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How a fishing reporter became a leading figure in the Islamophobia industry

Dexter Van Zile from pro-Israel group CAMERA has impressed top figures in the pro-Israel lobby with his bigoted screeds.

Israeli forces destroy 1,500 fruit trees near Bethlehem

Land owned by Nassar family has long been targeted by occupation forces.

Why is the Jewish Agency's Avi Mayer obsessed with race?

Claims that Israel is a “shining city on a sand dune” echo the prejudice of Zionism’s founding father Theodor Herzl.

Urging “rethink,” Zionist students fight Israeli Apartheid Week with recycled tactics

With campuses across the UK poised to host Israeli Apartheid Week events, pro-Israel students have launched a propaganda campaign called “Rethink 2014.”

BBC report on Israeli hi-tech bolsters case for boycott

A report this week by BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones is the latest version of the ‘Israel as hi-tech miracle’ story to appear in mainstream media.

Guardian amends Scarlett Johansson report to be “fairer” to Palestine campaigners

Responding to my correspondence, The Guardian’s Reader’s Editor has amended an article written last week by Matthew Kalman on the Scarlett Johansson-Oxfam controversy.

Did Israeli apartheid wall really stop suicide bombings?

Even Israelis admit that “Palestinians’ choice,” not apartheid wall, ended suicide attacks on Israelis.

Israel lobbyists finally concede that EU has ditched anti-Semitism "definition"

Officials have insisted that a document conflating criticisms of Israel with anti-Semitism has no formal standing on three separate occasions lately.

Pro-Israel groups keen to revive discredited anti-Semitism definition

A post on The Electronic Intifada prompts the Simon Wiesenthal Center and others to defend the discredited and abandoned EUMC draft working definition of anti-Semitism.

Discredited definition of anti-Semitism no longer in use, says BBC

A 2005 working paper never formally rubber-stamped by the European Union is still being cited by Israel advocates.

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