Steven Stotsky

Goldstone Retracts, Human Rights Watch Attacks

One might hope that Richard Goldstone's retraction of charges his report leveled against Israel would cause the report's advocates to reconsider their position. But Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth responds by launching more accusations at Israel.

Al Jazeera’s “Real News” Comes With a Cost

Al Jazeera's reporting on the unrest in the Middle East has received increasing attention. That should not obscure serious concerns that its coverage is biased in favor of an Islamic fundamentalist agenda.

Checkpoint (2003)

Hebrew title: Machsomim Directed by: Yoav Shamir Produced by: Amit Breuer Hebrew / Arabic / English; English subtitles 80 minutes
The film presents a one-sided depiction of the inconveniences to Palestinians caused by Israeli checkpoints.

Defamation (2009)

Directed by Yoav Shamir Hebrew and English Produced by SF – Film Production Distributed by Cinephil – Tel Aviv 91 minutes
Israeli filmmaker Yoav Shamir promotes distorted and hateful views about Israel and the Jewish people in a film that alleges Jews exaggerate anti-Semitism and exploit the Holocaust to excuse Israeli aggression.

Hamas’s Revelation Undermines Key Conclusion of Goldstone Report

Gaza War HamasHamas Minister Fathi Hamad revealed that 600-700 Hamas and affiliated fighters were lost in the Israeli Cast Lead operation, refuting the claim, given credence in the Goldstone Report, that Palestinian fatalities were overwhelmingly non-combatants.  

Anti-Israel Agitators Target Leading Music Journal

The Juilliard Journal is not known for hosting heated discussions about the Middle East. But it recently published a defamatory piece on Israel along with several letters from a group of connected anti-Israel activists lauding the piece.