Author Archives: Simon Plosker

Oborne Back to Bashing the “Israel Lobby”

Firstly, in the interests of full disclosure – when it comes to British journalist and commentator Peter Oborne, HonestReporting has history. Back in 2009, Oborne presented an episode of the Channel 4 investigative program Dispatches. The broadcast examined “one of the most powerful and influential political lobbies in Britain, which is working in support of the

Aussie Paper Publishes Photo, Caricatures Jews

Put aside the attitude of Amin Saikal as he almost crows with glee over the perceived blow to Israel following the signing of the Iran interim nuclear deal. The first thing that most readers will notice before reading the text of his Sydney Morning Herald op-ed is the accompanying photo. What exactly does an uncaptioned

Daily Mail Places Netanya in the West Bank

Sometimes you have to wonder how such a fundamental factual error can appear in a media outlet. The Daily Mail, in a report on an Israeli mother fined by a rabbinical court for failing to circumcise her son, includes the following: The decision to force the woman to have her son circumcised was taken previously

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Fisk Revives Uranium Charge?

Robert Fisk‘s latest piece focuses on Yasser Arafat and it doesn’t make for pleasant reading. Included are such snippets as how Arafat “no longer wore socks, how he had a habit of picking loose skin from his feet during interviews, how the lavatories smelled.” Just as nauseating is how Fisk effectively whitewashes Arafat’s bloody history

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Guardian Blogger: Israel Responsible for Mideast Christian Persecution

Andrew Brown, religion blogger for The Guardian’s Comment is Free writes about former U.S. President George W. Bush’s speaking engagement at a fundraiser for Messianic Jews. In his piece, Brown mentions the Christian Evangelical leanings of those British politicians behind the Balfour Declaration. According to him (emphasis added): without that declaration, there could not have

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