Rachel ODonoghue

Posts by Rachel ODonoghue:

Why Do Media Uncritically Cite US-Based Muslim Lobbying Group CAIR?

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is no stranger to controversy. The organization bills itself as helping to promote the understanding of Islam, protect civil rights and empower American Muslims. However, since its inception in 1994, it has been dogged with allegations of antisemitism; it was proven to have links to a group convicted of […]

Archaeological Treasures Support Hebrew Bible Accounts

Nothing helps us better understand the lives of the people who have lived in Israel than the archaeological artifacts that are dug up here. Civilizations have risen and fallen on this hallowed land and their histories have been preserved in the relics they left behind. However, some treasures that have been found beneath the earth of […]

The Media’s Inability to Uniquely Condemn the Uniqueness of Antisemitism

The recent Israel-Hamas conflict led to a disturbing rise in antisemitism in the United States, which has been documented in alarming figures compiled by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and other Jewish groups. During pro-Palestinian rallies and marches that were held during the month of May, numerous videos and reports emerged of Jews being verbally and […]

Alarming Development: China’s State Media Pushing Clear Anti-Israel Narrative

Critics of Israel are not hard to find. It seems that every other day a new article or video is published that pushes a distorted perspective on complex issues and, more generally, casts the Jewish state in a negative light (See here, here, and here). But while anti-Israel bias in the press is all too […]

Experts: Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism on Twitter Have Real-world Implications

Twitter has a well-documented history of allowing antisemitic posts on its platform. There are numerous examples that have remained on the forum even after they were reported to moderators: from anti-Jewish memes to 9/11 conspiracy theories that blame Jews for the horrific September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. During the 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas […]