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Simon Plosker is Managing Editor of HonestReporting (www.honestreporting.com), the world's largest grassroots organization monitoring anti-Israel media bias. Originally from the UK, he immigrated to Israel in 2001 and has worked for a variety of non-profit organizations. He has a BSoc.Sc in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Birmingham and a MSc in History of International Relations from the London School of Economics.

ARTICLES BY: Simon Plosker


December 12, 2018 8:30 am
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Award-Winning Irish Journalist Tweets Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory

Gemma O’Doherty is an award-winning Irish investigative journalist. She spent 16 years at the Irish Independent, and according to her website, she has contributed to...

December 4, 2018 6:26 am
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Headline Fails: Media Outlets Distort the Truth on Marc Lamont Hill

Marc Lamont Hill called for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea” at the United Nations. The fact that he also used his speech...

November 15, 2018 12:04 pm
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Trauma and Terror: The View From Israel’s South

The sound of crunching under my feet made me wince. Amidst the debris, lay the belongings of the residents of a four-story apartment block in the Israeli...

October 23, 2018 8:49 am
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Media Story on Australian Election Contains Blood Libel

An Australian by-election has taken on local, national, and international significance, as Australia’s ruling Liberal party fought to hold its a one-seat majority in the...

June 28, 2018 1:56 pm
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Bigoted Columnist Claims Israeli Jews Are ‘Poisoning the Wells’

The official visit of future British monarch Prince William to Israel has generally been a very positive event. It’s disappointing, then, to see British journalist...

May 25, 2018 4:26 pm
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The Rotten Onion: When Anti-Israel Parody Crosses the Line

The satirical news site The Onion weighed into the Gaza border violence with a parody that crossed the line from humor to offense. The text in full: Describing the terrifying...

May 3, 2018 3:38 pm
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The New York Times Electrifies Israel’s Gaza Fence

The New York Times decided to report from inside the heart of the Palestinian violence currently taking place on Israel’s border with Gaza under the...

March 8, 2018 9:56 am
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UK Media: Jerusalem’s Old City in Danger of Disappearing

A feature in Business Insider UK and republished in The Independent is a great example of the intersection of gross stupidity between United Nations bodies and the media. In “15...

February 27, 2018 9:58 am
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Australian TV Station Selectively Edits Ahed Tamimi Video

On February 20, Australia’s "7.30" current affairs program -- which airs on national broadcaster ABC -- included a ten-minute segment on the Ahed Tamimi case. In the report,...

January 11, 2018 10:02 am
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Sanitizing the BDS Movement?

The announcement of 20 pro-boycott organizations that have been blacklisted by Israeli authorities -- and denied entry to the country -- has brought the boycott, divestment and...

November 9, 2017 1:14 pm
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How the UK Media Recently Smeared Israel

What would you say if a senior member of your government -- responsible for dispensing your country’s substantial international aid budget -- went on a...

November 18, 2016 5:40 am
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Wire Services Play Major Role in Anti-Israel Coverage

As the media landscape adjusts to financial realities and more news outlets make cuts, the role of wire services has increased. While the New York Times, Washington Post...

September 29, 2016 6:23 am
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Double Standards for Aleppo and Gaza

Make no mistake, the carnage taking place in Aleppo right now is a disgrace to the international community. The Syrian government and Russian-backed forces are reportedly using chemical weapons,...

January 25, 2016 6:33 pm
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Haaretz’s Owner Proves Paper Has an Anti-Israel Political Agenda

With a circulation as low as 6% market share of Israeli print media according to recent research, Haaretz is utterly unrepresentative of the Israeli public and political...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

French Minister Pays Respects at Desecrated Jewish Cemetery

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Friday paid his respects at a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg, days after 37 of its tombstones and a monument to Holocaust victims were defaced with Nazi...

Israel

Israel’s Tech Sector Faces Challenge From Shortage of Workers

Israel is struggling to recruit enough workers to its technology sector, a report showed on Sunday, creating a challenge for an industry seen as the country's main potential driver of economic...

Middle East

Egypt Unveils ‘One of a Kind’ Ancient Tomb, Expects More Finds

Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months. The...

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