FROM William Booth
New Palestinian Attacks Shake Jerusalem Hundreds of Israeli troops are on the streets of Jerusalem and in the West Bank as stabbing assaults continued today, including one on security forces. William Booth, who reports from Jerusalem for the Washington Post , has more on the latest violence.
Conflict Resumes in Gaza When the latest ceasefire came to an end this morning, rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza. Israel struck back, killing a 10-year old boy and wounding some other children. William Booth is Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the Washington Post.
Israelis Launch Major Offensive Against Hamas Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has ordered his forces to “take their gloves off” as he launches a major offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. There have been air strikes against 150 targets, and infantry troops have been mobilized for a possible ground incursion. William Booth is Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the Washington Post.
Mexico's Drug Wars and Reporting the News In the past four years, at least 30 Mexican journalists have been murdered or disappeared. Sunday, a respected newspaper in Ciudad Juárez directly addressed the drug cartels battling for control of the city. In a front-page editorial, El Diario called for a truce. Two years ago, the paper's lead crime reporter was gunned down in his driveway before he could take his daughter to school. Last week, a photo-journalist was killed in the parking lot of a busy shopping mall.
Mexico's Drug Wars and Reporting the News Brutal killings and shootouts that paralyze cities for hours often are not reported by Mexican newspapers, radio or TV. In the past four years, at least 30 journalists have been murdered or disappeared, so many that El Diario de Ciudad Juárez directly addressed the drug cartels battling for control of the city. On Sunday, in a front-page editorial, the well respected paper has asked for a "truce," implying the government can't protect citizens who are doing their jobs. There's growing Internet traffic for a blog that accepts often gruesome postings from drug lords themselves. Hillary Clinton says Mexico is like Colombia 20 years ago. Has President Calderon's military offensive failed? What can the US do?
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.