Author Archives: Simon Plosker

HR In the Media: Countering the Global Media Assault on Israel

HR Managing Editor Simon Plosker recently appeared on a guest panel in front of some 265 English-speakers in Herzliya, Israel. The Jerusalem Post reports: Moderated by Israel Broadcasting Authority English News anchor Leah Zinder, the four panelists were Trevor Asserson, a Jerusalem-based international lawyer who successfully challenged the BBC on issues of media bias, David Olesker


Exposed: Award Winning Gaza Image was Photoshopped

This image of a Gaza funeral appeared in many media outlets. ExtremeTech now reports: It turns out that the 2013 World Press Photo of the Year — the largest and most prestigious press photography award — was, in actual fact, a fake. The World Press Photo association hasn’t yet stripped the photographer, Paul Hansen, of the

Newseum Reconsiders Honoring Hamas Terrorists

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. Washington DC’s Newseum reconsiders its plan to add the names of two Hamas terrorists to a journalist memorial, releasing a press statement: Serious questions have been raised as to whether


Where’s the Third Temple?

The Times of London (subscription only) publishes a story under the following headline: The article explains: A call for religious freedom in Jerusalem by Baroness Ashton of Upholland, the EU foreign policy chief, has been seized upon by extremist Jewish organisations and religious leaders as a statement of support for a controversial third temple on the hilltop

Al-Dura Wasn’t Even Hurt: Truth Set to be Revealed

In what could be a significant turn of events the Jerusalem Post reports: Not only was 12-year-old Gazan Muhammad al-Dura not killed by IDF fire in 2000 – he was not even hurt. That was the preliminary finding of a special commit- tee formed several years ago by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and headed by


SUCCESS: BBC Corrects Syrian Propaganda Headline

On Monday, we asked you to send your complaints to the BBC over this headline: We pointed out that the headline was taking Syrian propaganda at face value, making it appear as if Israel was associated with terrorists. The BBC has responded with a new headline and a correction: Correction (7 May 2013): The headline