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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


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...

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...

Culture

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

Amnesty International Campus Group Torpedoing Creation of Jewish Society at...

Jewish student leaders on Thursday blamed a campus branch of the advocacy group Amnesty International of seeking to block the establishment...

Israel

Israel’s First Lunar Lander Launched Into Space From Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth...

Middle East

Hezbollah Hits Back at US Criticism of Its Role in Lebanon

Hezbollah hit back against American condemnation of its role in Lebanon on Thursday, calling it a "violation of sovereignty," after the US expressed concern over the organization's expanding influence. After meeting...

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