2007 Nidra Poller reports from the appeal hearing

Dam Bursts at Al Dura Trial Nidra Poller


Paris: Many have accused the photo of young Mohammed Al Dura’s father shielding him from Israeli bullets of being a fake, but the original videotape from which this photo was drawn was hidden from view by France 2. Yesterday a French judge finally ordered the channel to produce it. PJM’s Nidra Poller was one of the few journalists witnessing this stunning turning point.

Maître Bénédicte Amblard, representing Charles Enderlin and France 2 in their ...

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2007 Melanie Phillips Reports from the Appeal Hearing

The Al Durah blood libel

Melanie Phillips


This article first appeared on November 14, 2007 in The Spectator.


I am in Paris where I have attended the Court of Appeal special session called to witness the 27 minutes of hitherto unseen footage of the ‘killing’ of Mohammed al Durah which the court had required France 2 to produce. For readers who are unfamiliar with this scandal, I wrote about it here, here and here.


Suffice it ...

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2013: Truth on Trial

Jonathan Rosenblum

Originally published in the Yated Ne’eman newspaper, January 25, 2013 and posted online on the writer’s website

A trial of major importance took place last week in Paris, and my guess would be that even among American Jews best informed about matters relating to Israel few are aware of it. I refer to the fourth round in the legal battle between Charles Enderlin and France 2 on one side and media critic Phillipe Karsenty on the other. ...

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The Al Durah Trials: Portrait of French Culture at the Beginning of the 21st Century


This fall three trials will take place in Paris at the Palais de Justice on the Ile de la Cité concerning the Al Durah affair.

Palais de Justice

I will be covering these trials in person on this blog and encourage others to follow the events closely because these trials — the issues, the mechanics of justice, the reaction of the public — tell us and will tell us a great deal ...

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The Muhammad Al-Dura Blood Libel: A Case Analysis

The Muhammad Al-Dura Blood Libel: A Case Analysis

Richard Landes, October 6, 2008

Prof. Richard Landes is a medievalist and teaches in the history department at Boston University. He specializes in the origins of European society around the turn of the first millennium. He obtained his BA from Harvard University and his PhD from Princeton University. He also studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. Prof. Landes has published various books and edited several volumes, ...

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France2 TV invokes French defamation law, continues legal battle against critic of al Durah reporting

France2 TV invokes French defamation law, continues legal battle against critic of al Durah reporting

Journalism accountability is at stake as the French broadcasting giant continues its 8 year-old legal battle against Philippe Karsenty

The latest installment of the reporting of the Al-durah incident, dragged through French courts for over 8 years, will play out in Paris’ Appeals Court on January 16, 2013. In 2004, following his call to dismiss two of France2 TV senior staff for their reporting of the Al-durah ...

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