We recently commented on a June 15th Guardian report which benignly characterized Jeremy Corbyn MP (who’s competing for Labour Party leadership) as a “leftwinger” despite his well-documented record of support for decidedly reactionary (aka, right-wing […]
The letter that went into the Guardian this week was unusual in having almost nobody sign it who is a household name. The letter was a demand from a group of “artists, producers and concerned citizens,” who, it said, “are disappointed and saddened to see that Curzon, Odeon, Bafta and other cinemas are hosting the London Israeli Film and Television Festival.”
In response to communication from CAMERA’s Israel office, the Agence France Presse yesterday corrected an article which had alleged that “[s]ome 17 journalists were killed covering the July-August Gaza war” (“Israel ministry video lashes […]
Though with most anti-Zionist conspiracy theories it’s typically at least clear what crazy accusation is being leveled, the agitprop in the letter by Messrs. Mahdi and Ramadani is so vague as to be nearly unintelligible. How does it even conceivably serve Israeli interests when Muslim Britons become jihadists and kill Arabs and Muslims in Syria and Iraq?
In the context of the Guardian’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the word “rightwinger” is essentially meaningless, as it is often merely a pejorative meant to signify views their contributors personally find […]
Times of London (The Times) is typically among the more responsible British publications when it comes to covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the broader issue of antisemtism in the UK. However, they […]
British media reports about BDS often follow a familiar pattern. First, they misleadingly characterize the movement as progressive, peaceful and merely focused on ending the occupation. Then, they prominently feature – and […]
One of the most sensational Guardian reports during the summer war involved a July 16th IDF attack on a Gaza beach which killed four Palestinian children. Yesterday, Israel’s military advocate general’s office issued […]
The Guardian has published, before this, praise for several North Korean films, including A Flower Girl. But North Korea is one of the world’s most repressive and dangerous states, governed by a regime that might even make the Ayatollahs of Iran hesitate. So why no letters in The Guardian boycotting their films? Oh, I forgot, nobody ever calls for a boycott of North Korea or any really repressive state
Kay Wilson: Like me, my Palestinian friend knows that to be shackled in individual or collective victimhood is not helpful, kind, true or moral
In an official Guardian editorial on June 9th (The Guardian view on President’s Erdogan’s lies: an apology would be welcome) responded to pre-election comments by Turkey’s leader about the Western media. Last […]
The expulsion of Iraq’s Jews occurred due to the rise of Arab nationalism and annihilationist antisemitism in the 40s, 50s and 60s. To suggest, as Snow did, that Jewish life in the country ended as the result of the US-led invasion is completely anti-historical.
A bullet item at the end of a June 4th article at Times of London (The Times) by Gregg Carlstrom included a brief report on the row involving the French telecom company Orange: However, […]
Within the radical left British cultural elite, the mere inefficacy of your futile political campaign is no impediment to its survival – at least, that is, as long as there are receptive media […]
“To fight for Israel on the international stage is also to fight for the values of democracy, freedom of speech and expression, and civilized social values everywhere. Unfortunately, the morality and values of the West have been transformed and undermined over the past thirty years almost beyond recognition. Judeo-Christian principles of honesty, honor, loyalty, family values, patriotism, religious faith and respect for the state have all been eroded; whereas negative values, such as the acceptance of betrayal, duplicity and deceit, have flourished. The Western media is chiefly culpable in advancing this deleterious values transformation. And this transformation is the basis for the growth of anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist perspectives, and anti-Israel narratives.” – Col. Richard Kemp
Last year we commented on a story in The Independent written by their Jerusalem correspondent Alistair Dawber on the cancellation of a previously scheduled performance in Israel by Eric Burdon (frontman for The […]
“Orange says it plans to terminate contract with brand partner in Israel“, blared the Guardian headline accompanying a June 4th story written by Jerusalem correspondent Peter Beaumont. Beaumont introduced his story thusly: The French […]
Whilst you can get a good view of Abulhawa’s extremist views in her posts at EI, Mondoweiss and MEMO, which includes support for terrorism, we found it particularly interesting to take a look at her Facebook updates.
Cross posted from the CST The Pew Research Center has published a new poll that, amongst other subjects, asked people in six European countries to say how favourably or unfavourably they view […]
Written by Roslyn Pine and originally published at Jewish News Last Summer the normally undemonstrative British Jewish community delivered a stinging rebuke to its elected representative body, The Board of Deputies of […]