Author Archives: Simon Plosker


Watchdog of the Week: Hitting Back at Columnist’s “Hard Zionists” Charge

This week’s Watchdog of the Week goes to Lydia Rivlin from London who managed to get her letter published in The Independent in response to columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s ugly opinion piece that HonestReporting recently critiqued. Lydia was a former employee of the BBC before leaving in disgust at what she describes as the “sexism and


Dr. Jonathan Spyer Makes Sense of the Middle East

With the rise of the so-called Islamic State, multiple groups fighting each other in the disintegrating states of Syria and Iraq, the bitter Sunni-Shia conflict and the competing interests of state actors and their proxies, the Middle East has never been more confusing for the casual observer. Not to mention the recent Iranian nuclear deal