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.
Most Israelis – even those who don’t support the settlement enterprise – don’t believe that continued construction across the green line (the overwhelming majority of which is located in areas which will likely become part of Israel in any future peace deal) is as important as the answer to one question: What will happen the day after a ‘peace deal’ is signed?
On Oct. 25, The Sunday Times did what few mainstream British papers would do: they published a story – documented and relentlessly pursued by blogger Elder of Ziyon – about antisemitism and incitement by employees […]
The contrast in coverage between the false claims by Netanyahu and Abbas is that the Israeli leader’s blue jean comment had no real impact on the lives of Iranians, whilst the PA President’s false claim about an Israeli “execution” of an “innocent” boy served to further inflame Arabs and Palestinians amidst a wave of deadly terror attacks on Jews fueled by this very kind of incitement.
Here’s how Donald Macintyre, veteran journalist for The Independent (and the paper’s former Jerusalem correspondent), explains the putative change in David Cameron’s foreign policy since taking office, which critics of the prime minister […]
Ruby Stockham, a staff writer at the blog Left Foot Forward, penned an op-ed for The Independent commenting on the Israeli prime minister’s upcoming visit to the UK (‘The two questions that David Cameron must ask […]
Take a look at this recent photo published in the Financial Times. The photo is quite representative of UK media coverage of events in a place they’re calling “Khirbet Susya”, near the […]
The Guardian’s former Jerusalem correspondent Harriet Sherwood profiled doctor and Palestinian propagandist Mads Gilbert in a June 23rd article. Here’s a glimpse of Sherwood’s take on Gilbert. Gilbert – who describes himself […]
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 […]
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 […]
Amanda Holpuch‘s article in the Guardian (Website targets pro-Palestinian students in effort to harm job prospects, May 27) focuses on a new pro-Israel group called Canary Mission, which it darkly refers to […]
One of the most frequently heard complaints by pro-Palestinian activists (and journalists sympathetic to the Palestinian cause) is that Zionists cynically accuse them of antisemitism for merely engaging in criticism of Israel. […]
We often complain that the Guardian’s reporting on Israel – even when not in violation of the accuracy clause of the Editors’ Code – is consistently tendentious. That is, most of their […]
An April 17th Daily Mail article about violence in the West Bank town of Bilin during demonstrations to mark Palestinian Prisoners Day focused on sensational photos of a five-year old Palestinian boy throwing stones at Israeli […]
A rocket attack that killed 11 Gazan children and hit a hospital during the summer war was the work of Palestinian terrorists, not an IDF strike, according to a report by Amnesty […]
On Friday the Guardian announced that Katharine Viner, deputy editor of the Guardian and editor-in-chief of Guardian US, was appointed their new editor-in-chief. The decision was not a surprise to those following […]
On March 10th, the Guardian published a first person essay (on their Global Development page) by Issa Amro, a Palestinian who heads a group called Youth Against Settlements and claims to champion a […]
The root of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – and ‘the occupation’ of the West Bank – does not date back to 1967. No, for the Palestinian protagonists in the latest article by the […]
Amidst recent media reports that Alan Rusbridger will be stepping down after twenty years as editor-in-chief of the Guardian, many have begun wondering whether a change in editors will result in less biased coverage of […]
In a great example of the media’s use of language to blur moral differences within the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, The Economist expanded the common understanding of the word “militant” – a word fancied by […]