(6.4) HuffPost’s anti-Semitic bias and incitement

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Part of our larger report, “The Huffington Post: Ground Zero of the Alt-Left’s Hate Speech, Incitement, Racism and Anti-Semitism”

By Jon Sutz, Editor, SaveTheWest.com

Quick take

  • HuffPost knew there were absolutely no facts to support this blood libel, yet it published this as a “news” story on its front page anyway — with this completely unrelated picture. See Case Study 3.4.

    For years, HuffPost has been using its global reach and influence to incite hatred against Jews and Israel, based on lies, deception, and classic anti-Semitic libels.

  • HuffPost consistently dehumanizes Jews who have been murdered and maimed as a result of hate crimes and terrorism that it helps to incite, and ignores those who grieve them — while at the same time, providing top-level, sympathetic, graphic coverage to terrorists, convicted murderers, sad celebrities, and even animals.
  • HuffPost has repeatedly propagated the notion that Muslims are the top victims of hate crimes in America, when in fact they are among the least-likely victims.  In reality, Jews are the #1 victims of religiously-motivated hate crimes in the U.S. and throughout the world.
  • HuffPost has repeatedly claimed that most anti-Semitic hate and violence is being perpetrated by white right-wingers, when in fact domestically and internationally, radical Islamists and radical leftists are the #1 perpetrators, a fact that it consistently ignores.
  • HuffPost has repeatedly manipulated headline copy in order to whitewash Palestinian terrorism against Jews, to the point where the casual reader has no idea who attacked whom — and even to imply that Palestinans themselves were the victims.

Contents

(1) Definitions of anti-Semitism and incitement

(2) An overview of our core allegations against HuffPost

(3) Examples of HuffPost’s anti-Semitic bias and incitement


(1) Definitions of anti-Semitism and incitement

For thousands of years, anti-Semitism has been defined as the hatred of Jews. Since Jews were enabled, in 1948, to return to their ancestral homeland in Israel, however, the definition of anti-Semitism has broadened, to encompass the expanded manifestation of the hatred and discrimination its root. Many major organizations have now adopted some variation of The “Three Ds” Test for defining anti-Semitism, developed by the scholar and human rights activist Natan Sharansky:

  • Demonization: Vilifying Israel or Jews as a whole; bigoted smears versus legitimate criticism over factual issues
  • Double-standards: Applying standards of conduct to Jews or Israel that are applied to no other nation or group
  • Delegitimization: Denying Israel’s right to exist, or the fact that Jews have existed in Israel (and the “disputed territories”) for thousands of years — and at least 2,000 years prior to the advent of Islam

SaveTheWest contends there is also a fourth “D,” though, that pertains directly to the content of this report:

Dehumanization: The claim that Jews are not part of the human race, and therefore do not deserve the same status or considerations that human beings enjoy.

Just as slaveholders justified trading in black Africans on the basis that they are a sub-human species, akin to cattle, for thousands of years anti-Semites claimed that their attacks on Jews are justified, because they are akin to vermin, infesting the world.

See this slide show for examples of propaganda art that dehumanizes Jews, from the USSR and Nazi Germany to that which is now commonplace in the Palestinian territories.


(2) An overview of our core allegations against HuffPost

Despite HuffPost’s repeated public claims that it is an absolutely nonpartisan, professional “news” organization, that doesn’t engage in or allow any kind of hate speech, SaveTheWest has assembled an extensive array of documentation that shows it has engaged in a long-term, documented pattern of anti-Semitic bias and incitement.  The Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee and the Simon Wiesenthal Center have also blasted HuffPost for its anti-Semitism.

Specifically, our documentation illustrates how HuffPost regularly:

  • Ignores hate crimes against Jews in America and W. Europe, while giving top-level, graphic, sympathetic coverage to (a) allegations of insults and hate crimes against Muslims in these regions, (b) convicted murderers and terrorists, against whom it alleges that wrongs are being committed, (c) sad celebrities.
  • Dehumanizes Jews who’ve been maimed and murdered, because they were Jews — while at the same time showering sympathetic, personalized coverage on animals who meet misfortune.  In doing so, HuffPost has repeatedly advanced the notion that sub-human animal suffering is more newsworthy than the suffering of Jews.
  • Provides top-level, sympathetic, graphic depictions of Palestinians grieving over terrorists and rioters, while completely ignoring those who mourn the Jews who were murdered or maimed by them.
  • Removes or blurs the distinction between terrorists who violently attack Jews, and their Jewish victims, to the point where the casual observer can’t tell who attacked whom.  This includes even rewriting headlines from wire services to effect this deception.
  • Incites hatred against Jews and Israel, through demonstrable lies and deception, and hate speech.  This includes even reversing the known order of events in order to falsely depict Israel as the aggressor, during actions it takes to respond to Palestinian terrorism.
  • Ignores the threats and incitement against Israel and Jews, expressed by the “leaders” of terror groups.

This page contains a sampling of our documentation, and that which has been produced by other sources, contained on the following resource pages:

HuffPost’s use of anti-Semitic bias and incitement to help “sell” the Iran “deal” : Save The West (7 case studies)

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017 (56 case studies)

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015 (19 case studies)


(3) Examples of HuffPost’s anti-Semitic bias and incitement

(3.1) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: STW documentary video: “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”

(3.2) INCITEMENT: “Fucking dick the fat Jew”

(3.3) INCITEMENT: HuffPost claimed that at least Hitler “meant well, by eliminating Jews”

(3.4) INCITEMENT: HuffPost falsely alleged that “Israeli troops kill Palestinians, harvest organs”

(3.5) INCITEMENT: HuffPost claimed a “pack” of Jews chased Romney motorcade

(3.6) INCITEMENT: “This filthy Jewess is so done with alt-right bullshit”

(3.7) INCITEMENT: HuffPost spread the debunked lie that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Congress’s invitation to address it, before President Obama had been notified

(3.8) INCITEMENT: HuffPost used a Yiddish slang term to tell the world that Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was worthless — while consistently quoting Iran’s rulers accurately

(3.9) INCITEMENT: HuffPost justified Palestinian terrorism against Jews

(3.10) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost whitewashed the cause of Palestinian terrorism against Jews

(3.11) INCITEMENT: HuffPost falsely claimed that Israel “just wanted to kill as many people as possible” during its defensive actions against Hamas

(3.12) INCITEMENT: HuffPost claimed that Israel is “fantasizing” about getting the U.S. to go to war against Iran

(3.13) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost claimed that “Unlike the rulers of Gaza, Israel’s upper classes thrive off war”

(3.14) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost falsely claimed that “Israeli jets strike Gaza as leaders convene peace talks”

(3.15) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost published on its two Arabic editions a story claiming that a Jewish woman murdered the Prophet Muhammad — then refusing (a) to even respond to letters of complaint from the ADL, or (b) to take the article down

(3.16) INCITEMENT: HuffPost depicted a Jewish U.S. Senator in blackface, as a means of humiliating him for not supporting its favored candidate

(3.17) BIAS: HuffPost provided prominent, sympathetic, graphic coverage of an Iranian girl who needed surgery in America — but ignored an American Jewish girl who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist

(3.18) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: When Palestinians perpetrate terrorism, HuffPost rewrites the wire-provided headlines to claim it’s just nondescript “violence” — yet when Jews are merely accused of terrorism, its headlines claim “rampaging Jewish extremists” did it

(3.19) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost ignored the murder of an American rabbi and his wife in front of their four children, by Palestinian terrorists — but gave super-coverage to a Palestinian man who alleged he was wrongfully tazed by Israeli police

(3.20) BIAS: HuffPost produced a video that it says documents the history of car-ramming as a terror tactic — but it completely ignores its actual origin: as a means by which Palestinians murder Jews

(3.21) BIAS: HuffPost published a story that downplayed and whitewashed the fact that a Palestinian terrorist stabbed a Jewish family to death in their home — and depicted Palestinians as the actual victims — while giving top coverage to Kim Kardashian’s near-nudity

(3.22) BIAS: HuffPost ignored a Palestinian that mob was suspected of burning down Jewish school, during their “day of rage” activities — and instead gave top coverage to an actress who went nearly nude, and to a “hot convict”

(3.23) BIAS: HuffPost ignored imam captured on video during sermon at Davis, CA Islamic center, calling for the murder of all Jews, everywhere — but gave top coverage to a man who asked a Muslim woman if she has a green card

(3.24) BIAS: HuffPost ignored a California imam who was captured on video during a sermon at an Islamic center — which was attended by jihadists who murdered 14 in San Bernadino in 2015 — calling on Muslims to wage jihad against Jews, to help Allah destroy them, but gave top coverage to a sad story about a widowed wolf, in England

(3.25) BIAS: HuffPost ignored two Jewish children, including a 1-year-old, who were seriously injured by Palestinian rock-throwing terrorists — and instead gave top-level coverage to a celebrity who “thinks the moon is hollow”

(3.26) BIAS: HuffPost dehumanized and downplayed a Jewish family that was murdered in their home by Palestinian terrorists — yet gave seven straight days of top coverage to a graphic story about “Hitler’s private moments” with Eva Braun

(3.27) BIAS: Video: “The Huffington Post: Bias in Pictures”

(3.28) BIAS: HuffPost set up a comprehensive sub-site, “Islamophobia,” through which it publicizes and gives legitimacy to allegations of hate incidents against Muslims in America.  Yet it has not set up a similar sub-site to publicize hate crimes against Jews in America — even though they are 3-5 times more likely to be victims.

(3.29) BIAS: HuffPost has gone to extraordinary lengths to falsely legitimize fake hate crimes against Muslims — while consistently ignoring actual hate crimes against Jews, including those caught on video.

(3.30) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost published an original story on its front page, “Hey America – Stop Being So Islamophobic” — while ignoring the fact that Jews are, by far, the #1 target of religiously-motivated hate crimes in America

(3.31) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost’s fetish for using its front page to visually “humanize” Adolf Hitler and other anti-Semitic monsters — while consistently vilifying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in pictures

(3.32) BIAS: “Hadar’s Story”: HuffPost completely ignored a Jewish girl who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist — while at the same time, giving top coverage to sad stories about animals, and a vulgar girl band

(3.33) BIAS: HuffPost completely ignored Elie Wiesel’s opposition to the Iran deal, and his urging of President Obama to meet with Netanyahu — while at the same time, whitewashing and giving top coverage to supporters of the deal — including a proven front group for Iran’s mullahs, and a convicted pedophile

(3.34) BIAS: HuffPost ignored two rabbis who were stabbed to death by Palestinian terrorists, and the wife of one of the rabbis, who was laughed at and spat on by Arabs when she begged for help — while at the same time, giving four days of top, sympathetic coverage to a convicted murderer

(3.35) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: The Simon Weisenthal Center and the American Jewish Committee blasted HuffPost (again) for its anti-Semitism

(3.36) BIAS: HuffPost whitewashed, dehumanized and downplayed an American Jewish peace activist who’d been murdered by Palestinian terrorists, in part by rewriting wire service headlines — while at the same time giving top publicity to “a ‘heartbreaking’ story about a gorilla”

(3.37) BIAS: HuffPost completely ignored a Jewish mother of six who was stabbed to death, in front of her children, by a Palestinian terrorist — while at the same time, giving top publicity to a “sad elephant,” convicted murderers, and “gay men who touch vaginas”

(3.38) BIAS: HuffPost completely ignored a Palestinian terrorist attack on a female Israeli soldier — while at the same time giving top coverage to an assault by a (masked) “suspected Jewish extremist,” and “news” stories about “unicorn poop” and “X-rated drawings found in an abandoned house”

(3.39) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost claimed Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu “barked” words that it found offensive — then retroactively manipulated its headline copy to try to cover its tracks

(3.40) BIAS: HuffPost buried, whitewashed and quickly removed the story about Palestinian terrorists murdering four Jews, including a pregnant mother of six — while at the same time, giving higher coverage to a PR piece it produced about the leader of Hamas, which took credit for the massacre

(3.41) BIAS: HuffPost rewrote the headline of, and omitted key copy from a Reuters story it published about America’s withdrawal from UNESCO, to make the U.S. appear to be the bad guy, for Israel’s benefit


(3.1) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: STW documentary video: “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”

On March 1, 2016, SaveTheWest released its debut documentary video, “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada” (44 minutes).  The 2-minute trailer is here; a 2-minute accolades video, featuring noted British journalist and author Melanie Phillips, is here.

Specifically, the purpose of this video was to examine how HuffPost covered the first ten weeks of Palestinians’ wave of terrorist attacks on Jews between September 13, 2015 and November 30, 2015, known as the Third Intifada, This reign of anti-Semitic terror left 22 Jews dead – including three American Jews – and more than 200 injured, 21 seriously.

SaveTheWest’s examination revealed five key facts:

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HuffPost completely ignored the story of an Israeli rabbi and his son who were murdered in front of their family, by Palestinian terrorists. Instead, in the following days, it wrote and published an original story on its front page, about this sad, three-eared cat in England.

(1) Of the 105 Palestinian terror attacks during this period, HuffPost ignored 94 of them (90%), meaning they never appeared on either its front page or World page, its two highest-traffic pages that deal with international news.

(2) Of the 11 stories concerning attacks that HuffPost did cover – all of which were wire service reports from the AP or Reuters – in 9 cases it manipulated either (a) the provided headline copy, to blur the distinction between Palestinian terrorists and their Jewish victims, or (b) the headline imagery, to evoke sympathy for Palestinians. In one case, it falsely implied that Israel was the aggressor. In another, it insinuated that Israeli Jews are murderous racists.

(3) Instead of reporting about the Jews who’d been murdered or injured, or their grieving loved ones, in the days after these attacks, HuffPost gave sympathetic, picture-rich coverage on its front page to stories of abused animals, sad celebrities, and an array of freakish, tabloid-style “news” items.

(4) The only sympathetic, personal pictures that HuffPost inserted into stories that appeared on its top pages about Palestinian terror attacks were of Palestinian rioters, terrorists or their grieving loved ones. (The lone exception was a picture of an African migrant who’d been mistaken for a terrorist.)

(5) In several incidents, HuffPost gave top, sustained coverage to editorials that whitewashed and legitimized the Palestinian narrative, and at least one that explicitly justified their terrorist attacks against Jews.

On December 21, 2015, SaveTheWest.com sent an inquiry to HuffPost’s media relations department regarding our key allegations. We received no reply.

Below is the full documentary; the script and resource page, containing our source documentation, is here.


(3.2) INCITEMENT: “Fucking dick the fat Jew”

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(3.3) INCITEMENT: HuffPost claimed that at least Hitler “meant well, by eliminating Jews”

H/T to the Little Green Footballs blog, which broke this story, and which framed it as follows:

At the Huffington Post, your one-stop shop for leftist vitriol and deranged hatred, former Washington Post sportswriter and Seinfeld co-producer Peter Mehlman says the Bush administration is far worse than the world’s worst fascist dictators. At least the dictators meant well.

The editorial to which LGF refers, quoted verbatim:

At Least They Didn’t Mean Well…., by Peter Mehlman, Huffington Post, June 20, 2007. Excerpt:

So now we’re six and a half years into Bush and everyone from Helen Thomas on down is declaring him the worst president ever. What no one is saying is the one overarching reason he’s the worst: the Bush administration is the first that doesn’t even mean well. […]

You could argue that even the world’s worst fascist dictators at least meant well. They honestly thought were doing good things for their countries by… eliminating Jews

As of December 5, 2016, the editorial was still live at HuffPost — nine years after it was first published — and the deranged writer is still one of its official bloggers.


(3.4) INCITEMENT: HuffPost falsely alleged that “Israeli troops kill Palestinians, harvest organs”

harvest-organsJust one tiny problem with this “news” story that HuffPost put on its front page: HuffPost knew, before it published this classic anti-Semitic blood libel, that the “journalist” who wrote this “story” openly admitted — in the story itself — that he had “no idea, no clue” if the allegation is true or not:

Interviewed on Israel Radio on Wednesday, [Donald] Bostrom said he was worried by the allegations he reported but could not vouch for their accuracy. “It concerns me, to the extent that I want it to be investigated, that’s true. But whether it’s true or not – I have no idea, I have no clue,” he told the station.

Also, this picture was not associated with, and is completely unrelated to the original story.  HuffPost’s editors had to search for a picture that would add that last bit of anti-Semitic incitement to the “story.” In this case, it found and used one that shows grinning IDF soldiers marching towards the camera, presumably gleeful over having murdered more Palestinians and stealing their organs — and another, which it used to promote this “story” atop its other top story pages of the day, showing an IDF soldier praying next to a tank.

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Soon after HuffPost published this “story,” physicians from around the world debunked the medical aspects of it as “impossible,” and the Palestinian family cited in the story claimed they never made this allegation. More debunking here.

HuffPost never published an update to the “story,” nor did it apologize to its readers, to Jews, or to Israel and the IDF. Instead, by the time this SaveTheWest report was written, HuffPost had simply removed it, apparently deciding that its ongoing work to defame Jews — and help incite and justify Palestinian terrorist attacks on them — had already achieved its purpose.


(3.5) INCITEMENT: HuffPost claimed that a “pack” of Jews chased Romney motorcade

08aug-fphl-romney-chased-by-pack-of-jews-callout2Anyone who follows HuffPost knows that if it ever caught a conservative publication referring to Muslims as chasing anything in a “pack,” it would go ballistic with condemnations about racism, Islamophobia and bigotry, and might have gone on one of its notorious “headline jihads” against the perpetrator.  (In fact, HuffPost set up an entire sub-site dedicated to chronicling every allegation of unkindness against Muslims in America — while not setting up a similar sub-site, to document the fact that there are 3-5 times as many hate crimes against Jews.)

There was one tiny problem with this “news” story, which HuffPost published on its front page: it knew, or should have known, that the “journalist” who wrote, Sam Stein, it was either lying, or grossly incorrect.  Specifically, because as the NY Times exposed, this “pack” of Jews was chasing Romney because they were fans, and wanted to get their pictures taken with him.

And although HuffPost eventually rewrote the headline to remove the anti-Semitic slur, as of December 4, 2016 (four years later), it allowed its embedded slide show to continue advancing the lie that the Jewish wedding party had “chased off” Romney:

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(3.6) INCITEMENT: “This filthy Jewess is so done with alt-right bullshit”

On November 14, 2016, HuffPost featured on its front page an article about what it alleges is hate speech by Breitbart.com.  One example of the hate speech HuffPost cited is an editorial that Breitbart published, written by a conservative Jew, with the phrase “renegade Jew” in its headline.

If this is the standard by which HuffPost claims hate speech against Jews should be judged, it is not curious to note how it had no problem featuring this incendiary headline near the top of its front page — while claiming it does not engage in, or allow any form of hate speech?

