The reason why such journalists always look for an Israeli root cause when explaining such acts of terror – whether it’s the settlements, “threats” to al-Aqsa, hopelessness, etc. – is that they immediately discount any explanation (no matter how grounded in empirical data) suggesting that attacks have a racist (antisemitic) motive – an ideological orientation which has fed anti-Jewish violence in the region for well over a century.
As we pointed out in our communication with Indy editors, the Temple Mount is not “officially in Palestinian territory”. Rather, it’s under the administrative control of the Jordanian Islamic Waqf, and under Israeli security control. Jews are allowed to visit but not pray there.
Two articles in the British media about the recent wave of Arab terror include background information on the Temple Mount, the contested Jerusalem site both reports claim represents one of the root causes […]
Two elderly Jewish men were victims of a stabbing attack on Saturday in Jerusalem. The perpetrator of the attack, a 16-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem, was shot and killed by police shortly after the stabbing. […]
The Independent’s coverage of recent Palestinian violence at the Temple Mount and throughout Jerusalem included a curious article published on Sept. 13th by Indy reporter named Samuel Osborne. The article, which focused on violence […]
Every day, millions of people – including Palestinians – practice some form of yoga in order to improve their physical, mental and spiritual health. No, we never thought we’d be forced to ponder something so anodyne in the context of our blog’s mission of promoting accuracy in the UK media.
An article in the Guardian written by their Jerusalem correspondent, Peter Beaumont, reported on a Friday terror attack near Dolev, northwest of Jerusalem, in which an Israeli man was killed and another injured (Israeli man […]
An Israeli ministerial committee recently approved a bill that would allow up to 10 years imprisonment for those found guilty of “throwing rocks at vehicles…in a manner that could endanger the passenger’s safety”. […]
The Economist published a column in the magazine’s Democracy in America blog criticizing a colleague who wrote a post criticising the one-state solution advocacy of US campus BDS movement. The column (Tribal Loyalties, May 15) was […]
Recently, we commented on an April 22 Guardian story about a request by the parents of murdered Palestinian teen Muhammed Abu Khdeir to erase his name from a Jerusalem monument for terror victims. The article […]
Earlier today, we posted about an April 22 Guardian/AFP story about a request by the parents of murdered Palestinian teen Muhammed Abu Khdeir to erase his name from a monument for terror victims in […]
CAMERA’s Israel office recently prompted a correction at Times of Israel to an article which erroneously claimed that Muhammed Abu Khdeir was the first Arab killed by Jews to be included in a […]
There are multiple distortions, errors and misrepresentations of fact throughout an 1800 word essay published by Teju Cole at The Guardian on April 17th, titled ‘Slow violence, cold violence – Teju Cole […]
It’s bad enough that foreign correspondents covering the region rarely if ever report on the constant incitement to violence by Hamas, Fatah and Palestinian Authority officials. But, expressions of skepticism by reporters […]
Who are the extremists? Jews praying at their holiest site, or Muslims objecting to peaceful Jewish prayer?
The following passage about violence in Jerusalem and recent tensions surrounding the Temple Mount, in an article by John Reed in the Financial Times (Arab-Israel tensions: Jerusalem tales, Dec. 16th), is quite […]
The Guardian tradition of tendentious, misleading editing in stories involving Israelis and Palestinians is again revealed in a comparison between a Dec. 9th Associated Press (AP) story on an American Christian indicted in […]
The mayor of Ashkelon is already backtracking, after rightfully coming under fire from politicians across the political spectrum, from his pledge to fire Arab workers installing bomb shelters in city kindergartens. Mayor […]
At least five Israelis were killed and eight wounded Tuesday morning when Palestinian terrorists armed with knives, axes and guns began attacking Jews in a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers. The terrorists, […]
The question of whether the recent increase in Palestinian terror attacks – which has included two lethal stabbings, and the murder of three Israelis by Palestinians who intentionally ran their vehicles into […]
Imagine if Jerusalem authorities forbade Palestinians (those with permanent Israeli residency) from moving into Jewish neighborhoods in west Jerusalem, citing the need to protect the delicate demographic balance of the capital, and […]