Author Archives: Simon Plosker

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HonestReporting Selected for US Combined Federal Campaign

HonestReporting Selected for US Combined Federal Campaign

We are pleased to announce that HonestReporting has been selected for the 2012 – 2013 Campaign year in the United States Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a program allowing certain charitable organizations to solicit contributions from employees of the federal government of the United States. The mission of the CFC

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

The Guardian’s Olympian Obsession

It’s not been a vintage performance by Israel’s team at the London Olympics. Disappointing for sure but perhaps not entirely surprising. What is surprising, however, is The Guardian‘s need to highlight this in a dedicated Olympic story by Harriet Sherwood. After all, why is Israel’s Olympic performance any more interesting than Turkey or Argentina’s (both

Israel Made Me Beat My Wife

It’s truly amazing just how far The Guardian can go when it comes to blaming Israel. Angela Robson takes a look at the status of women in Gaza and carries out some interviews: “Before the blockade, my husband used to make good money working in Israel,” she says. “With the blockade, that all stopped. When he

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