This Filthy Jewess Is Done With ‘Alt-Right’ Bullsh*t

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(3.7) INCITEMENT: HuffPost spread the debunked lie that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Congress’s invitation to address it, before President Obama had been notified

The following is excerpted from our broader report: “The Rhodes To HuffPost”: The Huffington Post’s use of lies, deception, bias and anti-Semitic incitement in order to help “sell” the Iran deal

At 7:50am on March 2, 2015, a few hours before Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, HuffPost published this splash headline story. Note that the headline copy put incendiary words into Netanyahu’s mouth, clearly implying that he had done something to insult President Obama:

02Mar BAD BIBI SPLASH - NO OFFENSE BARRYThe story page to which this incendiary headline led contained this passage (emphasis added):

HUFFPOLLSTER: Netanyahu Visit Polarizes Americans, by Mark Blumenthal, Ariel Edwards-Levy and Janie Velencia, The Huffington Post, March 2, 2015 7:50 am ET.

“Nearly half of American voters — 48 percent — say that congressional Republicans should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on Tuesday without first notifying President Barack Obama, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.”

This incendiary allegation originated in a story in the New York Times, that simply repeated an allegation by White House operatives that President Obama had not been notified in advance about Netanyahu’s acceptance of Speaker Boehner’s invitation to address Congress.

In reality, as HuffPost knew or should have known, the New York Times had corrected that false story more than a month earlier, on January 30, publishing this notation at the end of the article:

“An earlier version of this article misstated when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel accepted Speaker John A. Boehner’s invitation to address Congress. He accepted after the administration had been informed of the invitation, not before.”

Omri Ceren of the Israel Project was the first to have caught the correction, and began publicizing this fact the same day, January 30, after which it went viral among those who supported Netanyahu speaking to Congress:

01Feb - NYT ADMITS WH LIED - HP NothingEd Lasky at American Thinker publicized the NYT’s correction, and the fact that this was a lie that originated in the Obama administration, on January 31.

Further, according to a February 17 story by Bloomberg, a CNN-ORC survey revealed that nearly twice as many Americans said they wanted Netanyahu to speak to Congress, as those who didn’t (even though many assumed the White House false narrative was correct, about its not being informed in advance).

HuffPost has built one of the largest news rooms in America, with hundreds of journalists, researchers and editors.  Is it possible that HuffPost was really unaware of the reality surrounding Netanyahu’s speech? Or, did it continue perpetuating this lie in order to discredit Netanyahu, and protect Rhodes’s “war room”?

As shown in this screencap from May 28, 2016, HuffPost never corrected its story.  It also never published a retraction on either its front page or World page.


(3.8) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost used a Yiddish slang term to tell the world that Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was worthless — while consistently quoting Iran’s rulers accurately

On March 3, 2015, the day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, HuffPost published this editorial screed as a splash “news” headline:

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For those unfamiliar with the term “bupkis,” according to the Oxford Dictionary, it is Yiddish slang, defined as:

bupkis; n (bo͝opkis); Origin: Yiddish

Definition: Nothing at all: “You know bupkis about fundraising.”

You can read the transcript of Netanyahu’s speech here, and watch the entire video below, to enable you to judge whether:

  • What he had to say was devoid of meaning
  • He deserved to be attacked so viciously by HuffPost, which insists it is a “nonpartisan” newspaper – using Yiddish slang, no less


Contrast how HuffPost treated Netanyahu to its accurate, respectful depiction of statements by Iran’s rulers

It is only in this context that one can grasp the significance of how HuffPost consistently produced headlines that quoted Iran’s rulers accurately (and below, has even published articles that may as well have come from their PR agency).

For example, on March 12, 2015, only 9 days after it smeared Netanyahu, HuffPost devoted the following splash headline story to Iran’s “Supreme Leader,” Ayatollah Khomenei. Note how it summarized his statement accurately, without any editorializing:

03Mar BIBI SMEAR SPLASH - vs SUPLDR VERBATIMKeep in mind the following facts about Khamenei:

  • He oversees Iran’s internal and global terrorism operations, including its chronic murder of homosexuals, for the “crime” of being homosexuals.

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    Homosexuals executed in Tehran public square, for the “crime” of being gay.

  • He has openly claimed his mission is to destroy America and Israel.
  • Under his “leadership,” Iran has broken nearly every agreement it signed with the international community concerning its weapons programs, and other key issues.

HuffPost, however, has published no information about, or quotes by Khamenei or other Iranian “leaders,” regarding any of those things during the “negotiations” over the Iran deal. Instead, as documented below, HuffPost bent over backwards to present only positive depictions of what even the U.S. government identifies, year after year, as the world’s #1 terror state (a fact that it also ignores).


(3.9) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost justified Palestinian terrorism against Jews

In the fall of 2015, the Palestinians mounted their latest terror campaign against Jewish civilians in Israel.   Palestinians from age 11 and over were stabbing, shooting and running over Jews on a near-daily basis, and ultimately killed 26 people, including five Americans.

As part of HuffPost’s bias and incitement campaign against Jews during this period, on October 16, 2015, it published this editorial at the top of its World page, the headline of which explicitly justifies Palestinian terrorist attacks on Jews. And Huffpost left it there for six straight days.

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(3.10) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost whitewashed the cause of Palestinian terrorism against Jews

On October 19, HuffPost published this “story” as the splash headline on its World page, which it matched with this sympathetic picture of an apparently exhausted Palestinian rioter, or terrorist:

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In this editorial, the “journalist” compared Palestinian teenagers to those she encountered as a “teacher” in America, and in the West Bank, as being:

“[n]ormal kids who wanted normal lives… [T]hey wanted to sleep through the night without the fear of soldiers raiding their house, turning it upside down, or stationing themselves on the roof… [T]oday’s stabbings… are cries of despair and hopelessness…”

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Just one tiny problem: one of the architects of the Third Intifada, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh, confirmed that “despair and hopelessness” are not the cause of the terror campaign:

“This intifada is not the result of despair. This intifada is a jihad, a holy war fought by the Palestinian people against the Zionist occupation. Only a holy war will drive the occupier out of Palestine.”

HuffPost chose to completely ignore that refutation, and identical other ones, by both the perpetrators and inciters of the Third Intifada.  Instead, as documented here, HuffPost chose to publish “news” items such as these on its front page:

“Lost Erotica Of Spain Reveals An Overlooked Feminist History (NSFW)”

“Here’s What Happened When These Gay Men Touched A Vagina For The First Time”

“Newly Discovered Trench In Loch Ness Is Just The Right Size For A Monster”


(3.11) INCITEMENT: HuffPost falsely claimed that Israel “just wanted to kill as many people as possible” during its defensive actions against Hamas

This splash headline news story appeared at HuffPost on July 23 (see top of screencap below) and July 24, 2014:

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center, one of the largest and most respected Jewish civil rights organizations, blasted this headline story, and the entire premise behind it, as an outrageous anti-Semitic lie:

Wiesenthal Center: Huffington Post Headline on Gaza ‘Takes Art of Lying to New Depths’, by Joshua Levitt, The Algemeiner, July 24, 2014. Excerpt:

Simon Wiesenthal Center Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper on Thursday slammed the Huffington Post and reporter Sophie Jones, its Middle East correspondent, for the sensationalist headline, “‘They Just Wanted to Kill as Many People as Possible.”’ Cooper said the headline, accusing Israel of targeting civilians in its current war against Hamas in Gaza, and Jones’s reporting, “takes the art of lying and self-delusion to new depths.” […]

“Israel made a commitment unmatched by any other country in wartime to use technology to minimize civilian casualties,” he said. “Is it perfect, of course not. But Gazans know the truth – Hamas, who they voted into power, has turned them into human shields, their enemy Israel has tried to help them survive.”

Jones’s own reporting contradicted the article’s headline, as several of her “dozens of interviews” described how they and their families safely left their homes after the IDF warned as many as people as possible in their neighborhood.


(3.12) INCITEMENT: HuffPost claimed Israel is “fantasizing” about getting the U.S. to go to war against Iran

One does not need to examine this screed beyond the first sentence, to realize how unhinged and anti-Semitic it is.  HuffPost left this at or near the top of its World page for three straight days.

03-17-2015 FPHL 09-46 - IRAN US HEAVENS GATE day2Iran and America at Heaven’s Gate?, by Michael Brenner, Huffington Post, March 16, 2015. Excerpt (emphasis added):

If Israel fails to get Washington to go to war with Iran, it will have lost a very big bet. More fantasizing will not get it out of that hole. […] There also is the possibility of Israeli attack aircraft being shot out of the sky by the United States as they overfly Iraq or even approach Iran from a circuitous route via Saudi Arabia. It strikes me that a compelling case can be made for the United States to do just that.


(3.13) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost claimed, “Unlike the rulers of Gaza, Israel’s upper classes thrive off war”

HuffPost published this incendiary editorial, written by the notorious, deranged anti-Israel propagandist Max Blumenthal, on its front page on July 16, 2015, several weeks before the final climax of the debate over the Iran deal:

The Fire Next Time, by Max Blumenthal, Huffington Post, July 16, 2015.

Even before [Israel’s] assault was launched, Gaza was a warehouse for surplus humanity — a 360-square-kilometer ghetto of Palestinian refugees expelled by and excluded from the self-proclaimed Jewish state. […]

IS [Ed.: ISIS] in Gaza has established an alliance of convenience with the Israeli military, with each relying on the other to tighten the vise on Hamas.

Unlike the rulers of Gaza, Israel’s upper classes thrive off war.

Is it even possible that HuffPost, which runs one of the largest news rooms in America, is unaware of the lies in this article?  That for example, Hamas’s rulers have stolen billions of dollars in foreign aid and tax revenue from the people of Gaza, and enjoy lives of uber-luxury, while the Palestinians they “govern” live in poverty?  Just one example — from one year earlier, in July 2014:

Hamas got rich as Gaza was plunged into poverty, by Doron Peskin, YNetNews.com, July 15, 2014. Excerpt:

With multi-million-dollar land deals, luxury villas and black market fuel from Egypt, Gaza’s rulers made billions while the rest of the population struggled with 38-percent poverty and 40-percent unemployment.

While the fighting is only expected to worsen the distress of the residents of Gaza, the Strip’s economic outlook for the Strip was never good. The unemployment rate in Gaza stood at approximately 40% before the latest conflict, with a similar proportion being classed as living under the poverty line.

But while most of the Gaza population tries to deal with the difficulties of daily life, it seems that one sector at least has had few worries about their livelihoods – Hamas leaders and their associates.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyah, right, aboard one of the terror group’s private jets.

The fact is that for anyone who chooses to study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is a well-known fact that Hamas’s leaders indeed “thrive” as a result of it, using stolen “humanitarian aid” money to live in the lap of luxury, while Gaza’s residents exist on the brink of poverty.

Yet HuffPost chose to publish this incendiary cauldron of lies on its front page, courtesy of Max Blumenthal, whose hyperbolic anti-Semitic, anti-Israel propaganda is so deranged that even fellow far-left Israel critic Erik Alterman of The Nation, has lambasted him.  According to Alterman, Blumenthal’s recent book, Goliath, reads like:

“a propaganda tract” that “could have been published by the Hamas Book-of-the-Month Club (if it existed) without a single word change once it’s translated into Arabic.”

Further, Blumenthal is so disturbed that, hours after legendary Holocaust survivor and human rights activist Elie Wiesel died, Blumenthal was Tweeting vicious, lie-filled attacks against him.  A continuation of his long, long history of lying.

Despite that history, for years HuffPost has:

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  • Promotes the sale of his books with active links, something it does for few other authors (screencap at right is from his article, “The Fire Next Time,” described at top of this section)

(3.14) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost falsely claimed that “Israeli jets strike Gaza as leaders convene peace talks”

The following is summarized from an article at Huffington Post Monitor and Huff-Watch.

To place today’s events into recent context:

  • HuffPost recently published and heavily promoted a fawning interview that its Middle East correspondent conducted with a top Hamas terrorist.

Then, on September 15, 2010, HuffPost featured this “news” story at the top of its World page:

“Israeli jets strike Gaza as leaders convene peace talks”

hpm-israelstrikesgazaJudging from this top “news” headline, Israel maliciously attacked Gaza as “leaders” met to try to achieve peace.

But is this really what happened?  No.  And HuffPost knew it at the time.

In summary, after Hamas instigated another war with Israel, HuffPost published the above teaser at the top of its story pages, which was written by the AP, but carried a very different headline:

The story made it very clear that Israel was responding to attacks by Hamas in Gaza — yet HuffPost reversed the sequence of events to falsely make it appear as if Israel was initiating attacks on Gaza:

Israeli warplanes responded [to the mortar and rocket attacks by Hamas] by bombing a smuggling tunnel along the Gaza-Egypt border, the military said.

[George Mitchell, the U.S. envoy for Mideast peace efforts] made no mention of the mortar shells fired into Israel by Palestinian militants in Gaza or of Israel’s retaliatory air strike on Gaza […]

Later the same day, however, HuffPost revised the copy to read as follows:

fphl-6pm-calloutOnce again, however, HuffPost left the casual reader with the false impression that this was a tit-for-tat, that the Israelis and Hamas decided to fire at each other, for no particular reason, when it either knew, or should have known, that it was Hamas that had broken this cease fire and was attacking Israel, which was forced to respond.


(3.15) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost published on its two Arabic editions a story claiming that a Jewish woman murdered the Prophet Muhammad — then refused (a) to even respond to letters of complaint from the ADL, or (b) to take the article down

Huffpost Arabic refuses to remove post claiming a Jew poisoned Muhammad; Rebuffing ADL request to take down ‘anti-Semitic screed,’ website instead rephrases headline as a question, by JTA (via Times of London), January 13, 2017. Excerpt:

The Anti-Defamation League called on the Huffington Post’s Arabic-language edition to remove a blog post claiming a Jewish woman poisoned the Prophet Muhammad with arsenic.

The ADL has been urging the site to take down the article since shortly after it was published Nov. 29, the organization said in a press release on Thursday.

“It is troubling that an anti-Semitic screed cleared The Huffington Post’s editorial review process and that our concerns so far have been ignored,” said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. “We call on The Huffington Post to immediately remove this offensive entry and to ensure that the proper safeguards are in place so that the Arabic site is free of anti-Semitism and incitement against Jews.”

And from the Jewish News Service (JNS) on January 13, 2017:

The [HuffPost] blog, originally published Nov. 29, stated outright in its title that a Jewish woman used arsenic to poison Mohammed, while the text included that claim and other anti-Jewish conspiracy theories. The ADL initially reached out to the editor of the Huffington Post Arabic website Dec.7, but never received a response.


(3.16) INCITEMENT: HuffPost depicted a Jewish U.S. Senator in blackface, as a means of humiliating him for not supporting its favored candidate

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This racist, anti-Semitic screed was written by flame-throwing blogger Jane Hamsher, into which HuffPost allowed her to  insert this Photoshop-altered image of Sen. Joseph Lieberman to appear in blackface, to assail him because she alleged he was being disloyal to the Democratic Party.  (The reader must figure out how disloyalty equates with being a fake black person, and if this relates to HuffPost’s lily-white executive staff.)

Although HuffPost later removed this anti-Semitic image, after a public firestorm, it has allowed the article to remain posted, and Hamsher to remain an active blogger.


(3.17) BIAS: HuffPost provided prominent, sympathetic, graphic coverage of an Iranian girl who needed surgery in America — but ignored an American Jewish girl who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist

On February 8, 2017, HuffPost published on its front page a sympathetic, personalized, graphic story of an Iranian girl in need of heart surgery, whose trip to an Oregon hospital had been delayed, due to the Trump administration putting a temporary pause on entry visas from seven nations, including Iran.  This was an original, in-depth photo-story that HuffPost wrote.

Iranian Baby Barred By Travel Ban Enters U.S. For Lifesaving Surgery; Doctors treating the girl in Oregon say they’re hopeful they can successfully manage her heart condition, by Nina Golgowski, The Huffington Post, February 8, 2017. Excerpt:

An Iranian baby girl denied entry to the U.S. for lifesaving surgery under President Donald Trump’s travel ban has arrived in America for treatment.

Fatemeh Reshad was admitted at Oregon Health & Science University’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland on Tuesday, doctors confirmed. Her arrival ended a terrifying ordeal for the 4-month-old child’s family, after authorities had told them they’d have to wait 90 days to apply for a U.S. Visa.


Contrast how HuffPost treated this Iranian girl, to how it treated an American Jewish girl who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist — and Hamas openly celebrating this attack

This top, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provided to tell this Iranian girl’s story stands in sharp contrast to the fact that it essentially ignored a three-month-old American Jewish girl, Chaya Zissel Braun, who had been murdered by a Palestinian terrorist on October 22, 2014:

Three-month-old American Jewish girl Chaya Zissel Braun

The story of Chaya’s murder was initially covered by Jewish publications throughout the U.S. and Israel, including the Jerusalem Post, the Algemeiner, and others.

The Daily Caller (a publication that HuffPost follows and cites when it can attack its founder, Tucker Carlson) was the first U.S. mainstream publication to report the story on October 22:

Palestinian Terror Attack Kills American Baby, Wounds 7 Others In Israel, by Sarah Hurtubise, The Daily Caller, October 22, 2014, 11:25pm.  Excerpt:

A Palestinian driver with a history of anti-Israel violence crashed into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday in an apparent terrorist attack, killing a three-month old baby American girl and wounding eight Israelis. […]

“We look at this incident as a terrorist attack,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. The driver, who lived in east Jerusalem in Silwan, appeared to deliberately strike those waiting at the train station. He “has served time in Israeli prison for terrorism.” He is in serious condition.

The infant, Chaya Zissel Braun, died later of her injuries, according to Haaretz. Her parents, both American citizens, were also injured in the attack.

Within hours, Hamas celebrated and justified the attack that killed Chaya:

Baby girl killed in Jerusalem is an American, US official says, by Ben Hartman & Michael Wilner, The Jerusalem Post, October 23, 2014. Excerpt:

[Chaya] flew 10-20 meters in the air before landing headfirst on the pavement, Shimshon Halperin said Wednesday night.  Standing outside Hadassah University Medical Center on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus, after Chaya had died of intracranial bleeding Halperin explained how the driver from Silwan rammed a row of pedestrians, hitting Chaya’s stroller and sending her flying.

“This is a natural response to the crimes of the occupation and invasion of our land by the Jews,” Hamas spokesman Hossam Badran said in response to the attack.

The Post story also described an added aspect of this tragedy:

[…] Chaya had been born after her parents had tried for years to have a baby to no avail, said Halperin, adding that her parents were in shock, having just learned of her death.

Also, early the next day (October 23), the U.S. Department of State issued a press release condemning the attack, and indicating that Chaya was indeed a U.S. citizen:

U.S. condemns Jerusalem terror attack that killed infant, by JTA, October 23, 2014 6:45am. Excerpt:

The United States condemned as “despicable” a terror attack in Jerusalem that claimed the life of a 3-month-old girl.  Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral late Wednesday night in Jerusalem for Chaya Zissel Braun, who is reported to be an American citizen. […]

Hours after the attack, the U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement, “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem. We express our deepest condolences to the family of the baby, reportedly an American citizen, who was killed in this despicable attack, and extend our prayers for a full recovery to those injured. We urge all sides to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this incident.”

