HRC Introduces "The Daily Brief" Newsletter (August 16, 2010)

August 16, 2010
  HRC Introduces "The Daily Brief" Newsletter
August 16, 2010
Dear HonestReporting Canada subscriber,

We are very pleased to announce the debut of "The Daily Brief," a complimentary new service provided by HonestReporting Canada to ensure that Canadian news consumers, leading policy makers, and prominent members of the media elite are properly informed about Canadian/international news and views about Israel and the Middle East.

Inspired by the Daily Alert, a recommended newsletter produced by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, the Daily Brief supplies individuals with the tools/information they need to hold the Canadian media accountable for their reporting on Israel. To see what the Daily Brief looks like, please see today’s newsletter appended below.

Our expert media scouts monitor and analyze broadcast, print, and electronic news reports, compiling them into an easily accessible and action-oriented briefing designed to provide readers with the straight goods on the day’s top news stories. The Daily Brief integrates various social media platforms to encourage the viral transmission of information and to ensure that rapid responses are sent out by HRC subscribers. Never has it been easier and more effective to fight media bias against Israel!

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Canadian TV News Reports

CTV National News: Dan Matheson/Joanne Clancy: "Canada-Gaza Mail" (August 14, 2010)
“The old promise ‘the mail must go through’ has become the latest victim of the Israeli-Palestinian situation, Canada and other countries have suspended service to Gaza until further notice. CTV’s Middle East Bureau Chief Joanne Clancy explains why.”
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CTV National News: Dan Matheson/Joanne Clancy: "Israeli deportation of foreign workers" (August 15, 2010)
“A controversial deportation program is about to get started in Israel. Targeted, are the almost 200,000 foreign workers employed illegally in the country and their children. Even many Israelis don’t think children should be forced to leave the only country they have ever called home. CTV’s Joanne Clancy reports.”
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Iran in the Spotlight:

Globe and Mail Editorial Cartoon: Anthony Jenkins: "Iran: spot the progressive" (August 14, 2010)

Toronto Star via New York Times: "Iran set to launch first nuclear plant" (August 14, 2010)
"In a move sure to disappoint United States diplomats trying to halt Iran’s nuclear program, the Russian state nuclear power company said Friday that it would take a crucial step later this month toward starting Iran’s first nuclear power plant." AP: "Iran official announces building of new nuke site" (August 16, 2010)
"Iran’s nuclear chief says his country will begin construction of a new uranium enrichment site by March next year. Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi’s announcement is a slap to international efforts to halt Tehran’s enrichment program — a process that can be used for power generation or nuclear weapons making.
" "Iran to get Russian nuclear fuel soon" (August 13, 2010)
Russia will load fuel into Iran’s first nuclear power plant next week despite U.S. efforts to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear energy until it proves that it’s not pursuing a weapons capacity, officials said Friday. Uranium fuel shipped by Russia will be loaded into the Bushehr reactor on Aug. 21, beginning a startup process that will last about a month and end with the reactor sending electricity to Iranian cities, Russian and Iranian officials said."
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See also:, Vancouver Province, National Post, and Ottawa Citizen

All the News That’s Fit to Print

Edmonton Journal: AFP: "Lebanon seeks donors to help fund army gear" (August 15, 2010)
"Lebanon has opened a bank account for donations to help modernize its poorly-equipped army, the defence minister said Saturday, two weeks after a deadly border clash between Lebanese and Israeli soldiers." News Services: "Flotilla activists wanted violence: Ex general" (August 16, 2010)
"Activists on a Gaza-bound aid boat that was boarded by Israeli commandos were determined there would be violence, the head of an Israeli military probe into the deadly raid said Monday.  "They (the activists) were committed to kill and be killed," retired Israeli general Giora Eiland told the BBC’s Panorama television program."
See also: Edmonton Journal Daily News: "Victoria man will give his account of Israeli attack on flotilla" (August 16, 2010)
"A Vancouver Islander will tell his version of what happened in the controversial storming of a flotilla by Israeli troops in international waters this past spring.  Kevin Neish, of Victoria, was part of the "Free Gaza Flotilla" attacked by Israel military forces on May 31. Nine were killed and while Neish survived that attack, he was among those jailed then expelled, after their money and belongings were seized by Israeli authorities."

Montreal Gazette: Manya A. Brachear (not online): "You can’t eat, and you can’t yell" (August 14, 2010)
Photo Caption:
"Dates for ramadan A Palestinian man prepares his dates to sell in the West Bank city of Jericho, as Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims are commanded to fast from dawn to dusk and abstain from smoking, profanity and ill temper."

24 Hours: Wire Services (not online) "Lebanon, Beirut" (August 16, 2010)
"Lebanese security forces killed a  suspected leader of the militant group Fatah al Islam on Saturday in a border shootout near the border with Syria, security sources said."
See also: Globe and Mail today (not online)

24 Hours: Wire Services (not online): "Al-Qaida urges break with Israel" (August 16, 2010)
"Al-Qaida’s No. 2 urged the Turkish people in an Internet message posted on Sunday to pressure their government to sever ties with Israel and withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. The audio recording coincides with deteriorating Turkish-Israeli relations."

Edmonton Journal: Giuseppe Valiante: "Muslim leaders have ‘medieval mindset,’ critic says" (August 14, 2010)
"A declaration of fundamental Islamic values released Friday by the Canadian Council of Imams and signed by more than 50 Muslim religious leaders is "completely meaningless" and a result of a "medieval mindset," says the founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress."

Edmonton Journal: Liz Nicholls: "Show reveals family strife through eyes of a child" (August 15, 2010
"In My First Sony, a surprisingly full-bodied and heartbreaking solo show from Israel, it doesn’t just tell itself, it reveals itself, which is even better. What emerges is the story of an Israeli family with desperately unhappy parents: the philandering filmmaker dad reduced to ghostwriting Holocaust survivor stories and turning his anger on his kids; the fierce and wounded Argentine wife; the camping trips to the Dead Sea."

Hamilton Spectator: AP: "Profilers baffled by suspected serial stabber" (August 16, 201


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