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Journalism is dying in broad daylight

For the last 40 years, many activists have worked hard to monitor press coverage of the Middle East and to call out anti-Israel bias masquerading as objective news. For many years, those who performed...
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The growing cost of anti-Israel media bias

For one of The New York Times’ most devoted readers, the front-page spread published on May 28 essentially accusing Israel of murdering Palestinian children was the final straw. Former Anti-Defamation League Abe Foxman tweeted that day that he was canceling...
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What ‘The New York Times’ didn’t tell you about the children

“They Were Only Children,” was the headline of the unprecedented and pilloried front-page New York Times feature last week. The piece included pictures of the dozens of children killed in the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas, and...

A gag about Israel and vaccines is more than a bad joke

A comedian telling a bad joke that hurts someone’s feelings isn’t news. Or at least it didn’t use to be. But when the bad joke validates a lie that is fueling the latest anti-Semitic...
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Jewish groups outraged by SNL ‘joke’ about Israel only vaccinating Jews

Jewish groups and Israeli officials on Sunday accused NBC’s iconic American late-night variety show “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) of spreading anti-Semitism after one of its skits joked that Israel has been vaccinating only its Jewish...
Qatari TV host Abd Al-Aziz Khazraj Al-Ansarai. Source: YouTube.

Qatari TV host claims Israelis stole from Dubai hotels

Israeli media picked up a story reported by a Qatari TV host last week, claiming that Israelis had been caught stealing from hotels in the United Arab Emirates. The unverified report was uploaded to YouTube and...
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A wake-up call for democracy

Accusations of voter suppression in the lead-up to the U.S. elections and of voter fraud since then have led some Americans to express concern about the nature of their democracy. Yet the instability that the...
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Greek court convicts newspaper publisher for defaming Jewish leader

A Greek court convicted a newspaper publisher of hate speech and defamation for running an op-ed that called a Jewish community leader a thief. The Athens Court of Justice of First Instance last month levied...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, incoming House Democrat representing Queens, N.Y. Credit: Ocasio-Cortez campaign.

When journalists become cheerleaders, it usually ends badly

According to The Times of Israel, I misrepresented Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s feelings about Israel. In a piece written by Simona Weinglas, the TOI claims that I was wrong to write that the New York congresswoman and media darling, who is best...
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Jews in Belgium outraged after daily paper prints anti-Semitic, anti-Israel article

Belgium’s Jews are in an uproar and have filed a police complaint after a Belgian journalist wrote in an article that “there is no promised land, only stolen land.” The journalist, Dimitri Verhulst, writing in...