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Farewell and Good Luck, Talia

Farewell and Good Luck, Talia

HonestReporting sadly said goodbye to our social media manager Talia Felix this week. Talia will be missed for her flair with Facebook and Twitter posts, and her initiative opening new channels for promoting HonestReporting’s media alerts, petitions, and educational materials. Talia’s departure, however, is a good opportunity to revisit HR’s social media channels, which have


Israel Accused of Genocide in Outrageous Cartoon

A political cartoon is one of the most effective tools of communication. People see an image and remember it longer than an article or an essay. Unfortunately, it’s also an extremely effective way of passing misinformation. And that’s the problem with a recent cartoon in Le Monde, France’s paper of record. The cartoon shows an


HonestReporting CEO: Corrosive Atmosphere on Campus Harming Young Jews

As college campuses across North America become entrenched in battles over Israel led by the BDS movement and other forces of delegitimization, how much hostility is being directed at Jewish students? That’s the question behind a new study released on Tuesday, and the findings are enough to give pause to anyone thinking about the atmosphere


Frank Luntz Sounds the Alarm on U.S. Support

Members of the Democratic party have been sliding away from Israel for years, but the latest findings by pollster Frank Luntz indicate that bipartisan support for Israel is in grave jeopardy. According to Luntz’s poll, 47% of Democrats believe Israel is a racist country and only 48% believe that Israel wants peace. Only 51% of


State Department Lashes Out Against Anti-BDS Law

The State Department has sharpened its opposition to Israel’s presence in the West Bank in response to a trade bill signed into law by the White House one day earlier. A part of the new law – known as the anti-BDS provision – requires American negotiators to ‚Äúdiscourage politically motivated actions to boycott, divest from


Cleaning Up a Big Orange Mess

Whether BDS is responsible for the sequence of statements, recriminations, and apologies centered around French telecom company Orange remains disputable. What’s certain, however, is that the matter has given the movement a boost through the reams of publicity Orange has received in recent days. The issue started last week when Orange CEO Stephane Richard declared


Filmmaker: Islamic State is Closer to Israel than People Realize

In only four months, the Islamic State (IS) has captured territory larger than the country of Britain, a march unprecedented in modern history, according to journalist and documentary filmmaker Itai Anghel. And IS fighters are closer to Israel than people think, he said. “I’m talking about the Peninsula of Sinai,” he said. “A large percentage


Some Straight Talk About the BDS

How clear does the BDS have to be about its true intentions before seemingly well-meaning people stop giving it the benefit of the doubt? A case in point is the recent article from Haaretz columnist Bradley Burston, who seems to genuinely want the BDS to come clean about its goals: What does BDS really want