The Forward reports today that U.S. presidents have signed secret documents promising Israel not to ask it to give up its undeclared nuclear arsenal. According to U.S. law, it is illegal to give U.S. aid to Israel.
Left Forum management censors If Americans Knew
The Left Forum board of directors has rejected a panel on Palestine by If Americans Knew. The panel, which was to include a discussion of censorship among its topics, was to consist of a Muslim Palestinian refugee immigrant, two American women, and a Palestinian-Colombian-American man…
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression under attack
The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression website is gone. Kevin Metcalf, a main contributor to CJFE, describes how the website – and his job – met a sudden death after the organization condemned the targeting of journalists in Gaza by Israel. Metcalf writes that this censorship was caused by public employees exerting “undue influence over a civil society group, on behalf of a foreign government.”
Facebook censors Palestinian news outlet
Facebook continues to violate Palestinian free speech, this time by shutting down – without warning – Safa Palestinian Press Agency, a major news outlet. This in spite of the great amount of anti-Palestinian incitement on Israeli Facebook accounts, including that of justice minister Ayelet Shaked. This bowing to Israeli pressure does not bode well for other social media (or for Palestinian free speech).
How Israel and its partisans work to censor the Internet
Numerous projects work to flood social media with pro-Israel propaganda, while blocking facts Israel dislikes. The projects utilize Israeli soldiers, students, American teens and others, and range from infiltrating Wikipedia to influencing YouTube. One works out of Jewish Community Centers in the U.S…
Facebook deleting accounts at direction of Israel; In 2012 Zuckerberg helped Israeli President launch Facebook page
Facebook has been on a censorship rampage against Palestinian activists who protest the illegal Israeli occupation, all directed and determined by Israeli officials. Israeli officials have been publicly boasting about how obedient Facebook is when it comes to Israeli censorship orders. In 2012 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg helped former Israeli President Peres launch his Facebook page.
How Jaffa’s Etzel House Stands At Odds With History
Alex Cocotas writes in The Forward that the Etzel House, an Israeli museum dedicated to the Irgun (a Jewish paramilitary group led by future Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin), gives Israeli students “invented history.” In reality, the Irgun committed many acts of “rank terrorism.” Israeli textbooks also sanitize Israeli history…
Blogosphere claims censorship of Israel remarks by Oliver Stone on Colbert
The internet is buzzing with reports that Oliver Stone had things to say about Israel which the network chose not to broadcast, showing how reluctant mainstream media is to portray Israel in anything but a positive light. Here is just one of many reports.
The Forward publishes criticism of Alison Weir, but refuses to publish response
The website of the Forward recently published an opinion piece by political hitman Spencer Sunshine, in which he slammed the American Left and specific individuals, including Alison Weir, yet has failed to publish Weir’s response.
House passes bill requiring US to monitor European criticism of Israel
Congressman Ed Royce, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, commended the bill for encouraging the adoption of a uniform definition of anti-Semitism, which focuses on Israel, that law enforcement officials would then use…