Echoing the headline, the opening passage of the article claimed that the US Secretary of State denounced the recent “spate of violence between Israelis and Palestinians” as “acts of terrorism” at a press conference in Jerusalem following his meeting with Israel’s prime minister. However, as multiple media reports made clear, Kerry was specifically denouncing “Palestinian” violence, not “violence between Israelis and Palestinians” – a fact noted by my colleague Gidon Shaviv in the following Tweet:
Palestinian propaganda since the latest wave of terror attacks against Israeli Jews has been conspiratorial in nature, suggesting that innocent Palestinians have been “executed” by police, who then plant knives at the scene to cover up their crimes. Though most mainstream media outlets haven’t accepted this narrative, it is becoming common to see report which give credibility to Palestinian claims that Israeli police and security personnel have been using ‘excessive force’ when responding to such terror attacks.
Either way, Bell’s cartoon certainly seems to be echoing frequent Palestinian efforts to present themselves as the direct descendents of Jesus and Mary. Unlike the ‘adoration’ for baby Jesus by the kings, Johnson crudely tramples on the sanctity of the virgin birth.
Cross posted from the blog of David Collier I do tend to write about most of the events that I go to, but walking into a room full of people who do […]
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?
Anyone even somewhat knowledgeable about Palestinian social media and news sites is likely familiar with anti-Israel (and at times antisemitic) conspiracy theories which pass as news. Such faux news often feeds into […]
As some news headlines on the recent Arab terror spree have demonstrated, the media’s capacity to use obfuscatory language to characterize Palestinian terror and extremism is at times quite extraordinary. Not only are […]
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 […]
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.
On Oct. 9, The Independent published a report by Lee Williams (titled ‘Intifada: What is it – and what does a third uprising mean for the region’) which grossly misleads on both the […]
Here’s the large photo spread across pages 30-31 in the Oct. 20th print edition of Times of London – accompanying an article by Gregg Carlstrom on the recent Arab violence. The caption reads: […]
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.
Today, The Guardian published a report by Kate Shuttleworth (Stabbed Israeli man mistaken for Arab lashes out at escalating violence, Oct. 15) about several Israeli revenge attacks against Arabs amidst the recent wave of […]
Cross posted from Richard Millett’s blog Yesterday afternoon about 40 Israel supporters heeded the call of the Zionist Federation and the Board of Deputies to protest the incitement by the Palestinian leaders […]
Yesterday we posted about serious omissions by both the Times of London and The Telegraph regarding the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Both news sites, in articles about the ongoing Palestinian violence, noted […]
h/t Shimon UK Media Watch has reviewed a series Facebook status updates by The Telegraph’s Middle East correspondent Robert Tait which reveal a radical worldview more in line with the agitprop of Electronic Intifada bloggers […]
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. […]
One particular headline caught our eye yesterday because it was so clear, accurate and honest – not words typically associated with UK media reports on Israel. Here’s the headline, in a Telegraph/AFP […]