Author Archives: Simon Plosker

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Israel Made Me Set Myself on Fire, Part 2

Israel Made Me Set Myself on Fire, Part 2

On September 3, we noted The Guardian’s report that an unemployed Gaza man had died after setting himself alight, apparently in protest over his family’s dire living conditions. For Harriet Sherwood, it was all too easy to lead the reader to hold Israel responsible for the young man’s plight simply by drawing attention to the Israeli blockade

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Welcome to Joe’s Israel!

Students defending Israel on university and college campuses face many difficulties. Indeed, many Jewish students have disengaged from identifying with Israel altogether, making it particularly challenging to reach and enthuse the next generation with a positive view of Israel. That’s why HonestReporting has partnered with Joe’s Israel, a brand new internet campaign that gives young people

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Israel Made Me Set Myself on Fire

The Guardian reports that an unemployed Gaza man has died after setting himself alight, apparently in protest over his family’s dire living conditions. Harriet Sherwood expands on Gaza’s woes including unemployment, population growth and “Overcrowding, lengthy and frequent power cuts, unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation and inadequate medical care”. Up until this point, there is no

Rachel Corrie and the “Cycle of Violence”

The verdict from an Israeli judge that Rachel Corrie’s death was  an accident has set off a predictable whirlwind of media coverage. Reading The Guardian’s report, this section stands out: At the time – the height of the second intifada, or Palestinian uprising – house demolitions were common, part of an increasing cycle of violence

BBC Runs Unverifiable “Scoop” From Credibility-Challenged Richard Silverstein

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. BBC runs unverifiable “scoop” from credibility-challenged Richard Silverstein. The BBC report says he claims he was given a top-secret memo about Israeli plans to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

BBC Man Lands New York Times Top Job

The Daily Telegraph reports that outgoing BBC director general Mark Thompson has been named president and chief executive of the New York Times. According to the report: Mr Thompson will relocate to the US and will report to the New York Times’ chairman, Arthur Sulzberger. “Mark is a gifted executive with strong credentials whose leadership

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