Author Archives: Simon Plosker


Shock and Horror as Israeli Embassy Supports… Israel!

Not quite sure why The Guardian thinks this is newsworthy: Just imagine – the Israeli embassy taking sides in the SodaStream / Scarlett Johansson saga and choosing… Israel. Is The Guardian’s loathing towards Israel at the stage where Israelis defending their case is so outrageous? Whatever next? If Israel can’t even fight its case on


Watchdog of the Week: RTE Makes On-Air Apology for Ariel Sharon Slur

When Irish broadcaster RTE referred to “the massacre that was led by Sharon in Beirut” on its 9pm news program, former HonestReporting Mission participant Stephen Franklin, as well as fellow UK activists Frank Baigel and Elliot Davis all contacted the station. Ariel Sharon, of course, did not lead, participate in nor desire a massacre in the


The Economist Finally Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Cartoon

We still haven’t had a response from The Economist’s Editor-in-Chief John Mickelthwait. This after contacting him asking for his magazine to adopt recognized working definitions of anti-Semitism and drawing attention to the 30,000 of you who signed our petition in support.     We pointed out why a cartoon implying that Jews control the U.S. Congress

Hugh Reilly

Hateful Filibustering in The Scotsman

Hugh Reilly is, according to The Scotsman, “a former member of the Scottish Friends of Palestine” and has been given space in the newspaper entitled “Stop Israeli filibustering over Gaza.” According to Reilly: Israel is conducting a colonial war, empire-building in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, contrary to international law and: Under Benjamin Netanyahu’s


Watchdog of the Week: Jason Levinson’s Letter in the Irish Times

It’s not often you see a letter from as far afield as Texas, USA, in the letters page of the Irish Times. HonestReporting subscriber Jason Levinson was compelled to write after reading our critique of Eamonn McCann’s appalling attack, not only on Ariel Sharon, but also on the Jewish religion. Here is Jason’s letter: Sir,