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The author is a contributor to HonestReporting, a Jerusalem-based media watchdog with a focus on antisemitism and anti-Israel bias.

ARTICLES BY: Akiva Van Koningsveld

November 28, 2022 8:56 am

See No Evil: Are Media Letting Neo-Nazi Goyim Defense League off the Hook?

On November 17, 2022, in remarks that went largely unreported outside of Jewish and Israeli media, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that the prevalence of...

November 25, 2022 9:28 am

Terror Bombings in Jerusalem: Media Biases and Distortions

Within seconds, residents of Jerusalem were thrown back to the dark days of the Second Intifada -- the wave of Palestinian suicide attacks that killed more than...

November 16, 2022 11:18 am

CNN Producer Tweeted ‘#TeamHitler,’ Called Hamas Terrorists ‘Freedom Fighters’

Idris Muktar Ibrahim, a California-educated native of Kenya, has done work for CNN since 2015, reporting on critical events in Africa, including then-President Barack Obama’s visit...

October 31, 2022 10:41 am

Hebron Hatchet Job: Three Ways the Media Misreported Israel’s Latest Terror Atrocity

On Saturday night, a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on innocent Jewish families exiting an Arab store on the outskirts of Hebron, killing an Israeli man and...

October 27, 2022 10:47 am

CNN Takes Down ‘Palestine’ Reference Following Watchdog Action

While Palestinian Authority (PA) chief Mahmoud Abbas might call himself the president of “Palestine,” most mainstream media outlets have rightfully refrained from recognizing Ramallah’s claim of independence....

October 26, 2022 10:39 am

Palestinian Journalists Jump to Defend Hitler-Loving Colleagues

After the Thomson Reuters Foundation last week moved to strip West Bank-based journalist Shatha Hammad of her Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism, the Palestinian...

October 13, 2022 10:42 am

The Terror Triangle: What You Need to Know About the West Bank City of Nablus

An elite Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier died on October 12 after being shot near the community of Shavei Shomron in the northern West Bank....

October 4, 2022 10:59 am

Media Print Viral Libel That Palestinian Boy ‘Died of Fear’ After Being ‘Chased’ by IDF

The September 29 death of Rayan Suleiman, a 7-year-old Palestinian child who died under unknown circumstances following Israeli military activity in the West Bank town...

September 23, 2022 1:54 pm

The Cold, Hard Truth About Ben & Jerry’s

Almost a year after their “excruciating, car crash” interview with Axios on HBO went viral on social media, Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield -- the progressive co-founders and...

September 16, 2022 11:14 am

Terror Trifecta: Media Mum as Russia Boosts Ties With Hamas, Iran

A delegation of Hamas officials, including terror chief Ismail Haniyeh, traveled to Moscow this week for high-level meetings with Russian government officials, politicians, and public...

September 15, 2022 11:42 am

Follow the Money: Media Absent as Palestinian Authority Fails to Meet ‘Minimum’ US Transparency Requirements

Ever since the establishment of the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority (PA) under the Oslo Accords, international aid has accounted for a significant proportion of its budget. Even...

September 9, 2022 3:21 pm

Media Push False Narrative About IDF Rules of Engagement Following Reporters’ Tragic Death

Days after an internal IDF probe concluded that Palestinian-American Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh was most likely shot by mistake by a soldier who did...

September 8, 2022 10:54 am

Dutch Public Broadcaster Appoints Israel Correspondent Who Worked for Terror-Glorifying Palestinian NGO

A recent survey in The Netherlands showed that news consumers consider the NOS public broadcaster to be the country’s most reliable media brand. According to the...

September 7, 2022 11:13 am

70% of Media Bury Lede as IDF Probe Confirms Soldiers Did Not Intentionally Fire at Al Jazeera Journalist

Why are leading news outlets burying the lede in their coverage of the latest developments in the Shireen Abu Akleh case? Following a four-month investigation, the Israel...


China’s Xi Unwilling to Accept Vaccines Despite Threat from Protests,...

Chinese leader Xi Jinping is unwilling to accept Western vaccines despite the challenges China is facing with COVID-19, and while...


IDF Counts 6,900 Lone Soldiers; Half Come From 73 Different Countries

The Israel Defense Forces currently include some 6,900 lone soldiers, nearly half of whom immigrated from 73 different countries. The lone soldier label applies to recruits who serve with no parental...

Middle East

Iran Protesters Call for Strike, Prosecutor Says Morality Police Shut Down

Protesters in Iran called on Sunday for a three-day strike this week, stepping up pressure on authorities after the public prosecutor said the morality police whose detention of a young...

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