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A Slap to the BDS Bullies

One of the most insidious elements of the BDS assault on Israel’s legitimacy is the high profile targeting of culture figures who agree to visit Israel or speak out positively about Israel. BDS gains undeserved headlines every time it browbeats a celebrity to forego visiting Israel. In recent times, however, the group has been getting

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Sky News Misreads Mainstream Israelis

In an analysis for Sky News, Middle East News Editor Tom Rayner examines John Kerry’s “apartheid” remarks and writes the following: The two-state solution mantra is that Israel cannot remain both “Jewish” and “democratic” if it fails to cut a deal creating an independent Palestinian state. The reason is demographic – if the Palestinian Territories and Israel

Media Minimizing Hamas Impact on Negotiations

There’s plenty of discussion over which side bears the most responsibility for the breakdown of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. One crucial aspect that appears to be downplayed in some media is the impact of the announcement of  the reconciliation deal between the PA and Hamas. According to Israeli sources, talks with the Palestinians on returning to negotiations

Israel Government Fellows Visit HR HQ

HonestReporting hosted thirty participants of the Israel Government Fellows program at our Jerusalem headquarters. The Israel Government Fellows program is a unique leadership program, endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel. Participants work within the Israeli government system, attend seminars with some of the leading figures in Israeli political and public life, and

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