Another False Arrest at CTV Newsnet

CTV Newsnet host Kate Wheeler interviewed Middle East Bureau Chief Janis Mackey Frayer yesterday about Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh’s failed attempt to smuggle $35-million in cash into Gaza. Returning from a "fundraising trip abroad," Haniyeh was prevented from crossing into Gaza with the money. Once he left the cash behind, he was allowed in. […]

James Baker, Iraq and Israel

As George Bush Sr.’s secretary of state and chief of staff in the 1990s, James Baker famously read the White House’s phone number aloud in Congress and told Israel’s government, "When you’re serious about peace, call us." Under his guidance the U.S. also threatened to withhold $10 billion in financial loan guarantees that Israel needed […]

Time For An Israeli Satellite News Channel?

Last month Al Jazeera launched an all-English news channel to compete with CNN, BBC and other major international news players. Today France TV launched its own 24-hour news channel to present the world through French eyes. Will Israel follow suit with a station that presents the news from a uniquely Israeli point-of-view? At least one […]

British TV To Broadcast Veiled Christmas Message

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Britain’s Channel 4 Television will feature a Muslim woman in full niqab (face veil) delivering the broadcaster’s alternative Christmas message:  "The woman, today named only as Khadija and said to be a lecturer in Islamic studies, will go head-to-head with the Queen when she gives her annual […]

Toronto Panel Discussion: "Journalistic Viewpoints on Israel and Jewish Issues?

On Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 pm, Toronto’s Beth Tzedec Congregation will host a symposium on ?Journalistic Viewpoints on Israel and Jewish Issues.? Moderated by Rabbi Roy Tanenbaum, the panel will include: Mordechai Ben-Dat (Editor – Canadian Jewish News) Bob Hepburn (Editorial Page Editor – Toronto Star) Jonathan Kay (Managing Editor, Comments – National Post) […]

Israel's "Brand" Lowest of 36 Countries Surveyed

An international survey of global consumers concluded that Israel has the world’s worst "national brand." The Anholt Nation Brands Index, which surveys 25,900 consumers in 35 nations, found that Israel ranked low or lowest in almost every category, including cultural, political, investment potential and tourist appeal. Simon Anholt predicted it could take 30 years to […]