to keep reporting around Israel away from spreading information and truths. … Continue reading

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Sharply protesting “Jerusalem reopens popular Old City gate”

Dear Editor, A most sharp protest I want to file with AP about “Jerusalem reopens popular Old City gate” by Associated Press Writer GRANT SLATER (Grand Slander?), 2 hours ago. This is a complete smear campaign by those Palestinians that … Continue reading

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Why do Israel’s Arabs like eating matzoh?

Dear AP Editor, Now, there’s a fun ME report! (Why do Israel’s Arabs like eating matzoh?) It is informative, shows some genuine peace loving in the population(s) and largely brakes stereotypes. Well done, Associated Press Writer Ben Hubbard! Best wishes … Continue reading

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Herod may have been buried among lavish artwork

Oops! Herod was not “the ancient Jewish monarch” – he was not Jewish – though he commissioned the building of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Please correct.

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Ultra-Orthodox party emerging as Israel kingmaker

Dear Sir, Sorry to tell you that you issued an exception to your otherwise excellent reporting. “Ultra-Orthodox party emerging as Israel kingmaker” is rather rabble-rousing and contentious than informative. Besides it has many inaccuracies. Why defaming and sabring down the … Continue reading

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