These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Jewish Unpacked as Right-Center biased based on their pro-Israel government political stances. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Jewish Unpacked is a website launched by OpenDor Media, a US registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009. Unpacked is a brand created by OpenDor Media for young people to address issues related to Israel and Judaism. OpenDor Media states, “We are proudly and transparently positive about Israel and Zionism, Jewish values and ideals.” Founder Raphael Shore, CEO Andrew Savage, and EVP Noam Weissman head the organization. A complete list of the team members is available.
Funded by / Ownership
The ownership of Jewish Unpacked’s parent company is undisclosed, and the publication is financed through donations, online advertising, and merchandise sales. Raphael Shore runs the publication. Financial reports are available here.
Analysis / Bias
Jewish Unpacked shares digital content on Jewish issues from OpenDor and other contributors to promote the organization’s mission to a wider audience.
OpenDor produces documentaries, such as “Unsafe Spaces,” which examines the marginalization of Jewish students in progressive spaces. The film’s introduction uses emotionally loaded, right-leaning language, claiming that Jewish students are marginalized from progressive spaces just for being Jewish. However, the experiences shared by the Jewish activists featured in the film are subjective and based on their perspectives and experiences.
This article from Jewish Unpacked discusses Joe Biden’s self-identification as “The “non-Jewish Zionist” despite being a devout Catholic. It highlights his family’s connections to Judaism through his children’s marriages to Jewish spouses. It also mentions Biden’s repeated statements expressing his love for Israel, such as “My name is Joe Biden, and everybody knows I love Israel.” sourced to YnetNews.
Regarding Israeli Politics, Jewish Unpacked publishes articles with emotionally loaded language, such as “When does legitimate criticism become ‘incitement’?” The article focuses on recent comments by Israeli public figures that were seen as inciting violence against Prime Minister Netanyahu and his government, related to proposed judicial reforms that have triggered mass protests in Israel. This story is sourced from the Jerusalem Post, a right-center news outlet. In general, Jewish Unpacked is fact-based and holds right-leaning pro-Israeli biases.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Jewish Unpacked as Right-Center biased based on their pro-Israel government political stances. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 05/02/2023)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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