Did Ariel Sharon Start the Second Intifada?

One of the most pervasive myths appearing in the international media is the accusation that the outbreak of Palestinian violence against Israel known as the Second Intifada was caused by Ariel Sharon’s September 2000 visit to the Temple Mount. The charge against Sharon is often brought up by those who wish to downplay or erase […]

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Israeli MK to Anti-Semitic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib: Palestinians gave Jews nothing but death

An Israeli lawmaker blasted Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Sunday, over the freshman Democrat’s remarks regarding Palestinian Arab treatment of Jews following the Holocaust. Newly-minted Likud MK Michal Shir responded to Tlaib’s claim that Palestinian Arabs had “provided” a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust, saying the congresswoman should “open up a” book and […]

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Dishonest Headlines Parrot Hamas Claim

Any journalist worth their salt knows that their work requires describing what has happened, and reporting the whole story. When reporters are unable to determine exactly what happened, standard procedure is to report what the various parties claim, and let the readers make their own judgments. Those simple standards, however, were repeatedly not met by […]

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Five Must-Know Facts for Reporters in Israel

Being a journalist can often be a thankless task, and when reporting from a place as complex and fraught as the Middle East, it’s understandable how journalists can make simple errors. With tensions already running high, reporters in Israel need to be consistently responsible and accurate. Factual errors – whether willful, careless or innocent – […]

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Irish Comedian’s Bethlehem Wall Claim is No Laughing Matter

Irish comedian Deirdre O’Kane visited Gaza courtesy of anti-Israel charity Trócaire and wrote up her experiences for the Irish Independent. Her description of Gaza avoided politics. However, a reference to Bethlehem in both the article and the headline need addressing. O’Kane concludes her article with the following: Onwards from Gaza to Bethlehem. I thought I […]

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Making Sense of Palestinian Logic

by Daniel Pipes May 4, 2019 Cross-posted from National Review Online Palestinians do weird things: A few days ago, the Palestinian Authority (PA), which rules most of the West Bank, refused to accept the tax revenues it is owed by the Israeli government. Today, Hamas, which rules all of Gaza, launched more than 200 rockets against […]

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‘Incomprehensible’ that MoveOn would back Anti-Semitic BDS Supporters

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) on Tuesday lambasted MoveOn, a public policy organization that advocates progressive ideals, for its endorsement of Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. MoveOn’s support of Reps. Omar and Tlaib mark the group’s first endorsement of the 2020 elections. The endorsement comes in the wake of MoveOn’s recent call […]

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Cartoon Scandal: New York Times Keeps Digging

When HonestReporting first addressed the publication of a blatantly antisemitic cartoon in the New York Times International Edition, it was only the beginning of a wave of revulsion to hit the newspaper. There was disgust at the cartoon itself (drawn by Portuguese cartoonist Antonio Moreira Antunes, of the Lisbon weekly paper, Expresso) and the fact that it […]

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