Tag Archives: Ha’aretz

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When Anonymous Washington Sources Sling Mud At Israel

When Anonymous Washington Sources Sling Mud At Israel

Love them or hate them, the news industry needs anonymous sources. Sometimes, the information they provide can’t be obtained from anywhere else. I get that. But journalists must use nameless sources with caution. They make news less transparent — readers have to place a lot more trust in the reporter that the source is credible,

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Some Straight Talk About the BDS

How clear does the BDS have to be about its true intentions before seemingly well-meaning people stop giving it the benefit of the doubt? A case in point is the recent article from Haaretz columnist Bradley Burston, who seems to genuinely want the BDS to come clean about its goals: What does BDS really want

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The 2014 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Scarlett Johansson’s brave stand against Israel-bashers seems so long ago. With three teenagers kidnapped and murdered, a Gaza war, violence in Jerusalem, an escalating tug of war over the Temple Mount, and unilateral PA efforts in the UN, Israelis will be glad 2014 is over. Don’t forget the rise of ISIS, Iranian tensions, and frayed

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BDS “Successes” Now Liabilities

The BDS movement appeared to be on the ascent at the start of 2014 with a pair of campaigns poised to push the movement into the mainstream. It started with the American Studies Association (ASA) announcing an academic boycott against Israel in late 2013. Within a month, the BDS was in the news again for

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Vote for the Dishonest Reporter of 2014

Now’s the time to vote for the Dishonest Reporter of 2014. It’s our annual recognition of the year’s most skewed and biased coverage of Israel and the Mideast conflict. Make your voice heard and we’ll announce the ignoble winners by the end of the year. Vote for one reporter or news service, along with a

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Amira Hass: When Only Journalists We Like are Welcome

What’s wrong with this picture? Israeli journalist Amira Hass was covering a conference at Bir Zeit University. She was perfectly up front with the Palestinian student organizers helping run the event, registering that she was from Haaretz. Hass says she has covered events and interviewed Palestinians at the Ramallah campus for 20 years, and has

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Amira Hass Tossed Out of Palestinian Conference for Being ‘Jewish Israeli’

Haaretz journalist Amira Hass, a radical left winger who often promotes the Palestinian narrative, learned a lesson in Palestinian intolerance this week after being unceremoniously removed from a conference at Birzeit University. According to Hass’s own account of the incident, two Palestinian academics approached Hass during the conference and asked her to leave, citing “a

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Activist Admits BDS Effect Largely Psychological

Although the strategy of boycotts, divestment, and sanctions conjures an image of an economic war against Israel, the truth is that the psychological effect of the BDS movement is far more insidious. Studies typically show that Israel’s economy is resilient enough to withstand the limited effects of BDS. But every time a boycott is called

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Peter Beinart: I Disagree with the Goals of BDS

Noted Liberal Zionist thinker and author Peter Beinart has never pulls any punches in his critique of Israeli policy, especially where he feels it diverges from his vision for a two state solution. He’s also an outspoken critic of the BDS movement – for essentially the same reason. And as a professor at the City

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