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A Baltimore native, now living in Jerusalem, Pesach Benson is HonestReporting’s deputy managing editor (honestreporting.com).

ARTICLES BY: Pesach Benson


March 19, 2019 7:01 am
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The New York Post Erases Years of Palestinian Rocket Fire

If The New York Post was my newspaper, I’d fire a salvo of complaints to every writer, proofreader, and editor whose fingerprints were on a...

March 14, 2019 6:26 am
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It’s Time for the Media to Adopt the IHRA Antisemitism Definition

A working definition of antisemitism is gaining traction. Drawn up by the Berlin-based International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), this definition has been adopted and endorsed...

March 6, 2019 7:36 am
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Pinkwashing or Brainwashing Eurovision in Israel?

Anything good that Israel does is claimed to be just an insidious way to distract the world from the “occupation” of Palestine. Planting trees to make...

January 20, 2019 7:55 am
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Anti-Israel Hit Job Conflates Press Freedoms in Israel and Palestinian Territories

If you were a writer spotlighting Israeli Arab media issues for a magazine like the Columbia Journalism Review, your reporting would include interviews with veteran...

October 8, 2018 9:51 am
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‘Vogue’ Can’t Glamorize Palestinian Terror

When talking about photo bias, we’re usually dealing with breaking news images that are lacking context, misleadingly framed, cynically staged, spuriously cropped, carelessly recycled, or dubiously photoshopped. Sometimes, editors make poor decisions on how...

August 10, 2018 11:03 am
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A Night of Rockets and Headline Fails

Residents of southern Israel spent Wednesday night in bomb shelters as Palestinians fired a heavy barrage of rockets and mortars (nearly 200, according to the most...

April 19, 2018 2:37 pm
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AP’s Three-Way Independence Day Botch

Ahead of Independence Day celebrations in the Jewish state, The Associated Press took stock of what Israel has accomplished in 70 years -- and where things...

February 2, 2018 1:54 pm
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BBC News Kicks Israel in the Face

Of the 120 Knesset members that the BBC could have interviewed for an Israeli point of view on Ahed Tamimi’s trial, reporter Jeremy Bowen chose a disgraced,...

January 21, 2018 1:43 pm
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Questioning Mahmoud Abbas’ Historical Revisionism

One of the more overlooked issues raised by Mahmoud Abbas’ recent speech was a claim that the Palestinians are Canaanites, whose presence in the Holy Land predates...

January 18, 2018 1:52 pm
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Media Whitewashes Abbas’ Revisionism and Rejectionism

Mahmoud Abbas’ two-hour address to the central committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization was the diplomatic equivalent of giving the middle finger to Israel, the US and...

December 28, 2017 3:46 pm
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Dishonest Reporter of the Year Award 2017: ‘The Independent’

The biggest surprise of this year’s Dishonest Reporter Award is that the winner has never been given the accolade in the past. However, The Independent has a...

Culture

Jewish Celebrities Share Passover Photos on Social Media

A number of Jewish celebrities took to social media over the weekend to share pictures from their Passover Seders and...

Irish Pro-Israel Groups Condemn BDS Boycott of Eurovision Song Contest

JNS.org - Several top Irish pro-Israel groups and leaders have signed an open letter...

Jewish Rapper Kosha Dillz to Host Passover Seders at Coachella

Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz will host a number of Passover Seders during the second weekend of the Coachella music festival in California...

Features

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

JNS.org - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...

World

Mayor of Winnipeg Calls on Groups to Cancel Appearance by Controversial Ant...

The mayor of Winnipeg is calling on the two groups behind an upcoming "social justice" event to disinvite controversial anti-Israel...

Israel

Spotify Now Available in Hebrew

CTech - Spotify Technology SA announced Wednesday it will launch a Hebrew-supported version across all devices in upcoming weeks. Spotify became available in Israel in March 2018. The premium service is...

Middle East

Morocco’s Jewish Community to Hold First Democratic Elections in Five Dec...

JNS.org - Morocco’s Jewish community will hold its first elections in half a century to select its communal representatives. King Mohammed VI...

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