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BDS and the Myth of Economic Pressure

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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How Would You Refer to Jerusalem?

The Western media often give quick references to Jerusalem that are both accurate and misleading at the same time. Saying that the city “was captured by Israel in 1967″ (as the New York Times did here) may be correct, but by leaving crucial context out, readers will get a completely false understanding of the issue.

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Reuters Shoots Truth in the Foot

The IDF suspended a soldier for firing his weapon in an unauthorized way during the Nakba Day clash. That’s according to Israeli media reports such as Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, YNet, and the Times of Israel. The reports make clear that this soldier did not fire the shots that killed Palestinian teenagers Nadim Nuwara and Mohammed Salameh. As

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UK Press Regulator Appoints Former Ambassador to Israel

The full 12-member board of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso), which is replacing the Press Complaints Commission, has been announced. On more than one occasion, HonestReporting has dealt with the PCC on matters pertaining to the UK media’s coverage of Israel and we await the formation of its successor organization with interest. Perhaps most eye-catching

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A Muddled Minefield of Symbolism and Spin

Pope Francis visited a memorial to Israeli terror victims. Unlike AP, Reuters managed to dodge using the word “terror” in a headline by making the story about the pontiff “navigating a minefield of symbols.” Unfortunately, Reuters has to navigate the same minefield, and it blundered it’s way through the meaning of the Temple Mount and

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