Previously, Kershner was Senior Editor, Middle East, The Jerusalem
Report magazine. She has also written for
The New Republic
* 1 Personal * 2 Bias accusations * 3 Bibliography * 4 Notes
Kershner was born in
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.
* Barrier: The Seam of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. ISBN 1-4039-6801-2 ISBN 978-1403968012
* ^ 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
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America