Author Archives: Simon Plosker

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CNN Settlement Photo and Headline Fail

In a report on the Israeli approval for building new homes in Jerusalem neighborhoods over the Green Line, CNN produces the following headline and photo: Some observations: The headline is inaccurate. As the text of the story itself states, Israel is building what CNN describes as “more than 550 settlement units” i.e. houses and apartments

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HR Reader Gets New York Times Letter Published

Recent Watchdog of the Week, Houston resident Jason Levinson has continued his good work. From the Irish Times a few weeks ago, he’s now succeeded in getting a letter published in the New York Times. Here he takes on BDS leader Omar Barghouti’s recent opinion piece: Omar Barghouti’s claim that Israel has a “self-definition as

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Shock and Horror as Israeli Embassy Supports… Israel!

Not quite sure why The Guardian thinks this is newsworthy: Just imagine – the Israeli embassy taking sides in the SodaStream / Scarlett Johansson saga and choosing… Israel. Is The Guardian’s loathing towards Israel at the stage where Israelis defending their case is so outrageous? Whatever next? If Israel can’t even fight its case on

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Watchdog of the Week: RTE Makes On-Air Apology for Ariel Sharon Slur

When Irish broadcaster RTE referred to “the massacre that was led by Sharon in Beirut” on its 9pm news program, former HonestReporting Mission participant Stephen Franklin, as well as fellow UK activists Frank Baigel and Elliot Davis all contacted the station. Ariel Sharon, of course, did not lead, participate in nor desire a massacre in the

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The Economist Finally Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Cartoon

We still haven’t had a response from The Economist’s Editor-in-Chief John Mickelthwait. This after contacting him asking for his magazine to adopt recognized working definitions of anti-Semitism and drawing attention to the 30,000 of you who signed our petition in support.     We pointed out why a cartoon implying that Jews control the U.S. Congress

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