Fed up with the anti-Israel bias and misinformation emanating from the terrorist group Hamas and their supporters in the mainstream media and on social media, major Jewish organizations are joining to launch a communications operation to give the public accurate information about the conflict.
The 10/7 Project, led by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, will focus on implementing an aggressive rapid response to the misinformation purveyed by Israel’s enemies. The 10/7 Project will also launch a daily newsletter and a new website so legislators and the American public have access to real, fact-based information.
As Honest Reporting has continually noted, media organizations including the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Sky News, among others have demonstrated their anti-Israel bias in their reporting.
“Since October 7, there has been a concerted and consistent effort from Israel’s enemies to draw a false and dangerous equivalence between Hamas’ deadly rampage to destroy the Jewish state and Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorists,” Ted Deutch, the CEO of the American Jewish Committee, stated. “The 10/7 Project will be a trusted and timely source of accurate information to set the record straight and combat false narratives perpetuated by Hamas terrorists and their anti-Israel allies. They are responsible for slaughtering some 1,200 innocent Israeli civilians. This is no time for equivocation.”
“At this critical juncture, it is imperative that we separate fact from fiction regarding America’s most important Middle East ally and remind people that the vast majority of Americans understand that Hamas is our common enemy,” Eric Fingerhut, President & CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, added. “Through aggressive rapid response and a comprehensive media campaign, The 10/7 Project will work tirelessly to combat misinformation and inaccurate reporting about the Israel-Hamas conflict and continue shining a light on the victims and hostages of October 7. We must ensure that murderous Hamas terrorists are not covered in a way that morally equates them with the sovereign, democratic state of Israel and its people, and that the loudest, most uninformed voices are not permitted to drown out the facts.”
“The 10/7 Project will help ensure that America’s leaders are educated and informed about Hamas’s despicable assault on the people of Israel and the Western values that America and Israel champion together,” said Howard Kohr, the CEO of AIPAC. “The United States must continue to stand with our democratic ally as it works to protect its families and secure its future.”
“As leaders of American Jewry, we cannot be silent in the face of deadly violence from the Hamas Terrorist Army targeting the people of Israel,” William Daroff, CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, echoed. “We must ensure that America and the entire world are told and retold the stories of the butchery of the October 7 massacre. We must discredit and make outcasts of 10/7 deniers, who are Hamas sympathizers seeking to perpetuate false and misleading narratives by minimizing and rationalizing the most deadly day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust. And we must work together, as one Jewish community, to successfully communicate to the American people the critical need to stand with Israel, as well as the importance of the US-Israel relationship to America and to Israel.”