Author Archives: Simon Plosker

Hugh Reilly

Hateful Filibustering in The Scotsman

Hateful Filibustering in The Scotsman

Hugh Reilly is, according to The Scotsman, “a former member of the Scottish Friends of Palestine” and has been given space in the newspaper entitled “Stop Israeli filibustering over Gaza.” According to Reilly: Israel is conducting a colonial war, empire-building in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, contrary to international law and: Under Benjamin Netanyahu’s

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Watchdog of the Week: Jason Levinson’s Letter in the Irish Times

It’s not often you see a letter from as far afield as Texas, USA, in the letters page of the Irish Times. HonestReporting subscriber Jason Levinson was compelled to write after reading our critique of Eamonn McCann’s appalling attack, not only on Ariel Sharon, but also on the Jewish religion. Here is Jason’s letter: Sir,

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Watchdog of the Week: Friends of Israel (Western Australia) Fighting Bias Down Under

This week’s Watchdog of the Week is awarded to an organization rather than an individual. In September 2008, nine highly committed individuals held an informal meeting with the aim of creating an informal organization with priority to be given to fighting Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions, assisting pro-Israel activity on Perth campuses and developing a website.

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Israel Lobby Trope in The Independent

The Independent’s Jerusalem correspondent Donald Macintyre also writes UK political columns. In his latest, he looks at the differences in approach towards Iran between UK and U.S. politicians: Many MPs, in other words, want to go further, faster in rapprochement, with Iran. Contrast that with Congress, where many members have been pressing for sanctions to be

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