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The Apartheid Smear Debunked

The Apartheid Smear Debunked

As ‘Israel Apartheid Week‘ returns to university campuses, BICOM has released a comprehensive rebuttal to the Apartheid Smear. According to BICOM: The idea that Israel is an ‘apartheid state’ is the intellectual foundation of the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel (BDS). This pamphlet shows it is a smear: a malicious lie that

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Joe Hyams to Students: BDS is Most Pressing Media Challenge Today

  HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams addressed a mixed group of graduate and undergraduate students at Brandeis University in Boston last week, discussing the power of social media to shape public opinion and the threat posed by the burgeoning Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Joe noted that Brandeis University was one of the first to

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To Err is Human, But Algorithms Can Be Screwy Too

The related reading you commony see alongside news articles are based on computer algorithms so that editors don’t have to spend time manually plugging in related content. The concept is simple: a computer judges — based on keywords, date, and other factors — what articles are “related.” Then it automatically posts the article’s headline and

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Israel Provides Cancer Treatment to Palestinian Children from Gaza

“Israel Provides Cancer Treatment to Palestinian Children from Gaza.” The above could very well have been the headline for the New York Times story that instead was published under the title “Even a Stationery Logo Pits Palestinians Against Israel.” In fact, not just the headline but the entire article could have created a far different

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Hate Your Job? Really???

What are we to make of the following quotation? “I feel like I’m not a human being — we are serving the occupation,” said Mr. Jalaita, 47, a father of five, two of them university students. “I am forced to work here because I have a house, I have a family. Tomorrow, if there is

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CNN Settlement Photo and Headline Fail

In a report on the Israeli approval for building new homes in Jerusalem neighborhoods over the Green Line, CNN produces the following headline and photo: Some observations: The headline is inaccurate. As the text of the story itself states, Israel is building what CNN describes as “more than 550 settlement units” i.e. houses and apartments

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Saeb Erekat And a Crisis of Faith

Once again, the PA’s chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, claims the Palestinians descended from Canaanites: “I am a proud son of the Canaanites who were there 5,500 years before Joshua bin Nun burned down the town of Jericho” he said in Munich last week. That contradicts Maen Rashid Areikat, who wrote that the Palestinians lived under Canaanite

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