Gidon Shaviv

Amiram Goldblum’s Numbers Don’t Add Up

Amiram Goldblum cites casualty figures to argue in Haaretz that Yitzhak Rabin's diplomacy led to a dip in violence, but his numbers don't match data from either Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs or B'Tselem.

Breaking the Silence Gets Failing Grade in Channel 10’s Fact-Check

At the core of the controversy surrounding Breaking the Silence is the question as to whether its testimonies are reliable. An investigative report by "Hamakor," Israel’s Channel 10's flagship news magazine, suggests that the answer is a resounding "no."

Ben Norton’s Selective and Shoddy Reporting in Salon

Writing about an Israeli airstrike on Hamas facilities in Gaza, Salon's Ben Norton selectively cites context, downplaying the rocket threat and depicting Palestinian attackers as victims. He also presents outdated information as if it's current.

The Selective Skepticism of Salon’s Ben Norton

In a factually-challenged piece based on the blatantly false premise that Professor Amitai Etzioni called for the "flattening" of Beirut, Salon's Ben Norton embraces Hezbollah's baseless claims.

Diaa Hadid Pokes a “Hornet’s Nest”

Diaa HadidWe recently criticized a New York Times article by Diaa Hadid about evictions in Jerualem.We now have the details on the other two evictions Hadid focused on, which she alleged were based on "arcane violations" of lease agreements. Is non-payment of rent now "arcane?"

Haaretz’s Gideon Levy Chooses a Classical Antisemitic Trope

"Historically it has been antisemites, not Jews, who have read 'chosen' as code for Jewish supremacism," wrote the Guardian's reader editor in 2011 in a critical column. This week, Haaretz's Gideon Levy invokes the classical antisemitic trope.