Author Archives: Simon Plosker

The Untold Story: Palestinians in Palestinian Jails

Credit to Tim Marshall of Sky News who consistently analyzes Middle East issues with an expert eye and the rare ability to put stories into a proper perspective. While so many in the international media tend to focus on Israel alone, Marshall is not afraid to ask difficult questions of the other side as well.

Prisoner X: Israel Compared to the Gulag

The headline “Israel’s Prisoner X driven to suicide by interrogation, lawyer suggests” conjures images of torture, water boarding and all round human rights abuses – something that The Guardian’s readers, fed on a diet of anti-Israel stories, would be keen to embrace. Lacking a smoking gun of abuse, Peter Beaumont instead indulges in pure fiction

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HR Stars in Jerusalem Report Feature Article

The latest print edition of the Jerusalem Report runs a feature article “Watchdogs on the Media Battlefield” with substantial input from and focus on the work of HonestReporting. The article interviews HR Managing Editor Simon Plosker, whose photo working at his desk in HR’s International HQ in Jerusalem takes up a two-page spread. Here are

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10 Month Settlement Freeze Vanishes Into the Sky

Journalistic prose isn’t necessarily judged on what is written but by what the reader understands. In the following snippet from Sky News correspondent Dominic Waghorn, the reader would not understand that, contrary to a blanket refusal by Israel to freeze settlements, construction was, in fact, halted in West Bank settlements for a 10 month period at the end

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