Author Archives: Simon Plosker

Abdel Bari Atwan

Bye Bye Bari

As far back as August 2007, HonestReporting was calling for the removal of London-based Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Al-Quds Al-Arabi, as a guest analyst on both the BBC and Sky News among others. At that time, Bari Atwan had stated on Lebanese TV: “If the Iranian missiles strike Israel, by Allah, I will go to Trafalgar Square

Get Your Head Around This

Writing about US Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest Middle East visit, Harriet Sherwood of The Guardian includes the following sentence: Israel says it is willing to negotiate without preconditions, but has so far refused to meet Palestinian demands. I’m still trying to get my head around this. Does it even make sense?


Indie Ignores Rockets…Unless Israel Fires Back

Included in a story from The Independent focused on Israeli former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman’s reaction to a volley of rockets fired from Gaza into Israel is the following (emphasis added): His [Lieberman's] comments came as the Israeli Air Force attacked targets in the Gaza Strip after six rockets were fired from Gaza into southern


Are You the Watchdog of the Week?

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Moderate is a Relative Term in the Mideast, Just Ask Assad

Cast your minds back to the year 2000 when Bashar al-Assad became president of Syria. Headlines such as this from the AP: According to CNN, Assad Jr liked windsurfing and the web: The New York Times referred to the “shy young doctor,” a “soft-spoken, gangly bachelor and computer buff.” Today we know better. So maybe