My work in investigative journalism & documentary production

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The first part of my career was primarily devoted to applying my visual thinking and design abilities to designing key graphics, animations, video and visualizations, for organizations throughout the US & Southeast Asia.

The second part of my career was devoted largely to investigative research, and producing reports and documentary videos.  Here are some highlights of my work:

(1) Special report: The U.S. “news” media depicts an American terrorist and her son as “Madonna & Child” (2019)

(2) Ten vital facts about the refugee crisis that every American should know (2015)

(3) Exposing the NY Times’s latest blood libel against the IDF & its research unit (2020)

(4) Documentary: “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”

(5) Mini-documentary: “HuffPost’s Dehumanization of Capt. Taylor Force”

(6) The LGBT filmmaker boycott of Israel is anti-Semitic and hypocritical” (2020)

(7) Hate Crimes In America” (2015)


(1) Special report: The U.S. “news” media depicts an American terrorist and her son as “Madonna & Child” (2019)

In the first part of my career, as an art director, I directed quite a few photo sessions for advertising and skills-training programs. I know what a staged photo-shoot looks like.

When I first started seeing the images of ISIS terrorist Hoda Muthana with her toddler son emerge in the media in early 2019, I was very busy on other projects – but something nagged at me, that I’ve seen staged photos like this someplace before.  Soon after, it came to me: the paintings of Madonna & Child.

As a non-religious person, however, I’d never learned about these iconic paintings – but once I did, and pulled up various photos of how America’s supposedly nonpartisan “news” media was depicting her, and put these images side-by-side, the conclusion becomes inescapable: rather than telling the story of this terrorist, why she wants to return to America, and our government’s fight to prevent this, our MSM decided to effectively act as her PR firm.

My reaction was to produce this slide show (source documentation here), to present:

  • The validity of my assertion that these are not “news” photos, these are staged photos, designed from the ground up to evoke sympathy for Muthana and her son
  • The deeper story of the “ISIS brides,” and the unspeakable atrocities they helped their husbands to perpetrate on female Yazidi slaves — in the victims’ own words

I also wrote letters to the heads of each of the major news organizations that engaged in this shameful behavior, outlining the specifics of what they did, to read my report, and respond with any measures they’re going to take to prevent such behavior in the future.

To gauge its effectiveness, I’ve asked friends who admire my slide show, and who have adolescent-age female relatives, to:

  • Ask what they know about ISIS, the Yazidis, and the threats among refugees from Syria & Iraq (also see my report on this issue, in Section 2)
  • Show them this slide show
  • Ask them if this changed their impressions of the issue of accepting wave after wave of “refugees” from this region, without doing in-depth investigations into the backgrounds, character, etc. of those seeking to live in America

In every case, they indicated this was an eye-opener of great proportions.

And yet, not one of the “social justice” or “women’s rights” groups to which I forwarded my report, would even respond, let alone share it on social media.

Here is the main link to the report and all supporting materials:

Special report: The U.S. “news” media depicts an American terrorist and her son as “Madonna & Child”


(2) Ten vital facts about the refugee crisis that every American should know (2015)

The purpose of this special report is to present (and validate) ten of the vital facts that all Americans must know, so that we can intelligently assess the policies that are being formulated in our names, and being implemented with money taken out of our wallets:

Here are the first five:

(1) The vast majority of refugees are neither women nor children; rather, they are lone adult males.

(2) Only 26% of these “refugees” are from Syria or Iraq; 74% are from other Muslim countries, some of which are notorious for Islamist terrorism.

(3) ISIS has openly boasted that it has been smuggling thousands of jihadists into North America and Western Europe.

(4) An estimated 40 million+ Muslims in “refugee” countries support ISIS.

(5) A British journalist recently demonstrated how easy it is for a non-Syrian to buy a Syrian passport, so one can falsely pass oneself off as a “refugee.”

Read the report here:

Ten vital facts about the refugee crisis that every American should know


(3) Exposing the NY Times’s latest blood libel against the IDF & its research unit (2020)

In this expose, I documented a NY Times Tweet that opened with a factual assertion that could well have been by Hamas, or ISIS:

“The Israeli Defense Ministry’s research-and-development arm is best known for pioneering cutting-edge ways to kill people and blow things up.”

At the time this incident occurred, I was deep into developing this resource page for my ILoveIsrael.me website: Israel’s humanitarian benevolence – even for enemies.

Section 3 documents some of the super-human, little-known lengths to which the IDF goes to figure out how to protect innocent civilians, even when terrorists are using them as human shields (or they are acting in that capacity voluntarily). One of the key items on this page is this interview that I conducted with a former IDF special forces soldier, Doron Keidar, focusing particularly on this aspect of IDF ethics:

“[W]e have what are called “purity of arms” (טוהר הנשק) instructions, which we receive when we are first issued our weapons. They are basic principles about when and how we can use our weapons. It is the ethical code that clarifies that our weapon is the last option and mainly for defense.”

