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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

“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 David Sheen”
Times of Israel, 19 May 2013

“Canadian-born Israeli”
Jerusalem Post, 3 March 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

“obscure anti-Israel extremist”
Jerusalem Post, 29 December 2014

“journalist”
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

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

“independent journalist David Sheen”
Haaretz, 16 April 2016

“journalist”
Channel 20, 9 May 2016

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

“Independent journalist”
Reshet, 1 June 2017

“Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen”
Haaretz, 14 September 2017

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