Fishy Story: AFP Erases Fact That Gaza Shares Border With Egypt

HonestReporting has frequently called out news organizations that chastise Israel for its anti-terror measures on the Gaza Strip border while simultaneously ignoring the Egyptian blockade of the territory (see for example here, here and here). Many widely-read outlets, like the Associated Press, now more accurately refer to it as an “Israeli-Egyptian blockade.” Unfortunately, some still opt only to emphasize one side […]

Should News Be Reported With Balance? The Answer May Surprise You.

This weekend Israel officially designated six different non-governmental organizations as terror groups. The Associated Press headline reads: “Israel outlaws Palestinian rights groups, alleging terrorism.” (Emphasis added.) The AP went on to quote critics who say the move was meant to “muzzle human rights monitoring” and to “punish” critics of Israel. The widely distributed wire service […]

Israel Lists Six Palestinian ‘Civil Society Groups’ as Terrorist Organizations; Bennett Meets Putin in Russia: ‘Efforts to Halt Iranian Nuclear Program’

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Friday for their first meeting, hailing friendly ties between the two countries. Welcoming Bennett at the start of their talks in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin hailed Russian-Israeli ties as “unique,” saying that “our dialogue, our relations rely on a very deep connection […]

Saudi Arabia to Establish Ties With Israel?; Peace, the Final Frontier: Jerusalem, Abu Dhabi to Launch Joint Space Mission

The administration of US President Joe Biden is discussing with Saudi Arabia the possibility of normalizing relations with Israel by joining the Abraham Accords, Israeli media reported. White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan raised the issue last month in Riyadh during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), according to American […]

Palestinians Acquire Millions of Vaccines, Kick off Booster Campaign: Are Media Not Covering Story Because Israel Can’t Be Blamed?

Are stories about the Palestinian struggle against COVID-19 only newsworthy when Israel can somehow be blamed for their predicament? Our analysis confirms, once again, that this twisted logic seemingly prevails in newsrooms around the globe. Some eight weeks ago, Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh stated his intention to inoculate healthcare workers and high-risk populations in the […]

Abraham Accords in Action: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Invites Israeli PM for Historic Visit; Israel Ramping Up Preparations for Possible Strike Against Iranian Nuke Facilities; British Parliament Goes Kosher

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan has invited Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for an official visit to the United Arab Emirates. The invitation was extended by UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja, who met Bennett at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on Tuesday. During the meeting, also attended by Bahraini Ambassador […]

#IsraeliWednesday: HonestReporting’s New Social Media Campaign Generating Immediate Public Attention

HonestReporting is pleased to announce the launch of its newest campaign, #IsraeliWednesday. Every Wednesday, we upload special content for our followers to share on social media in order to generate worldwide impact. This includes infographics, trending news stories, petitions and tweets that help spread the word that Israelis are also involved in global conversations. Check […]

University of Illinois at Chicago Grapples With Antisemitism as Students for Justice in Palestine Foments Hatred

This continues our series examining rising antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses in the United States. Founded in 1965, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) prides itself on being one of the most diverse campuses in the United States, highlighting its welcoming of large numbers of students from multi-ethnic backgrounds for whom English is […]

LA Times, Washington Post Cite American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee as ‘Civil Rights Group’ While Omitting its Support for Racist BDS Movement Against Israel

A recent piece in The Los Angeles Times refers to the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) as a “civil rights organization formed in 1980 to combat anti-Arab stereotypes in US media while promoting balanced reporting on Middle Eastern affairs.” What The Los Angeles Times and other media outlets have failed to report is that the ADC […]