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Sean Durns is a Senior Research Analyst for the Washington D.C. office of CAMERA, the 65,000-member, Boston-based Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.

ARTICLES BY: Sean Durns


November 4, 2019 7:27 am
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Revisionist Author Tries to Distort the Record of David Ben-Gurion

Tom Segev’s well-written biography of Israel’s first prime minister, A State At Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion, is undercut by the author’s biases...

August 16, 2019 8:28 am
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The Washington Post Bars the Truth About Israel

You can tell a lot about a news outlet by what it chooses to cover -- and even more by what it chooses to ignore....

June 28, 2019 11:16 am
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The Bahrain Conference and the Big Omission

Reporters writing about the latest Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative seem to have amnesia. Curiously, the press and pundits pontificating about the Bahrain Conference have largely omitted...

May 9, 2019 9:20 am
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The World Ignored Israel’s Restraint in Gaza — and the Larger Story

Not for the first time, many in the press and around the world have missed an important story in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In dozens of...

March 19, 2019 8:07 am
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Israel’s Other Founding Fathers and a Vanquished World

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019). “Time spent with old spies,” author...

March 6, 2019 6:47 am
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The Media Only Cares About Palestinians If Israel Can Be Blamed

Narrative and bias are the chief problems facing the news media today -- not, as some would have it, issues of revenue created from the...

February 17, 2019 9:20 am
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Stop Whitewashing Ilhan Omar’s Antisemitism

“Strong language,” Winston Churchill once said, “is often used by weak men and it is never used more strongly than on a weak case.” The...

January 17, 2019 7:14 am
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The Washington Post Uses Arens Obituary to Bash Bibi

Newspapers typically publish obituaries of famous figures in order to sum up their life’s work. The Washington Post, however, used an obituary to belittle Israel’s...

January 14, 2019 4:02 am
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The ‘Arab Street’ Is a Dead End

It’s time to put an old aphorism to rest. For decades, Middle East analysts and journalists have used the informal phrase “the Arab Street” to...

October 3, 2018 7:52 am
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Once Again, the Media Whitewashes Antisemitism Around the World

The Washington Post’s Ishaan Tharoor has previously warned about a “a rising tide of anti-Semitism.” Yet when the journalist sat down to interview one of the world’s leading antisemites, Malaysian...

August 8, 2018 2:13 pm
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Foreign Policy and The Washington Post Whitewash UNRWA’s Misdeeds

“I worry,” Walter Cronkite once said, “that we’re not getting enough of the news to make us informed citizens.” Looking at recent coverage of the...

June 25, 2018 1:39 pm
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For The Washington Post, Jewish Blood Isn’t Cheap — It’s Just Not Worth the Ink

“If it bleeds, it leads” is an old adage describing the media’s tendency to prioritize stories involving violence. But this is not the case, it...

May 29, 2018 9:27 am
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Here’s Why the Media Got the Gaza Violence Wrong

Western journalists covering the Arab-Israeli conflict are in need of an intervention. Many of them have spent the last several weeks regurgitating claims by Hamas...

May 1, 2018 7:13 am
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Examining a New View of the Third Reich

“Once we attain power,” the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels wrote in his diary, “we will never give it up until our dead bodies are...

Culture

New Trailer Released for Next Season of ‘Fauda’ Set in Gaza

JNS.org - A trailer for the third season of the hit Israeli TV series “Fauda” was released on Sunday. While the...

Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman Wears Custom Cleats to Support Israeli Baseball

JNS.org - New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore customized cleats on...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

World

Malaysian PM: US Sanctions on Iran Violate International Law

The American sanctions imposed on Iran violate the United Nations charter and international law, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a conference in Qatar on Saturday. ''Malaysia does not support the...

Israel

Israeli Tech Company Aims to Protect Vehicles From Hackers

Just like a smartphone or computer, any object -- even a car -- that is connected to a online network is at risk of being hacked. One Israeli company is...

Middle East

US Sent Troops to Saudi Arabia on Defensive Basis: Mnuchin

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that US troops were in Saudi Arabia on a defensive basis only and that the United States would end all sanctions on...

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