You’d be hard pressed to find an example of terror in world – outside of Israel – where mainstream media outlets prioritize the fate of the perpetrators over that of their victims.
On Nov. 24th, we posted about an ITV News segment on the latest Palestinian stabbing attack, We noted that the report failed to explain that the number they cited of Palestinians killed since Oct. 1 includes includes those involved in terror attacks.
Yesterday, we posted about an inaccurate report on the website of Europe’s most watched news channel, EuroNews. The headline and opening passage both erroneously claimed that US Secretary of State John Kerry condemned “violence between Israelis and Palestinians”, when in fact he specificallly condemned Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis.
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:
Contrary to the ubiquitous Palestinian propaganda during the latest surge in violence, Israeli security personnel do not shoot Palestinians merely because they have a hunch they may be carrying a weapon. They are shot after they have attacked or attempted to attack Israeli civilians and soldiers.
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.
I’m sure there are many British Muslims who have thought rather less about the rival merits of MEND, iEngage, Quilliam Inspire, Cage and so on than the average Harry’s Place reader. But if it is true that the more liberal organisations are much less respected than the more ‘normative’ outfits – should that stop the editorial writer from at least considering the possibility that the government is correct to draw some red lines over who it deals with?
An Indy op-ed by cartoonist Tim Sanders criticizing a recent Daily Mail cartoon published in the aftermath of the ISIS Paris attacks, which depicts fleeing Muslim refugees as rats, correctly argues that the imagery is […]
ISIS’s attacks are fueled by a radical, violent and intolerant religious ideology which is impervious to reason, persuasion or self-interest. They certainly don’t desire “peace” and justice in the Middle East. Their goal is quite clear: re-establishing an Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East ruled by Sharia and, ultimately, conquest of the entire world.
The Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent, Peter Beaumont, pulled off quite a feat in a Nov. 13th report on ‘violence in the region’: he managed to report on two separate Palestinian terror attacks in […]
A Daily Mirror article written by Siobhan McFadyen about a Palestinian stabbing attack today in Beitar Illit (that was captured on video) included the following opening sentence: Later, however, we’re told something else: So… A Palestinian […]
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.
Earlier we posted about a Guardian report which legitimized baseless accusations that Israeli police are planting knives on innocent Palestinians after summarily executing them. Additionally, a new Amnesty International report on Israel buttresses this Palestinian […]
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 […]
CAMERA has been continually updating a popular post on the recent “wave” of headline fails which have “relied on reportorial smoke and mirrors to obscure Palestinian terror attacks and even recast terrorists […]
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 […]
We demonstrated in our post that Arab terrorists have in fact been targeting Jews, not ‘merely’ “settlers’. After complaining to Times of London editors, they agreed to issue the following correction.
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: […]
Cross posted from the blog of David Collier During the height of the second Intifada, the media and politicians in general were adamant, only total desperation could cause one human being to […]