Author Archives: Alex Margolin


Campus Anti-Semitism Becomes Mainstream Issue

Campus Anti-Semitism Becomes Mainstream Issue

Pro-BDS movements on college campuses have been pushing Jewish students to the margins for a while, sometimes through threats of violence and intimidation. But it took one dramatic incident on a major American campus to push the issue of campus anti-Semitism to the media mainstream. The incident took place in the middle of February. A


Daily Beast Lets its BDS Support Show

With A-listers such as Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Alicia Keys refusing to be bullied into canceling their shows in Israel, the BDS has apparently shifted strategies. Instead of launching campaigns against artists after they schedule performances in Israel, which has proven ineffective, BDSers now go after artists who are rumored to come,


How About Giving Israel’s Views A Chance?

In one of the most outrageous interviews broadcast in recent memory, a UK reporter covering the Paris anti-terror rally interrupted his guest, an Israeli woman living in Paris, to claim that Palestinians have suffered greatly at the hands of the Jews. When the woman protested the conflation of the terror in Paris with the plight


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