Category: Censorship

Transcripts of Kafr Qasem Massacre Trial Revealed: Palestinian ‘Fatalities Were Desirable’

Israel’s 1956 Sinai Campaign included the massacre of 50 residents of the Palestinian town of Kafr Qasem for violating a curfew that they had not been told about. Testimony indicates that Israeli soldiers were told to “leave a few dead in each village” in hopes they would frighten the rest of the residents to flee to Jordan.

How an Israel Lobby Group Infiltrated US Education

The Institute for Curriculum Services claims to advocate for accuracy in K-12 instruction on Jewish history – but backed by the Israel lobby it whitewashes the history of indigenous Palestinians and Israeli theft of their land, and even attempts to delete the word “Palestine” from textbooks. ICS boasts that it has ‘improved public education’ in all 50 states and impacted 11 million students across the country.

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.