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Orthodox Jew? Hate Israel? The New York Times Wants To Interview You

Orthodox Jew? Hate Israel? The New York Times Wants To Interview You

In “A Conflict of Faith: Devoted to Jewish Observance, but at Odds With Israel,” the New York Times wants to disabuse readers of the notion that observant Jews are all pro-Israel. So they highlight four who oppose not only Israel’s policies, but even favor the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. Of course, the article

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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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HR Reader Gets New York Times Letter Published

Recent Watchdog of the Week, Houston resident Jason Levinson has continued his good work. From the Irish Times a few weeks ago, he’s now succeeded in getting a letter published in the New York Times. Here he takes on BDS leader Omar Barghouti’s recent opinion piece: Omar Barghouti’s claim that Israel has a “self-definition as

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Watchdog of the Week: Adrian Needlestone Spots CNN Bias

The death of Ariel Sharon prompted countless articles and many hours of television news coverage. It’s times like these when the thousands of extra eyes of HonestReporting subscribers can be invaluable. Adrian Needlestone was watching CNN on January 12 from the UK and was appalled by what he saw. Adrian alerted HonestReporting with the exact

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CNN Holds Sharon Responsible for Massacre

In the clip below from January 12, 2014, CNN’s anchorwoman interviews Mohammed Jamjoom who is reporting from CNN’s Beirut studio on Arab reactions to Ariel Sharon’s death. While Jamjoom mentions that Sharon was “held indirectly responsible” for the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre, not once does he state that the actual perpetrators were Lebanese Christian

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Ya’alon Headline Fail in The Times

Critical remarks by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon against U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have made headlines in the international media. The Times of London notes Justice Minister Tzipi Livni’s response: His comments angered Tzipi Livni, the Justice Minister and chief negotiator in talks with the Palestinians. “You can oppose negotiations professionally and responsibly

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Sky News’s Distorted Sharon Narrative

Sky News Middle East Correspondent Sam Kiley adds his own interpretation of Ariel Sharon’s legacy and is found severely wanting. He opens with: In October 1953, Israeli paratroops and commandos from the Jewish State’s first special forces unit, attacked the Arab village of Qibya, on the West Bank. Some 69 villagers, many of them women and children, were

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