Author Archives: Alex Margolin


SUCCESS: Upstate NY Paper Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories

SUCCESS: Upstate NY Paper Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories

The Watertown Daily Times acknowledges it should never have published an anti-Semitic letter following protest from HonestReporting subscribers.


From JK Rowling to Helen Mirren, UK Artists Slam Cultural Boycott

The cultural boycott is the most insidious part of the BDS strategy against Israel. There is no pretense of economic or political pressure. The only aim of a cultural boycott is to proclaim that Israel has no place among the nations. And increasingly, British culture figures are having none of it. First, Harry Potter author


Two Killed in Beersheba Terror Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Deadly terror strikes Beersheba central bus station. An Israeli Bedouin armed with a pistol and knife killed a soldier, stole his gun, and shot at least ten other people before being killed by security. In the aftermath, police killed an Eritrean refugee, wrongly believing he was a second gunman, leading to headlines


BDS: Lost Palestinian Jobs at SodaStream are Worth It

As SodaStream, the top target for the BDS, shuts its West Bank factory and moves over the Green Line – taking hundreds of well-paying jobs with it – debate has raged over the true impact of the BDS. And the evidence increasingly points to one set of victims – the Palestinians. Does the movement care? Not


BDS Valencia Doubles Down on Matisyahu Hypocrisy

The BDS campaign against reggae singer Matisyahu vividly demonstrates that what starts with a boycott against Israel will end with a campaign against Jews. But instead of backing down in dignified manner, as the Rototom Sunsplash reggae festival did when it reversed its decision to cancel his performance, the BDS Pais Valencia group dug its


BDS May Regret Getting Matisyahu Banned from Festival

UPDATE: The Rototom Sunsplash reggae festival has reversed its decision to cancel Matisyahu’s performance. It also apologized to the artist and issued a statement condemning discrimination and anti-Semitism.   If there was ever a case that showed the true face of BDS, the saga of Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu and his ouster from a music festival in

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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