Exposed: Amnesty International’s Deceptive Press Release

‘Famous Actress cancels play to highlight suffering of Palestinians.’ It’s a compelling story, one sure to be picked up by journalists, but beyond the usual anti-Israel agitprop, it’s a tale of deception and dishonesty that should leave Amnesty International shamefaced. A show called “Obliterated,” sponsored by the prominent human rights organization, was said to have […]

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The Truth About the Israel Security Barrier

One of the most controversial issues surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been the security barrier between the West Bank and Israel proper. Built in the wake of the Second Intifada to protect Israeli lives, it has since been a hot-button issue, with Israel’s most vehement critics describing it as an “apartheid” wall or barrier. However, […]

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The (Not So) Hidden Media Agenda

Does the media have a hidden agenda when it comes to Israel? Jodie Cohen, a public affairs professional recounts her own personal experiences working for and with the media. What I’m about to write doesn’t apply to all media. However, over the past two decades of working with the media, whether directly or in a […]

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What is Terrorism and Why Does its Definition Matter?

What is “terrorism”? We’re used to hearing the media describe well recognized terror organizations with euphemisms like, militants, extremists, or sometimes even obscenely activists. One might reasonably come to believe that terrorism has no definition at all, or that it’s all a matter of subjective opinion. After all, “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter,” […]

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Why Are Palestinians Yearning for Tel Aviv?

Unsurprisingly there has been a rash of media articles focusing on the 71st anniversary, not of Israel’s independence, but what Palestinians call the “Nakba” or “Catastrophe.” Reuters’ contribution is “Gaza fisherman clings to dream of return to Jaffa home,” which reads like the typical emotion-ridden Palestinian plea for a “right of return” to villages, towns […]

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