Author Archives: Simon Plosker

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


SUCCESS: BBC Corrects Syrian Propaganda Headline

On Monday, we asked you to send your complaints to the BBC over this headline: We pointed out that the headline was taking Syrian propaganda at face value, making it appear as if Israel was associated with terrorists. The BBC has responded with a new headline and a correction: Correction (7 May 2013): The headline


Mitigating Terror: BBC Responds

In response to HR’s critique of the BBC’s coverage of the fatal stabbing of an Israeli by a Palestinian terrorist, the BBC’s Middle East Desk has sent the following to one of our subscribers: We used the word “settler” because it is, in the first instance, the word that most accurately and completely describes the

Going Global: HR on the Road

In the past few weeks, HonestReporting staff have been traveling around the globe running media bias workshops and speaking at community events to hundreds of people. Here are some of the highlights. Spending Independence Day in the UK HR Managing Editor Simon Plosker visited the UK as the guest of the Manchester Jewish community as


Reuters Plays Loose With Numbers of Palestinians Evicted

A Reuters report that appeared in media outlets including the Irish Times states: Israeli soldiers evicted several hundred Bedouins from a village in the occupied West Bank today after the army declared the area a live-fire training zone. We looked into this figure and were informed by military sources on the ground that some tens