Browsing Archives of Author »Alan Naroditsky«

Israel and apartheid: a lesson in the risks of media bias

October 28, 2012

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For Israel, a country trapped under the brutally judgmental microscope of global scrutiny, public image is everything. A recent poll published on October 23, 2012 by Haaretz (a leading Israeli news source), and its accompanying piece by Israeli journalist Gideon Levy, is undoubtedly a leap in the wrong direction. The survey, reportedly conducted by the […]

Ultra-Orthodox Jews, unemployment rates, and the Israeli economy

September 13, 2012

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As Americans and inevitable participants in this country’s financial infrastructure, we are all acutely aware of the unforgiving crisis engulfing the economy of the United States and spreading to the rest of the world. In the wake of the ailing economy, “unemployment” is a term that has slithered its way out of economics textbooks and […]

The Jewish Casualties of Adler’s Assassination Comments

January 29, 2012

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The Atlanta Jewish Times is looking for a new owner. The reason? Its founder and original publisher, Andrew Adler, is facing investigation by the FBI and United States Secret Service. In a piece dated January 13th, 2012, Adler decried the endless terrorist activity of Hezbollah and Hamas, as well as the United States government’s malaise […]

Free Speech, Social Media, and how we can all stand up to Twitter terror

January 7, 2012

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Social media is quickly becoming the lifeblood of all communication, permanently altering the way people connect. Trendsetting behemoths such as Facebook and Twitter permeate every nook and cranny of our virtual and corporeal lives, saturating every fiber of human interaction with their omnipotence. We are bombarded with live and geo-tagged updates, incessant wall posts, enormous […]

Gilad Shalit Prisoner Exchange: One Compromise Too Many

November 3, 2011

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On October 18, 2011, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was finally delivered into the waiting arms of his relieved and long-suffering family after years of terrifying imprisonment. Shalit was captured over five years earlier on June 25, 2006 by notorious Gaza-based terrorist organization Hamas and held in conditions we cannot even begin to fathom – utterly […]

Jewish Ideals Stand Strong Amidst Occupy Wall Street Anti-Semitism

October 20, 2011

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What began on September 17th, 2011 at Zuccotti Park in New York City as a protest against purportedly greedy Wall Street executives has become a global mutiny of epic proportions. As of October 20th, demonstrators in nearly one thousand cities throughout the world fill the streets, demanding equality and retribution for their financial woes. The […]

Modern media sinks claws into healthy Israel-US relationship

October 10, 2011

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In this age of mounting international tension along cultural, religious, political, and ideological lines, it is more important than ever to pursue objectivity and to avoid subliminal implications in our journalistic endeavors. Unfortunately, many news sources are increasingly providing fanciful opinion pieces instead of straightforward reporting of reality. On September 23rd, The New York Times […]