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  • Journalist Torgny Segerstedt speaks truth to Nazi power in Swedish film, ‘The Last Sentence’

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 18, 2014 | 9:57 am

    The Swedish film “The Last Sentence” opens with a 1933 newsreel of Adolf Hitler strutting as Germany’s new chancellor and ends with 1945 footage of Russian troops closing in on the Führer’s bunker.

    During those 12 years, as Hitler first threatened and then swallowed one European...

  • WATCH: English Language Social Order Magazine Edition 4

    By Jeremy Elster

    May 12, 2014 | 5:00 am

    In this edition of Israel Social TV's English langage Social Order Magazine, we examine:

    1. In response to Israeli fears over the Palestinian Authority acceding to 15 international treaties before becoming a state, Israel Social TV wonders who else asked to join international...

  • Two journalists killed in Cairo violence

    August 14, 2013 | 2:23 pm

    Two journalists were killed in Cairo on Wednesday as Egyptian forces crushed protests by thousands of supporters of the deposed president, shooting scores of people dead.

    Television cameraman Mick Deane, 61, worked for Britain's Sky News. Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz, 26, reported for...

  • Yoram Kaniuk, Israeli author and journalist, dies at 83

    June 12, 2013 | 10:49 am

    Yoram Kaniuk, an acclaimed author and journalist who had the designation Jewish removed from his Israeli identification card, has died.

    Kaniuk died Saturday night after fighting cancer for many years. He was 83.

    Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Kaniuk wrote 17 novels, including...

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  • Palestinian journalist gets jail term for Abbas insult

    March 28, 2013 | 12:38 pm

    A Palestinian Authority court sentenced a local journalist to a year in jail on Thursday over a picture posted on Facebook that was deemed insulting to Mahmoud Abbas.

    The ruling against Mamdouh Hamamreh, who works for the al-Quds TV channel in Bethlehem, is the second this year...

  • More than 500 journalists cover Obama’s Israel visit, only small number will attend events

    March 20, 2013 | 6:18 am

    Israel’s Government Press Office is working overtime. At Ben Gurion International Airport, a special counter has been set up to issue temporary press cards to the 300 journalists flying in.

    At the Menachem Begin Center, a state-of-the art press center has been hastily set up,...

  • Can journalists really be objective?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 20, 2013 | 11:10 am

    Journalists are perceived as the most solid people for the presentation of neutral news, both to the public and to themselves. But as neutral as we wish to be, opinion is inevitable. It finds its way out there, even if you are writing a plain and simple news report.


    This is all...

  • Hamas forbids local journalists from working with Israeli media

    December 26, 2012 | 9:50 am

    The Hamas government in Gaza has forbidden local journalists from working with Israeli media outlets.

    The weekly Cabinet meeting in Gaza decided to ban Palestinian journalists from working "with all Zionist media and journalists,” which it declared "hostile," it announced in a...

  • Hundreds of journalists arrive in Israel

    November 19, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Hundreds of journalists and television crews have arrived in Israel to cover the conflict with Gaza.

    Since the start of Operation Pillar of Defense, some 500 foreign journalists have requested press credentials from the Government Press Office, according to the GPO. The...

  • A journalist’s perspective

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 10, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    Why are you asking so many questions and wanting to write about our community in the newspaper? Why do people care about Iranian Jews in Los Angeles? Do you really think you’re accomplishing anything by writing about our triumphs and failures in the newspaper?

    These and other...

  • I remember Pete Steffens

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 19, 2012 | 11:10 pm

    Pete Steffens, journalist, teacher, political activist and champion swimmer, died on Aug. 23, at 87, in Nanaimo on Canada’s Vancouver Island, and I lost a friend of 60 years standing.

    Pete had the privilege, and the burden, of being the son of a very famous father, muckraker...

  • Jonah Lehrer resigns from The New Yorker after admitting fabrications

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 30, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    New Yorker editor David Remnick was rather precise when he said, “This is a terrifically sad situation.”

    He was referring to the resignation of one of his newly minted staff writers, L.A. native Jonah Lehrer, a preternaturally gifted thinker and writer and best selling author, who...

  • Israel to prosecute Haaretz journalist

    May 30, 2012 | 4:29 pm

    Israel will prosecute the journalist who allegedly accepted classified documents from a soldier.

    Uri Blau, an investigative reporter for Haaretz, allegedly accepted more than 1,500 classified military documents from Anat Kamm, 22, who is serving a 4 1/2-year prison term after...

  • Urban legend coming true?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 1, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    Yesterday, I received a text message from my father who said: “there was an attempt to kidnap a little Israeli girl in Disney World.”

    The first thing that popped into my head at that moment was an infamous urban legend with the same title. The story of that urban legend tells of a...

  • Journalist Gal Beckerman wins Rohr Prize

    February 15, 2012 | 10:48 am

    Journalist Gal Beckerman has been awarded the 2012 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for his first book.

    Beckerman will receive the Jewish Book Council’s first prize award of $100,000 for “When They Come for Us We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry.” The...

