Author Archives: Simon Plosker

How Does the Media Relate to Anti-Semitism?

This opinion piece by HR Managing Editor Simon Plosker is republished from The Times of Israel. During the 4th International Conference of the Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism, which has been taking place this week in Jerusalem, I was asked to give a short presentation to the Working Group on Anti-Semitism on the Internet and in

Newspaper Prints Critical Quote on Al-Dura Report from Org Tied to Charles Enderlin

The Daily Telegraph’s coverage of the Israeli government’s Al-Dura report rightly includes comment from France 2′s Charles Enderlin, one of the main protagonists and the journalist under the most scrutiny for his role in the original Al-Dura story. The Telegraph article also includes the following criticism of the Israeli government report: Yizhar Be’er, the executive

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