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Rachel O'Donoghue is a contributor to HonestReporting, a Jerusalem-based media watchdog with a focus on antisemitism and anti-Israel bias.

ARTICLES BY: Rachel O'Donoghue

August 17, 2022 11:21 am

Hollywood to the Holy Land: The Unlikely Celebs Who Have Expressed Their Love of Israel

Pop star Jessie J took to Instagram on Sunday to condemn the recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem, which saw eight people, including five American citizens,...

August 15, 2022 10:32 am

Sky Is Failing: British Broadcaster’s Unbalanced Coverage Demonizes Israel

During the escalation between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), which saw the latter fire more than 1,000 rockets at Israeli towns and cities --...

August 9, 2022 11:02 am

The Blood Libel That Went Viral: Israel Blamed for Palestinian Islamic Jihad Rocket That Killed Children

"A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on.” This quote -- frequently attributed to American writer Mark Twain,...

August 4, 2022 11:36 am

The Media Achilles’ Heel That Is Hamas Propaganda

A Hamas spokesman this week released a statement claiming the death of one of its fighters who had been tasked with guarding the remains of...

July 28, 2022 11:30 am

Hating With the Hadids: How a Family of Social Media Stars Is Waging War on Israel

Collectively, the Hadid family boasts 135 million Instagram followers, which is roughly the population of Israel 15 times over. It is, therefore, no exaggeration to...

July 26, 2022 11:08 am

Why Are Cori Bush’s Ties to Palestinian Activist Who Tweeted About ‘Burning Israelis Alive’ Generating Zero Media Coverage?

Rarely a week goes by when United States Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO) isn’t featured in the news. Whether getting arrested at an abortion rights protest outside...

July 21, 2022 11:54 am

Media on Mute as White Supremacists, Iran, and Palestinians Unite In Support of ‘Mapping Project’

This was how Jon Minadeo II, founder of the neo-Nazi group Goyim Defense League (GDL), opened a December 2020 podcast that aired on the group’s...

July 19, 2022 10:57 am

‘Tale of Two Slain Journalists’: TV Host Equates Israel with Saudi Arabia in Bizarre Parallel

During her TV show last week, MSNBC anchor Katie Phang discussed US President Joe Biden’s four-day trip to both Israel and Saudi Arabia. Opening a segment...

July 15, 2022 10:59 am

From Ruffalo to Rogen, the Celebs Who Have Spread the Biggest Lies About Israel

Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo once again displayed his breathtaking ignorance when he claimed that the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the...

July 12, 2022 11:06 am

The Lie That Is ‘Pinkwashing’: Columnist Attacks Israel for Promoting LGBT Values

The so-called “pinkwashing” accusation is one that has been leveled at Israel on numerous occasions. First coined by Sarah Schulman in an article for The New...

June 29, 2022 11:17 am

Media’s UNRWA Love Affair: Incitement to Murder Jews Goes Unreported

Media outlets seem to have a soft spot for UNRWA. For the uninitiated, UNRWA is the acronym for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which...

June 28, 2022 11:12 am

Media Incredulous at Conviction of Hamas Member Who Diverted Charity Funds to Terror Group

Mohammad al-Halabi, the former head of Gaza operations for Christian aid group World Vision, was recently convicted on a number of charges, including being a member...

June 28, 2022 10:31 am

Addameer: Why Are Media Ignoring Palestinian NGO’s Fight to Free Terrorists?

Palestinian NGO Addameer does not shy away from the media spotlight. Invariably billed as a “human rights group” that supports Palestinian “prisoners” in Israeli jails, Addameer...

June 16, 2022 11:33 am

BDS ‘Mapping Project’: US National Media Ignores Sinister List That Encourages Targeting of Jewish Institutions

A multicolored muddle of dots and lines covering an illustration of the United States’ east coast is the latest example of the all-out war being...


Ashkenaz Festival Celebrating Jewish Culture Returns In-Person to Canada

The 13th Ashkenaz Festival, one of North America's largest celebrations of Jewish music,...

Meta’s Antisemitic Chatbot Highlights Challenges of Toxic Content in Evolving AI Industry

An artificially intelligent chatbot that shared antisemitic conspiracy theories and anti-Israel...


Palestinian Authority to Seek Full UN Membership - The Palestinian Authority is again seeking full membership in the United Nations, although the effort is liable to fail just as Ramallah’s previous attempt did in 2011 when...


Jewish Worshipers Return to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus Under Palestinian...

Israeli forces were working Wednesday evening to secure the entry of worshipers to Joseph's Tomb near the West Bank city...

Middle East

PA Security Forces Arrest Two Islamic Jihad Recruits in Possession of 17 Ki... - Palestinian Authority security forces last week arrested two Nablus residents who had been recruited by Palestinian Islamic Jihad...

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