Author Archives: Simon Plosker

Who’s the “Fat, Jewish New Yorker”?

We have to wonder what passes for acceptable discourse in the French media after being alerted to this in the mainstream L’Express publication. In an article on the Oscars, the following (translated from the French) appears: Despite having the looks of a Jewish New Yorker sumo, the U.S. distributor Harvey Weinstein is the Usain Bolt of cinema. This description caused some outrage

Breaking News: Inconclusive Verdict from Al-Dura Trial

The French Appeal Court has just rendered Philippe Karsenty’s acquittal for libeling the French broadcaster and its correspondent Charles Enderlin as null and void. To recall, Karsenty has been campaigning tirelessly for many years that France 2 and Enderlin’s footage of the “death” of Mohammad al-Dura was not what it seemed and may even have

Marie Colvin 1956 – 2012

HonestReporting’s job is to hold journalists to account and we are sometimes highly critical of those individuals who write and report on Israel and the region. That doesn’t mean, however, that we cannot appreciate the vital role that good quality journalism plays in democratic discourse and exposing the truth when it needs to be told.

No Differentiation For Dickie

Richard Silverstein claims to be a friend of Israel and publishes a blog called Tikun Olam. Instead of a cuddly fluffy “heal the world” site, his blog is popular with both anti-Zionists and anti-Semites alike, drawn to Silverstein’s mix of anti-Israel demonization and peculiar “exclusives” from unnamed and unverified sources in the intelligence community. Clearly

Israel Daily News Stream 02/21/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. US pressures Israel not attack Iran. Khader Adnan’s hunger strike continues. And foreign support for rebels “pours into Syria” — from Iraq. Israel and the Palestinians • Worth reading: Arab, Like Me •  Maan News reports that Gaza’s electrical crisis was alleviated with the arrival