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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


August 22, 2019 5:54 am
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PBS Distorts the Truth About Gaza Violence

For more than a year, Palestinians have violently clashed with Israeli soldiers guarding the Gaza border. The clashes first erupted in March, 2018, originally spun by...

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...

Features

Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that...

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

‘The Canary in the Coalmine of Global Hatred’: UN Special Rappo...

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief presented his findings on the rise of antisemitism to the...

Israel

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Honors Late Queen Mother of Romania, Who Sa...

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday officially marked the reburial of Queen Mother Helen of Romania, also known as Helen...

Middle East

All US Troops Withdrawing from Syria Expected to Go to Western Iraq: Pentag...

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are...

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