1. Controversy

    Newseum Won't Honor Hamas Journalists

    Image #: 21814356    epa03645824 A time-lapse picture shows the streaks of vehicle tail lights passing in front of the Newseum, illuminated with color and images depicting cherry blossoms in anticipation of the cherry blossoms blooming in Washington DC, USA, 30 March 2013. The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of three thousand cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington DC. More than 1.5 million people visit  each year to admire the blossoming cherry trees.  EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS /LANDOV

    Michael Reynolds/EPA/Landov

    The Newseum is reversing its decision to memorialize two Hamas-linked cameramen after a weekend of criticism from conservative and pro-Israel organizations. The cameramen worked for Al-Aqsa TV, a television network linked to Hamas, and were killed in an Israeli airstrike last November. The Newseum included them in a memorial to fallen journalists. On Friday, they stood by their decision, but today they said that “serious questions” had been raised as to whether the cameramen “were truly journalists or whether they were engaged in terrorist activities.”

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