Author Archives: Simon Plosker

BBC: Israeli Tail Wagging the American Dog

Examining the perceived decline of U.S. power in the global arena, BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson opines: As the international protector of Israel, the US will still have a major part to play in the central dispute in the region, even though the Israeli tail usually seems to wag the American dog. Even now, as

Monster Cartoon Violates German Press Council Code

In July, German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung’s anti-Semitic cartoon portrayed Israel as a ravenous monster, causing outrage. Protests from HonestReporting subscribers and other organizations led to an apology from the newspaper. The American Jewish Committee’s Berlin office submitted an official complaint to the German Press Council that has now ruled on the issue. The AJC has announced that Süddeutsche Zeitung


BBC & Sky News Commentator Laments Loss of Syrian Chemical Weapons

It looks like Abdel Bari Atwan, the former editor-in-chief of Al-Quds Al-Arabi, and a regular commentator on BBC and Sky News, is continuing his advocacy of weapons of mass destruction. Having stated in 2007 on Lebanese TV: “If the Iranian missiles strike Israel, by Allah, I will go to Trafalgar Square and dance with delight,” Bari Atwan is

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Manufacturing and Exploiting Compassion: Abuse of the Media by Palestinian Propaganda

An in-depth article by Philippe Assouline for the JCPA examines how Palestinian propaganda has turned the media into an effective weapon. Many examples are provided by HonestReporting as sourced in the footnotes. Some of the key points: Israel, a liberal democracy caught between tyrannies and sectarian violence, is increasingly perceived as uniquely evil. In the


Guardian Over-dramatizes Israeli Missile Launch

The Guardian reports: Israel fired a missile on Tuesday to test a new defence system, triggering alerts across a region that is braced for impending international military strikes against Syria. The phrase “alerts across region” also appears beneath the headline of the article. So just what does “across the region” refer to? The Guardian continues: Russia