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ISABEL KERSHNER is a journalist and author who began reporting from Jerusalem
Jerusalem
for The New York Times
The New York Times
in 2007.

Previously, Kershner was Senior Editor, Middle East, The Jerusalem Report magazine. She has also written for The New Republic
The New Republic
and provided commentary on Middle East affairs on radio, including the BBC .

CONTENTS

* 1 Personal * 2 Bias accusations * 3 Bibliography * 4 Notes

PERSONAL

Kershner was born in Manchester
Manchester
, England. In April 1992 she married author Hirsh Goodman, a fellow immigrant to Israel; they have two children, Gavriel and Lev.

BIAS ACCUSATIONS

Kershner has been accused of anti-Israel bias in her coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America , a pro-Israel media outfit with a record of improperly manipulating content on , for allegedly downplaying Palestinian terrorism, covering up incitement to violence by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and promoting anti-Israel bias using the journalism technique of "first-last reporting".

Kershner has also been accused of pro-Israel bias in her coverage and her hiring to report on Israeli-Palestinian issues has been denounced as conflict of interest since her son has served in the IDF in recent years and her husband, Hirsh Goodman, is an employee at an organization that works to promote a better image of Israel. Kershner has been a featured speaker in the Israel Hasbara Committee. Her reporting has been denounced by the progressive media watch Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting for paying disproportionate attention to killings of Israeli soldiers at the expense of Arabs and Iranians, omitting Israeli violations of ceasefires with Hamas , the biggest Gaza militia, and falsely presenting such violations as merely reactions to the actions of Palestinians, and giving free rein for anonymous Israeli sources to defame Palestinian hunger strikes in Israeli prisons as terrorists.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* Barrier: The Seam of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. ISBN 1-4039-6801-2 ISBN 978-1403968012

NOTES

* ^ CBC Radio Show Program Logs: The Sunday Edition, 2 April 2006. Accessed 25 February 2007. * ^ Goodman, Hirsh. Let me create a paradise, God said to himself: A Journey of Conscience from Johannesburg to Jerusalem. Perseus Book Group, 2005. ISBN 1-58648-243-2 , ISBN 978-1-58648-243-5 . * ^ "NYT Veers From Downplaying Palestinian Terrorism - but Only Online". Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
. October 7, 2015. * ^ "After Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Massacre, New York Times covers up Abbas\' Incitement". Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America . November 18, 2014. * ^ "NY Times\'s Page-One Anti-Israel Bias". Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America . July 9, 2014. * ^ "Isabel Kershner". Electronic Intifada . * ^ "Another New York Times\' reporter\'s son is in the Israeli army". MondoWeiss. 27 October 2014. * ^ "New Conflict of Interest at NYT Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Bureau". Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting . May 1, 2012. * ^ "NYT\'s Kershner and Bronner are lis