Author Archives: Alex Margolin


Paris Attacks Terror? Not According to BBC

Paris Attacks Terror? Not According to BBC

For reasonable people, the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and kosher supermarket in Paris were clear cases of terrorism. But apparently, not everyone who runs the BBC is reasonable. Take the head of BBC Arabic, Tarik Kafala, for example. For him, terrorism is too “loaded” a term to describe what happened. “We try to


Anti-Semitic Facebook Page Still Up

An anti-Semitic Facebook page called Jewish Ritual Murder is still up and growing one year after Facebook drew intense criticism for claiming the page did not violate its community standards. The page was originally flagged by CAMERA”s media analyst Dexter Van Zile, in February 2014. It depicts an assortment of conspiracy theories about Jews, including accusations that


Joe Hyams at CJP: Your Voice Matters

In the wake of the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris, everyone has a communal responsibility to help tell our collective story, HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams told a gathering of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) in Boston on Thursday. Mr. Hyams served as keynote speaker at the Lawyers & Accountants Annual Reception. He was introduced by Barry


Forcing the NY Times to Print the Truth

As the  Palestinians shift the conflict with Israel to the international arena, Israel’s perspective on matters of diplomacy has been largely neglected. While there is no shortage of articles detailing Palestinian demands, little or nothing is being said about Israel’s legitimate efforts for peace and justice. That’s why HonestReporting has taken the bold step of


Saying No to BDS: Academic Group Rejects Last-Minute Effort

The BDS bandwagon continues to roll through the world of American academia, but this week’s vote from the American Historical Association proves it may be hitting some bumps in the road. The association flatly rejected an attempt to add two resolutions condemning Israel. A group called Historians Against the War tried to push new anti-Israel agenda


Egypt Bans ‘Zionist’ Film on Biblical Exodus

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas blocks a group of orphans from visiting Israel on a trip promoting peace. The group’s spokesman said the move was necessary to “protect the culture of our children and our people” from normalizing relations with Israel. The fathers of the kids, ages 5-12, had been killed during the Gaza war. The


Palestinians Urged to Delay UN Bid

Today’s Top Stories 1. Why does the media insist on making Israel the aggressor every chance it gets? Hamas fired a rocket at Israel late last week and Israel responded with an airstrike. But Reuters still gives Israel the central role in the headline to its coverage:   2. Palestinians are under pressure to delay


Daily Beast Points Fingers at Israel

Just three days after Palestinian terrorists carried out the synagogue massacre in Har Nof, the Daily Beast published a story about…Jewish incitement in Hebron. The title of the piece – Inside Hebron, Israel’s Heart of Darkness  – reveals its true agenda. It is Israel and its citizens whose heart is dark, even when Palestinians are


Why We Are Not in a Cycle of Violence

An emerging narrative about the current outbreak of Palestinian violence – which now includes a massacre of Jewish worshipers in a Jerusalem synagogue – is that it’s all part of a “cycle of violence.” “A new cycle of violence has started, with no prospect of an end in the foreseeable future,” proclaims The Independent in