Soon after, the NY Daily News, another publication that HuffPost regularly cites, ran a story about Chaya’s murder, confirming that she was an American citizen:

HuffPost completely ignored Chaya’s murder — and Hamas celebrating this attack — with the exception of an op-ed blog that it buried beyond casual public view

A search of the string “Chaya Zissel Braun” returns one result: an op-ed piece:

No Child Should Be Expendable, by Harry Leibowitz, World of Children Award Co-Founder & Board Chair, The Huffington Post, October 24, 2014.

Yet neither this item, nor anything about Chaya’s murder, or Hamas celebrating it, appeared on HuffPost’s front page from October 23-26, as proven by screencaps provided by the Internet Archive:

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So what kinds of “news” stories did HuffPost decide to put on its front page during this period, instead of anything about Chaya’s murder, her family’s grief, or Hamas celebrating its murderous act?  Here is a sampling:

HuffPost decided on October 24 that sympathetic pictures of aging dogs was worthy of being on its front page — for two straight days, October 24-25 — but nothing about Chaya and her family:

LOOK: Photo Series Captures The Dignity Of Aging Dogs

And that Kim Kardashian’s “daring” dress and birthday were more front page-worthy — for two straight days (October 25-26) — than the fact that Chaya would never be able to celebrate her first birthday:

Kim Kardashian Dons A Daring White Dress For Her Birthday Bash

And HuffPost scoured the world and found this inane “news” story, which it posted on its front page for two straight days — October 25-26:

These Awkward Animal Couples Really Suck At Making Out

Here are some more of the “news” stories that HuffPost decided were worthy of being on its front page from October 23-26, instead of anything about Chaya:

Blake Lively Looks Amazing

Kate Hudson’s Matthew McConaughey Impression Is Spot On

WATCH: Howie Mandel Refuses To Leave HuffPost Live

‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Canceled By TLC

Bet You Can’t Ace This ‘Sex And The City’ Quiz

For more case studies of HuffPost’s bias against Jews and Israel, please see:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015

Examples of HuffPost giving top coverage to alleged hate crimes against people in its favored groups

Examples of HuffPost’s efforts to legitimize fake hate crimes against people in its favored groups


(3.18) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: When Palestinians perpetrate terrorism, HuffPost rewrites the wire-provided headlines to claim it’s just nondescript “violence” —  yet when Jews are merely accused of terrorism, its headlines claim “rampaging Jewish extremists” did it

As part of SaveTheWest’s documentary, “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada,” we showcased HuffPost’s anti-Semitic bias in the context of its coverage of a Palestinian terrorist’s murder of Jewish American high school student Ezra Schwartz.  Specifically, in addition to dehumanizing Ezra and downplaying his murder, HuffPost rewrote the headline that was provided by Reuters, to remove the fact that this was a Palestinian terrorist attack:

The Israeli news media gave heavy coverage to this latest Palestinian murder spree, and to the fact that one of the victims was an American. NBC made Ezra’s picture the centerpiece of its November 19, 2015 story about these attacks:

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On November 19, Reuters published the following story, the opening paragraphs of which mentioned Ezra, and the fact that he was an American.

“Five dead in Palestinian attacks in Tel Aviv, West Bank – Israel”

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The next day, November 20, HuffPost published the Reuters story both on its front page and World page. However, note how it rewrote the headline, to now read:

“American Teen Among 5 Killed In Israel Attacks”

11-20-2015 FPHL 05-52 - Am teen killed - by whom - no namesWhy did HuffPost remove the part of the Reuters headline that clearly stated that Palestinian terrorists perpetrated these attacks? And why did it also insert the words “in Israel attacks,” as if to imply that Israel itself was responsible for them? If one only gets their news from HuffPost, what other conclusion could they reasonably come to – especially given its virtual blackout on the near-daily Palestinian terrorist attacks on Jews that had been occurring for the previous two months?

Even though HuffPost included Ezra’s name in the story page URL

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… its story page included no pictures of Ezra, and nothing about him, personally:

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HuffPost also ignored the fact that shortly after Ezra was murdered, a Hamas spokesman called the attack “an act of bravery.”


Contrast HuffPost’s treatment of Ezra’s murder, to the top-line, graphic treatment it gave to accusations against Jewish civilians of harming Palestinians

Notice that in these headlines, however, HuffPost identifies the alleged perpetrators as Jewish or Israeli, and explicitly holds them to account for what they are accused of doing, by using loaded, inflammatory terms, such as “rampage,” “extremist,” etc.  Also note that in each of these cases, HuffPost uses pictures of the victims in the headlines, something it never does when Jews are the victims.

For more case studies of HuffPost’s bias against Jews and Israel, please see:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015

Examples of HuffPost giving top coverage to alleged hate crimes against people in its favored groups

Examples of HuffPost’s efforts to legitimize fake hate crimes against people in its favored groups


(3.19) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost ignored the murder of an American rabbi and his wife in front of their four children, by Palestinian terrorists — but gave super-coverage to a Palestinian man who alleged he was wrongfully tazed by Israeli police

This short video is an excerpt of SaveTheWest’s first major documentary, “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada.” The complete documentation for this case study is here.

For more case studies of HuffPost’s bias against Jews and Israel, please see:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015

Examples of HuffPost giving top coverage to alleged hate crimes against people in its favored groups

Examples of HuffPost’s efforts to legitimize fake hate crimes against people in its favored groups


(3.20) BIAS: HuffPost produced a video that it says documents the history of car-ramming as a terror tactic — but it completely ignores its actual origin: as a means by which Palestinians murder Jews

On June 19, 2017, HuffPost published this story at the top of its front page:

Clicking on that headline led to this page:

How Vehicles Have Become Deadly Tools Of Terror

The contents of the page only consist of this short video, produced by HuffPost — which completely omits the fact that it was Palestinians who pioneered the use of car-ramming to murder Jews, and glorify this practice via social media:

The fact thatt car-ramming as a terror-tactic was pioneered by Palestinians is not secret. Six months earlier, on January 13, 2017, Newsweek — one of HuffPost’s content partners — published this report:

Experts Say ISIS Ramming Attacks Were Inspired by Palestinians, Not Vice-Versa, by Jack Moore, Newsweek, January 13, 2017.  Excerpt:

“If at all, ISIS emulates the Palestinian militants, not the other way around,” says Yossi Mekelberg, associate fellow at the London-based international affairs think tank Chatham House. “Netanyahu is mainly a PR person and in the last year, two and a half years, he tried to connect the global war on terror with what happens [in Israel], because he thinks by that he can get more sympathy and more support.”

Jihadist groups have viewed vehicle attacks in the same vein as Palestinians: they are an easy and reliable method to target their enemies. In 2013, Al-Qaeda had called on supporters to “use a pickup truck as a mowing machine” and to “mow down the enemies of Allah.” ISIS has made similar calls since its rise in 2014.

Palestinians have been using vehicle attacks in the months and years before Nice and Berlin, and even before ISIS became a global phenomenon, not least because of the security barrier Israel constructed in 2003, effectively diminishing the ability for Palestinian militants to perpetrate suicide bomb attacks against Israelis altogether. In 2009, a Palestinian man rammed a bulldozer into a police car in Jerusalem, injuring two policemen; in 2013, another rammed a tractor into the gate of an army base, entering before Israeli soldiers shot him dead. According to The Jerusalem Post, there were at least five vehicle attacks by Palestinians between 2008 and 2011, including a truck attack.

And an entire year before HuffPost produced this video, NBC News also exposed the key role of Palestinians in pioneering the use of vehicle-ramming as terror tactic:

A Short History of Vehicles Being Used as Deadly Weapons, by Alex Johnson, NBC News, July 15 2016.  Excerpt:

Oct. 11, 2014 — Jerusalem

Abdel-Rahman Shaloudi, 21, swerves off the road, accelerates and slams into a crowd of people at a light rail stop in Jerusalem, killing a 3-month-old American-born girl and a 22-year-old Ecuadorian tourist. Seven other people are injured, and Shaloudi is shot and killed after a police pursuit.

Fatah — the Palestinian National Liberation Movement — and the military wing of the Palestinian group Hamas both claim Shaloudi as a martyr, and Fatah prints posters of him to use for recruitinIronically, g purposes. Authorities later disclose that Shaloudi was a nephew of Mohiyedine Sharif, a bomb-maker for Hamas who was known as “The Electrician.”

Ironically, the 3-month-old American girl who was murdered in the above footage, Chaya Zissel Braun, was yet another victim of HuffPost’s  endemic anti-Semitic bias: as documented in Case Study 3.17, it completely ignored her murder, and the fact that the Palestinians were celebrating her murderer’s “heroic act.”


(3.21) BIAS: HuffPost published a story that downplayed and whitewashed the fact that a Palestinian terrorist stabbed a Jewish family to death in their home — and depicted Palestinians as the actual victims — while giving top coverage to Kim Kardashian’s near-nudity

On July 14, 2017, three Palestinian terrorists murdered two Israeli policemen at the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. The attack was caught on video.

Master Sgt. Kamil Shnaan, left, and Master Sgt. Haiel Sitawe, murdered by Palestinian terrorists on July 14, 2017.

A September 7, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Kamil Shnaan Haiel Sitawe” returned zero results, proving that it completely ignored these two victims.

In the following days, Israel beefed up its security at the site, to include metal detectors.  The Palestinians objected, and began daily, escalating violent riots, during which dozens of Israelis and others were hurt.

Then, on July 21, 2017, a Jewish family was having sabbath dinner in their home, when a Palestinian terrorist burst in, and hacked them to death. Here is how the Times of Israel carried the story:

Israeli father, son and daughter stabbed to death in West Bank home; Mother in serious condition after Palestinian terrorist sneaks into settlement of Halamish, stabs family at Shabbat dinner as young children hide; killer shot and wounded by IDF soldier on leave, by Jacob Magid and TOI staff, Times of Israel, July 21, 2017.

Soon after, the Israeli police released this picture of the murder scene, and one of the victims, all from the Salomon family:

(L-R) Yosef, Elad and Chaya Salomon, who were stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist on July 21, 2017.  Source: Times of Israel.

HuffPost published nothing on its front page about this massacre until approximately 5:30pm, at which time it posted this, mid-way down, beneath other “news” stories (screencap taken at 11:00pm EST on July 21, 2017, from the Wayback Machine, here).

That headline led to this story page, the first few paragraphs of which are pasted below.  Notice that HuffPost/Reuters flips the responsibility for this massacre squarely on Israelis.  And notice that rather than featuring a picture of the murder scene, it used a picture of angry Palestinians:

At Least Six Dead In Worst Israeli-Palestinian Bloodshed For Years; The bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years was prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site, by Luke Baker and Ori Lewis, Reuters (via HuffPost), July 21, 2017, 3:54pm EST.

Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site.

“Three Israelis were stabbed to death in a Jewish settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed in violence prompted by Israel’s installation of metal detectors at entry points to the Noble Sanctuary-Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem’s walled Old City.”

Note first that the story that HuffPost chose to run placed the Salomons on the same moral plane as the Palestinian rioters who were violently attacking and attempting to murder Israeli police officers, and had been shot in the process.  Not also that HuffPost included not a single picture of the Salomons, or their names, or the pictures of the murder scene, on its story page To the contrary, every single picture in HuffPost’s story is of Palestinians, including rioters.  A sampling: a Palestinian rioter being arrested by Israeli police:

Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian protester during clashes following prayers outside Jerusalem’s Old City on July 21, 2017. (Photo: Ahmad Gharabli via Getty Images)

A September 7, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Yosef Elad Chaya Salomon” returned zero results, proving that it completely ignored these victims.

HuffPost also ignored the fact that the Palestinian terrorist who murdered the Salomons wrote an incitement-based, anti-Semitic suicide note on Facebook:

19 Year-Old Terrorist Who Murdered 3 Jews Eating Shabbat Meal, Leaves Suicide Note on Facebook, Jewish Breaking News, July 21, 2017. Excerpt:

The  19-year-old terrorist, Omar al-Abed who murdered 3 Israelis as they were eating Shabbat dinner, left a morbid homicide/suicide note on his Facebook wall. […]

All I have is a small knife and it will respond to Al-Aqsa’s call.

You sons of pigs and monkeys, (referring to Israelis) I am sure that if you open the gates of al-Aqsa they will come after you with an iron fist – I warn you.

A September 7, 2017 search at HuffPost using the string “Omar al-Abed Facebook note” returned zero relevant results.

HuffPost also ignored the fact that both Fatah and Hamas were openly celebrating the massacre:

Hamas welcomes Samaria terrorist attack; Hamas says attack in Halamish was justified in wake of Israel’s action at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, by Ben Ariel, Israel National News, July 22, 2017. Excerpt:

The Hamas terrorist organization welcomed Friday evening’s terrorist attack in the Shomron community of Halamish, in which three Israelis were murdered in the middle of their Shabbat dinner.

The organization said in a statement said that “the heroic attack came in the wake of Israel’s violation of the rights of our people in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”


Contrast how HuffPost ignored, dehumanized, whitewashed and buried the story of the Salomons’ murders, to the top-level, graphic, sympathetic treatment it gives to Palestinians in grief — even over terrorists:

HuffPost put these pictures of a sad, young Palestinian girl from Gaza on its front page and World page, holding a picture of her father, after Israel was accused of abducting him.

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HuffPost included this “victim’s” name right in the headline of its story page:

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HuffPost knew from copy of this story, from the AP, that this man, Dirar Abu Sisi, was suspected of being a senior member of the Hamas terror group:

Dirar-Abu-Sisi-story---speculationLater, he openly admitted to an Israeli court that he indeed was a senior terrorist with Hamas, that he planned the murders of Jews, and used his engineering education to dramatically advance the technology of the rockets that Hamas fires into Israeli cities. He was sentenced to 21 years in prison. HuffPost’s search engine, however, proves that it completely ignored all of those parts of this supposed “victim’s” story.

Dirar-Abu-Sisi-conviction-search-nothingIn another incident, from August 2015, when a Palestinian was killed during violent clashes with Israeli police, HuffPost published the picture and sympathetic, personal story of a wailing relative of the deceased on both its front page and World page, for three straight days (1, 2, 3, 4, 5):

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So what kinds of “news” stories did HuffPost feature in the top part of its front page, on July 21-22, 2017, instead of any of the pictures of the Salomons, or the murder scene, or Hamas celebrating their murders? 

Here is a sampling of what appeared at the top of HuffPost’s front page at 11:00pm EST on July 21, 2017 — all of which is confirmable via this screencap from Wayback Machine:

Stephen Colbert Just Rented Out Trump’s Alleged ‘Pee Pee Tape’ Suite In Moscow

Scuba Diver Captures Humpback Whale Getting Some Magnificent Air

Blogger Praises K-Beauty While Calling Asians ‘Ching Chongs’ In ‘Funny Clothes’

More, slightly further down the front page — but above the story of the nondescript “violence” in Israel — including a “news” story about Kim Kardashian’s near-nude outfit (lower right):

Kim K. Pairs A Crop Top With A Sheer Skirt, Because Of Course

And by the next day, July 22, 2o17, the story about the nondescript “violence” in Israel had been removed from HuffPost’s front page altogether (see Wayback Machine screencap here).

For more case studies of HuffPost’s bias against Jews and Israel, please see:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015

Examples of HuffPost giving top coverage to alleged hate crimes against people in its favored groups

Examples of HuffPost’s efforts to legitimize fake hate crimes against people in its favored groups


(3.22) BIAS: HuffPost ignored a Palestinian that mob was suspected of burning down Jewish school, during their “day of rage” activities — and instead gave top coverage to an actress who went nearly nude, and to a “hot convict”

On May 22, 2017, during a series of “Day of Rage” protests and riots ordered by the Palestinian government, a mob of Palestinian civilians was reportedly witnessed setting fire to a Jewish school in Samaria, also known as part of The West Bank.  From the JNS (Jewish News Service) News Bureau, one of the largest wire services for Jewish news, on May 24:

Palestinian arsonists burn down Jewish school in Samaria, by JNS.org staff, May 24, 2017. Excerpt:

(JNS.org) Palestinian arsonists burned down a Jewish religious school in Israel’s northern Samaria hills Monday, during a “Day of Rage” in support of an ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prisons.

The former Jewish community of Homesh, which was evacuated in 2005 as part of the Israeli government’s disengagement from Gaza and four communities in Judea and Samaria. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The arsonists entered the area surrounding Homesh Yeshiva and set the building alight. No injuries were reported. Officials from the school said they expect the IDF to bring the arsonists “to justice,” and vowed to build a larger structure at the same site to replace the destroyed building.

Jewish residents of Homesh were evicted and had their homes demolished in 2005 as part of the Israeli government’s unilateral disengagement from Gaza as well as four communities in Judea and Samaria.

And from the Jewish Press, this picture of the school emerged, also on May 24:

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A May 28, 2017 search using the string string “Homesh Yeshiva Palestinian arson” returned zero results.  Instead of publishing anything about this story, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, during the three days after this story broke, from May 25-28:

Did You Hear The One About Al Franken in 2020?

Ina Garten’s New Show Airs This Weekend, And We’re So Freaking Excited

Mom Draws The Trials And Tribulations Of Parenting In Hilarious Cartoons


Contrast HuffPost’s policy of ignoring of this story, to the top-line, graphic treatment it gave to accusations against Jewish civilians for harming Palestinians

Notice that in these headlines, however, HuffPost identifies the suspected perpetrators as being Jewish or Israeli, and explicitly holds them to account for what they are accused of doing, by using loaded, inflammatory terms, such as “rampage,” “extremist,” etc.  Also note that in each of these cases, HuffPost uses pictures of the victims in the headlines, something it never does when Jews are the victims.

For more case studies of HuffPost’s bias against Jews and Israel, please see:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015

Examples of HuffPost giving top coverage to alleged hate crimes against people in its favored groups

Examples of HuffPost’s efforts to legitimize fake hate crimes against people in its favored groups


(3.23) BIAS: HuffPost ignored imam captured on video during sermon at Davis, CA Islamic center, calling for the murder of all Jews, everywhere — but gave top coverage to a man who asked a Muslim woman if she has a green card

On July 21, 2017, a video emerged of Sheikh Ammar Shahin of the Islamic Center of Davis, CA, preaching that Jews must be annihilated — all of them. The transcription, courtesy of the research firm MEMRI:

“Oh Allah, support the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the rest of the Muslim lands. Oh Allah, liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews. Oh Allah, destroy those who closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Oh Allah, show us the black day that You inflict upon them, and the wonders of Your ability. Oh Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one. Do not spare any of them. […] Oh Allah, make this happen by our hands. Let us play a part in this.”

