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HR Hosts Inaugural Rooftop Speaker Event

HR Hosts Inaugural Rooftop Speaker Event

HonestReporting was proud to host two events over consecutive weeks at its Jerusalem headquarters. Danny Seaman, veteran of over 30 years fighting for Israel’s image as the former Deputy Director of the Ministry of Public Diplomacy as well as former Director of the Government Press Office, addressed 70 attendees on HR’s panoramic rooftop deck. Following

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Hamas, the “Political Organization”

The Daily Mail could be commended for publishing a photo essay exposing Palestinian children being put through military training at a Hamas-run summer camp. However, despite the photos showing the obvious military side to Hamas’s activities, this is how Hamas is described in some of the captions: Hamas, a Palestinian political group which is considered

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Media Double Whammy for BDS

Following the successful Rolling Stones concert in Tel Aviv, it’s not been a great week for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. And now it’s just got worse as critical opinion pieces against BDS appear in the New York Times and Daily Telegraph on the same day. In the New York Times, Roger Cohen

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Misinformed Moderation: He Was Thrown Under a Bus

I’m impressed with the papal initiative, inviting Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas to a prayer summit. I’d like to believe that something good will come from it, even if I’m not sure what it is. A tragically misinformed Christian Science Monitor staff-ed tried to make a similar argument. I say misinformed, because the one example

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Hamas in 10 Words or Less

Now that the West has decided to work with a Palestinian “unity” government, Hamas is being mentioned often in the media. In order to briefly tell readers who Hamas is, most articles include a short description. Typical are: “…backed by the Islamist militant group Hamas,which the United States and Israel have branded a terrorist organization.” (Washington Post) “…Hamas, a militant Islamic

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BDS and the Myth of Economic Pressure

The BDS movement is based on a single uber-myth – that economic and political pressure forced apartheid South Africa to fall. And if it can bring down South Africa, it can bring down Israel as well. It’s a myth, however, because it’s simply not true. According to research conducted by Ivo Welch, boycotts, divestments, and

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Financial Times Whitewashes Brussels Anti-Semitism

The arrest of the alleged perpetrator of the shooting attack on the Brussels Jewish Museum has raised the specter of European jihadists returning from Syria and carrying out similar attacks on the continent. The capture of French national Mehdi Nemmouche has also confirmed the anti-Semitic intent of the attack. The Times of Israel reports that the

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