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  • Al Jazeera Gaza coverage earns Emmy nomination

    August 12, 2010 | 11:42 am

    The Al Jazeera English news channel was nominated for an International Emmy for its coverage of the Gaza War.

    The Emmy nominations were announced Wednesday by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

    Al Jazeera received a nod in the news category for its coverage of...

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, it’s always Sunny in Hebron

    December 18, 2008 | 2:26 am

    2009

    I have but one question for Rob Eshman. It seems that in the economic hardships ahead, which will include loss of funds to send your children to college, loss of retirement IRAs, loss of homes, loss of jobs and other Depression or near-Depression hardships, Eshman finds comfort...
  • Firsthand accounts bring WWII London ‘Blitz’ to life

    By Amanda Susskind

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    There is no shortage of books, historical and fictional, on the bombing of London during World War II. Peter Stansky's new book, "The First Day of the Blitz," combines history, political commentary and firsthand testimony in a compelling account.

    The "Blitz," misnamed for its...

  • Shattered

    By Rob Eshman

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I'm not sure, but Tom and I may be breaking up.

    It's not over yet, and he doesn't know about this -- largely because he couldn't care less -- but from where I sit, Tom Friedman is looking less and less like the Sage of Bethesda and more and more like a tone-deaf Telemachus.

    Back...

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  • Is Israel Spy Claim a Neocon Backlash?

    By James D. Besser

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Hours after CBS News first reported that federal officials were investigating a possible Israeli "mole" at the Pentagon, the first analysis hit the wires claiming that the emerging scandal wouldn't damage U.S.-Israel relations.

    It was quick journalistic work, but it wasn't worth the...

  • Faults and Failures

    By Rob Eshman

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last February, the head of the Mossad lost his cell phone. He left it in his car -- that's right, the head of Israel's renowned top secret spy agency left his cell phone in his car. When he returned, he found someone had bashed his windows and stolen it. On it were the numbers of,...

  • Grass-Roots Level Campaign Coverage

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When I was covering big shot political campaigns for the Los Angeles Times, I was treated like a big shot.

    I sampled barrages of press releases, announcements of events, hot gossip, position papers, parties and invitations. I had many opportunities to interview candidates. The fact...

  • The Times Swerves Off the ‘High Road’

    By Tamar Sternthal

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As word of Los Angeles Times Editor John S. Carroll's address on journalistic ethics spread across the Internet, critics were riled by his assertion that the Times is committed to taking the "high road" in comparison to other media outlets nationwide, which are engaging in...

  • Anti-Semitism Acts Climb in Holland

    By Rachel Levy

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Anti-Semitic acts in Holland rose significantly in 2002, but few cases were serious, according to a new report.

    Written by the University of Leiden and the Anne Frank Foundation in Amsterdam, the report, presented in Amsterdam last week, also noted a marked decrease in violence...

  • New Standards for Fair Coverage at NPR

    By Kevin Klose

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As the world turns its focus once again to events in the Middle East, this is an opportune time for National Public Radio (NPR) and all media outlets to examine the way in which we cover the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to talk to our listeners about the steps we take to ensure...

  • Thinking Twice About War

    By J.J. Goldberg

    September 5, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    On a single day during Passover 1986, most of Israel's major dailies ran oddly identical front-page stories describing a secret negotiation, recently collapsed, between Israel and Iraq. Iraq, it was said, had approached Israeli representatives in New York, asking that Jerusalem...

  • On Statistics and Heroes

    By Hal Klopper

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The current conflagration in Israel and the territories is now two years old. News of each explosion in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv alarms me and fills me with a dread that does not retreat until I hear on the phone the voices of my friends in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Countless times now I...