Author Archives: Simon Plosker

Paul Anderson

Ignorance and Confusion in Aspen

Writing in the Aspen Times, columnist Paul Andersen demonstrates a distinct lack of understanding of Israel and the Palestinians. Describing a cycling trip in the West Bank he comes to some confused conclusions: Seeing herdsmen with sheep and goats was not a novelty, but seeing women in full burqas shepherding the flocks told us we

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Mick Jagger’s False Quote Spreads Through Social Media

As the owner of tickets for next month’s Rolling Stones concert in Tel Aviv, I’m very much looking forward to seeing Mick Jagger and the rest of the legendary rock band defying both their age and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. It’s not surprising that Israel advocates are trumpeting the Stones concert as

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Sky News Misreads Mainstream Israelis

In an analysis for Sky News, Middle East News Editor Tom Rayner examines John Kerry’s “apartheid” remarks and writes the following: The two-state solution mantra is that Israel cannot remain both “Jewish” and “democratic” if it fails to cut a deal creating an independent Palestinian state. The reason is demographic – if the Palestinian Territories and Israel

Media Minimizing Hamas Impact on Negotiations

There’s plenty of discussion over which side bears the most responsibility for the breakdown of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. One crucial aspect that appears to be downplayed in some media is the impact of the announcement of  the reconciliation deal between the PA and Hamas. According to Israeli sources, talks with the Palestinians on returning to negotiations

Israel Government Fellows Visit HR HQ

HonestReporting hosted thirty participants of the Israel Government Fellows program at our Jerusalem headquarters. The Israel Government Fellows program is a unique leadership program, endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel. Participants work within the Israeli government system, attend seminars with some of the leading figures in Israeli political and public life, and

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