Ynet News journalist plagiarises articles from Standpoint, the Jewish Chronicle and the Huffington Post

Giulio Meotti is an Italian journalist who writes for Ynet News, and plagiarises from other news sites.

I wrote in November for the Huffington Post, about Christ at the Checkpoint 2012:

Theologians based in Bethlehem and in Britain are organising a conference for Christian leaders and theologians, entitled Christ at the Checkpoint. […]

Christians from various denominations will speak at the event. Samuel Rodriguez, the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, is speaking. Also attending are popular US preacher (and former “spiritual adviser” to Bill Clinton) Tony Campolo, and President of the World Evangelical Alliance, Sang-Bok David Kim.

The impressive range of Christian theologians adds a scholarly gravitas to Checkpoint 2012. Are they aware of whom and what they are backing?

The Checkpoint conference claims to oppose “all forms of violence and racism”. Yet many of the Checkpoint speakers have given us reason to question this.

Two of the conference organisers, Stephen Sizer and Sami Awad, appear to defend unequivocally the Gaza flotilla, sent in May 2010 by the Turkish Islamists IHH.

Italian journalist and author Giulio Meotti wrote recently in Arutz Sheva (Israel National News):

Next March,  the Bible College in Bethlehem will host dozens of US theologians, activists and ministries for the “Christ at the Checkpoint 2012 Conference”. […]

The impressive range of Christian theologians and pastors from many churches located in the United States make the gravity of the upcoming conference clear.

Samuel Rodriguez, President of the US National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, is a speaker.

Also attending are popular US preacher and “spiritual adviser” to Bill Clinton, Tony Campolo, and President of the World Evangelical Alliance and Asia Evangelical Alliance, Sang-Bok David Kim.

Two of the conference organisers, Stephen Sizer and Sami Awad, adamantly defended the Gaza flotilla sent in May 2010 by the Turkish terror group IHH.

This article is plagiarised.

Now Giulio Meotti has plagiarised from me again in Ynet News:

Sizer is one of the major organizers of the “Christ at the Checkpoint 2012 Conference,” which the Bible College of Bethlehem will host in March. The impressive range of theologians and pastors from churches located in the United States make the gravity of the upcoming conference and Sizer’s important position much clearer. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the US National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, “spiritual adviser” to Bill Clinton Tony Campolo, and President of the World Evangelical Alliance and Asia Evangelical Alliance, Sang-Bok David Kim, will all attend the event.

Meotti has also plagiarised from others.

Marcus Dysch wrote in the London Jewish Chronicle last month:

A Church of England vicar has been backed by his diocesan bishop after promoting a website which supports Holocaust denial and warns of a Zionist conspiracy controlling the world.

Reverend Stephen Sizer received the support of the Bishop of Guildford, the Right Reverend Christopher Hill, a former chaplain to the Queen, following calls for him to be suspended for linking to the site.

Meotti in Ynet:

A few weeks ago a highly influential Church of England vicar, Stephen Sizer, promoted a website that supports Holocaust denial and warns of a Zionist conspiracy controlling the world. Reverend Sizer just received the support of the Bishop of Guildford Sizer, Reverend Christopher Hill, a former chaplain to the Queen, following calls for him to be suspended for linking to the site.

Nick Howard in the Jewish Chronicle and Standpoint:

 He’s described IDF members as “Herod’s soldiers operating in Bethlehem today” (King Herod ordered his troops to kill all the baby boys in and around Bethlehem, in the hope of murdering Christ). He’s promoted boycotts of McDonalds, Coca-Cola, L’Oréal and Nestlé on the basis that they “channel their profits to the Zionist agenda”.

Meotti:

He has described the IDF as “Herod’s soldiers operating in Bethlehem today” (King Herod ordered his troops to kill all the Jewish babies in and around Bethlehem.) Sizer promoted boycotts of companies on the basis that they “channel their profits to the Zionist agenda.”

How will Ynet respond?

10 thoughts on “Ynet News journalist plagiarises articles from Standpoint, the Jewish Chronicle and the Huffington Post

  1. I am a little confused. Many times I have seen photographs and large excerpts of articles on this blog. Do you pay or get permission from the copyright holders or is it fair use to use their copyrighted work on your blog? It is not plagiarism, but I think you have put up large excerpts from YNET sometimes. You link to them, but are you allowed to use copyrighted photos and sections of articles written by other people who make their money off of these copyrighted works? SOrry to sound mean, but some people would say that the internet tradition is to let people use each other’s work, although usually with credit given. IF he had used large excerpts of your work without permission, but with credit, would you have minded?

    Kenneth Greifer

    • Kenneth, we’re not trying to claim the photos are our work – obviously not!

      By contrast, Meotti is passing our writing off, as his own work – and he is getting paid for it.

      • I read your proof of plagiarism and I would be shocked if someone could even try to defend it. He just changed a few tiny details, and it is all your writing obviously. I am not defending him.

        Kenneth Greifer

  2. Journalism today is not what it once was. Many journalists don’t even leave their computers, nor confirm or investigate stories by themselves. With 24-7 news demand and loads of info on the web, add lazy habits, it comes as no surprise that this journalist took the easy road. Most of the facts are public knowledge and could have been found on the original source website but his copied work just shows how lazy he is, he could have gathered all the material and then wrote an original piece. Not the first journalist found to be plagiarizing..

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