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Stories I’d Like To See: Where Do US Jews Stand on the Iran Deal?

I’m used to Israeli society being in the media spotlight. Lately, it’s reflected in the issue of what lessons we’re drawing from the deadly firebombing in the village of Duma, and the fatal stabbing at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade. How does a democratic, Jewish society relate to extremists? It’s a fair question for journalists to

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Farewell and Good Luck, Talia

HonestReporting sadly said goodbye to our social media manager Talia Felix this week. Talia will be missed for her flair with Facebook and Twitter posts, and her initiative opening new channels for promoting HonestReporting’s media alerts, petitions, and educational materials. Talia’s departure, however, is a good opportunity to revisit HR’s social media channels, which have


Israel Accused of Genocide in Outrageous Cartoon

A political cartoon is one of the most effective tools of communication. People see an image and remember it longer than an article or an essay. Unfortunately, it’s also an extremely effective way of passing misinformation. And that’s the problem with a recent cartoon in Le Monde, France’s paper of record. The cartoon shows an


PLO Still Lying About Arafat’s Legacy

The PLO recently marked what would’ve been Yasser Arafat’s 86th birthday with a tweet that must have left the late Palestinian leader spinning in his grave. It’s not just about framing Arafat’s legacy as a heroic freedom fighter instead of as an murderous terrorist (I’ll come back to that). As the founding father of Palestinian


Discovering Terror — When the Suspects are Jews

Big Media’s looking at Israeli measures to fight Jewish extremism and to find the terrorists responsible for firebombing the Dawabsha family home. Ali Dawabsha, an 18-month-old burned to death; his parents and four-year-old brother are  fighting for their lives. In a separate incident one day earlier, six people marching in Jerusalem’s gay pride parade were


Dr. Jonathan Spyer Makes Sense of the Middle East

With the rise of the so-called Islamic State, multiple groups fighting each other in the disintegrating states of Syria and Iraq, the bitter Sunni-Shia conflict and the competing interests of state actors and their proxies, the Middle East has never been more confusing for the casual observer. Not to mention the recent Iranian nuclear deal