Media Critiques articles


A Proper Headline

We have documented many cases of the media, especially the New York Times, using headlines that make Israeli military responses look like unprovoked aggression. Whether Israel is responding to terrorism or rocket fire, the response usually gets the coverage that it absent on the initial act. Our presentation, It All Started When Israel Fired Back, is as valid today as when we first published it 3 years ago.


BDS Valencia Doubles Down on Matisyahu Hypocrisy

The BDS campaign against reggae singer Matisyahu vividly demonstrates that what starts with a boycott against Israel will end with a campaign against Jews. But instead of backing down in dignified manner, as the Rototom Sunsplash reggae festival did when it reversed its decision to cancel his performance, the BDS Pais Valencia group dug its


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


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