  • Journalist: Netanyahu told me Israel’s biggest enemies are N.Y. Times, Haaretz

    January 18, 2012 | 5:55 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel’s two greatest enemies are The New York Times and Haaretz, the editor of The Jerusalem Post said in a speech.

    Steve Linde, addressing a conference in Tel Aviv of the Women’s International Zionist Organization, said Wednesday...

  • Veteran Israeli journalist Yair Lapid enters politics

    January 9, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Veteran Israeli journalist Yair Lapid has left his job as a television news anchor to enter politics.

    It is expected that Lapid, who made the announcement Sunday, will form his own independent party with a liberal bent.

    Lapid left his job at Israel’s Channel 2, with no election on...

  • Polish journalist Leopold Unger dies

    December 21, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    The Polish journalist and commentator Leopold Unger has died at the age of 89.

    Polish media said Unger, a Holocaust survivor who was born in Lvov in 1922, died Tuesday in Brussels, where he had lived for many years.

    Unger was forced to leave Poland along with thousands of other...

  • Detained in Cairo

    December 19, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    I had been abused and beaten and had my camera confiscated all in the confines of the cabinet building, the headquarters of Egypt’s nascent democracy. Now, for the better part of an hour, I was languishing in a makeshift holding pen somewhere at the entrance of the building.

    A...

  • Dan Rather is a major gift to the Jewish Federation

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 24, 2011 | 4:34 pm

    On Dec. 1 in Boca Raton, Dan Rather will speak to Major Gift donors of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

    The Emmy-award winning journalist will contribute a live insider briefing to the evening of live music and dinner for “a night of substance and sophistication amid the warmth of our Federation family” said Wendy Pressner, the evening’s chair, to the Sun Sentinel.

     

  • Helen Thomas tells Playboy she was ‘fed up’ with Israel

    March 20, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    An unrepentant Helen Thomas said in an interview with Playboy magazine that she knew exactly what she was doing when she said on camera that Jews “should get the hell out of Palestine.”

    “I knew I’d hit the third rail,” she said in an interview published in the April issue of...

  • Marilyn Henry, journalist and reparations authority, dies

    March 2, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    Journalist Marilyn Henry, an authority on German reparations and the recovery of Jewish properties looted and displaced in Europe during the Nazi and communist eras, has died.

    Henry, of Teaneck, N.J., died of cancer on Tuesday, four days before her 58th birthday.

    Henry was a...

  • Pearl’s passions: magnet honors slain journalist

    By Rachel Heller

    February 15, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Ask anyone who knew him: Daniel Pearl loved music. He joined bands in Atlanta, Paris and Mumbai, relishing the way a good melody can draw people together.

    So imagine how the slain Wall Street Journal reporter, killed by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002, might have felt watching the...

  • N.Y. Times apologizes for pro-Palestinian writer

    February 9, 2011 | 2:55 pm

    The New York Times apologized for allowing a writer who has attended pro-Palestinian rallies to co-author a story claiming that Jewish criticism of Israel has grown in the San Francisco region.

    The Feb. 3 article, headlined “A Jewish Group Makes Waves, Locally and Abroad,” covered...

  • Pearl’s real murderer was 9/11 mastermind, probe says

    January 20, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    Four men were wrongfully convicted of the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl nine years ago, while the actual killer is the suspected mastermind behind the 9/11 terror attacks, a new investigation alleges.

    The revelations, which include the allegation that a dozen...

  • Journalists’ group considers dropping Helen Thomas award

    January 4, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    Helen Thomas’ decision to take her disparagement of Zionists from off the cuff (last May) to on the record (last month) has led a journalists’ group to consider dropping her name from a lifetime achievement award.

    The Society of Professional Journalists is revisiting its decision...

  • Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg changing the world one story at a time

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 27, 2010 | 9:51 am

    “It was Shabbat yesterday,” Jeffrey Goldberg said as explanation for why he had delayed an interview with a Jewish newspaper. But his next line pretty much foiled the excuse: “I had a lot of soccer games to go to.”

    Jeffrey Goldberg: jokester.

    The truth is that Goldberg, a...

  • Shin Bet details efforts to bring Blau back to Israel

    April 12, 2010 | 2:45 pm

    Israel’s security service wants to question a Ha’aretz journalist about the whereabouts of 2,000 classified documents.

    In an extraordinary and detailed statement on the Anat Kamm affair posted April 8 on the Shin Bet Web site, the agency said its efforts to negotiate the return of...

  • PA subpoena for reporter’s testimony shelved

    March 17, 2010 | 1:36 pm

    A federal magistrate ruled that the Palestinian Authority cannot force a reporter from The Atlantic magazine to testify in a terror-related lawsuit, Politico reported.

    Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, was subpoenaed recently by the Palestinian Authority...

  • Now Anyone Can Have ‘Fifteen Minutes’ of Fame

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 23, 2009 | 12:56 am

    Among Hollywood’s most sought-after publicists, Howard Bragman, 53, has a celebrity clientele that includes Stevie Wonder, Ricki Lake, Mischa Barton and Ed McMahon. In 1989, he founded Bragman Nyman Cafarelli Public Relations and Marketing (BNC), which became one of the premier PR...

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