Charedi paper writes: 'Please don't kill us'

By Nathan Jeffay, November 5, 2015

A Charedi newspaper has sparked outrage by appealing in Arabic for terrorists to leave the strictly Orthodox alone.


Monitoring group set to challenge BBC over Israel coverage

By Sandy Rashty, October 8, 2015

A group monitoring the BBC is hosting two events that will call on the corporation to revise its "negative" media coverage of Israel ahead of its charter renewal next month.

BBC Watch asks if the BBC lives up to its self-proclaimed standards of excellence and accountability in its reporting of the Middle East.


TV station red-faced over Yom Kippur Nazi gaffe

October 1, 2015

A Chicago-based television station broadcasted a news feature on Yom Kippur using a background image associated with the Nazis.

The presenter of WGN TV's feature about Yom Kippur last week sat in front of a photo of the yellow Star of David that the Nazis forced Jews to wear during the Holocaust.


Netanyahu opposes new 'gagging law'

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 10, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he wants to remove a clause added to a new broadcasting law that prevents journalists on Israel's state channels from expressing opinions on air.

The clause had been proposed by United Torah Judaism MK Yisrael Eichler and was supported by the minister in charge of public broadcasting, Ofir Akunis.


The Huffington Post's Arabic site is an Islamist hotbed

By John R Bradley, August 20, 2015

A stream of hateful, reactionary articles on the newly launched Arabic-language edition of the supposedly liberal Huffington Post - coupled with a steady dose of analysis that tallies with Gulf regime propaganda and sectarian biases - have provoked widespread incredulity and ridicule.


Is the BBC really still our Guardian of the truth?

By Alex Brummer, July 23, 2015

Once in a while, I am invited to do a short interview about finance on the BBC4 Today programme or Radio 5. Obligingly, they send round the radio car (actually a large van with a mast) along with an engineer, and on the counter inside sits the Guardian. In fact, the BBC buys more copies of the Guardian than any other national newspaper.


Football club threatens JC over Israeli player

By Sandy Rashty, July 23, 2015

Brighton & Hove Albion football club has attempted to suppress a report about its Israeli player, Tomer Hemed, posing for photographs with pro-Israel activists.

Mr Hemed spotted the small group of Israeli flag-waving demonstrators in the city centre last weekend. They were attending a regular fortnightly protest.


Memorial planned in journalist's honour

July 9, 2015

A permanent memorial to American Jewish journalist Steven Sotloff is set to be created by the Florida community in which he grew up.

He was murdered by Daesh terrorists last year after being kidnapped in Syria.


CAA accuses BBC over hatred hotline claims

By Marcus Dysch, March 26, 2015

A grassroots organisation working to combat antisemitism has accused the BBC of inaccurate reporting after the corporation said a new hotline had been established to deal with Jew-hatred.

BBC online published a story on Sunday morning about the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) initiative.

It suggested a CAA telephone service would be set up for people to report incidents and attacks on Je


This odd obsession which distorts how Israel is viewed

By Yiftah Curiel, March 12, 2015

In his book Science of Logic, the German philosopher Friedrich Hegel examines the transition from quantity to quality - that is to say, the moment when a gradual quantitative process brings about a significant qualitative change.

The terms "quantity" and "quality" are central to understanding the effect that media coverage of Israel is having on how the country is perceived.