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Israeli reporter interrupted with antisemitic slurs at Capitol


By Laura E. Adkins

JTA - A live broadcast from the US Capitol chaos on Wednesday by the chief Washington correspondent of Israel’s Channel 13 news, Gil Tamary, was interrupted by an agitator who used anti-Semitic slurs.

The protester, dressed in all black and holding a GoPro camera, stepped in front of Tamary’s camera mid-broadcast.

“I occupy this space, ok?” the protester said after Tamary asked him to move away, a possible allusion to Israel’s military control over the West Bank.

“I don’t represent… the Israeli government,” Tamary responded.

“I wanna know why…what is a goy? What is a goy? Tell us what a goy is,” the agitator continued.

“I don’t know,” said Tamary.

“Yes you do, you lying Israeli. They play the pilpul game.”

Pilpul, a method of Talmudic analysis, has been appropriated by anti-Semites in recent years, including neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, who uses it in his publication The Daily Stormer to suggest that Jews are nefarious liars.

“You are all goy. Goy are cattle. You are cattle today,” the agitator continued, a possible reference to the cattle cars used to transport Jews to Nazi death camps during the Holocaust.

As Tamary and his co-anchor speak in Hebrew and try to regain control of the broadcast, the agitator stepped fully into frame, seen wearing sunglasses and a helmet.

“Thank you Mark. Thank you very much for being with us,” Tamary said as the agitator walks away.

Groundbreaking Report Showing Wikipedia's Anti-Israel Bias



December 30, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – The Israel Group, a nonprofit pro-Israel activist organization dedicated to defeating the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement – released a groundbreaking report today exposing Wikipedia’s anti-Israel bias.
 
The new, highly detailed research exposing an ideological bias behind the most popular informational resource online, Wikipedia, was released today by The Israel Group, and can be found on their new website featured in the section “Stop Wikipedia’s War Against Israel.”
 
The exclusive report, “A Comparative Analysis of Wikipedia’s Israeli and Palestinian Biases,” analyzes more than 350,000 words from 50 Israel-related Wikipedia pages. A brief detailed overview of the report can also be found on the website.
 
The recently launched website also highlights what The Israel Group has found to be the eight most anti-Israel Wikipedia editors, with specific examples of their edits, as well as Top 10 Lists of The Most Anti-Israel Wikipedia Articles.



David M. Swindle, The Israel Group’s Director of Research, who led the study, said, “most studies trying to analyze bias on Wikipedia are too simplistic, often they will use crude ‘keywords’ to represent bias and try to analyze thousands of pages by computer. We did the opposite: we picked 50 important Wikipedia pages to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and then manually scrutinized every word, classifying each sentence into one of five categories: Pro-Israel, Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian, Anti-Palestinian, or Neutral.”
 
The analysis proved shocking results: there is twice as much critical content of Israelis/Israel compared to Palestinians. The Israel Group also found articles with absurdly high percentages of anti-Israel content, some over 80%.
 
Jack Saltzberg, The Israel Group’s Founder and President, said, “this report should be of paramount importance to the pro-Israel community because most students use Wikipedia for their general academic studies and the beginning of their research. Everyone complains that Israel never receives good PR, how can it when the world’s largest PR machine is so biased against it?
 
The report yielded rankings in each category in which articles could be judged both by the total words in each category and the percentages of biased text in each. Top examples of anti-Israel Wikipedia articles include “Israeli occupation of the West Bank,” with 13,719 anti-Israel words, and “Israeli settler violence”, which contains 88.58% anti-Israel bias.
 
Saltzberg added, "many organizations list the antisemites of the year, these Wikipedia editors are the antisemites of the decade!"

For more information contact The Israel Group at 833-600-6001 or info@theisraelgroup.org.



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