Author Archives: Simon Plosker

Headline Abuse: Israel Singled Out

One of the most common forms of bias against Israel in the media is simply how the country is singled out for disproportionate attention compared to almost every other state. Take a look at this headline from The Sunday Times (subscription only): Israel is, however, mentioned only once in the entire article in the second

FT Clarifies After HR Complaint

Back in December 2011, the Financial Times refused to correct an error in an email exchange with HonestReporting concerning the paper’s statement that Hamas boasts of killing 1365 “Zionist soldiers” actually referred to Israeli military and civilians alike. After HonestReporting lodged a complaint with the UK’s Press Complaints Commission, the following has appeared online and

Karsenty Responds to Al-Dura Trial Verdict

Following yesterday’s inconclusive verdict in the libel appeal of France 2 and Charles Enderlin against Philippe Karsenty, we have received the following reaction from Karsenty: Contrary to the recommendation of the advocate general, advising the court to reject the appeal filed by Charles Enderlin and France 2, the Court of Cassation [France’s highest court] nullified

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

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