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- Overall, we rate Behold Israel a right-biased Conspiracy and Pseudoscience website based on promoting unproven claims and myths.
Bias Rating: RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Behold Israel is a right-biased news blog site founded by Amir Tsarfati. In his own words: “He grew up in the Jerusalem area and heard about the Messiah while living with a foster family as a high school senior. It was when he saw the “Jesus” film by Campus Crusade that he accepted Jesus into his heart, the turning point in his life.”
Amir also says, “He has been invited to churches, prophecy seminars and conferences worldwide, to teach on current events in Israel in light of Bible prophecy.”
Amir not only talks about end times and the bible but also has been a consultant about homeland security to various law enforcement agencies and delivers seminars on homeland-security issues. Amir lists Pastor David Jeremiah, Governor Mike Huckabee, Michele Bachman, and other right-wing pastors and political figures as his close friends.
Funded by / Ownership
Behold Israel is owned by Amir Tsarfati and is funded through donations, teaching services, a shop that sells DVDs and digital downloads.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Behold Israel has a news section that reports news about Israel. The content is reasonable, but there is little use of actual sources for these articles. Behold Israel also has a blog for Amir Tsarfati that uses loaded language and promotes conspiracy theories. For example, “The Mystery of the Rapture” and “Amir’s Prophecy Update” which has extreme right-wing bias with this quote: “Obama just announced his intention to appoint a new Supreme Court justice instead of the conservative Scalia who passed away unexpectedly. Another liberal justice means a great moral downfall of the USA.”
In general, they are a right-leaning site that promotes conspiracy theories and pseudoscience.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Behold Israel a right-biased Conspiracy and Pseudoscience website based on promoting unproven claims and myths. (M. Huitsing 10/18/2017) Updated (12/02/2023)
Last Updated on December 2, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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