Europe’s ‘most watched news channel’ obfuscates Kerry’s criticism of Palestinian terror

EuroNews, “the most watched news channel in Europe”, raised some eyebrows earlier when the following headline appeared on their website.


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 a meeting with Israel’s prime minister.

However, as multiple media reports made clear, Kerry was specifically denouncing “Palestinian” terrorism, not “violence between Israelis and Palestinians” – a fact noted by my colleague Gidon Shaviv in the following Tweet:


The Reuters report Shaviv highlighted was clear on what Kerry said:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday described a wave of Palestinian knife and car-ramming attacks as terrorism that must be condemned as he held talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on how to end the violence.

We’ve contacted editors and asked for a correction.

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