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A One Way Run

Jonathan Brown describes in the Irish Times his experience as a runner in what he called “Palestine.” (“Running is a luxury lost to Palestinians”.) He sympathetically writes about how Palestinians are so used to running away from Israeli soldiers that they can’t conceive of running just for fun. He doesn’t explain the context of the situation

HR Letter Published in The Guardian

A letter has been published in The Guardian in response to an article that drew parallels between Nelson Mandela’s struggles against apartheid and the Palestinian cause. Only the second half of the letter from HR Managing Editor Simon Plosker appeared. Here is the submitted letter in full: There is much that Nelson Mandela can teach

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Attacking Journalists To Become a War Crime?

Reporters Without Borders is pushing to make attacks on journalists a war crime. Sounds great, as long as it also becomes a war crime for terrorists to impersonate or embed themselves among journalists. 4 rockets just fired from near media center in #Gaza City. The same media center bldg hit by three IDF missiles earlier today

Speaking Events: HonestReporting CEO on the East and West Coasts

LimmudBoston On Sunday, December 8, HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams was a guest speaker at LimmudBoston. He presented a joint session on Israel and the media titled Getting it Right: Israel, the Media and the Modern Middle East. Six Secrets of Media Objectivity – Quantifying Media Bias and Responding Effectively. Lessons and first hand insights from the November 2012


Australian Advocates on HR Mission

HonestReporting’s 19th Mission to Israel saw the second successful linkup with Australia’s New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies (NSWJBD). Twenty participants experienced a week of high-level speakers, exclusive visits to the places in the news all topped off with fine cuisine and luxury accommodation. Participants were welcomed by Brigadier General (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, the Director

Oborne Back to Bashing the “Israel Lobby”

Firstly, in the interests of full disclosure – when it comes to British journalist and commentator Peter Oborne, HonestReporting has history. Back in 2009, Oborne presented an episode of the Channel 4 investigative program Dispatches. The broadcast examined “one of the most powerful and influential political lobbies in Britain, which is working in support of the

Aussie Paper Publishes Photo, Caricatures Jews

Put aside the attitude of Amin Saikal as he almost crows with glee over the perceived blow to Israel following the signing of the Iran interim nuclear deal. The first thing that most readers will notice before reading the text of his Sydney Morning Herald op-ed is the accompanying photo. What exactly does an uncaptioned