Avi Mayer

Israeli director Yariv Horowitz must retract false claim of anti-Semitic attack says Aubagne film festival

The Aubagne International Film Festival has called on Israeli filmmaker Yariv Horowitz to retract the claim, widely reported in Israeli media, that he was the victim of a vicious anti-Semitic beating by “Arab youths” that left him unconscious while he was present at the festival earlier this month. 

Israel's "pretty face": How National Union of Israeli Students does government's propaganda dirty work

Yesterday I wrote about a program run by the National Union of Israeli Students (NUIS) to pay Israeli college students $2,000 to spread hasbara – propaganda favorable to Israel – on social networking sites. This raised a further question: who pays for this and what role do Israel’s government and other organizations play in this use of students to deliver propaganda?