They Don’t Like Israel – Should We Care?

They Don’t Like Us – Should We Care? May 17, 2012 15:09 by Simon Plosker This op-ed by Simon Plosker, HR’s Managing Editor, was originally published at The Times of Israel. The latest annual Country Ratings Poll of the BBC World Service makes for grim reading. That Israel finds itself in such dubious company as […]

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A Year of Dishonest Reporting — Why The Guardian Won

It was a landslide. HonestReporting readers were asked to choose this year’s Dishonest Reporting Award, and they spoke out — with a vengeance we haven’t seen for nominations in previous years. In comments on our web site, our Facebook community, and in emails, accusations of anti-Semitism turned the heat up on an annual discussion normally about imbalanced […]

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The Wretched Scandal of Reporting from Gaza

In a visit sponsored by the non-governmental organization Save The Children (an NGO not immune to anti-Israel bias according to NGO Monitor), the Daily Telegraph’s Mary Riddell reports on “The wretched scandal of Gaza“. The real scandal, however, is Riddell’s Pavlovian need to attribute blame for Gaza’s situation solely to Israel. She paints an almost […]

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Hamas Breaks Its Ceasefire 14 Times in 24 Hours

Hamas has repeated its past performance of declaring a ceasefire and immediately breaking it, firing more than a dozen more rockets and mortar shells on southern Israel Sunday night and Monday morning. One rocket in the pre-dawn hours hit a building in the Eshkol region, adjacent to Gaza, causing damage but no injuries. The Israeli […]

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6 Years Ago: ‘No Threat of Rockets from the Disengagement’ from Gaza

Evacuating the wounded after rocket attack During these days of continuous and deadly missile attacks from the Gaza strip on southern Israel, it is most eye-opening to take a look back to the days when the expulsion from Gush Katif was up for the decisive Knesset vote,  and see the way some of Israel’s elected representatives related to the nationalist warnings that what is occurring […]

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Libya Coverage Exposes Media Double Standards

Libya Coverage Exposes Media Double Standards With the turmoil and upheaval in the Middle East, it is always interesting to examine how the media is covering events compared with coverage of Israel. Particularly in a situation where Western nations are involved in a military campaign, as in the case of Libya, it can be enlightening […]

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HR Comment: Media Crossing the Line

HR Comment: Media Crossing the Line This opinion piece by HR Managing Editor Simon Plosker was originally published on YNet News on 22 July 2011. “We are in a battle, and more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media.” So said Al-Qaeda’s new leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in November […]

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