Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Promoting Guilt By False Association: Israel ‘Noted in Particular’ - by Simon Plosker

How sad that The Independent, most likely also driven by its anti-Israel agenda, has given Zinevich a platform for his hate.

Simon Plosker..
Honest Reporting..
23 October '19..

Anti-Israel activists will use any opportunity to present Israel as guilty by association with states that engage in controversial behavior. The South American state of Chile is currently experiencing violent street protests that have led to 15 reported deaths so far.

What has this got to do with Israel?

Plenty, according to The Independent.

Who is Benjamin Zinevich?

But firstly, who is Benjamin Zinevich, the author of the opinion piece?

Is he an academic? An expert on Israel-Chile relations?


The Independent fails to provide any bio for Zinevich but a simple Google search reveals that he is an undergraduate student New York University where he is a prominent anti-Israel activist and member of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) organization, described by the Anti-Defamation League as “a network of pro-Palestinian student groups across the US which disseminate anti-Israel propaganda often laced with inflammatory and at times combative rhetoric. They are a leading campus organizer of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel, and specialize in using confrontational tactics such as disrupting student-run pro-Israel events, and constructing mock “apartheid walls” and distributing fake “eviction notices” to dramatize what they consider Israeli abuses of Palestinians.”

Zinevich most recently co-sponsored a resolution on his own NYU campus calling for a boycott of the school’s own study abroad program in Tel Aviv.

Zinevich’s bio page on The Independent is empty. In the interests of transparency, shouldn’t The Independent disclose the background of the contributor?

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