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DAVID SHEEN: Media Smears
David Sheen is an independent journalist and filmmaker
born and raised in Canada, now living in and reporting from Israel*Palestine

In the 2010's, David Sheen was one of a few local journalists reporting on the troubling extent of racial divisions and religious extremism in Jewish-Israeli society. While Sheen's work earned him recognition as a human rights defender, and the respect of journalists and journalist unions around the world, it also attracted the ire of other media professionals. Some of them have smeared Sheen, in an effort to delegitimize him and his reports, to try to protect Israel from facing this shame. But over time, the truths about Israeli racism cannot be covered up – nor should they, if these are to be confronted. Ultimately, all these attacks do is reveal the ultra-nationalist bias of the media outlets that publish them. If you want to find out for yourself what David Sheen actually thinks and feels, you're welcome to read any one of hundreds of articles or videos he has authored in the last decade.

"Israeli journalist"
+972 Magazine, 10 April 2011

"Israeli filmmaker"
Al Jazeera, 8 May 2012

"activist and filmmaker"
+972 Magazine, 15 August 2012

"Canadian-born Israeli journalist who publishes extensively on the topic"
Times of Israel, 4 January 2013

"Israeli-Canadian journalist"
Times of Israel, 19 May 2013

"independent Israeli journalist"
The Nation, 23 October 2013

Truthdig, 4 November 2013

"Canadian-born Israeli"
Jerusalem Post, 3 March 2014

"Israeli-Canadian journalist"
Al Jazeera, 13 April 2014

"An Israeli blogger"
New York Times, 14 July 2014

"Canadian researcher focused on far right parties in Israel"
The National, 21 July 2014

"activist and journalist"
VICE, 1 August 2014

"Canadian filmmaker"
Jerusalem Post, 8 November 2014

"fringe anti-Zionist activist"
Jerusalem Post, 9 November 2014

"Anti-Semitic journalist"
Jerusalem Post, 15 November 2014

"anti-Zionist Jewish extremist"
Jerusalem Post, 16 November 2014

"budding anti-Israel activist"
Jerusalem Post, 22 November 2014

"Canadian-Israeli journalist"
The Nation, 16 December 2014

"obscure anti-Israel extremist"
Jerusalem Post, 29 December 2014

Ynet / Channel 20, 2 July 2015

"anti-Israel activist"
Jerusalem Post, 28 July 2015

"Israel’s number one Native Informant"
Times of Israel, 11 November 2015

"Israeli who needs no introduction"
Times of Israel, 17 November 2015

"journalist who regularly compares Israelis to Nazis"
Jerusalem Post, 11 February 2016

"Toronto anti-Zionist"
National Post, 23 February 2016

"Israeli-Canadian journalist"
Middle East Eye, 3 April 2016

"journalist David Sheen, a resident of Dimona"
Ynet, 6 April 2016

"independent journalist"
Haaretz, 16 April 2016

Intercept, 20 April 2016

"Canadian journalist who now lives in Israel and focuses on publicizing alleged Israeli racism toward African immigrants"
Algemeiner, 2 May 2016

Channel 20, 9 May 2016

"whose tweets about Jews and Judaism frequently resemble those of neo-Nazis"
Times of Israel, 19 June 2016

"Israeli journalist who has reported on far-right groups for many years"
Al Jazeera, 4 December 2016

"Independent journalist"
Reshet, 1 June 2017

"Israeli-Canadian journalist"
Jacobin, 10 August 2017

"Canadian-Israeli journalist"
Haaretz, 14 September 2017

"Jewish-Israeli journalist"
The Canary, 17 September 2017

"independent journalist in Israel"
The Daily Dot, 29 September 2017

"independent journalist"
The 7th Eye, 14 November 2017

"independent documentary maker"
The New Arab, 19 November 2017

"Israeli-Canadian journalist"
Quartz, 31 March 2018

"anti-Zionist Israeli-Canadian journalist"
Times of Israel, 6 April 2018

"independent Canadian-Israeli journalist who specializes in writing about racial tension and religious extremism in Israel"
The Daily Beast, 7 April 2018

"Israeli journalist"
RT, 5 June 2018

"independent journalist"
The 7th Eye, 6 September 2018

"Israeli-Canadian journalist"
Ma'an News Agency, 29 November 2018

"Canadian-Israeli journalist"
The Canary, 2 May 2019

"journalist and filmmaker who lives in Israel"
The Final Call, 14 May 2019

"violent BDS activist who has been accused of anti-semitism"
Jerusalem Post, 21 October 2019

Hottest Place In Hell, 5 February 2020