The ‘Notorious’ Iron Dome?!

There is nothing notorious about Israel’s Iron Dome unless you are a disappointed Palestinian terrorist. Not according to the Daily Mail’s Mail Online: Israel has reportedly deployed its notorious Iron Dome defence system ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest later this week. Notorious? What on earth was the writer thinking? Israel’s Iron Dome is, of course, […]

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Unpacking Israel’s Law of Return

The Law of Return is an Israeli law giving any Jew the right to live in Israel and obtain Israeli citizenship. Unanimously passed into law by the Knesset in 1950, this law is based on the Zionist philosophy establishing Israel as a Jewish state. Since Israel’s founding, Jews of all stripes have immigrated to Israel. […]

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BBC Documentary Almost Gets Gaza Right

A BBC documentary, One Day In Gaza (also to be shown on PBS in the US), makes a decent attempt of examining the events of May 14, 2018, when tens of thousands of people in Gaza protested along the border with Israel, but sadly fails in its attempts to be balanced and tell the full […]

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We cannot miss this historic opportunity from Trump

The right-wing camp responded with satisfaction to the reports that the Trump government will agree to apply civil law to the Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria – a form of de facto annexation. According to the report on Channel 12 News, the Trump plan is expected to include an American recognition that Jewish settlements […]

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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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