Guardian smears Israel with a wild Palestinian accusation

Moreover, the apparent credulity of the journalist and his editor in the face of Samara’s wild claim that soldiers considered shooting him for no particular reason – or that the army would have blown up his family’s house if he complained – is staggering, and provides another example of how the caricature of Israeli malevolence is ingrained in the Guardian imagination.

Guardian op-ed on Israeli elections ignores anti-Zionist elephant in the room

Wallach’s insistence on framing the complex Arab-Israeli political divide through the facile lens of Palestinian (progressive) Davids battling Israeli (far-right) Goliaths, rather than engaging in a sober analysis of the moral and ideological fissures which separate Jewish and Arab parties, serves to reinforce Guardian readers’ immense misinformation about Israel’s messy but undeniably democratic reality. 

Contrary to The Times’ claim, Joint List is not “left-wing”

Though we don’t know what motivated Pfeffer’s characterisation of Joint List as “left-wing”, at many media outlets there seems to be an instinctual belief that since the party represents and putatively defends the rights of Israel’s Arab minority, they must, by definition, be on the left side of the political divide – a variation of the same halo effect that inspires uncritical coverage of politically regressive, but pro-Palestinian, political movements in the West.

Financial Times book review promotes distorted Herzl quote

Though we’re not surprised that Khalidi, who described the Balfour declaration as “a declaration of war by the British Empire on the indigenous population”, refuses to commit to supporting Israel’s continued existence, and has evoked antisemitic tropes, would peddle such historical fiction, we do find it surprising, and quite troubling, that a journalist at a serious publication would promote such agitprop.

Never Again? The moral abdication of journalists ignoring Palestinian antisemitism

As journalists cover Holocaust commemoration events today in Jerusalem, the lofty rhetoric by world leaders, diplomats and intellectuals evoking the idea ‘never again’ – the moral imperative to never again allow Jew hatred to go unchallenged because we know now where this leads – will ring hollow if the principle of anti-antisemitism is not applied universally. 

Unpacking the Indy’s latest tale of ‘Israeli cruelty’

Palestinian children never travel for treatment unaccompanied by a parent or (at least) a relative. COGAT informed us that “during the first half of 2019, over 2,700 permits were issued for children’s medical treatment, with a nearly equivalent number issued for accompanying parents”.  The image evoked by the language in the op-ed, of children alone in Israeli hospitals without family members, is, as with the broader narrative of the Indy op-ed, pure fiction.

Guardian op-ed: ‘false’ antisemitism charges against Corbyn used to stifle debate

For an op-ed to suggest – in late 2019 – that the chrages of antisemitism against Corbyn were “manufactured”, after years of revelations attesting to his long and well-documented record of supporting anti-Semites who call for the mass murder of Jews, in the context of polls showing 87% of British Jewish believe he’s personally antisemitic, and in the midst of an EHRC investigation into whether the party has become institutionally antisemitic on his watch – is obscene.