On July 24, 2017, Israel National News (one of the most widely-read Israeli news sites) reported the story, along with a number of U.S. and European outlets:

California Friday Sermon: Imam prays ‘Annihilate Jews, liberate Al-Aqsa from their filth’; ‘Annihilate them down to the very last one…not sparing any of them. Oh Allah, make this happen by our hands. Let us play a part in this, by Mordechai Sones, Israel National News, July 24, 2017. Excerpt:

Last week, Egyptian-born American preacher Ammar Shahin delivered a Friday sermon at the Islamic Center of Davis, northern California, where he serves as Imam MEMRI reported.

In it he cited a hadith, according to which the Muslims would fight the Jews on Judgment Day, and prayed to Allah to “liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews” and to “annihilate them down to the very last one,” not sparing any of them. “Oh Allah, make this happen by our hands. Let us play a part in this,” he prayed in the sermon, which was posted on the Davis Masjid YouTube channel.

Imam Shahin, who had earned a B.A. in Islamic studies in Egypt, traveled in 1999 to the U.S., where he obtained a degree in computer engineering. He is listed as an instructor of the Zidni Islamic Institute, a California-based organization that teaches Sunni Islam in the West.

Then, on July 25, the Algemeiner, America’s most-read Jewish news site, ran the story, which also noted that Shahin’s mostque is located only blocks away from the UC-Davis

Local Rabbi Condemns California Imam’s Comments ‘Inciting Hatred, Violence Against Jews, by Rachel Frommer, The Algemeiner, July 25, 2017. Excerpt:

The director of the Chabad center serving the University of California-Davis told The Algemeiner on Tuesday that he was “taking seriously” a Friday sermon made by the imam of the local mosque that some have called antisemitic.

Rabbi Shmary Brownstein said the comments from Ammar Shahin of the Islamic Center of Davis — which sits blocks away from Chabad of Davis — had “unacceptably advocated and incited hatred and violence against Jews” by praying that god would “liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews.” […]

“As Jews, we are sensitive to this sort of rhetoric because we know what’s come of such talk in past times,” said Brownstein, who added that he had contacted the authorities and would be considering increased security measures.

Brownstein noted that Shahin’s is the only mosque in the town of Davis and that, during the academic year, the center has substantial student attendance.


HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A July 26, 2017 search using the string string “Ammar Shahin Oh Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one. Do not spare any of them” returned zero results. Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that appeared on HuffPost’s front page in the three days after this story broke, from July 25-27:

This “news” story appeared on HuffPost’s front page on July 26, 2017.

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Chrissy Teigen Spent 10 Minutes Looking At A Car Seat Photo Before Posting


Contrast how HuffPost ignored this story, to the fact that it gave top-level coverage to a story about a man who asked a Muslim woman if she has a green card

On February 1, 2017, HuffPost positioned this story near the top of its front page:

Video Shows Man Harassing Muslim Woman, Asking If She Has A Green Card, “Do you have a green card, by the way? Yeah, you look, are you even — ”; by Nina Golgowski Trends reporter, The Huffington Post, January 31, 2017.

Notice that this man has no influence, does not preach to hundreds or thousands of people, and did not call for a genocide of all 1.7 billion Muslims.  Yet HuffPost decided that this story, as repulsive as it is, deserved top coverage — while completely ignoring the videotape of the Davis, CA imam, as well as a similar incident from California (Case Study 24), and three more in Canada (here, here, here).

For more case studies of HuffPost’s bias against Jews and Israel, please see:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015

Examples of HuffPost giving top coverage to alleged hate crimes against people in its favored groups

Examples of HuffPost’s efforts to legitimize fake hate crimes against people in its favored groups


(3.24) BIAS: HuffPost ignored a California imam who was captured on video during a sermon at an Islamic center — which was attended by jihadists who murdered 14 in San Bernadino in 2015 — calling on Muslims to wage jihad against Jews, to help Allah destroy them, but gave top coverage to a sad story about a widowed wolf, in England

As reported on July 26, 2017 in Legal Insurrection, one of the most popular conservative blog, run by Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson, based on a July 21, 2017 article and video at MEMRI:

Not just one, but TWO California Imams pray for annihilation of Jews over al-Aqsa Mosque, by William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection, July 26, 2017. Excerpt:

Once again, MEMRI reports, California Imam Mahmoud Harmoush Prays for Allah to Destroy the Jews: They Are After Mecca and Medina […]

“Allah wants us to have jihad in our lives, no matter what and where we are,” said Sheikh Harmoush. “Wake up, it is time to be a Muslim. Prayer is not the only thing,” he said. Sheikh Harmoush holds educational and leadership positions at several institutions in Southern California, teaches Arabic at UCLA San Bernardino, and is a member of the leadership council of the Syrian American Council. The mosque at the Islamic Center of Riverside was attended by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the shooters in the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack, in which 14 people were killed.


HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A July 27, 2017 search using the string string “Sheikh Mahmoud Harmoush Allah wants us to have jihad in our lives, no matter what and where we are” returned zero results.

Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that appeared on HuffPost’s front page in the three days after this story broke, from July 27-29 — starting with this personalized, graphic, sympathetic story on July 29, that one of its “journalists” wrote about a traumatized wolf — in England:

Single Wolf Dad Cares For Pups Alone After Mother Shot In Zoo Escape, by Hilary Hanson, Huffington Post, July 29, 2017.  Excerpt:

A male wolf at a zoo in England is caring for his pups alone after their mother was tragically shot last week.

Ember, a female Eurasian wolf at Cotswold Wildlife Park in Bradwell Grove, Oxfordshire, was spotted outside the perimeter fence on July 21, the BBC reported Monday. The zoo said at the time that staff shot Ember as a matter of public safety because they were unable to tranquilize her.

More “news” stories during this period:

This “news” story appeared on HuffPost’s front page on July 29, 2017.

Charlie Sheen Thinks The Moon Is Hollow, According To Rob Lowe

Here’s Why You Need To Know About The 1917 Silent Parade

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Learns Why You Should Never Ever Wear Green On TV

90s Kids Can Relax, Kenan And Kel Are Friends Again

Report: Oprah Reveals Mindy Kaling Is 5 Months Along In Pregnancy

For more case studies of HuffPost’s bias against Jews and Israel, please see:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015

Examples of HuffPost giving top coverage to alleged hate crimes against people in its favored groups

Examples of HuffPost’s efforts to legitimize fake hate crimes against people in its favored groups


(3.25) BIAS: HuffPost ignored two Jewish children, including a 1-year-old, who were seriously injured by Palestinian rock-throwing terrorists — and instead gave top-level coverage to a celebrity who “thinks the moon is hollow”

Jewish baby injured in stone-throwing attack on Israeli bus; Arab terrorists hurl rocks at Israeli bus south of Jerusalem, injuring one-year-old boy, by David Rosenberg, Israel National News, August 6, 2017.

A one-year-old Israeli child was injured Sunday when Arab stone-throwers attacked a passenger bus driving through Judea, south of Jerusalem.

The terrorists attacked several Israeli vehicles near the Jewish town of Karmei Tzur, off Route 60 at the southern edge of the Gush Etzion bloc.

One of the vehicles targeted was a Gush Etzion Regional Council bus, in which the one-year-old boy and his family were travelling.

A rock thrown by one of the terrorists smashed through one of the bus’ windows and struck the child, injuring him. Emergency medical responders treated the boy at the scene, then evacuated him to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem. He is listed in light condition.

Soon after, this follow-up story emerged:

Stone-throwers ambush bus filled with children; Media ignores attack on civilian bus filled with children. One 10-year old victim still hospitalized after suffering head injuries; by Shimon Cohen, Israel National News, August 6, 2017. Excerpt:

Shmuel-David in the hospital (photograph used with permission of family)

Stone-throwing terrorists ambushed a civilian bus full of children leaving a protest rally on the ruins of the town of Sa-Nur in northern Samaria Thursday.

Arutz Sheva spoke with Rochel, the mother of 10 year old Shmuel-David, who was struck in the head by a large rock when the bus was attacked. Shmuel-David remains in the hospital for further treatment following the discovery of minor internal bleeding in his head.

“We were on our way to the center of the country. When we left Sa-Nur we passed an [Arab] village, and at the entrance to the village we saw that Arabs were burning tires, and we saw youths standing with rocks in their hands by the side of the road,” Rochel said. “The driver told us before we left that it was a very hostile village and we were going to be attacked by rock-throwers, so we knew what it was going to be like.” […]

The rioters then began to pelt the bus with large rocks. “It was very frightening. We heard rocks hitting the bus from all directions. We immediately calmed the children who could not stand and who were sitting. We thought that the missiles would not penetrate a protected bus.”

However, one rock did break through the reinforced glass windows and struck Rochel’s 10-year old son in the head.  “Suddenly there was a loud boom. It was terrifying. We realized that something had happened, and immediately my son screamed. Most of the people on the bus were small children.”

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

An August 8, 2017 search using the string string “Karmei Tzur Gush Etzion Regional Council bus Shmuel-David” returned zero results. Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that appeared on HuffPost’s front page in the three days after this story broke, from July 27-29:

This “news” story appeared on HuffPost’s front page on July 29, 2017.

Charlie Sheen Thinks The Moon Is Hollow, According To Rob Lowe

Here’s Why You Need To Know About The 1917 Silent Parade

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Learns Why You Should Never Ever Wear Green On TV

90s Kids Can Relax, Kenan And Kel Are Friends Again

Report: Oprah Reveals Mindy Kaling Is 5 Months Along In Pregnancy

Also contrast how HuffPost ignored these attacks to the top-level, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provides to PalestiniansPalestinian terroristsIslamist terrorists, convicted murderers, animals and non-Jews.


(3.26) BIAS: HuffPost dehumanized and downplayed a Jewish family that was murdered in their home by Palestinian terrorists — yet gave seven straight days of top coverage to a graphic story about “Hitler’s private moments” with Eva Braun

The following is a condensed version of detailed report produced by Huff-Watch.

On March 11, 2011, two Palestinian terrorists stabbed to death five members of a Jewish family, the Fogels, in their home (Wikipedia entry here):

The Fogel family, clockwise, from top left: Ruth, 34; Udi, 36; Yoav, 11; Elad, 4; Hadas, 3 months.

The Fogels’ 12-year-old daughter, Tamar, discovered the bodies of her family, amid the blood-splattered floors and walls of her home. See a video of Tamar talking about her parents and family, one week later, here.

The following crime scene photos were taken by the Israeli police, of the victims as they were found (photo montage by Huff-Watch)

The extent and savagery of this mass murder quickly made headlines around the world:

Itamar massacre: Fogel family butchered while sleeping, by Yair Altman, YNet News, March 11, 2011.

Fogel family identified as victims of Itamar terror attack, by Ben Hartman, Jerusalem Post, March 12, 2011.

Brutal West Bank killings shock Israel, stir fears of renewed violence; Ambulance workers describe a scene of ‘incomprehensible horror’ where five Jewish settlers, including an infant, were stabbed to death. The killings send shockwaves through Israel, by Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2011.

Israelis and Palestinians in shock after Fogel family massacre, by Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian (UK), March 14, 2011.

The Israeli police arrested two Palestinian cousins, Amjad and Hakim Awad, ages 18 and 19, who proudly admitted that they murdered the Fogels, and said they’d do it again.

Cousins Hakim Maazan Niad Awad, 18 (left), and Amjad Mahmed Fauzi Awad, 19, proudly confessed to massacring the Fogel family.

Fogel murderers provide account of Itamar massacre, by Yaakov Lappin, Jerusalem Post, April 18, 2011. Excerpt:

The suspects planned the stabbings days ahead, and made unsuccessful attempts to obtain firearms from a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine representative in their village. […]

They entered a home adjacent to the Fogel residence, but no one was there. They stole an M-16 rifle from the home, as well as ammunition and body armor, and walked down the street.

The terrorists then saw the Fogel residence, and spotted children sleeping through the window, security forces said.

Immediately after entering the home, the youths set their knives on two brothers sleeping in their beds, four-year-old Elad, and 11-year-old Yoav, killing them both.

They then entered the parents’ bedroom, where they launched a knife attack on Ehud and Ruth Fogel. The parents fought back. During the struggle, one of the suspects used the stolen M-16 to shoot Ruth Fogel dead. Ehud died of his stab wounds during the fight.

The two men left the house, but then they heard three-month-old Hadas crying. Awoken by the attack, the baby lay in her crib in her parents’ bedroom.

“They went back into the house and stabbed the baby to death,” a security source said.

Two other children were in the home, but were spared because Akim and Amjad did not know they were there.

Amjad later told interrogators that he would have killed them, too, had he known that they were in the house.

Soon after the Fogel family murders, pictures emerged from the Gaza Strip and West Bank, of Palestinians openly celebrating the “heroic act” (photos courtesy IsraellyCool, via AFP and Huff-Watch):


HuffPost at first ignored, then dehumanized and downplayed the Fogel family massacre

As the Huff-Watch blog documented in great detail at the time, HuffPost went to extraordinary lengths to:

  • Ignore, then dehumanize and downplay the slaughter of the Fogel family, and who was responsible for it
  • Super-humanize Adolf Hitler, for seven straight days

Specifically, as the following sections document:

(1) HuffPost completely ignored the story of the Fogel family slaughter for more than seventeen hours after the AP, its primary source of news, first reported it.

(2) Finally, seventeen-plus hours later, HuffPost posted one wire story about the Fogel family slaughter — mid-way down on a secondary page, with only one picture: of a military Jeep in front of buildings.

(3) HuffPost never published a single story or mention on its front page about the Fogel family massacre, from March 11-15, 2011.

(4) HuffPost never published a single news article containing the Fogels’ names, pictures or stories — as it routinely does for Palestinian Muslims who are upset, or grieving, about anything.

(5) HuffPost completely ignored news reports that (a) Hamas and Gazans were celebrating the Fogel slaughter — and (b) that part of Fatah, the militant wing of Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority, claimed responsibility for the attack.

(6) HuffPost ran a story that claimed Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the Palestinian Authority — and one of its bloggers —  condemned the slaughter of the Fogel family. But it completely ignored documentation that showed how Abbas’s PA had incited, celebrated and rewarded Islamist violence against Jewish civilians, in the days and weeks leading up to the slaughter of the Fogel family.

(7) Instead of publishing anything substantive about the Fogel family slaughter and related issues, HuffPost gave at least seven straight days of coverage to a pictorial about the “private moments” between Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun.

(8) HuffPost completely ignored the story and photos of the Fogel family funeral, which was attended by an estimated 20,000 people — the exact opposite of the splash treatment it gives to funerals of Islamist terrorists, and Muslims.

(9) By 8:30pm on March 14, HuffPost removed all mention of the Fogel family slaughter from its World page.  So what kinds of “news” did HuffPost decide were more deserving of placement on its front page and World page, instead?

(10) HuffPost reviewed, approved and decided to publish numerous user comments containing egregious anti-Semitic hatred, both mocking the Fogels’ murders, and accusing them of being to blame.


(1) HuffPost completely ignored the story of the Fogel family slaughter for more than seventeen hours after the AP, its primary source of news, first reported it. 

The AP published its breaking version of the story at 7:43pm EST on March 11, 2011, and it appeared at the New York Times minutes later.  FoxNews.com published its first version of the story on its front page at around 8:30pm.

As this video documents, however, as of 12:30pm EST on March 12, 2011, HuffPost had still not published anything on its front page about the Fogel family massacre:


(2) Finally, seventeen-plus hours later, HuffPost posted one wire story about the Fogel family slaughter — mid-way down on a secondary page, with only one picture: of a military Jeep in front of buildings.

This is the only news story that HuffPost published about the Fogel family massacre — mid-way down its World page — at 12:52pm on March 12, 2011:

This news story was an initial version, written by Reuters.  HuffPost included no pictures of the Fogels, which were readily available at that time:

Jewish couple and three children killed in West Bank, by Rami Amichai, Reuters, March 11, 2011. Excerpt:

A Jewish couple and three of their children were stabbed to death in bed in a West Bank settlement in what Israeli officials said Saturday was an attack by one or more Palestinians who broke into their home.

Israeli troops set up roadblocks and were searching the area around the Jewish religious settlement of Itamar, near the Palestinian city of Nablus, for the killer or killers.

In a televised speech, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed shock that the parents and three of their children — including a baby — were “brutally murdered on Sabbath eve while sleeping.’’


(3) HuffPost never published a single story or mention on its front page about the Fogel family massacre, from March 11-15, 2011 — or ever. 

This can be confirmed via screencaps taken of HuffPost’s front page from the Wayback Machine (Internet Archive):

11Mar11 Fogel family day 1 nothing on front page

12Mar11 Fogel family day 2 nothing on front page

13Mar11 Fogel family day 3 nothing on front page

14Mar11 Fogel family day 4 nothing on front page

15Mar11 Fogel family day 5 nothing on front page


(4) HuffPost never published a single news article containing the Fogels’ names, pictures or stories — as it routinely does for Palestinian terrorists, or Palestinians in general, who are upset or grieving, about anything.

HuffPost avoided telling even a shred of the “human” aspect of the Fogel family slaughter, or who did it to them, in the days after the attack, or at any time since — even though all this information and media was readily available.

This is provable using HuffPost’s own search engine.  A September 10, 2017 search using the string “Udi Ruth Fogel,” the husband and wife, returned only two results — both of which were blog articles (editorials), neither of which appeared on HuffPost’s front page:

Reclaiming Zionism, by Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Huffington Post, July 8, 2013.

A Funeral for the State of Israel, by Bradley Burston, Huffington Post, Mar 17, 2011 (copied from the original article at Haaretz).

Contrast this complete blackout on the Fogels to the top-level, graphic, sympathetic coverage that HuffPost showers on Palestinian terrorists and Palestinians in general, who are grieving or met any kind of misfortune:

Also contrast how HuffPost ignored these murders to the top-level, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provides to Islamist terrorists, convicted murderers, animals and non-Jews.

(5) HuffPost completely ignored news reports that (a) Hamas and Gazans were celebrating the Fogel slaughter — and (b) that part of Fatah, the militant wing of Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority, claimed responsibility for the attack. 

As Huff-Watch noted:

On March 14, Big Peace documented the fact that in an English-version statement, Hamas declared that “harming children is not part of Hamas’ policy, nor is it the policy of the resistance factions.” Yet in the Arabic portion of its website, Hamas praised the murderer, called him a mujahad (warrior), and denounced the Fogel family as “usurpers”:

“Our correspondent in Nablus reported that a Palestinian mujahid was able to break into the usurper (settlement) of “Itamar” south of Nablus in the occupied (West) Bank, and stabbed five Zionist usurpers. Zionist media sources said that “A Palestinian broke into the usurper (settlement) between the hours of 9:30 – 11:00 PM, and killed five usurpers from one family while they were sleeping.”

Yet HuffPost published nothing about this.  Instead, as Huff-Watch also noted, several months earlier, HuffPost published a fawning portrayal of Hamas’s chief terrorist, written by its “Middle East correspondent,” a notorious anti-Israel propagandist.

