Author Archives: Simon Plosker

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The Times and “Occupied Arab Land”

The Times and “Occupied Arab Land”

Writing on the breakdown of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, The Times (subscription-only) includes the following paragraph in its report: The reference to “occupied Arab land” is inaccurate and prejudicial, implying that there is no Jewish historical or legal claim to those areas. While the correct terminology would be “disputed territories,” Catherine Philp’s description goes beyond other common

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Guardian Corrects the Error

The Guardian’s latest report on the breakdown of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process contained the following paragraph: HonestReporting sent an email to The Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent Peter Beaumont and to the readers’ editor pointing out that, contrary to the above claim, the fourth prisoner release was not directly linked to Israeli calls for the PA to

A street in Gilo.

Jerusalem Neighborhood a Victim of Lazy Journalism

Amidst the coverage of John Kerry’s attempts to prevent a collapse of the peace process, a number of media outlets mentioned the approval of over 700 housing tenders for the southern Jerusalem suburb of Gilo. The Daily Telegraph refers to the “East Jerusalem settlement of Gilo” while The Independent refers to the “Gilo settlement in East

Live Today: Connecting Israel and the Diaspora

HonestReporting will be hosting a live feed to the following event. Come back to this page at 11am EST / 6pm Israel time to connect with Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Naftali Bennett. Disclaimer: This event is not a project of HonestReporting and HR does not endorse the political opinions of any individual Israeli politicians.

Abbas’s “Three No’s” in Obama Meeting

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. According to an Israeli Channel Two TV report, PA President Mahmoud Abbas issued “three no’s” in his meeting with U.S. President Obama: Specifically, the report said, Abbas rejected Prime Minister Benjamin

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A Polemic to Palestinian Victim-hood

How does Israel fare when it comes to its treatment of Palestinians compared to, for example, Syria? Writing in The Guardian, Karma Nabulsi finds a way to make Israel equally culpable while arguing against Palestinian refugees “forfeiting” their “right of return.” She describes the harsh conditions of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East: Forfeited if you

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Guardian Headline Fail Over Golan Heights Attack

Both the Daily Telegraph and The Guardian published a Reuters report on Israel’s response to a Syrian attack on its soldiers in the Golan Heights. But check out the respective headlines: The Daily Telegraph: The Guardian: Spot the difference? While the Daily Telegraph’s headline makes it clear that Israel was responding to an attack on

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