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Shock and Horror as Israeli Embassy Supports… Israel!

Not quite sure why The Guardian thinks this is newsworthy: Just imagine – the Israeli embassy taking sides in the SodaStream / Scarlett Johansson saga and choosing… Israel. Is The Guardian’s loathing towards Israel at the stage where Israelis defending their case is so outrageous? Whatever next? If Israel can’t even fight its case on

Watchdog of the Week: RTE Makes On-Air Apology for Ariel Sharon Slur

When Irish broadcaster RTE referred to “the massacre that was led by Sharon in Beirut” on its 9pm news program, former HonestReporting Mission participant Stephen Franklin, as well as fellow UK activists Frank Baigel and Elliot Davis all contacted the station. Ariel Sharon, of course, did not lead, participate in nor desire a massacre in the

Anti-Normalization Absurdities

The anti-normalization movement is very powerful Palestinian movement. It opposes anything that “normalizes” Israeli-Palestinian relations, hounding everyone from entrepeneurs, grass roots peace groups, feel-good political delegations, and even Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona. (Is nothing sacred?) Reconciliation and normalization are dirty words, which is why even Nelson Mandela would be run out of Ramallah if

The Economist Finally Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Cartoon

We still haven’t had a response from The Economist’s Editor-in-Chief John Mickelthwait. This after contacting him asking for his magazine to adopt recognized working definitions of anti-Semitism and drawing attention to the 30,000 of you who signed our petition in support.     We pointed out why a cartoon implying that Jews control the U.S. Congress

UK National Union of Journalists To Support BDS?

Here’s a boycott of Israel that will make the American Studies Association look like a walk in the park. The Daily Telegraph reports that Britain’s National Union of Journalists will discuss boycotting Israel and formally throwing its support behind the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS). Jake Wallis Simons writes: It is my understanding that at the NUJ’s

Hateful Filibustering in The Scotsman

Hugh Reilly is, according to The Scotsman, “a former member of the Scottish Friends of Palestine” and has been given space in the newspaper entitled “Stop Israeli filibustering over Gaza.” According to Reilly: Israel is conducting a colonial war, empire-building in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, contrary to international law and: Under Benjamin Netanyahu’s

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