Hamas Chief Weighs in On Eve Of Peace Talks, by Sharmine Narwani, Huffington Post, August 31, 2010.


(6) HuffPost ran a story that claimed Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the Palestinian Authority — and one of its bloggers —  condemned the slaughter of the Fogel family. But it completely ignored documentation that showed how Abbas’s PA had incited, celebrated and rewarded Islamist violence against Jewish civilians, in the days and weeks leading up to the slaughter of the Fogel family.

On March 14, 2011, HuffPost published this story mid-way down its World page, which enabled Mahmoud Abbas, one of its bloggers, to express his alleged shock and outrage over the murders of “a Jewish settler couple and three of their children” (note that HuffPost included no names or pictures of the victims):

Abbas Calls Israel Settler Murders ‘Inhuman’, Huffington Post (via Reuters), March 14, 2011. Excerpt:

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday the killing of a Jewish settler couple and three of their children was “inhuman,” telling Israel he was determined to help catch those responsible.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had complained that Abbas’s administration insufficiently condemned the attack and even encouraged such bloodshed through “incitement” in official Palestinian forums.

“This was inhuman and immoral. We deplore this incident, without a doubt. It is an abomination,” Abbas told Israel Radio.

What HuffPost completely ignored, however, was the fact that Abbas and his “government” had, in the weeks and months prior to the Fogel family massacre, been actively inciting, justifying, glorifying and financially rewarding terrorism against Jews — and using U.S. and W. European taxpayer money to do so.  As reported one day earlier, on March 13, 2011, in Israel National News:

Fogel Family Slaughter Deliberately Incited by PA; The Palestinian Authority government deliberately incited its population to terrorism prior to the slaughter of the Fogel family on the Sabbath, by Chana Ya’ar, Israel National News, March 13, 2011. Excerpt:

The Palestinian Authority government deliberately incited its population to terrorism long before the Sabbath slaughter of the Fogel family in the Samaria Jewish community of Itamar this past Friday night.

“Incitement against Israel, which frequently turns into genuine anti-Semitic incitement, is an inseparable part of the fabric of life in the Palestinian Authority, “noted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in a statement issued  by his media adviser following the murder. “These anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic messages are regularly heard in both the private and official media and in mosque sermons, and are studied in school textbooks. Terrorists are given honored status and become models for emulation in Palestinian society, both in the media and via ceremonies held by institutions affiliated with the PA.”

“Institutionalized and systematic incitement against Israel has never ceased in the PA, even during the height of the diplomatic process in the 1990s,” the PMO noted.

Recent Examples of PA Incitement
Praising numerous attacks by terrorists, the PA government has made special efforts to encourage the murder of Israelis – and has not shied away from praising those who kill children, despite protestations to the contrary.

On the day before the brutal slaying of the Fogel family, Sabri Saidam, adviser to Abbas and under-secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, told PA Arabs in a speech that “the weapons must be turned towards the main enemy [Israel] and that internal differences of opinion must be set aside.” Saidam denounced the low monthly stipends to families of terrorists who murder Israelis. He also called for the naming of another public square in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, the bloodthirsty terrorist who led the 1978 Coastal Road massacre that left dozens of Israelis dead, including 13 children.

On March 6, the Al Hayat Al Jadida newspaper advertised the naming of a “youth” tournament for 19 year olds honoring the memory of “shahida” (Martyr) Wafa Idris – the first female PA Arab suicide bomber. As a Red Crescent ambulance volunteer, she was able to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem, where she murdered one person and wounded more than 150 others in January 2002.

One week prior to the brutal attack on the Fogel family, the Fatah faction led by Abbas held a ceremony at the Deheisheh neighborhood of Bethlehem, honoring those of its homegrown terrorists who were killed during the PA’s terrorist campaign against Israel in the years 2002-2005. Those “honored” included suicide bomber Muhammad Daraghmeh, who murdered nine Israelis in Jerusalem, as well as Saed Saud Abu Amar, Jad Mahmoud Atallah, Issa Zakri Faraj and Ayyat Al-Akhras – who at age 17 was the youngest female suicide bomber, having murdered two Israelis in her suicide bombing of March 2002.

As the Huff-Watch blog asked at the time:

Might HuffPost’s protective treatment of Abbas have something to do with the fact that he is also one of its official bloggers?


(7) Instead of publishing anything substantive about the Fogel family slaughter and related issues, HuffPost gave at least seven straight days of coverage to a pictorial about the “private moments” between Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun. 

Continuing its fetish for publishing stories that “humanize” Adolf Hitler (see more examples in Case Study 3.31), on March 9, 2011 HuffPost published this “news” story on its World page — and left it there until at least March 15 — seven straight days:

Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler’s Private Moments, Huffington Post, March 9, 2011.

This detailed article also included a picture of Hitler with his dogs (Eva Braun is in background):


(8) HuffPost completely ignored the story and photos of the Fogel family funeral, which was attended by an estimated 20,000 people — the exact opposite of the splash treatment it gives to funerals of Islamist terrorists, and Muslims.

As the Huff-Watch blog noted:

These were but some of the photos that were available via the Israeli media hours after the funeral, on March 13, 2011:

HuffPost ignored all of these photos, and ran not a single reference to the funeral even occurring.

This stands in stark contrast to the fact that HuffPost routinely provides wall-to-wall spread coverage of funerals for Muslims who are killed in the course of perpetrating violence against Jews, or during attempted arrests. For example, here’s a HuffPost slide show tribute to Sami Sirhan, a Palestinian Muslim who was killed while attempting to murder an Israeli security guard:

And here is the front page pictorial treatment that HuffPost gave on October 4, 2010, to the funeral for a Palestinian Muslim who was killed while trying to sneak into Israel:


(9) By 8:30pm on March 14, HuffPost removed all mention of the Fogel family slaughter from its World page.  So what kinds of “news” did HuffPost decide were more deserving of placement on its front page and World page, instead?

A sampling:

Here are videos taken of HuffPost’s front page on March 13 and 14, 2011, to show some other examples of the “news” that its editors decided was more important than anything regarding the Fogel family slaughter, and related issues:


(10) HuffPost reviewed, approved and decided to publish numerous user comments containing egregious anti-Semitic hatred, both mocking the Fogels’ murders, and accusing them of being to blame.

As we Huff-Watch documented here, the only user comments that appear anywhere on HuffPost are those that it has reviewed, approved and decided to publish (“pre-moderation”). And as shown below, soon after HuffPost published the story of the Fogel family slaughter, it was reviewing 185 user comments (“pending”) and deciding which of them to publish —- and which to reject:

Here is a sampling of comments that HuffPost approved and published, submitted by its users and even its moderators.  They are among the many that explicitly justified the massacre of the Fogel family, on exactly the same basis that Hamas and other Islamist terrorists did:


(3.27) BIAS: Video: “The Huffington Post: Bias in Pictures”

This short video was produced in 2011 by an independent HuffPost watchdog site, Huffington Post Monitor:


(3.28) BIAS: HuffPost set up a comprehensive sub-site, “Islamophobia,” through which it publicizes and gives legitimacy to allegations of hate incidents against Muslims in America.  Yet it has not set up a similar sub-site to publicize hate crimes against Jews in America — even though they are 3-5 times more likely to be victims.

An extensive amount of research and documentation was devoted to preparing this section, which is broken down into the following sections:

(1) HuffPost’s “Islamophobia” sub-site

(2) HuffPost has not, however, set up a similar site to track anti-Semitic hate crimes, which are far more prevalent, as a recent SaveTheWest report shows

(3) Both on its “Islamophobia” sub-site, and on its main site, HuffPost publicizes and gives legitimacy to allegations of hate incidents against Muslims in America, regardless of whether they are based on evidence or just social media posts.

(4) 75 case studies that document how HuffPost consistently ignores actual, documented hate crimes against Jews


(1) HuffPost’s “Islamophobia” sub-site

On February 4, 2016, HuffPost launched a sub-site, “ISLAMOPHOBIA,” that was completely dedicated to tracking “Islamophobic incidents,” which it defines as anything from alleged violence to unkind words:

According to HuffPost:

It might be impossible to create a comprehensive list of discriminatory acts against American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim, but The Huffington Post will document this deplorable wave of hate for all of 2016 using news reports and firsthand accounts. The breadth and severity of Islamophobia in America can no longer go unnoticed. Enough is enough.

The entries on HuffPost’s “Islamophobia timeline” range from verbal insults to actual hate crimes.

HuffPost seeks donations to support the site, and has accepted funds from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), one of the most notorious Islamist front groups in America:


(2) HuffPost has not, however, set up a similar site to track allegations of hate crimes against Jews in America, which are far more prevalent, as a recent SaveTheWest report shows

While there are similar numbers of Jews and Muslims in America, according to consistent annual FBI data, Jews are three to five times more likely to be victims of hate crimes than Muslims. SaveTheWest compiled this data into a short infographic slide show:

This omission takes on special significance when one considers the fact that for many years, HuffPost has been inciting worldwide hatred of Jews and Israel, while whitewashing or ignoring those who are attacking them. An array of examples are showcased in SaveTheWest’s recent documentary:

“The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”

Several other independent blogs have been documenting HuffPost’s endemic anti-Semitic bias and incitement as well.


(3) Both on its “Islamophobia” sub-site, and on its main site, HuffPost publicizes and gives legitimacy to allegations of hate incidents against Muslims in America, regardless of whether they are based on evidence or just social media posts.

The following is a partial list of some of the articles that HuffPost has published on its front page, or on its “Islamophobia” sub-site, about alleged anti-Muslim hate crimes and incidents in America and beyond:

HuffPost articles regarding alleged hate crimes against Muslim Americans


(4) 75 case studies that document how HuffPost consistently ignores actual, documented hate crimes against Jews

Contrary to the consistent, top-level, graphic, sympathetic coverage that HuffPost gives to seemingly every allegation of a hate crime or incident against Muslims, it does the exact opposite regarding actual hate crimes and incidents against Jews — including those that were captured on video.  The following are 74 case studies that SaveTheWest has documented of HuffPost’s pattern of anti-Semitic bias and omissions in this regard:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017 (56 case studies)

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015 (19 case studies)


(3.29) BIAS: HuffPost has gone to extraordinary lengths to falsely legitimize fake hate crimes against Muslims — while consistently ignoring actual hate crimes against Jews, including those caught on video.

On a repeated basis, HuffPost perpetrated one or more of the following acts or omissions, in order to falsely legitimize fake hate crimes against Muslims (and people in the other identity groups that it favors):

  • It publicized allegations of hate crimes when there were clearly reasons for suspicion, or substantive indications that they were fake. HuffPost gave detailed, front-page, enduring coverage to allegations of hate crimes against members of its favored groups — particularly Muslims and black Americans — in cases when it knew there was no supporting evidence, and/or the victim(s) had not filed a police report, or school complaint. It did this despite the proliferation of well-documented fake hate crimes against these favored groups in recent years.
  • It did not alert its readers that they’d been deceived. Upon learning that a hate crime it promoted as being legitimate had never happened, was a hoax, or was perpetrated by the alleged victim, HuffPost posted no new headline on its front page that indicated this reality. In doing so, HuffPost deliberately left its readers, and the publications around the world that ran its original story, with the false impression that the story was legitimate.
  • It attempted to conceal its deception. It replaced the headline and copy on the original allegation page with new content, that reflected the reality – but made no effort to alert the public that this was the case. In doing so, anyone who searches “Huffington Post” and the content of the story would only find that it appeared to report the story accurately, at the time, as a fake hate crime — when documentary evidence on this page shows it did not.

Through these acts and omissions, and given its claimed 200 million monthly readers around the world, HuffPost:

  • Has been, deliberately, maliciously smearing America on the world stage, as a rampantly Islamophobic, bigoted, violent culture, all the way down to first-graders.
  • Has continued feeding the false narrative that Muslims are at disproportionately high risk of being victims of hate crimes in America — when it knows, or should know, that in reality, Muslims are the least-likely victims of religiously-motivated hate crimes in America. Further, as our documentation shows, HuffPost has ignored virtually all of the actual, documented hate crimes against Jews, against whom 4-6 times as many hate crimes are perpetrated than against Muslims, despite having similar population sizes in America.

The following is a partial list of the extent to which HuffPost went to falsely legitimize what it either knew, or should have suspected were fake anti-Muslim hate crimes, almost all of which it publicized on its front page — right up to the point that they were exposed as hoaxes, at which time they disappeared:

Examples of HuffPost legitimizing fake hate crimes against Muslims (10 case studies)

In contrast, HuffPost consistently ignores actual hate crimes and incidents against Jews — including those that were captured on video.  The following are 75 case studies that SaveTheWest has documented of HuffPost’s pattern of anti-Semitic bias and omissions in this regard:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017 (56 case studies)

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015 (19 case studies)

This is an especially notable contrast, given the fact that while there are similar numbers of Jews and Muslims in America, according to consistent annual FBI data, Jews are three to five times more likely to be victims of hate crimes than Muslims. SaveTheWest compiled this data into a short infographic slide show:

This omission takes on special significance when one considers the fact that for many years, HuffPost has been inciting worldwide hatred of Jews and Israel, while whitewashing or ignoring those who are attacking them. An array of examples are showcased in SaveTheWest’s recent documentary:

“The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”

Several other independent blogs have been documenting HuffPost’s endemic anti-Semitic bias and incitement as well.


(3.30) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost published an original story on its front page, “Hey America – Stop Being So Islamophobic” — while ignoring the fact that Jews are, by far, the #1 target of religiously-motivated hate crimes in America

This is a continuation of Case Study 3.28 and 3.29 — but due to its particular features, merited its own analysis.

On March 15, 2016, HuffPost published this “news” story on its front page — an explicit attack on America, as a whole, for being “Islamophobic”:

Clicking on that headline brought the reader to HuffPost’s deceptive “Islamophobia” sub-site, which we examined, and debunked, in Case Study 3.28.

Were HuffPost genuinely interested in championing the cause of victims of hate crimes in America, it would be consistently standing up for Jews, because while there are similar numbers of Jews and Muslims in America, according to consistent annual FBI data, Jews are three to five times more likely to be victims of hate crimes than Muslims. SaveTheWest compiled this data into a short infographic slide show:

STW Hate Crimes Report

Further, as has been known for years, and was again confirmed in a 2017 study out of Oslo, Norway, the main perpetrators of hate crimes against Jews are radical Islamists, and radical leftists — two groups that HuffPost consistently protects, and propagandizes on behalf of, no matter what they do.

Lastly, it should be noted that since in recent years, while there have been many allegations of hate crimes against Muslims (and other minority groups in America), in nearly two dozen cases, they turned out to be hoaxes (fake hate crimes).  Specifically, in each of these incidents, :

  • The alleged hate crime never happened
  • The alleged victim(s), or a Muslim perpetrated the hate crime, as in the cases of injuries and vandalism

Here is a partial listing that SaveTheWest produced of recent fake hate crimes against Muslims in America:

Recent incidents of fake hate crimes against Muslims in America (23 case studies)

Clearly, this phenomenon only makes it harder for actual victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes to come forward, and to be believed.  Yet HuffPost has never given top publicity to any of those fake hate crimes.

To the contrary, SaveTheWest also documented ten incidents in which HuffPost gave false legitimacy to what turned out to be fake hate crimes against Muslims, often based not on evidence, but rather, on the alleged victim’s posts on social media:

Examples of HuffPost legitimizing fake hate crimes against Muslims (10 case studies)

With all these facts in mind, one can begin to grasp the extreme bias, and malicious hatred for America and its readers, that HuffPost employed in order to justify publishing such a lie-filled headline on its front page.

Further, HuffPost either knew or should have known the following facts, before it published this hate-filled headline:

  • As Zuhdi Jasser, MD, president of the reformist American Islamic Forum for Democracy has said often, Muslims are freer to peacefully practice their faith, in their own way, in America, than anywhere else on Earth.
  • Muslims’ anti-Western hatred is not limited to those who reside in America.  As documented in this recent short film hosted by Raheel Raza, a devout Muslim, the phenomenon is widespread — and growing:

Yet HuffPost consistently, myopically ignores all of these facts and context — to the point of publishing articles that claim, in their headline, “Muslims Are Not Terrorists,” and “Muslims Are The True Feminists” (despite the proliferation of Islamist violence against females who perpetrate “honor crimes”).

Further, as documented elsewhere in this report, HuffPost has even ignored repeated incidents of imams explicitly preaching violence against homosexuals — including one sermon, given in Orlando, FL, two months before the Pulse nightclub massacre.  And even after the Pulse massacre, perpetrated by an Orlando Islamist who openly admitted to 911 operators and the FBI in recorded calls that he was murdering gays because of his faith, HuffPost ran a headline 24 hours later that claimed “Religion had nothing to do with it”:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring Islamist hate and incitement against members of the LGBT community : Save The West

Presumably, this consistent whitewashing and denial of Islam is why HuffPost felt it was safe to make such an unfair, bigoted, hateful accusation against America, accusing it, en masse, of being “Islamophobic,” while so many Muslims from around the world are seeking, and finding refuge here.


(3.31) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost’s fetish for using its front page to visually “humanize” Adolf Hitler and other anti-Semitic monsters — while consistently vilifying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in pictures

This case study presents a sampling of how HuffPost visually depicts the following:

(1) Adolf Hitler

(2) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (former president of Iran)

(3) Other Iranian leaders

(4) Khaleed Meshaal (head of Hamas terrorist group)

(5) Kim Jong Il (who had worked with Iran to develop its nuclear weapons and missile technology)

(6) Benjamin Netanyahu

We contend there is no way to dismiss this stark contrast in HuffPost’s depiction of monsters as grinning, “human” leaders, while consistently depicting Netanyahu as a monster, as mere coincidence.  Rather, we contend that this is another facet of HuffPost’s long-term anti-Semitic operational DNA.


(1) Adolf Hitler

Hitler secretly wanted to be a Mouseketeer

On September 14, 2010, HuffPost featured this “news” story on its front page:

6 Brutal Leaders And Their Ridiculous Secret Hobbies, Huffington Post, September 14, 2010.  Excerpt:

Everybody needs a hobby, but people find release in many surprising ways. A mechanic might unwind by knitting, a ballet dancer might take up boxing. But what do you do to unwind after, say, a long day at the genocide factory? Just ask these guys…


Hitler’s “private moments” with Eva Braun (seven straight days)

As documented in Case Study 3.26, HuffPost published this “news” story on its front page on March 9, 2011, and left it there for at least seven straight days, until at least March 15, 2011.  At the same time, it never published a single story, anywhere on its site, that contained the pictures, names or stories of the Fogels, a Jewish family that had been slaughtered in their home by two Palestinian terrorists.

Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler’s Private Moments, Huffington Post, March 9, 2011.

This detailed article also included this picture of Hitler with his dogs (Eva Braun is in background):


Hitler’s public and private photos

And this item, which appeared on HuffPost’s World page from August 27-30, 2010:

Adolf Hitler In Public And Private: Rare And Never-Seen Photos, Huffington Post, August 27, 2010.


