"A huge lie repeated often enough is accepted as truth." — Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister
"Unanswered media bias and misinformation repeated often enough is accepted as truth." — PRIMER
Resources for Activists
PRIMER's Ten Points of Media Bias
PRIMER's Letter to the Editor Guidelines
Lists of Media Contacts — A number of different organizations have compiled contact information for various media.
- PRIMER's List of Connecticut Newspaper Contacts
- BIG LIES: Demolishing The Myths of the Propaganda War Against Israel — This pamphlet by David Meir-Levi covers three main topics:
This pamphlet is available on the web as a PDF file. It is informative and easy to read. Bulk orders of 25 or more are $2 each.
- The Refugee Question
- The Eight Stages of the Creation of the Problem
- The Question of Occupation and the Settlements
- Congress.Org — has a form one can use to locate media contact information a variety of ways.
- JCPA — The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs has contact information for some national and international media.
CAMERA — The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting works against media bias on a national basis.
HonestReporting — HonestReporting was founded to scrutinize the media for examples of anti-Israel bias, and then mobilize subscribers to complain directly to the news agency concerned.
Myths & Facts Online — A valuable guide to the Arab-Israeli conflict is now available online.
The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee is the premier organization
promoting the relationship between the United States and Israel and has an extensive amount of information on its web site.
The American Jewish Committee's Advocacy Network
The Anti-Defamation League has a wealth of information about the Arab-Israeli conflict, including an excellent Israel Advocacy Guide..
Beyond Images is a London-based website which provides facts and resources to help people to argue Israel's case in an informed and coherent way, and to explain the context for Israel's actions.
CAMPUS WATCH, a project of the Middle East Forum, monitors and critiques Middle East studies in North America, with an aim to improving them.
- Consulate General of Israeli in New York — The Israeli Consulate General provides a variety of resources. It includes a Media Relations and Public Affairs department, which operates a Speakers Bureau providing speakers, at no fee, to area groups.
- IRIS —
Information Regarding Israel's Security (IRIS) is an unaffiliated grass-roots organization dedicated to helping the public better understand Israel's legitimate security needs, especially vis-a-vis the current peace process.
The IRIS e-mail list distributes regular news briefs and
forwarded op-eds, analyses and information sheets. Its goal
is to deliver timely news and analysis from a right-of-
center, pro-Israel slant as a supplement to the mainstream
media which are generally not pro-Israel in their reporting.
The IRIS web site at http://www.iris.org.il is a repository
for maps, charts and documents demonstrating Israel's
security situation that can not be found anywhere else.
Further web links to useful Internet sites are provided.
Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Center for Special Studies — Reports include information on the Palestinian Authority and other Palestinian Arab terrorist organizations and their activities, terrorism sponsoring countries (especially Syria and Iran), Hezbollah and the involvement of women and children in Palestinian Arab terrorism.
Israel On Campus Coalition
The Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC) is a partnership of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, in cooperation with a network of national organizations committed to promoting Israel education and advocacy on campus. The nearly thirty organizations currently participating in the ICC are dedicated to working collaboratively to assist students in fostering support for Israel on the college campus.
Jewish World - Middle East
aish.com has a wealth of useful information. Particularly valuable is its Four Points - Arguments for Israel, providing four bullet points of information on each of ten topics, created by Hasbarah Fellowships.
The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, an organization which
specializes in the security aspects of the American-Israeli friendship.
- PRIMER-Florida — PRIMER-Florida Promotes Responsibility in Middle East Reporting in Florida.
The Zionist Organization of America is the oldest, and one of the largest, pro-Israel organizations in the United States.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012.