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Australia Rejects Israeli-Ordered Media Censorship: A Little Justice for Al Manar TV
Lamb, Franklin
Article
2010
Australia rejects politically motivated censorship attempts.
Canada's Pro-Israel Zealots: Racist at Its Core
Engler, Yves
Article
2014
From a left-wing community once at the forefront of struggles against racism, unconditional support for Israel has turned a significant proportion of Toronto Jews into promoters of hatred against "Ara...
Defending Palestinian solidarity
Abunimah, Ali
Article
2010
The Electronic Intifada, the online publication about Palestine, finds itself at the centre of a storm as a pro-Israel group applies pressure to have a grant from a Dutch foundation withdrawn. This as...
Don't be fooled: 'media watchdogs' are Israeli propaganda tools
Sloan, Alastair
Article
2015
Consider yourself very lucky if you have never heard of "UK Media Watch" (formerly called "Comment is Free Watch" – CiF Watch), "BBC Watch", "HonestReporting" and "Committee for Accuracy in Middle Eas...
The end of hasbara? NYT readers question US support for apartheid
North, James
Article
2015
The New York Times published a remarkable discussion yesterday. Alongside an article about Israel cancelling a plan to segregate buses going to the West Bank so as to keep Palestinians off settlers' b...
The Future of Israel and the Decline of the American Empire: The Wages of Hubris and Vengeance
Mayer, Arno J.
Article
2014
Israel is in the grip of a kind of collective schizophrenia. Not only its governors but the majority of its Jewish population have delusions of both grandeur and persecution, making for a distortion o...
How Israel Spins War Crimes: The Secret Report That Helps Israelis Cover Atrocities
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2014
Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas roc...
If the 'product' is wrong, a rebrand won't help Israel
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Cook discusses Israel's attempt to rebrand itself. Specifically, he addresses "hasbara", translated as "public diplomacy", a campaign that calls for Israelis to justify and defend any policy regarding...
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israeli government pays students to spread propaganda online
Bannoura, Saed
Article
2012
The Israeli government has launched a program to pay students to promote the Israeli agenda on Facebook and internet chatrooms.
Mainstream Media And The Propaganda Machine
Abubacker, Ershad
Article
2009
Mainstream media, especially the American media plays a vital role in shaping the world public opinion.
On 'Human Shielding' in Gaza: How the Israeli Army has Tried to Justify Striking Civilian Areas
Gordon, Neve; Perugini, Nicola
Article
2014
All fighting within cities and all bombardments of urban spaces, even the most “precise and surgical”, is a potential death trap for civilians. Consequently, the permeation of war into cities inevitab...
PublicitySources.com
Website
2017
A web portal featuring publicity and PR resources, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A...
Why NGO Monitor is attacking The Electronic Intifada
Article
2010
NGO Monitor has launched a campaign targeting a Dutch foundation's financial support to The Electronic Intifada, accusing the publication among other things of "anti-Semitism." NGO Monitor is an extre...
Why we walked out
Hasan, Ahmad; Bäck, Danielle
Article
2010
Students across the US are protesting a public relations campaign that brings soldiers from the Israeli army to speak on campuses. These tours are an attempt to justify recent war crimes committed by ...

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Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective.

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Digital occupation: What's behind Israel's social media in Arabic
Alsaafin, Linah
2018
Israeli social media accounts in Arabic aim to normalise Israel's occupation and whitewash its image, Palestinians say.
Hasbara Handbook: Promoting Israel on Campus
2002
A handbook on how to do pro-Israel advocacy.
When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence – The Israel Lobby And A Cowed Academia
Media Lens
2015
The Israeli government works hard to shut down academic conferences on Palestine.