Hitler and Nazis during Christmas (which HuffPost published for two straight days — during Christmas)

HuffPost even devoted space at the very top of its World page to “humanize” Hitler on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 2010:

RARE Photos From A Nazi Christmas Party, Huffington Post, December 24, 2010.


(2) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (former president of Iran)

For those who are unfamiliar with it, since the early 1980s, Iran has been the world’s #1 state sponsor of terrorism, particularly against the U.S., Israel, and the LGBT community.  Details here.  And according to a 2011 federal court ruling, Iran also played a material role in assisting Al Qaeda to perpetrate the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Iran’s terrorism dramatically accelerated during the reign of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

June 3, 2009: Consider the thinking that went in to matching this picture, with the monstrous lie in the headline — and the fact that he was at the same time threatening to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth.  As shown in the next screencap, HuffPost promoted this story at the top of its feature pages.


August 10, 2010: As above, HuffPost depicts this monster grinning, while threatening the mass murder of U.S. soldiers, and heavily promoting it atop its story pages:


June 16, 2009: Depicting Ahmadinejad as a grinning, conquering hero, for blasting the U.S.


June 9, 2010: One of the world’s most notorious anti-Semitic fanatics, depicted by HuffPost, again as a grinning statesman:


(3) Other Iranian leaders

June 2013: HuffPost published this splash headline that falsely claimed that Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, is a “moderate.” At the time, he was a well-documented anti-American and anti-Semitic extremist. In the three years since he was elected, Rouhani’s extremism has become more pronounced, ranging from Iran’s violations of international accords, to its dramatically increased rate of executing gays, to its funding of terror groups. HuffPost has ignored all of these stories, and instead has published only favorable depictions of Rouhani, and Iran’s other rulers. Details here.

September 28, 2015: HuffPost depicts Rouhani as a kindly grandfather.  A kindly grandfather who happens to also be hanging gays in the streets of Tehran, for the “crime” of being gay, an issue about which HuffPost does not publish headlines.  Just as it avoids covering the Islamist roots of the Pulse nightclub massacre, and the fact that foreign imams were allowed to preach anti-gay hate and incitement in Orlando mosques on three separate incidents in 2016.  Details here.

August 2, 2013: HuffPost doing PR for Rouhani, in words and pictures, to whitewash his threats to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth: Throughout his (Khamenei-approved) campaign for the presidency in 2013, Hassan Rouhani and other Iranian “leaders” routinely threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth, and gave moral and divine justification for doing so. Their statements are on the record, unchallenged, and unambiguous.  Iran is also well-known for arming, funding and providing training to many of the major Islamist terror groups that routinely attack Israel, including Hamas.  HuffPost has published none of these threats.

However, on August 2, 2013, HuffPost published the following “news” story on its front page, which was sourced from Iran’s official, notorious propaganda machine, Press TV.  Specifically, the “story” claims that Rouhani’s genocidal threats against Israel were somehow merely “controversial,” and mis-translated.

December 4, 2011 “Give peace a chance”: The only thing missing from this HuffPost headline is the John Lennon-Yoko Ono chant, to “Give Peace A Chance.” The only problem is that throughout the Iran nuclear “deal” negotiations, as SaveTheWest documented, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Mohammed Khatamei, was leading hundreds of thousands of Iranians in chants of “Death to America!,” and it was lying at every turn about its nuclear program and intentions — facts that HuffPost militantly suppressed at every turn.

July 12, 2015: The kindly, friendly face of Iran’s notorious, fanatical foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif:


(4) Khaleed Meshaal (head of Hamas terrorist group)

August 1, 2009: There were many pictures of Hamas’s chief terrorist, the notoriously corrupt, anti-Semitic fanatic Khaled Meshaal, from which HuffPost had to choose, to match with this headline.

It chose this one, which depicts him as Gaza’s George Clooney — a friendly, peace-seeking statesman:


(5) Kim Jong Il (who had worked with Iran to develop its nuclear weapons and missile technology)

January 17, 2008: There were many other pictures of this monster, Kim Jong Il, who oversaw North Korea’s 25 million slaves, that HuffPost could have chosen to match with this headline.

Yet it chose this one, to depict him as a kindly, friendly statesman.


(6) Benjamin Netanyahu

Contrast the long-term efforts that HuffPost has applied to “humanize” Adolf Hitler and all the other monsters, listed above, to how it just as consistently works to visually vilify and dehumanize Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The following are but a few of the many examples that SaveTheWest and other blogs have documented of this phenomenon:


March 19, 2015: That split-second screencap in which the leader of the one free, tolerant nation in the entire Middle East can be visually depicted to the world as a psychopathic monster.


June 14, 2009: As documented in section 2, HuffPost consistently visually depicts the former Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as a “rock star.”  On this day, however, it juxtaposed his grinning face alongside that of Netanyahu, the contrast in editorial choices could not be more stark; Ahmadinejad, the genocide-threatening Islamist madman is depicted as a normal, joyous person — while Netanyahu is depicted as glowering.  And HuffPost promoted this juxtaposition atop the main stories of the day.


May 12, 2009: One month earlier, HuffPost did the exact same thing, but worse, when juxtaposing Netanyahu alongside President Obama.  HuffPost also promoted this contrast at the top if its major stories of the day:

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March 2, 2015: As documented in Case Study 3.7, HuffPost knew or should have known that this headline was based on an incendiary lie that had been debunked more than a month earlier:

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October 6, 2015: Netanyahu as an unfeeling, cruel monster, juxtaposed against a grieving Palestinian mother at her son’s funeral: In the Fall of 2015, Palestinians mounted their latest wave of terrorist attacks against Jews, known as the “Third Intifada.”  To learn more, please see: Israeli–Palestinian conflict (2015), Wikipedia; Palestinians: The Real Goal of the Intifada, The Gatestone Institute; The Hidden Hand behind the Palestinian Terror Wave, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs; Ready or Not, the Third Intifada May Be Here, by Adam Chandler, The Atlantic, October 7, 2015.

Several weeks into this terror wave, during which nearly a dozen Jews had been killed and hundreds more injured, Palestinian rioters were violently attacking Israeli police on a daily basis with rocks, Moltov cocktails and other objects.  In one incident, the police shot and killed several rioters, who turned out to be teenagers.

As documented in SaveTheWest’s recent film, “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada,”, HuffPost went to extraordinary lengths to turn the reality of the situation upside down, depict Palestinian terrorists as victims, and engage in some of its most vicious anti-Semitic propaganda to date.

On October 6, 2015, this extended into presenting an ultimate pictorial clash, in an article that depicted two pictures — of the wailing mother of one of the Palestinian rioters, at his funeral, directly below an apparently angry, malevolent Netanyahu.  Details here.


(3.32) BIAS: “Hadar’s Story”: HuffPost completely ignored a Jewish girl who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist — while at the same time, giving top coverage to sad stories about animals, and a vulgar girl band

In perhaps no other example on this page is HuffPost’s anti-Semitic bias displayed in more stark relief than in the way it treated the murder of Hadar Buchris.  This 21-year-old Jewish girl was sitting on a bench, waiting for a bus, when without warning, a Palestinian stabbed her to death.  This murder, among the many other savage attacks during the Third Intifada, shocked Israel and received coverage in certain outlets throughout W. Europe and N. America.

As this video documents, however, HuffPost completely ignored Hadar.  Instead, it gave top, sympathetic, graphic coverage to an abused dog, a rhino that died, and Muslim refugees who are sewing their mouths shut.  Also, as the video shows, HuffPost has published dozens of top-of-the-page splash headlines about a vulgar Russian girl band, “Pussy Riot,” who were arrested after disrupting a church service, and whom this “newspaper” views as victims.

This video is excerpted from SaveTheWest’s larger documentary, ““The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”.  See the complete documentation of Hadar’s case study here, and the case studies of more than a dozen other victims of the Third Intifada, here.


(3.33) BIAS: HuffPost completely ignored Elie Wiesel’s opposition to the Iran deal, and his urging of President Obama to meet with Netanyahu — while at the same time, whitewashing and giving top coverage to supporters of the deal — including a proven front group for Iran’s mullahs, and a convicted pedophile

As has been documented throughout SaveTheWest’s special report, “The Rhodes To HuffPost”: The Huffington Post’s use of lies, deception, bias and anti-Semitic incitement in order to help “sell” the Iran deal, HuffPost gave top-line coverage to pretty much anyone who supported the Iran deal, including:

(a) A proven front group for Iran’s mullahs

(b) a discredited, convicted pedophile

The one person to whom HuffPost would give no coverage, top-line or otherwise, to voice his vehement opposition to the Iran deal, was Elie Wiesel, a man who was “the living prince of the Jewish people,” according to America’s most famous rabbi,” Shmuley Botach, who said:

“There’s no personality more respected in the global Jewish community and few in the wider world than Elie Wiesel…. [H]e is the face of the murdered 6 million (Jews killed in the Holocaust).”

In early February 2015, Wiesel reportedly wrote to President Obama to urge him to meet with Netanyahu when he came to speak to Congress.  According to Rabbi Boteach:

“I think that his [Wiesel’s] view on the prime minister’s speech sounding the alarm as to the Iranian nuclear program carries a unique authority that transcends some of the political circus that has affected the speech.”

Obama refused Wiesel’s request.  Wiesel then took out full-page ads in the New York Times and the Washington Post, which ran on February 14 & 15, explaining his opposition to the deal, and urging U.S. Senators and Congressional representatives to attend Netanyahu’s March 3 speech:

Elie Wiesel ad large

HuffPost, however, completely ignored both Wiesel’s voice, and his ad.

02-16-2015 FPHL 06-22 SNL cue cardsInstead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost decided were more worthy of appearing on its front page in the three days following the second ad placement (February 16-18):

 


(3.34) BIAS: HuffPost ignored two rabbis who were stabbed to death by Palestinian terrorists, and the wife of one of the rabbis, who was laughed at and spat on by Arabs when she begged for help — while at the same time, giving four days of top, sympathetic coverage to a convicted murderer

On October 3, 2015 a Palestinian terrorist stabbed Rabbi Aharon Bennett, 22, to death on the way to the Western Wall in the Old City on Saturday. Rabbi Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their two-year-old son were also stabbed.  Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, a father of seven, who came to the aid of the Bennett family, was also attacked and stabbed to death.

Rabbi Bennett, 22 (L), and Rabbi Lavi, 41.

From the Times of Israel:

The two Israeli men who were killed Saturday evening in a terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City were named by police as Nehemia Lavi, 41, and Aharon Banita [Bennett], 22.

The two died of their wounds shortly after being stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City by a Palestinian terrorist.

Banita’s wife was in serious condition and their two-year-old baby was lightly wounded. She was taken to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem and was undergoing surgery. The toddler was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment where he remained in stable condition.

Lavi, a Jerusalem resident, leaves behind a wife and seven children. A rabbi at the Old City’s Ateret Cohanim yeshiva who lived nearby, he had rushed to the scene when he heard screaming in the street.

From The Algemeiner [emphasis added]:

“I ran several meters with a knife stuck in my shoulder, covered in blood,” newly widowed Adele (Benita) Bennett told Israel’s Channel 2 on Sunday, from her hospital bed in Hadassah-Ein Kerem.

“And the Arabs watching applauded and spit at me, calling out, ‘You should die, too.’ The 22-year-old wife of murdered Aharon (Benita) Bennett, whose funeral she was unable to attend due to the critical injuries she sustained in the Jerusalem terror attack on Saturday night, recounted the terrifying ordeal, in which her two-year-old son was also stabbed. […]

Adele Bennet

Adele Bennett speaks to Prime Minister Netanyahu in the hospital where she and her 2-year-old son are recovering from the attack.

Many Arabs were around us watching what was happening. They simply laughed and smiled.  I really begged, ‘Help me, help me!

“He [the terrorist] pushed Aharon down to the ground and continued stabbing him. I tried to fight him, to get the knife out of his hand. I realized I wouldn’t be able to; I felt I was about to fall. I thought I had to alert security forces.”

From Israel National News, video of Prime Minister Netanyahu visiting Mrs. Bennett and her two-year-old son in the hospital, as they recovered from stab wounds [emphasis added]:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited the bedside of Adele Bennett-Benita, whose husband Aharon Benita Bennett, 21, was murdered in the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday night. […]

“They had murder in their eyes,” she recalled [about the terrorists] “They were drinking coke meanwhile… laughed in my face… I ran and cried for help… you could see the hatred in their eyes! You could see that everything was planned, they knew how to do it…”


HuffPost’s own search engine proves it ignored the murders of Rabbis Bennett and Lavi. 

A September 13, 2017 search using the string “Nehemia Lavi Aharon Bennett” returned only one result: an editorial, published on October 22, 2015, that mentioned the rabbis’ names in the body copy, but not the headline:

Contrast how HuffPost ignored these murders to the top-level, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provides to PalestiniansPalestinian terroristsIslamist terrorists, convicted murderers, animals and non-Jews.


So what kinds of “news” stories, then, did HuffPost’s editors decide were more worthy of appearing on its front page and World page, during the two days that followed these murders (October 4-5)?

In contrast to the top-level, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provides to PalestiniansPalestinian terrorists, convicted murderers, animals and non-Jews, here’s a sampling of the “news” stories it decided to publish on its front page and World page in the hours and days after the murders of Rabbis Bennett and Lavi:

October 4: The fourth straight day that HuffPost sympathized, on its front page, with a convicted murderer:

10-04-2015 FPHL 07-01 - HP weeps for murderer day4 FP

October 4: HuffPost decided that “Slut Walk” celebrity trash talk was worthy of positioning as “news” on its front page; the Bennet and Lavi families’ tragedies, not:

10-04-2015 FPHL 21-41 Slutwalk trash talk

October 5: HuffPost cheered a dog’s courage:

10-05-2015 FPHL 10-04 HP cheers brave dog on FP

October 4: For the third straight day on its front page, HuffPost celebrated an actress who posed nude and makeup-free for a magazine:

10-04-2015 FPHL 07-01 - Demi Lovato nude day3 FP

October 4:Cats fight with their own shadows (front page):

10-04-2015 FPHL 21-41 cats in battles with shadows FP


(3.35) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: The Simon Weisenthal Center and the American Jewish Committee blasted HuffPost (again) for its anti-Semitism

Previously: The Simon Weisenthal Center slammed HuffPost’s anti-Semitism for “taking the art of lying” about Israel and Jews “to new depths.”

In Section 2.1 of SaveTheWest’s special report, “The Rhodes To HuffPost”: The Huffington Post’s use of lies, deception, bias and anti-Semitic incitement in order to help “sell” the Iran deal, we documented this incident through the prism of HuffPost’s use of deception to attack critics of the Iran deal.

In summary, on December 19, 2013, HuffPost published this shock headline as a splash “news” story on its front page.  The incendiary accusation it made against Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was based on a “report” from the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), a group that it knew, or should have known, consists of proven pro-Iran propagandists, but which it depicted only as nonpartisan “experts”:
19Dec13-FPHL-Sen-Menendez-SABOTEUR-WITH-AIPACNote that the podium at which Sen. Menendez was speaking bore the logo of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a chronic target by HuffPost and its select group of bloggers (more below).

19Dec13-FPHL-Sen-Menendez-SABOTEUR-WITH-AIPAC - callout

Given the lies atop which this headline was based, combined with the implication that this Jewish audience was only interested in getting the U.S. to go to war against Iran, the leaders of two major U.S. Jewish organizations publicly accused HuffPost of overt anti-Semitism.  As reported by The Algemeiner (emphasis added):

Jewish Group ‘Appalled’ by Huffington Post Article, SWC Says it Paints Jews as Warmongers,The Algemeiner, December 20, 2013. Excerpt:

Both the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) criticized the article, headlined “Saboteur Sen. Launching War Push,” which featured a picture of New Jersey’s Senator Robert Menendez addressing pro-Israel lobby the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

In the article, the publication attacked Senate leaders who backed a bill which calls for new sanctions against Iran in response to the country’s nuclear program. The bill threatens “to push the United States toward war with Iran,” the paper claimed.

Confident that the choice was a deliberate “editorial decision,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean at the Simon Wiesenthal Center sharply criticized the presentation as reminiscent of anti-Jewish tropes. “It goes back to the age old canard,” he told The Algemeiner, “that certain people have never seen a war that they can’t find a way to blame on the Jews.” “Conscious or subconscious it just screams out ‘there they go again,’ meaning Jews, ‘they are bringing the country to war,’” he added.

The AJC said it was “dismayed” and “appalled” by the article, and spoke out in defense of Senator Menendez.

The Huffington Post has launched a shameful, unjust assault on Senator Menendez,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “Why this incendiary attack on a respected and experienced legislator, who has every right to express his viewpoints, without being depicted in such toxic terms?” Harris continued. “Senator Menendez believes, as do many of his Senate colleagues and a majority of the American people, that the best way to reach a diplomatic solution with Iran is through a hard-nosed, clear-eyed approach to a dangerous and wily adversary. So do we.”


(3.36) BIAS: HuffPost whitewashed, dehumanized and downplayed an American Jewish peace activist who’d been murdered by Palestinian terrorists, in part by rewriting wire service headlines — while at the same time giving top publicity to “a ‘heartbreaking’ story about a gorilla”

On October 13, 2015 two Palestinian terrorists boarded an Egged bus, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife.  American peace activist Richard Lakin, 76, was shot in the head and stabbed in the chest, and succumbed to his wounds on October 27.  Chaim Haviv, 78, was also killed in the attack; his wife, Shoshana, was severely wounded. Also killed was Alon Govberg, 51. Fifteen other Israeli Jews were wounded, several seriously. One terrorist was killed by police, the second was apprehended.

Richard Lakin

Richard Lakin, 76.

From the Boston Globe [emphasis added]:

[Lakin’s son, Micah Avni] said the attack on his father was especially jarring because of Lakin’s commitment to social justice.

Lakin participated in sit-ins and was active in the US civil rights movement as an undergraduate at Boston University and graduate student at the University of Michigan. Later, after moving with his family to Israel, he spent decades trying to foster tolerance and understanding among Israelis and Palestinians, Jews, Arabs, and Christians.

To the end, the banner on [Lakin’s] Facebook page was a photo of two boys — one wearing a kippah, or Jewish skullcap, the other a keffiyeh, or Arab headscarf — with their arms around each other, beneath the word “coexist,” the letters formed partly from different religious symbols.

“My father’s core message in life was teaching kindness and respect,” said Avni, who has adopted a Hebrew last name in Israel.

From the Jerusalem Post [emphasis added]:

Lakin and children

Lakin with his children.

American-Israeli Richard Lakin, 76, who was wounded in a brutal attack in the capital’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood two weeks ago, died on Tuesday morning.

