Submitted by Benjamin Doherty on Mon, 06/18/2012 - 03:28
In addition to homophobic and anti-Semitic street theater, Israel lobby astroturf project Iran180 produces research that is often shallow and selective. Some of its claims do hint at real human rights problems and abuses, but they lack context and don’t encourage empathy, understanding or solidarity.
Submitted by Benjamin Doherty on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 16:47
Previously I reported on an Israel lobby astroturf project named Iran180 that was launched by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. Here are new details of the group Iran180 and some of the people behind it.
Submitted by Benjamin Doherty on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 15:35
A float at San Francisco Pride, sponsored by a pro-Israel group, used intentionally humiliating sexual depictions of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. While purporting to defend the rights and dignity of queer people, the display sought to ridicule Ahmedinejad by associating him with gay identity and homosexuality in negative ways.
Submitted by Benjamin Doherty on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 17:03
A widely reported statement by UNRWA Commissioner General Filippo Grandi that merely noted the health conditions of hunger striking prisoners and the validity of their demands has been removed from UNRWA’s web site without explanation.
Submitted by Benjamin Doherty on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 17:12
A few months ago, I shared on this blog a video by UK writer Jon Ronson investigating the marc3pax hoax that The Electronic Intifada exposed in June 2011. This week, Ronson published his interview with Omer Gershon who evades serious questioning about the hoax video.