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August 26, 2015

Daily Beast Refuses to Correct Its Incorrect Headline

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In our article about a State Department official and The Washington Post fabricating Israeli praise for the nuclear deal with Iran, we briefly mentioned an inaccurate Daily Beast headline. We wanted to update you on where things stand with that.

That headline, above a piece by Jonathan Alter about Israel's former Shin Bet chief Ami Ayalon, stated, "Ex-Intel Chief: Iran Deal Good for Israel."

The problem is, Ayalon has explicitly noted that he doesn't believe the agreement is good. "I think the deal is bad," he told the Jerusalem Post. This means, contrary to the headline, the former security official actually believes the deal is "not good" (also Ayalon's words), even if he begrudgingly backs the deal because "it is the best plan currently on the table."

The Daily Beast is aware of what Ayalon has actually said. We brought it to the attention of editors. But it nonetheless has refused to correct its distorted headline.

Posted by GI at August 26, 2015 04:17 PM


The Iran Deal gives the Iranians enough time to "break out" to a bomb within six months – excess centrifuges, remaining infrastructure and the difficulty to inspect sites make sure of that. A military option and ramping up sanctions can deter the Iranians and protect Israel, not Obama's compensations. American intelligence on revealing foreign nuclear programs is far from impressive, so why do they think that they can detect Iranian cheating better than they detected North Korea's? The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs' Brig. Gen. (ret.) Yossi Kuperwasser explains why the American Administration should be far from confident and optimistic and why the Deal moves us in the wrong direction – this is a damning response to those in favor of the Deal.

Posted by: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs at August 27, 2015 08:40 AM

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