Israel tech site paying “interns” to covertly plant stories in social media

Israel21c is hiring students to covertly spread for its stories about Israeli technology on the Internet: “present yourself as though you’re an authority.”

Gulf states and Israel won't silence me: journalist Abdel Bari Atwan

Abdel Bari Atwan was forced out of al-Quds al-Arabi after 25 years, but is bouncing back with a new online media project which launched in September.

Top players in Islamophobia industry paid over $150,000 per year

Thirty-seven laws hostile to Islam have been introduced across the US so far this year.

Weddady's Free Arabs, American Islamic Congress and the pro-Israel funders who helped them rise

Max Blumenthal
New York City
7 May 2013
Man wearing blue robe looks at his phone in a radio station suite

A group that rose with US government and Israel lobby funding during the early stages of the Iraq war incubated the controversial new website “Free Arabs.”

Israel intel-linked MEMRI perpetuates "sodomy for jihad" hoax

The Israel-linked Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) perpetuates the debunked “sodomy for jihad” hoax.

Behind Brand Israel: Israel's recent propaganda efforts

Ben White
23 February 2010

“The Delegitimization Challenge” report from the influential Israeli think tank the Reut Institute has put the spotlight on efforts by Israel and the Zionist lobby to counter the growing movement for justice in Palestine, and specifically, the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign. The work done by Reut has rightly attracted attention, but it is only one (particularly prominent) example of a wider trend, as the Israeli government and global Zionist groups mobilize to fight the threat to the apartheid system. Ben White analyzes for The Electronic Intifada.

StandWithUs money trail reveals neocon funders

Eli Clifton
22 October 2009

WASHINGTON (IPS) - StandWithUs — an “organization that ensures that Israel’s side of the story is told” — has become increasingly aggressive in challenging the “pro-Israel” credentials of moderate Jewish-American groups, going so far as to suggest that receiving money from Arab donors and supporters of Human Rights Watch undermines a group’s commitment to Israel and peace.

Mainstream media caught in the MEMRI mouse trap

Tom Wallace
14 May 2007

Normally CNN, FOX, MSNBC and the New York Times have little in common with each other, let alone blogs like little green footballs, Americablog or the Huffington Post. But when it comes to disseminating Israel’s message, all are on the same page. On May 8, CNN, FOX and MSNBC began reporting on a Hamas-created children’s show, currently broadcast on Al Aqsa TV in Gaza, which features a Mickey Mouse-like cartoon character who does everything from teaching kids about the benefits of drinking milk to disseminating what CNN’s Jim Clancy described as “powerful message of HATE, RESISTANCE and DEFIANCE [sic]”.

Film on "Radical Islam" Tied to Pro-Israel Groups

Khody Akhavi
30 March 2007

WASHINGTON, Mar 26 (IPS) - A controversial documentary on the threat of radical Islam, promoted by the two most-watched U.S. cable news networks, was marketed and supported in part by self-described “pro-Israel” groups, according to an IPS investigation. Abbreviated versions and segments of Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West ran on FOX News and CNN, but neither station disclosed the film’s connection to HonestReporting, a watchdog group that monitors the media for allegedly negative portrayals of Israel.

Time to expose Israeli propaganda network

Linda S. Heard
20 August 2002

The Internet, however, has witnessed a plethora of pro-Palestinian websites springing up, such as the highly professional and committed Electronic Intifada, Palestine Media Watch and Ramallah On-line. These sites offer the latest news on the ground from the Palestinian territories, up-to-date articles, day-to-day accounts of life under occupation as well as historical facts. These pro-Palestinian websites also organise campaigns to get their message across in the most effective way possible, without using HonestReporting-type intimidation tactics. Visitors to the websites are urged to provide moral support to courageous reporters like Robert Fisk, Suzanne Goldenberg, Amira Hass, and Gideon Levy.

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