Category Archives: Media and journalism

How the media got the Israeli elections so wrong

Beyond the embarrassingly erroneous polls, both pre-election and exit polls, that predicted a loss for Netanyahu and the Likud, the media itself lent a hand to these incorrect numbers by consistently reading Israel wrong: its society, its culture and its … Continue reading

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A dirty, nasty election campaign

You may have noticed that I have been studiously avoiding writing about the approaching Israeli elections, due to take place next Tuesday. This is not because I have nothing to say about them. On the contrary, I have too much … Continue reading

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More Purim turnabouts: Arab reactions to Netanyahu’s speech

Purim has begun tonight here in Israel (Purim post coming up later), and in a similar manner to the upside-down “Venahafoch Hu” character of the day, reactions to Netanyahu’s speech to Congress were precisely the opposite of what one would … Continue reading

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Which came first? Media bias or anti-Israel sentiments?

A new survey in Britain has shown that Britons hate Israel more than Iran, in fact almost more than any other country: Britons feel more “unfavorable” to Israel than any other country worldwide except North Korea, a survey found. The survey … Continue reading

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Antisemitism? Let’s blame Israel and the Jews!

This is a subject that won’t go away, and however much I read about it, there always seem to be yet another case, yet another article or yet another tweet, where the writers or speakers either deny that they are … Continue reading

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Telling it like it is

It is so refreshing to come across commentators and journalists who don’t mince their words on politically-incorrect subjects and tell it like it is. One of them is the wonderfully outspoken Pat Condell who has produced another hard-hitting video, (via … Continue reading

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