Category: Censorship

US mainstream media lets Israel manipulate reports on killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Israel continues its time-honored strategy of manipulating the mainstream U.S. media — this time muddying the coverage of the assassination of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Since 2000, 50 Palestinian journalists have been killed, and the world doesn’t know the names of any of them.

When university donors have a pro-Israel agenda

Jewish & Israel studies at colleges around the US owe almost the totality of their existence to Jewish donors, who then use ‘soft power’ to shape pro-Israel programs. Now they’re starting to use ‘hard power’ – Recently, after a donor who gave $5 million to endow an Israel chair at the University of Washington complained about the chair’s criticism of Israel, UW stripped the professor of her chair and the money is being transferred to an Israel advocacy organization…

Mike Pence and the (alarming) company he keeps

Former VP Mike Pence recently visited Israel, where he spent time with Israeli extremists associated with a banned terrorist movement  and meeting with mega-donor and Israel hawk Miriam Adelson, who is willing to pay big bucks for policymakers’ loyalty.

Washington Post, NYT, LA Times are erasing Palestine

Journalists on major papers are blocked from truth-telling about Palestine and the apartheid practices of Israel. Such censorship in top American newspapers is troubling – and not unprecedented.

There’s a Mass Palestinian Grave at a Popular Israeli Beach, Veterans Confess

“I was a murderer. I didn’t take prisoners,” admitted an Israeli combat soldiers present for the June 1948 massacre in the Palestinian town of Tantura. “I had a machine gun with 250 bullets. I can’t say how many [I killed].”