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Simon Plosker Discusses World Media and Israel

HonestReporting’s managing editor, Simon Plosker, discussed the controversy of Jawaher Abu Rahma’s death, as well as HonestReporting’s new web site, which we hope to unveil any day now. Click...

January 13, 2011 10:13 By :

When Palestinian Doublespeak Flies Under the Media Radar

Check out this new video from my colleagues at HonestReporting Canada. The “peace” messages Abbas gives to Western and Palestinian audiences don’t match up. But the media doesn’t...

January 13, 2011 9:36 By :

I’m With Diab

Does the Shin Bet need to take security precautions for the prime minister at media functions, like last yesterday's press conference? Unfortunately, yes. Was the prime minister's message —...

January 12, 2011 20:56 By :

Diplomat Slams NY Times’ Paean In the Rear

Former US diplomat Jeffrey Feltman slams a NY Times profile of Al Akhbar, a newspaper published by Hezbollah. Feltman, who was the US ambassador to Lebanon, writes in this letter to the...

January 12, 2011 17:06 By :

International Solidarity Movement Exposed

Malam put together one heckuva investigation into the International Solidarity Movement. It drew several conclusions, this one being what I thought was most signficant: The concept of "non-violence"...

January 12, 2011 13:22 By :

Memo to EU Consuls: Eastern Jerusalem Palestinians Want Israeli Citizenship

A poll of Palestinians living in eastern Jerusalem finds that an awful lot of them would like to have Israeli citizenship. See the detailed results at the Pechter Mideast Polls, as well as Jackson...

January 12, 2011 12:28 By :

Evening Reading

• A remarkably articulate "big picture" look at conspiracy theories targeting That Convenient Scapegoat, Israel • Imagine if Mexico started naming streets after Jared Loughner. Well, Ramallah's...

January 11, 2011 18:57 By :

Great Moments in Medical Peer Review at The Lancet

Investigative journalist Brian Deer exposed a big fraud at The Lancet. It turns out that a 1998 article linking autism to the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine — already debunked — was...

January 11, 2011 17:01 By :

Tear Gas or A Palestinian Smokescreen?

See HonestReporting's latest critiques: • Why does the media not show the same skepticism towards Palestinian libels as it does towards official Israeli statements? Tear Gas Or Palestinian Smokescreen?...

January 11, 2011 16:55 By :

Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award’s Half-Life

Looks like the Society of Professional Journalists' lifetime achievement award named for Helen Thomas is about to hit the dustbin of history. The SPJ's executive committee recommended retiring...

January 11, 2011 12:28 By :