See the report at:

Exposing the NY Times’s latest blood libel against the IDF & its research unit


(4) Documentary: “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”

This 44-minute documentary, which I wrote, designed, produced and narrated, was hailed by the watchdog group CAMERA, author Melanie Phillips, terrorism analyst & professor Ryan Mauro, and other notable figures, in this 2-minute video. Excerpts:

  • “This forensic debut video… details the systematic way in which the Huffington Post whitewashes Palestinian terrorism, dehumanises its Jewish victims and incites hatred against Israel. A sobering analysis which sheds valuable light on the deranged prejudice against Israel and the Jews now endemic in the West.”
    – Melanie Phillips
  • “This documentary… is both chilling, and a work of art.  It provides evidence of what appears to be Huffington Post’s intentional misrepresentation and distortion of events in Israel.  […] By the end of the documentary, Arianna Huffington’s proclamations about the Post’s commitment to objectivity and providing quality news coverage lie in tatters.”
    – Steve Stotsky, Senior Research Analyst, CAMERA

Also see trailers 1, 2, 3 and 4.

The documentary was released on March 1, 2016. Here is the full version:

Learn more about the film at:

SaveTheWest’s debut documentary: “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”

Script & resources: “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada” : Save The West

I also produced several slide shows that contain key source evidence (more documentation here):

(1) This slide show exposes how HuffPost showers personalized, graphic, name-specific global sympathy on Palestinians who allege — without proof — they were victims of unprovoked Israel aggression:

(2) This slide show illustrates some of the (proven) Jewish victims of the Third Intifada, not one of which HuffPost gave any coverage to:


(5) Mini-documentary: “HuffPost’s Dehumanization of Capt. Taylor Force”

This 17-minute documentary, which I wrote, designed and directed, exposes how HuffPost:

  • Dehumanized a beloved U.S. combat veteran, Capt. Taylor Force, who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist — while at the same time, super-humanizing ISIS terrorists, sad celebrities, and animals
  • Ignored the broader wave of Palestinian terrorism against Jews occurring at the time, while whitewashing and championing the Palestinian terror narrative.

This documentary was released on April 13, 2016 — six weeks after the release of my earlier documentary, “The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada” (above).

It was the first documentary that focused on Capt. Force after his murder, and helped spur momentum towards passage of The Taylor Force Act in Congress, which cut off US taxpayer funding of the Palestinian Authority until and unless it demonstrably stops using it to incite and reward terrorists, and their families.

Learn more about the film at:

STW’s new documentary: “HuffPost’s Dehumanization of Capt. Taylor Force” : Save The West


(6) The LGBT filmmaker boycott of Israel is anti-Semitic and hypocritical” (2020)

My purpose in creating this report was to expose the world an example of the insidious, anti-Semitic acts engaged in by prominent figures in the movie industry, which are typically ignored by America’s “news media.”  In this case, the unique factor was that this was an anti-Semitic campaign mounted by LGBT actors, directors, producers & artisans that claimed Israel oppresses Palestinians, and thus does not deserve to have an LGBT film festival.

This report exposes:

  • The Palestinian LGBTQIA+ community is being oppressed — but not by Israel. To the contrary, Israel is the lone refuge in the entire Middle East for those in the Palestinian LGBTQIA+ community, to escape the systematic governmental and cultural terror inflicted on them in Muslim-majority environments.
  • The anti-Semitic nature of this myopic boycott is revealed by the fact that these film professionals have said nothing about, let alone organized a boycott against China, which holds more than 1 million Uighur Muslims in bondage, and is both using them as slave labor, and forcibly “re-educating” them.
  • This insidious, anti-Semitic, Islamist-protecting boycott can survive and gain support only so long as the general public remains unaware of these realities — especially who and what are actually the Palestinian peoples’ primary oppressors — and it is not Israelis.

Note: At the time news of this LGBT boycott emerged, I was nearing completion of this page for my ILoveIsrael.me website: Israel’s LGBT inclusion & protection. This page’s resources reduced the time necessary to create my report by 70-90%.

Read the entire report at:

The LGBT filmmaker boycott of Israel is anti-Semitic and hypocritical”


(7) Hate Crimes In America” (2015)

My purpose in creating this report was to expose a lie that had become popularized in preceding years: that America is an “Islamophobic” nation, in which Muslims face uniquely high risk of being victims of hate crimes.

In reality, then as now, Muslims are among the least-likely victims of hate crimes, while Jews are not only the #1 target of hate crimes in America, in New York they are targeted more than all minority groups combined. Here is the summary slide show that I produced:

Read the entire report at:

“Hate Crimes In America”

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