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In this edition of Straight facts we look at the coverage of the death of Abu Akleh, learn about Jewish indigeneity, take on the Harvard Crimson and more.

The summer is (almost) in full swing and we are so happy that so many of you have come or are on their way to visit us.

The recent wave of terror that struck during March and April has abated, thanks to the vigilant and continuous efforts of our security forces but the media war against Israel has intensified. This was evident in the coverage of the death of Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh.

In this edition of Straight facts we look at the coverage of the death of Abu Akleh, learn about Jewish indigeneity, take on the Harvard Crimson and more.

Rolene Marks,

World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbara

+ 972 52 582 9090


WATCH: Jewish indigeneity and the Land of Israel

What do we mean when we talk about Jewish indigeneity and our ancient and historical ties to the land of Israel? Watch this fascinating webinar hosted by Creative Community for Peace:


Jordan and the Temple Mount

What is Jordan’s role in helping to try and maintain peace and the status quo on the Temple Mount which in recent months has been a flashpoint for violence and incitement? Leading think tank, the Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs explains:


When Truth is a Casualty of War

When it comes to Israel’s conflict with her Palestinian neighbours, more often not, the truth is the first casualty. This was evidenced in the media coverage of the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh. Read more:


I am a Crimson Editor – and I stand with Israel!

President of Hillel Harvard, Natalie Kahn who also serves on the Crimson editorial board writes this op-ed in response to the endorsement of BDS by her fellow editorial board members:


Open Letter to the Editorial Board of Harvard Crimson

The editorial board of the Harvard Crimson proudly published an editorial that endorsed the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS). President Emeritus of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME), Richard L. Cravatts has some stern words for them in this open letter:


The 3 D’s and the Killing of Shireen Abu Akle

Is the killing of Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akle emblematic of the whole Middle East conflict? To date, we still don’t have definitive proof who was responsible for firing the fatal bullet; but it did not stop the press from employing gross antisemitic behaviour in their coverage. Read more:


Muslim Influencers Visit Auschwitz

This year something extraordinary happened. For the first time in history, Muslim delegations from as far afield as Syria and Lebanon participated in March of the Living on Yom Hashoa. Read more here:


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