Lakin, a former principal at Hopewell Elementary School in Glastonbury, Connecticut, underwent numerous emergency surgeries at Hadassah- University Medical Center in Ein Kerem after being shot in the head and stabbed multiple times.  On his Facebook page, one of Lakin’s sons praised the hospital’s staff for working “diligently around the clock” to save him, but said his wounds were too grave to be healed.

“Dad passed away this morning,” the posting said. “He was 76 years old, and had eight grandchildren. He was butchered by Muslim terrorists who shot him in the head and stabbed him multiple times during an attack on bus 78 in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood.” […]

“Dad was a kind, gentle loving person whose legacy is ‘acts of kindness,’” it continued.  “Dad’s basic views as expressed on his website were: ‘Every child is a miracle,’ ‘kindness and positivism are contagious,’ ‘empowerment frees people to realize their potential,’ ‘parenting and teaching are acts of love,’ and ‘schools must be caring learning communities where pluralism and opportunities for choice abound.’”

Lakin, who was raised in Newton, Massachusetts, made aliya with his wife, Karen, and two teenage sons 32 years ago, after a distinguished career as an educator and community activist from 1969 to 1984.


The Huffington Post ignored Mr. Lakin’s story, in part by whitewashing its source article’s headline

The Huffington Post ignored this story, meaning that the fact that Mr. Lakin, an American citizen, was attacked and murdered by Palestinian terrorists never appeared on its front page or World page. Thus, anyone who gets their news only from these top pages at HuffPost would have no idea of his identity or that he had been mortally wounded – or that the injuries he suffered were merely the latest in the string of murderous attacks by Palestinians on Jews (which HuffPost had all but ignored to this point).

13Oct -- 1st story ISRAEL PALESTINIAN UNREST -- near bottom - 1020pInstead, HuffPost published one wire article from Reuters on its front page, with the headline, “Worst unrest in years in Israel and Palestine,” but which mentioned none of the victims by name.

SaveTheWest’s investigation, however, reveals that HuffPost significantly altered the headline of the Reuters article, in a way that absolves Palestinian terrorists from their responsibility in the attacks on Jews, and blurs the distinction between terrorist and victim. Specifically:

Here is the wire story from Reuters about these attacks, which HuffPost chose to publish:

On October 13, Reuters published the following story:

“Palestinian ‘Day of Rage’ attacks kill three: Israeli police”

13Oct15 Reuters source story - video of Rabbi murder

The opening sentence of the Reuters story reads (emphasis added):

Palestinian men armed with knives and a gun killed at least three people and wounded several others in a string of attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv on Tuesday, police said, on a “Day of Rage” declared by Palestinian groups.

Clearly, HuffPost’s editors knew that this was Palestinian terrorists who were murdering and maiming Jews.

HuffPost rewrote the Reuters-provided headline to remove any indication of who was attacking whom.

HuffPost published the Reuters story, on both its front page and World page. Yet note how it fundamentally changed the copy of the headline, to remove any indication that Palestinian terrorists were murdering Jews – and imply instead that each side was attacking the other:

Israel and Palestine: Worst unrest in years”

10-13-2015 FPHL 22-06 - UNRESTNote also that instead of matching its altered headline with a picture of even one of the Jewish victims, or a crime scene, it instead chose to match it with a picture of a Palestinian rioter.

HuffPost clearly knew what this story was about – beyond Reuters’ accurate account – because it put the actual nature of it – in the URL – and the sub-headline:

13Oct -- 1st story ISRAEL PALESTINIAN UNREST storypage - callout

HuffPost then ratcheted up its betrayal of the truth, by creating a splash headline that explicitly implied that both sides were responsible for this “unrest”

Yet on the evening of October 13, long after the above stories were published (Israel is 7 hours ahead of EST), HuffPost ignored all of them, and instead published this splash headline at the top of its World page:

13 WPHL 1st SPLASH - UNREST - VIOLENCE -callout

Note the wording HuffPost employed for the headline and sub-headlines:

“Unrest…” “Turmoil…” “Numerous Israelis and Palestinians have lost their lives in… attacks…”

If one only got their news from HuffPost, they would have absolutely no means of discerning from this headline who was killing whom, or why.  And they certainly would have had no reason to know that an American citizen, Richard Lakin, had been mortally wounded and was clinging to life for two weeks – or that he then died.

Contrast HuffPost’s actions in this case, to the ease with which it explicitly assigns blame to Jews, even when it knows (or should know) the accusations are untrue, or cannot be proven true — as shown in Case Study 3.35.

Also contrast how HuffPost ignored these murders to the top-level, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provides to PalestiniansPalestinian terroristsIslamist terrorists, convicted murderers, animals and non-Jews.


(3) So what kinds of “news” items did Huffington Post publish on its front page and World page, instead of anything acknowledging the terror attack on Mr. Lakin – and his death?

Mr. Lakin was attacked on October 13, and died on October 27.  The following is a sampling of “news” stories that HuffPost’s editors decide were more worthy of appearing on its front page and World page, during the two days that followed the attack on him (October 14-15), and his death (October 28-29):

October 29: Miraculously, HuffPost was able to find a “heartbreaking” story about a gorilla, which it posted, with said gorilla’s picture, on its front page; a story about an American citizen who died from injuries sustained in a savage Palestinian terrorist attack… not:

10-28-2015 FPHL 23-05 - HP weeps for gorilla

October 14-15

October 15: HuffPost was able to find this odd story about a “transgender durga puja” in India, which it placed on its World page:

10-15-2015 WPHL 22-59 - transgender nonsense in india

October 15: Were you aware of “orgasm-inducing mushrooms”?  Neither were we.  But HuffPost was able to find this story, and gave it front-page coverage:

10-15-2015 FPHL 22-58 orgasm inducing mushrooms

October 14: HuffPost published on its World page this story, about some Cambodian families’ efforts to “cure” LGBT children:

10-14-2015 WPHL HP weeps for cambodia gays.
October 28-29

October 28: A “news” item, on HuffPost’s front page, about a teacher who drew a penis on her student’s assignment:

10-28-2015 FPHL 23-05 - teacher draws penis

 

October 28: While Richard Lakin’s family was arranging his funeral, HuffPost was busy ensuring that its front page contained information about the really important, timely issues – including this “news” story about (finally!) “clearing up the vagina vs. vulva debate, once and for all”:

10-29-2015 FPHL 23-28 vagina vs vulva debate


(3.37) BIAS: HuffPost completely ignored a Jewish mother of six who was stabbed to death, in front of her children, by a Palestinian terrorist — while at the same time, giving top publicity to a “sad elephant,” convicted murderers, and “gay men who touch vaginas”

This is Dafna Meir, a Jewish mother of six, who lived in Israel:

On January 17, 2016, a fifteen-year-old Palestinian terrorist stabbed Dafna to death in front of her children.  The attack made headlines in Israel and the U.S. — especially her murderer’s proud confession of what he’d done, and how he’d killed her:

Dafna Meir Murder: Teen Arrested in Stabbing of Israeli Mom of Six, by F. Brinley Bruton and Lawahez Jabari, NBC News, January 19, 2016. Excerpt:

TEL AVIV, Israel — A 15-year-old Palestinian has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a Jewish mother of six in her West Bank home, Israeli security officials said on Tuesday.

The male was detained in a raid late on Monday, according to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

Dafna Meir, 38,died after an attacker entered her residence in the Jewish settlement of Otniel on Sunday, according the Israeli Defense Forces. She was killed while three of her children were in the house, according to officials.

Dafna Meir fought back fiercely, her teen killer says; ‘I stabbed her until I could no longer pull the knife out of her body,’ recalls Palestinian who killed Israeli mother of six, by Tamar Pileggi, Times of Israel, June 19, 2016. Excerpt:

“She fought me,” 16-year-old Morad Bader Abdullah Adais said, according to quotes from his interrogation cleared for publication Sunday.

“I stabbed her until I could no longer pull the knife out of her body, and saw another woman approaching,” he said in his confession.

On the afternoon of January 17, Adais told Shin Bet investigators, he waited for Meir, 38, to come out of the front door of her Otniel home and then attacked her.

“I plunged the knife into her so deeply that most of it was inside her body,” he recalled.

“She started screaming, the children saw me and also started screaming, then I stabbed her in her upper body another three or four times. She tried to fight me and tried to take the knife from me. The two children who were there were still screaming, but she continued to resist, so I pushed her, and overpowered her.”

One day after Dafna was murdered, another Palestinian terrorist stabbed a pregnant Jewish woman nearly to death, south of Jerusalem.

The funeral for Dafna was attended by thousands of Israelis.  Here is a picture of her family, at the service:

Natan Meir, husband of Dafna Meir who was stabbed to death on Sunday, attends his wife’s funeral with the couple’s children on Monday in Jerusalem. (ABIR SULTAN / EPA)

There was also extnesive news coverage of Dafna’s funeral:

‘I lost a mother and a best friend,’ says daughter of terror victim; Some 1,500 people accompany Dafna Meir, murdered by a terrorist in her home, to her final resting place at Givat Shaul cemetery in Jerusalem; her children wept as friends and colleagues eulogized their mother, by Elisha Ben Kimon and Yael Friedson, YNet News, January 18, 2016.  Excerpt:

Meir, 38, is survived by her husband Natan and their six children: Renana, 17, Akiva, 15, Ahava, 10, Noa, 11, Yair, six, and Yaniv, four. The four older children are Dafna and Natan’s biological children, and the two younger ones – Yaniv and Yair – are brothers that the couple adopted.

At their mother’s funeral, the children could not stop crying. “I didn’t just lose a mother, but also my best friend,” said Dafna’s eldest daughter Renana, 17, at her mother’s funeral. […]

“You left me with six treasures, I will keep them safe for you,” husband Natan said in a voice choked with tears.

“My Dafna is one in a million, who grew up in a house that wasn’t a home and still managed to rehabilitate. She decided to give back grace to the world, and she did,” Natan said of his wife, who grew up in foster homes since she was 13 years old.

“We met when we were soldiers, at the south Lebanon border. It only took us a moment to fall in love. My Dafna, thank you for every moment I had with you,” he continued. “Our love is too strong to be a passing thing.”


HuffPost’s own search engine proves it ignored Dafna’s murder, and funeral.

A September 14, 2017 search using the string “Dafna Meir” returned two results — both editorials, neither of which mentioned her name or murder in their headlines:

HuffPost never published a single news story about Dafna, her murder, or the grief of her surviving family members. Nor did it publish a single news story about the terrorist who did it, or the incitement machinery that was able to turn yet another Palestinian teenager into a terrorist who was capable of perpetratng this crime, but who proudly boasted of it.

Contrast how HuffPost ignored these murders to the top-level, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provides to PalestiniansPalestinian terroristsIslamist terrorists, convicted murderers, animals and non-Jews.


So what kinds of “news” stories did HuffPost decide to publish on its front page and World page in the hours and days after Dafna’s murder, and funeral? 

Here’s a sampling:

January 17-18, 2016: HuffPost devoted at least two straight days of front-page coverage to this story, about a “sad elephant” — in South Africa.  Note that HuffPost featured the animal’s “sad” face in the headline.

Dog Helps Sad Baby Elephant See The Brighter Side Of Life

January 19, 2016: HuffPost gave front-page, graphic coverage to the sad story of stray cats — in Turkey — who were allowed to stay in a mosque.  (Curiously, HuffPost never publishes anything about the hatred and violence that fundamentalist Muslims perpetrate on dogs, because, they claim, their faith demands it, as shown in this video; CAUTION: Graphic and disturbing).  Notice that HuffPost featured these cats’ faces in the headline:
January 20-21, 2016: For at least twostraight days, HuffPost gave front-page, graphic, personalized, sympathetic coverage in an original news story to the brothers who were convicted of perpetrating one of the most savage mass-murders in U.S. history, in Wichita, KS.  Note that HuffPost featured these murderers’ faces in the headline.

‘Wichita Massacre’ Brothers Get Zero Sympathy From The Supreme Court

January 20-21, 2016: HuffPost gave twostraight days of coverage, at the top of its front page, to this “news” story:

What Happened When These Gay Men Touched A Vagina For The First Time


(3.38) BIAS: HuffPost completely ignored a Palestinian terrorist attack on a female Israeli soldier — while at the same time giving top coverage to an assault by a (masked) “suspected Jewish extremist,” and “news” stories about “unicorn poop” and “X-rated drawings found in an abandoned house”

Dikla Mikdash, age 20.

On October 21, 2015 a Palestinian terrorist stabbed Cpl. Dikla Mikdash, 20, a female Israeli soldier in her neck, back and elsewhere, leaving her fighting for her life.  The terrorist was killed by one of Cpl. Dikla’s fellow female soldiers, Cpl. Lehi.

From The Algemeiner:

A 20-year-old female IDF soldier was mortally wounded in a stabbing attack at the Adam Junction, north of Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon, according to Israeli press services.

She was attacked by two terrorists. One was killed by a female soldier who witnessed the attack. The other was arrested.

According to reports two hours after the attack, the young woman is still fighting for her life on the operating table at Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus.

Cpl Dikla w Cpl Lehi who saved her

Cpl. Lehi (L), with her friend Cpl. Mikdash.

From Jerusalem Online:

“The terrorist stabbed my friend in the throat and I immediately fired a number of bullets in his direction,” Corporal Lehi related following the elimination of the terrorist that stabbed and critically injured her friend Dikla Mikdash in Adam Square.   Last night, Hadassah Hospital at Ein Kerem in Jerusalem stated that that Dikla’s condition improved slightly and she is now defined in a stable but difficult condition.

The incident occurred during a foot patrol that was done in order to thwart stone-throwing attacks along Route 60.  “He advanced in my direction,” Lehi related.  “I continued to fire in order to eliminate the threat.”  Before the terrorist was eliminated, he had stabbed Corporal Dikla Mikdash in the throat and the back but thanks to the diligence of Corporal Lehi, he did not manage to hurt anyone else even though he tried to.  Following the incident, Corporal Dikla Mikdash underwent urgent surgery.

Cpl. Mikdash clung to life for quite some time after the Palestinian terrorist attack that nearly killed her.  Thanks to the diligent care of her medical team, she will eventually recover.

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HuffPost’s own search engine proves it ignored Dafna’s murder, and funeral.

A December 8, 2015 search using the string “Dikla Mikdash” returned zero results.

Contrast how HuffPost ignored this attack to the top-level, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provides to PalestiniansPalestinian terroristsIslamist terrorists, convicted murderers, animals and non-Jews.


So what kinds of “news” items did Huffington Post publish on its front page and World page, instead of this one?

Here’s a sampling of the “news” stories that appeared on HuffPost’s front page and World page, during the two days that followed Cpl. Mikdash’s mortal wounding (October 22-23):

Oct. 23: HuffPost published on its front page and World page, simultaneously, a “news” story about a 1-minute video that it alleged depicted a suspected Jewish extremist attacking a human rights rabbi.  As documented here, however, there is no way to know if the “attacker” was Jewish, as he was wearing a ski mask; the “victim” was, at most, only slightly injured; and there is no way to know whether or not this was yet another case of staged “PallyWood” propaganda. Regardless, while HuffPost completely ignored the attack on Cpl. Mikdash, it left the “news” story of the “suspected Jewish extremist” on both its front page and World page for three straight days.

10-23-2015 FPHL 22-22 suspected jewish extremist callout

Oct. 23: HuffPost decided a “news” story about “unicorn poop” was worthy of publishing on its front page; Cpl. Mikdash’s mortal wounding… not:

10-23-2015 FPHL UNICORN POOP

Oct. 23: HuffPost was able to find a story about “mysterious x-rated drawings in an abandoned house,” and decided to put it on its front page – but decided Cpl. Dikla’s fight to survive a Palestinian terrorist attack was worth no mention, anywhere:

10-23-2015 FPHL 22-22 mysterious xrated drawings - FP

Oct. 22: A “bizarre pig-snouted turtle” that lived millions of years ago, to HuffPost, was worth positioning on its front page; the story of a 20-year-old girl who was fighting for her life as a result of a Palestinian terrorist attack… not:

10-23-2015 FPHL 14-47 - prehistoric turtle - FP


(3.39) BIAS AND INCITEMENT: HuffPost claimed Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu “barked” words that it found offensive — then retroactively manipulated its headline copy to try to cover its tracks

Adapted from a detailed articled at Huff-Watch.

On September 15, 2012, HuffPost published this as its front page splash headline:

Here is the story page to which that inflammatory headline initially led:

Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran Containment Strategy ‘A New Standard For Human Stupidity’, by Alana Horowitz, Huffington Post, September 15, 2012.

So what was it that Netanyahu did that caused HuffPost to dehumanize him, and liken him to a dog, who “barked” something offensive?  Did he really say that anyone who suggests “containing” Iran is stupid?

No.  And HuffPost knew it at the time.

Here is the salient excerpt from this “news” article, by HuffPost “journalist” Alana Horowitz:

He [Netanyahu] denounced the notion that going to war with Iran would be worse than a nuclear Iran.

I mean I heard some people suggest, David, I actually read this in the American press. They said, “Well, you know, if you take action, that’s a lot worse than having Iran with nuclear weapons.” Some have even said that Iran with nuclear weapons would stabilize the Middle East, stabilize the Middle East. I think the people who say this have set a new standard for human stupidity.

Is it unreasonable for anyone who has a basic grasp of Iran’s long history of being the world’s #1 state sponsor of terrorism to view its being in possession of nuclear weapons to be stupid?  For those who are unaware:

  • Iran’s “leaders” have repeatedly been caught on video, leading hundreds of thousands of fanatical citizens in chants of “Death to America!” — including, as in the following clip, while the Obama administration was negotiating a nuclear “deal” with the regime:

  • According to a December 2011 federal court ruling, Iran played a major role in helping Al Qaeda to perpetrate the 9/11 attacks, and had been supporting the terror group for at least ten years prior to, and after the attack.
  • Iran’s “leaders” had repeatedly, publicly declared their intention to wipe both the U.S. (The “Great Satan”) and Israel (“The Little Satan”) off the face of the Earth.

These are not idle threats, or visions.  According to a report by the Middle East Forum think tank, achieving these objectives, along with the following, will be instrumental in bringing forth Islam’s version of the resurrection, known as the 12th Mahdi:

Ahmadinejad seeks an Islamic government in Iran that is free from democratic pretenses and devoid of modern concepts of human rights and the equality of the sexes; that seeks the acquisition of nuclear weapons, the elimination of Israel, the destruction of liberal democratic states and Western capitalism, and an end to the United States as a superpower, which is perceived as the greatest threat to the Islamic Republic’s survival and the main obstacle to the accomplishment of its objectives. The achievement of these preconditions, Ahmadinejad believes, will enable Shi‘i domination and the establishment of a world government.[31] When Ahmadinejad declares frequently that his government represents a return to Khomeini’s revolutionary ideals from which previous governments have allegedly deviated, he is suggesting that he believes it is time to return Mahdism—and the achievement of its precursor steps—to its rightful place among the Islamic Republic’s priorities.[32]

It is an attractive idea for the masses, nurtured on more than two decades of state-sponsored incitement. Khomeini, after all, called for the Islamic world to “rise up and destroy Israel,”[33] and said of the United States, “We will fight them with all our might until the last drop of our blood.”[34]

Given the above facts, is it really so unreasonable to view anyone who claims that these fanatics being in possession of nuclear weapons to be a “stabilizing force,” to be “a new level of human stupidity”?


