Author Archives: Simon Plosker


BBC “Forgets” Holocaust Memorial Day

In its coverage of Holocaust Memorial Day, the BBC reports: The millions of Jews and others killed during the Holocaust are to be remembered in services across the UK, as part of Holocaust Memorial Day. Guess which story the “Unnamed page” on the BBC News site’s most shared section goes to. What an unfortunate error


Morsi: The Jews Distorted My Anti-Semitic Comments

Now that Egyptian President Morsi’s comments about Jews being “descendants of apes and pigs” have been picked up by the mainstream media, particularly the New York Times, perhaps they might want to follow up on the meeting of US senators with Morsi in Cairo, as reported by The Times of Israel: At first, the Egyptian

The Guardian Defines the Israeli Political Center

Referring to Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party, the surprise success of the Israeli elections, The Guardian’s Harriet Sherwood writes: it positioned itself in the centre of the Israeli political spectrum – which is further to the right than in most European countries. But if The Guardian sees Israel as a “right-wing” country by European standards,


Facebook Removes Journalist for Posting Articles on Palestinian Corruption

Khaled Abu Toameh is an internationally respected journalist and is a regular speaker on HonestReporting’s Missions. He is probably the bravest journalist operating in the Palestinian territories today, reporting on Palestinian affairs where others are either too intimidated or in thrall to the Palestinian Authority or Hamas to expose the ills of Palestinian society and


BBC News Moves to the Bunker

It appears that BBC News may have reached a new low. According to the Daily Mail: The BBC’s new multi-million pound television news studio has been built to be bomb proof to protect journalists from suicide attacks. The news room sits in a bunker under the main reception at the £1 billion New Broadcasting House.

Jerusalem Weather Restored to Windows 8 App

In a change from diplomatic, security or political stories, Israel’s weather is making headlines as the country grinds to a halt under a deluge of rain. It’s definitely a good time to check out the weather forecast for the coming days, particularly if you are an Israeli. So yesterday we looked at the Weather App