Lynch test

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The Lynch test is a consistency test of journalists covering the Israeli-Arab conflict.[1][2][3] According to Nahum Barnea, winner of the Israel Prize, Israeli journalists who fail to criticize Arab terrorism fail the lynch test.[1][2][4][5] According to author Kenneth Levin, this is a "rare instance of Israeli media self-scrutiny."[6] The term came after the 2000 Ramallah lynching, in which an Arab mob beat to death two Israeli reservists who had mistakenly entered Ramallah.[1][2][7]


  1. ^ a b c Eldar, Akiva (26 May 2008). "On Not Passing Israel's 'Lynch Test'". The Nation. Retrieved 25 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Zilber, Uzi (1 January 2009). "The Jew Flu: The strange illness of Jewish anti-Semitism". Haaretz. Retrieved 25 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Ben-David, Calev (15 May 2008). "Between the Lines: Barbara's audition, Rafi's sign-off and Akiva's confession". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Leibler, Isi (6 November 2007). "Shame on 'Haaretz'". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Seliktar, Ofira Seliktar (2009). Doomed to Failure?: The Politics and Intelligence of the Oslo Peace Process. Page 95: ABC-CLIO. p. 238. ISBN 978-0-313-36617-8. 
  6. ^ Levin, Kenneth (2005). The Oslo syndrome: delusions of a people under siege. Page 445: Smith and Kraus. p. 559. ISBN 978-1-57525-417-3. 
  7. ^ "Lynch mob's brutal attack". BBC News. 2000-10-13. Retrieved 2014-01-27.