Netanyahu’s holy war, and the coming Jewish schism

This article will try to make sense of the vitriolic reaction by Benjamin Netanyahu and his defenders to the U.S abstention of UN Security Council resolution 2334 condemning settlements a week ago. There is no question that the Israeli response… Continue Reading →

Azaria will be convicted, Barak will take on Netanyahu, and Goldberg will have to break his silence

In the beginning of January 2017, Israeli sergeant Elor Azaria is going to be found guilty for the execution of Abd al Fatah Al-Sharif lying prostate on the ground in Hebron last March. 24 And the Israeli political reaction to… Continue Reading →

ADL’s Greenblatt is the one who needs to express ‘contrition’ for accusation of Keith Ellison

I have been writing about an extremely Jewish ethno-centric worldview that I call hasbara culture. This culture is constituted by a social construction of reality that experiences the world in very narrow terms. I have mostly used examples from the… Continue Reading →

Here’s the gossip: Beinart is about to replace Goldberg as most important Jewish journalist

This is one of a continuing series by Yakov Hirsch (@YakovHirsch) on Hasbara Culture, the social construction of reality by pro-Israel writers led by Jeffrey Goldberg, and its impact on the U.S. discourse and policy. You can find his other… Continue Reading →

When Sanders changed political reality. And hasbara culture slapped him down.

This is part of a continuing series by Yakov Hirsch seeking to explain the nature and effect of Hasbara culture. A compilation of his writings for us is here.  The shocking Donald Trump victory in the 2016 election has many… Continue Reading →

The power of hasbara culture

In my last article, I compared the opposition to the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) of two influential Jewish journalists, Jeffrey Goldberg and Peter Beinart. I demonstrated that as Zionists they both opposed the BDS movement but with… Continue Reading →

Jeffrey Goldberg should come with a warning label

The resident anti-Semitism expert at Tablet, Yair Rosenberg, raised an important question in his recent attack on Phil Weiss and Mondoweiss. When, if ever, is it “news” and appropriate for a news organization to raise a person’s ethnicity or religion… Continue Reading →

ADL throws Netanyahu under the bus to try to make new friends

It was only a matter of time before the Anti Defamation League dumped Benjamin Netanyahu. Ever since Jonathan Greenblatt replaced Abe Foxman at the head of the organization a year ago, he has made it his mission to reach out… Continue Reading →

Jeffrey Goldberg will be silent till he finds a way to spin all the bad-for-the-Jews news from Israel

What was Benjamin Netanyahu’s erstwhile partner in crime Jeffrey Goldberg up to this weekend with all the excitement going on on his Jewish/Israel beat? Last week, the most influential Jewish journalist in America was trying to lose the nickname his journalism… Continue Reading →

Netanyahu’s ghost on ‘ethnic cleansing’ video is rightwing pollster Luntz

During the last few weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has launched an effort to sway the world with short, English language video sermons on the conflict; and the latest has caused a diplomatic blowup with the U.S.: the Orwellian… Continue Reading →

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