A letter to Colleagues in Jewish journalism: Lift the veil of self censorship

For the better part of 21 years, ever since the launch of negotiations between Israel and the PLO, the Jewish media, as a matter of a policy of negligent reporting, have played down what...

New book, “The Industry of Lies: Media, Academia, and the Israeli-Arab Conflict”, by Ben...

ISGAP is honored to publish Israeli journalist Ben Dror Yemini's important and timely new book, entitled The Industry of Lies: Media, Academia, and the Israeli-Arab Conflict. The book presents an in-depth analysis of the many...

Palestinian Human Rights Activist Calls for Major Overhaul of UNRWA (INTERVIEW)

Bassam Eid, a prominent Palestinian human rights activist, has issued an urgent plea for a serious overhaul of UNRWA, the UN agency tasked with caring for the Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war in...

New Book Backed By New Polling

As the English edition of Jerusalem: Delusions of Division goes to print, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy has published remarkable findings of a public-opinion survey conducted in east Jerusalem in June 2015, under...

The Holy Koran: To whom has God given the land He blessed?

הקוראן: למי נתן אלוהים את הארץ שאותה ברך? القرآن الكريم: لمن اعطى الله تعالى الأرض التي بارك فيها؟ According to the Koran, the land connected to Biblical figures such as Abraham and Solomon, as well to...

BOMS AND TEFF: Textbook ‘incitement’ debate not over yet

“Victims of Our Own Narratives” was the title of a recent handout given to journalists filling two rooms - one in Jerusalem and the other at the Press Club in Washington, DC. Headlines were...

The price of Europe’s fecklessness

In Luis Bunuel’s eponymous 1961 film, the young postulant Viridiana leaves her convent to claim her uncle’s rural estate, and creates a refuge for local beggars. They ransack her house in a bachannalia staged...

Palestinian Textbooks: From Arafat to Abbas and Hamas

For many years Palestinian schools in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip used textbooks published by the Jordanian and Egyptian authorities, respectively. Even under Israeli rule, between the years 1967 and 1994, those...

‘Fix UNRWA’ elicits boycott call

A LIVELY Opinion published in last week’s Intermountain Jewish News has garnered calls for boycott from a top advocate for Palestinian refugees. The op-ed by Bassem Eid, “As a proud Palestinian, I say: Palestinians must...

Tobias Petterson:Sweden’s responsibility: Stop extremism at UNRWA Schools

According to a new study from the Center for Near East Policy Research (CFNEPR), 240 textbooks used in the Palestinian refugee camps contain the message of violent extremism. The textbooks have been used in...