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Book Reviewer's Background, Biases Need To Be Declared
HonestReporting Canada director Mike Fegelman got op-ed space in the London Free Press to debunk a book review.
The problem? David Heap, who reviewed a book with the ugly title, " Canada and Israel Building Apartheid," has his own partisan background, which the LFP never disclosed. Fegelman points out:
Heap is a self-described pro-Palestinian political "anti-war" and "social justice activist," a strident supporter of "Israel Apartheid Week" and a participant of the so-called "Gaza freedom march." He's also a signatory to the "Cairo Declaration to End Israeli Apartheid" and to a letter sent to PM Harper alleging that Israel was "targeting civilians" and conducting "collective punishment." The fact that none of these affiliations was acknowledged by Heap is disturbing and the fact that an anti-Israel adherent was given the opportunity to review an anti-Israel book has only resulted in a sycophantic and uncritical review that has greatly mislead Free Press readers.
Read Fegelman's full response.
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