Author Archives: Simon Plosker


Why Did the BBC Pull Jerusalem Documentary?

Why Did the BBC Pull Jerusalem Documentary?

The Times of Israel reports on a storm that has erupted following the BBC’s last-minute decision to drop a documentary that questions the extent of the Jewish exile after the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE. According to TOI: The film “Exile: A Myth Unearthed,” which theorizes that many modern-day Palestinians could be partially


Boston Bombings Demonstrate Journalistic Failings

It seems that the media’s penchant for reporting first and investigating later isn’t limited only to Israel and the Middle East. The appalling Boston Marathon terror attack and the subsequent manhunt unsurprisingly dominated the recent news. But how many rumors and untruths appeared on TV and in the newspapers before the real details emerged? Calling

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.