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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


September 10, 2019 10:46 am
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BBC Imagery Implies Israeli Airstrikes Target Children

Unidentified aircraft, widely believed to be Israeli, recently carried out overnight airstrikes on targets belonging to Iran-backed militias near Syria’s border with Iraq. The BBC‘s report...

August 6, 2019 4:39 am
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Gaza ‘Victim’ Exposed With His AK-47

On August 4, HonestReporting critiqued a feature in The Sunday Times by advocacy journalist Sarah Helm. Given her track record of lies and distortions, it...

June 20, 2019 5:39 am
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Racist Soccer Fans Falsely Portrayed as a Mirror of Israel

There’s no denying that the behavior of a section of fans of the Israeli Premier League soccer team Beitar Jerusalem is an embarrassment to the...

May 28, 2019 7:15 am
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An LA Times Op-Ed Sweetens the Destruction of Israel

The concepts of equal rights and justice are embedded in the American psyche. One US academic of Palestinian descent, George Bisharat, is well aware of...

May 23, 2019 6:10 am
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Palestinians Have No Historical Connection to Tel Aviv

Unsurprisingly last week, there were a rash of media articles focusing on the 71st anniversary -- not of Israel’s independence, but what Palestinians call the...

May 7, 2019 7:35 am
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From the Scene: Under Fire in Israel’s South

In November of 2018, I had the experience of walking through a bombed-out apartment building in Ashkelon, where a Gaza rocket strike had resulted in...

April 4, 2019 9:16 am
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The BBC Erases Non-Israeli Jews From Entebbe Hostages — and Refuses to Correct Its Error

Many media outlets have recently published obituaries for the heroic Air France pilot Michel Bacos, who, along with his flight crew, stayed with the hostages...

March 27, 2019 9:57 am
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Why Do Media Outlets Ignore Palestinian Terror, But Condemn Israel’s Response?

On Monday, a rocket attack from Gaza struck an Israeli house, injuring seven people, including two infants. The attack prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to...

February 15, 2019 10:28 am
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Ilhan Omar Defender Denies Arab and Muslim Antisemitism

Plenty has already been written about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s antisemitic tweets. But what was the reaction in her home state of Minnesota? One standout piece in...

January 31, 2019 10:53 am
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Anti-Israel Op-Ed ‘Plagiarizes’ Marc Lamont Hill Speech

Anti-Israel activists tend to recycle slurs and canards over and over in their efforts to denigrate and delegitimize Israel. But even we were surprised at...

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...

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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