HuffPost changed its story page headline — but not its front page headline

Apparently, someone informed HuffPost and its “journalist” who wrote this story about those facts, because it soon modified its story page headline, to read:

Yet HuffPost did not change its front page headline — presumably because the existing wording was having the intended effect, of inciting worldwide hatred against Netanyahu:


(3.40) BIAS: HuffPost buried, whitewashed and quickly removed the story about Palestinian terrorists murdering four Jew, including a pregnant mother of six — while at the same time, giving higher coverage to a PR piece it produced about the leader of Hamas, which took credit for the massacre

The following is a condensed version of detailed articles by Huffington Post Monitor and Huff-Watch.

Talya Ames, left, with Yitzhak Ames, and five of their six children – Daniel, 24, Ruth, 19, Ariel, 16, Hodaya, 9 (bottom), and Oz-David, 5.

On August 30, 2010, Yitzhak and Talya Ames were murdered, along with two other Jewish civilians, Kochava Even-Haim and Avishai Schindler, by Palestinian terrorists.  According to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Yitzhak Ames was driving with his wife Talya and two other passengers when their vehicle was attacked by terrorists who sprayed the vehicle with gunfire. All four were hit by numerous shots from short range and pronounced dead at the scene.

Yitzhak and Talya Ames immigrated to Israel from Russia. Yitzhak was a tour guide who accompanied groups to the Temple Mount area every Wednesday.

A friend and neighbor of the family, Yehuda Glick, related: “They came to Israel, to Gush Etzion, in 1991, with a sense of national mission for the Jewish people… They were gentle, regal people… He was a man of letters, though he also worked with his hands, gardening and the like. In recent years, Yitzhak dedicated much time to the Temple Mount, studying by heart all the relevant works in the Mishna and the Rambam.” Sixteen-year-old Ariel related that his father would rummage in old book stores and come home with treasures.

Thirteen years ago, they decided to move to the small community of Beit Hagai in the Hebron hills, where they raised their six children. Talya and Yitzhak raised their children with joy and modesty,” residents of Beit Hagai said. “They had quit a few difficulties in their life, but they overcame it all.” Daniel, the eldest, was married and the father of the couple’s first grandchild.

Talya Ames was nine months pregnant when she was killed by the terrorists. The children had made their parents a surprise party just two weeks earlier to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

The AP (HuffPost’s most frequent source of wire news) and CBS News carried the story in a responsible manner.  This was the initial version of the story, published a few hours after the massacre happened, in which it was pointed out that it occurred hours before new Israeli-Paelstinian “peace talks” were to begin:

Palestinians Kill 4 Israelis on Peace Talks’ Eve, by CBSNewsAP, August 31, 2010. Excerpt:

Palestinian gunmen opened fire Tuesday on an Israeli car in the West Bank and killed four passengers on the eve of a new round of Mideast peace talks in Washington. The Islamic militant group Hamas claimed responsibility. Assailants firing from a passing car riddled the vehicle with bullets as it traveled near Hebron – a volatile city that has been a flash point of violence in the past. Some 500 ultranationalist Jewish settlers live in heavily fortified enclaves in the city amid more than 100,000 Palestinians.

One of the victims was pregnant, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. Israel’s national rescue service said the victims were two men and two women, and Israeli media said everyone in the car was killed. […]

About 3,000 people joined a rally in Gaza to celebrate the attack. Hamas military wing spokesman Abu Obeida was among them and told The Associated Press: “The Qassam Brigades announces its full responsibility for the heroic operation in Hebron.”

This was what was left of the vehicle in which the Ameses and their two guests were riding:

Several days later, the Boston Globe journalist Jeff Jacoby produced this follow-up detail:

Victims on the road to ‘peace’, by Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe, September 5, 2010.  Excerpt:

The killers ambushed them as they were driving home Tuesday night, heading south on Highway 60 toward Beit Haggai in the Hebron Hills. With Talia and Yitzhak in the car when the killers opened fire were two other residents of Beit Haggai: Avishai Schindler, a newly-married yeshiva student, and Kochava Even-Haim, a nursery school teacher and the mother of an 8-year-old daughter. Kochava’s husband Maimon, an emergency-aid volunteer, was one of the first responders to arrive at the scene, unaware that he would find his wife among the dead.

All of the victims were shot repeatedly at close range, and the car was riddled with dozens of bullets.


HuffPost whitewashed, dehumanized and buried the story of this latest Hamas massacre, and removed the part about it having been perpetrated on the eve of peace talks

In regards to this latest Palestinian massacre of Jews, HuffPost continued its anti-Semitic, biased approach to covering such incidents:

HuffPost dehumanized the victims

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored the names, faces and personal stories of the victims of this massacre, and their grieving survivors — not only when it happened, but ever since. A September 15, 2017 search of the Ames’s parents’ names “Yitzhak Talya Ames,” returned zero results:

Contrast how HuffPost ignored these victims’ names, faces and personal stories, to the top-level, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provides to PalestiniansPalestinian terroristsIslamist terrorists, convicted murderers, animals and non-Jews.


HuffPost published only one story about this massacre — not on the front page, but instead, mid-way down on a secondary page, beyond the view of the casual reader

As Huff-Watch documented, HuffPost published this headline at 3:45pm on August 31, deep on its World page, beyond view of the casual reader. This was the only news story that HuffPost ever published about this massacre.


HuffPost whitewashed the AP story it used, to remove the part about this occurring one the eve of peace talks — exactly the opposite of its false allegation that Israel did the same thing, 11 days later

That link led to a page containing the AP story that CBS News ran, above — but notice how HuffPost changed the headline, removing the part about Hamas doing this on the eve of peace talks:

Contrast this further to the fact that as shown in Case Study 3.14, on September 10, 2010 — less than two weeks after this massacre — HuffPost falsely accused Israel of using warplanes to “strike Gaza as leaders convene peace talks.”  For as we documented in that case study, (a) HuffPost knew, at the time, or should have known, that it was Hamas that began firing rockets into Israel, as peace talks were about to convene, and Israel responded with precision strikes; and (b) Soon after, HuffPost changed the headline to indicate that the sides exchanged fire, but still refused to acknowledge the reality — that it was Hamas that broke the cease-fire, and Israel responded.

“Israeli jets strike Gaza as leaders convene peace talks”

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HuffPost ignored the Palestinians’ open celebrations of this massacre of Jews

The AP’s initial story, which HuffPost ran, mentioned that Hamas and Palestinians were openly celebrating the terrorist attack, as a “heroic act.”  Here are some of the pictures of these celebrations that were available at the time, as documented by Huff-Watch:

On August 31, Hamas announced its delight with its “heroic operation in Hebron,” after which an estimated 3,000 Gaza Muslims — including children — were photographed openly celebrating the murder of Hodoya’s parents (and the two other Jewish civilians):

The photos were taken by Reuters, which HuffPost also routinely utilizes as a news source.

Yet HuffPost gave no coverage whatsoever to these celebrations. As if that weren’t bad enough, this case study in HuffPost’s anti-Semitic bias gets worse.  Much worse.


HuffPost positioned this whitewashed, buried, dehumanized story beneath what amounted to an original PR piece for Hamas’s chief terrorist — by the “newspaper’s” own “Middle East correspondent” — after it knew Hamas had admitted to perpetrating this massacre.

As Huffington Post Monitor documented, via a series of screencaps (1, 2, 3), HuffPost published its lone story about this massacre directly below a glowing interview that its Middle East “correspondent,” a virulent anti-Israel propagandist, did with the head of Hamas.  This is a screencap of HPM’s sequential screencaps, marked up by SaveTheWest:

Here is the headline of HuffPost’s interview with the chief Hamas terrorist (the “Hamas Chief”):

Clicking on that headline led to this page.  Note the glowing way that HuffPost’s “Middle East correspondent” described Hamas’s chief terrorist, Khaled Meshaal, in the opening paragraphs — one day after his operatives massacred four Jews, which the group gleefully admitted to doing, and even led celebrations of the “heroic act.”  Note also that HuffPost has now removed the article from its archives:

Hamas chief Weighs In On Eve Of Peace Talks, by Sharmine Narwani, Huffington Post, August 31, 2010. Excerpt:

Khaled Meshaal, head of Hamas’ political bureau, is an unassuming man who sauntered into our interview room unattended and chatted with me in English while we awaited his staff. The young father of seven — three daughters and four sons, in that order — is grounded, smart and energetic.

We met at 1:00 a.m. when I was fading fast, and he was just getting started. There was a lot of ground to cover, but more than anything I wanted to leave the interview knowing what Hamas stood for. The resistance group, I felt, had left people confused in recent years.

By moderating their stances and altering their language to accommodate changing realities in the Middle East, Hamas had become a bit blurry at the edges.

What kind of a “newspaper” would:

  • Employ such a pro-Hamas “correspondent,” who was at the time notorious for her anti-Semitic bias and incitement (which helps to explain how she was able to get a one-on-one interview with Hamas’s chief terrorist)?
  • Enable her to call one of the world’s most notorious, anti-Semitic terror gangs a “resistance” group?
  • Publish such an other-worldly, lie-filled PR piece for one of– the day after Hamas admitted to, and celebrated massacring four Jews — including a mother of six who was nine months pregnant?
  • Position this fawning PR piece directly above a whitewashed, dehumanized story about the massacre this terror gang just carried out?

The answer to all these questions is: HuffPost.

And lest we forget, as documented in Huffington Post Monitor’s screencaps, above, here are some of the “news” stories that HuffPost positioned at the top of its World page.  Apparently, it decided they were more newsworthy than the Hamas’s massacre of the Jews — on the eve of “peace talks” — or the fact that the terror group and its supporters were openly celebrating this “heroic” act:

Istanbul’s Transsexual Brothels: A Look Inside, by Nicholas Dynan, Huffington Post, August 31, 2010.

Girl Throws Puppies In River (GRAPHIC VIDEO), by Curtis M. Wong, The Huffington Post, August 31, 2010.

But wait — there’s more.


HuffPost completely ignored the widely-attended funeral for the Ames parents, and Mr. Schindler, and Mrs. Even-Haim — but instead published “news” stories about (a, b, c)

Hodoya Ames, 9, crying at the funeral for her parents.

On September 1, hundreds of Jews were in attendance at the funerals for Mr. & Mrs. Ames, Mr. Schindler, and Mrs. Even-Haim.  As described in the Jerusalem Post:

‘Their love for Israel was so strong’; Hundreds gather to mourn 4 victims of Kiryat Arba terror attack; funerals held in Jerusalem, Ashdod, Petah Tikva, by Melanie Lidman, Jerusalem Post, September 1, 2010. Excerpt:

Hundreds of mourners gathered on the Mount of Olives on Wednesday afternoon to bury Talia and Yitzhak Ames, the parents of six children, who were killed in the shooting attack on Route 60 the previous night.

“I didn’t have a chance to tell you before you left us how much I love you both,” said Ruth Ames, 19, the victims’ second-oldest child.

“Mom, I promise you I will take care of the family; I promise I will take care of the children that will grow up without you. Dad, I promise that I will continue your work with the Temple Mount, I will make sure that families keep coming and they love it as much as you.”

Here are some pictures from the funerals:


HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored the funeral.

A September 17, 2017 search using the string “Yitzhak Talia Ames funeral” returned zero results:

Contrast HuffPost’s decision to completely ignore this funeral, to the top-level, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provides to grieving and upset Palestinians, Palestinian terrorists, animals and non-Jews.

So what kinds of “news” stories did HuffPost decide were more deserving of coverage on its front page than this funeral, and the grieving survivors of these victims, on September 1 and September 2?  Here’s a sampling:

Cobra, Mongoose Fight To The Death (VIDEO)

Ashton DENIES Cheating


HuffPost also completely ignored two identical follow-up attempted massacres by Hamas, in the following two days

As documented by Huff-Watch at the time:

The following day, Hamas attempted to murder two more Jews, using the same exact tactic.  From Haaretz, which HuffPost regularly uses — when it wants to:

The remains of the bullet-riddled vehicle from Hamas’s second ambush attack, which left two Jews injured.

Two Israelis were wounded, one seriously, on Wednesday night in a shooting attack in the West Bank, one day after a similar attack left four Israeli civilians dead.

The attack on Wednesday occurred at Rimonim Junction, near the Israeli settlement of Kochav Hashachar and east of the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Around 11 p.m., there were reports of a shooting in the Rimonim Junction area, and a car was found overturned after police and emergency crews conducted sweeps of the area.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Palestinian gunmen ambushed the Israeli car, which was riddled with bullets, he said. Police are reported to have found 20 bullets, which were unloaded into the car which was attacked.

Preliminary reports said the attack was a drive-by shooting, executed in a similar fashion to Tuesday’s attack. IDF troops are continuing to scour the area for the assailants.

Hamas has claimed responsibility for both Tuesday and Wednesday’s attacks and have vowed that more attacks would come.  The group said in a short SMS message sent to reporters on Wednesday that its militants opened fire at an Israeli car and wounded two Israelis, one of them seriously.

“This attack is a message to those who promised that Hebron attack, which was carried out on Tuesday, won’t be repeated again,” said the group’s SMS message.

 


HuffPost’s own search engine proves it completely ignored this latest attack

A September 18, 2017 search using the string “Hamas This attack is a message to those who promised that Hebron attack, which was carried out on Tuesday, won’t be repeated again” returned zero results.

So what kinds of “news” stories did HuffPost decide to put on its front page on September 1 and 2, instead of this latest attack, or its preceding one?  Here’s a sampling:

PHOTOS: Demi Moore Shares Bikini Pics

Tennis Player COLLAPSES At U.S. Open

‘Housewife’ Teresa: How We Blew $11 Million

And what did HuffPost feature on its World page, instead of anything about Hamas’s latest attempt to massacre Jews?

Day 2 of its fawning “interview” (PR piece) of Hamas’s chief terrorist

Two articles about Nazis, and Hitler

In fact, by this point, as the following screencaps show, HuffPost had featured both of the stories about the Nazis on its World page for an entire week:


HuffPost also ignored a third Palestinian attack, on September 2 — this time, targeting a young Jewish girl

On September 2, 2010, Palestinian terrorists attacked a car with large rocks, that was being driven by a Jewish couple and their young daughter, the latter of whom  suffered a serious head injury as a result:

Israeli Girl Suffers Head Wound from Heavy Stone in Rock Attack; An Israeli girl suffered a head wound on Thursday night in a rock attack. Condition described as moderate, by Maayana Miskin and Elad Benari, Israel National News, September 2, 2010. Excerpt:

Terrorists wounded an Israeli girl, a resident of Har Bracha, on Thursday night in a rock attack near the Tapuach junction in Samaria.

According to reports, the girl was travelling with her parents in the family vehicle when Arabs threw stones towards the vehicle near Kfar Haras. The girl was hit in the head by a heavy stone in the attack. Her parents continued to drive until the Tapuach junction where she was given initial treatment.

The victim was taken to the Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petach Tikvah. Her condition was defined as moderate, meaning that doctors do not currently fear for her life but that there is a risk of permanent handicap.

A September 18, 2017 search using the string “Jewish girl injured head Palestinian rock attack Har Bracha Tapuach junction September 2010” returned zero results.


(3.41) BIAS: HuffPost rewrote the headline of, and omitted key copy from a Reuters story it published about America’s withdrawal from UNESCO, to make the U.S. appear to be the bad guy, for Israel’s benefit

At 6:16am on October 12, 2017, Reuters published a story that described America’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO:

U.S., Israel quit U.N. heritage agency citing bias, by  John Irish, Reuters, October 12, 2017. Excerpt:

PARIS (Reuters) – The United States and Israel announced on Thursday they were quitting the U.N.’s cultural agency UNESCO, after Washington accused it of anti-Israeli bias.

The withdrawal of the United States, which is meant to provide a fifth of UNESCO’s funding, is a major blow for the Paris-based organisation, founded after World War Two to help protect cultural and natural heritage around the world. […]

Soon after, Reuters then described one specific example of why the U.S. withdrew – and the fact that it began under President Obama:

Washington has already withheld its funding for UNESCO since 2011, when the body admitted Palestine as a full member. The United States and Israel were among just 14 of 194 members that voted against admitting the Palestinians. Washington’s arrears on its $80 million annual dues since then are now over $500 million.

Then, Reuters presented Israel’s reasons for following the U.S. in withdrawing:

Netanyahu told world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly last month that UNESCO was promoting “fake history” after it designated Hebron and the two adjoined shrines at its heart – the Jewish Tomb of the Patriarchs and the Muslim Ibrahimi Mosque – as a “Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger.”

Reuters omitted the fact that Hebron and the shrines are historic Jewish sites, as well as the fact that Judaism predates Islam by 2,400 years.  It did, however, present a factual, contextual basis for why both the U.S. and Israel withdrew.


Four hours later, HuffPost published the Reuters article, but selectively omitted all of the above context — and rewrote the headline

At 10:37am on October 12, HuffPost published its version of the Reuters story:

Notice first that HuffPost rewrote the Reuters headline to remove any indication of why the U.S. withdrew from UNESCO.  That, however, was just the start.  Notice, next, the modified sub-headline that HuffPost created to accompany this story:

“The withdrawal of the United States is a severe blow for the Paris-based organization which began work in 1946.”

Here is HuffPost’s version of Reuters story, as it appeared at 11:20pm on October 12 — more than twelve hours later:

U.S. Withdraws From UN’s Cultural And Educational Agency UNESCO; The withdrawal of the United States is a severe blow for the Paris-based organization which began work in 1946, by John Irish, Huffington Post (via Reuters), October 12, 2017.

HuffPost omitted all of the following from its version of the article:

  • The fact that the U.S. cut off funding to UNESCO in 2011, under President Obama
  • The specific reasons Israel cited as to why it was withdrawing

The only reference HuffPost placed in its article about Israel’s rationale was the following — which reduced it to mere “perception”:

The organization, which employs around 2,000 people worldwide, most of them based in Paris, has long been the object of criticism over its use of resources and resolutions that have been perceived by Israel and other countries as biased.

The bulk of the substance of HuffPost’s version of the Reuters article:

  • Sang the praises of UNESCO, without a hint of substantive reasons why it is so notoriously corrupt and anti-Semitic
  • Depicted the U.S. action as a bolt out of the blue from the Trump administration, to attack this “cultural and educational agency” without any justification, presumably on behalf of Israel

HuffPost’s acts and omissions could only serve to advance its consistent anti-Semitic bias and incitement, and feed into the narrative that Jews control the U.S. government, and pressure it to do bad things on its behalf.


 

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