If Lara Alqasaem had been in a leadership position with a right-wing extremist group, instead of a pro-Palestinian extremist group, the media wouldn’t have batted an eye, and Alqasaem wouldn’t represent a political cause among ‘human rights’ activists.
The hypocrisy of a PA official lecturing the US ambassador on factual or historical accuracy was no doubt lost on Peter Beaumont, as the veteran Guardian journalist has consistently ignored the continuous Palestinian denial of Jewish history in Jerusalem and the existence of the Jewish Temple
Carlstrom’s egregiously misleading tweet, reinforcing the dominant far-left view that Israeli society is lurching dangerously ‘right’, is a perfect example of the bias and advocacy journalism which informs British media’s coverage of the region.
To be fair, the Telegraph is far from the worst UK news outlet when it comes to such media double standards. However, their omission of Palestinian car rammings within the context of the London Bridge attack seems indicative of a wider phenomenon by which Israelis are placed in a different category of victims – men, women and children whose suffering often seems to occupy a space beyond the sympathetic imagination of many journalists and editors.
Double standards in reporting of destruction of religious sites in Middle East by Guardian and other UK Media
This was published by Just Journalism The destruction of property of religious or cultural significance is an emotive issue wherever it takes place. Yet, in the Middle East, some cases receive more […]
The Guardian’s sister paper, the Observer, ran an article on May 8th with the ostensible aim of telling readers about a new film project based on the early life of Nelson Mandela […]
In fisking Conal Urquhart’s report for the Guardian on the Jerusalem terrorist attack on March 23, I noted a few of the more important rules such journalists employ to downplay Palestinian violence (4 […]
Freedom House recently released its 2010 survey of freedom in the world, and the results are relatively intuitive, unless of course, you’re someone who actually takes the Guardian’s coverage of the Middle […]
This is cross posted by David Matas, and was originally published on the website of the group, Justice for Jews from Arab Countries. It is a response to Rachel Shabi’s article: ‘The […]
Earlier this week the Guardian reported on the sentencing of a British student to 32 months of imprisonment after he was found guilty of throwing an empty fire extinguisher during a protest […]
CiF Watch sends letter to the Guardian’s Reader Editor, asking for a correction to Mya Guarnieri’s CiF post
Mr. Elliot, Regarding Mya Guarnieri’s recent post at CiF, Israeli rabbis’ racist decree strikes at the soul of Judaism, CiF Watch seeks a correction pertaining to the last sentence in the following […]
November 25th marked six months since Harriet Sherwood’s arrival in Jerusalem to take up her new role as the Guardian’s foreign correspondent in Israel. This presents an appropriate opportunity to review her […]
What the Guardian won’t report: Mahmoud Abbas praises late Mufti of Jerusalem who collaborated with Hitler
Per Elder of Ziyon: In a recent speech (in Arabic, but you can use Google translate to verify), Mahmoud Abbas said, “We must…recall the outstanding [early] leadership of the Palestinian people, the Grand Mufti of […]
This is cross posted by Matthew Ackerman, a Middle East Analyst at The David Project. For years, because of the numerical superiority brought to bear by Arab League and Organization of the Islamic Conference […]
The Guardian editorial from October 11th leaves the reader in absolutely no doubt as to where the loyalties of the management of that newspaper lie with regard to the existence of the […]
This was published by Barry Rubin at The Rubin Report News that a crackpot minister at an incredibly tiny church in Florida may burn a Koran is a global story. The man’s […]
This is cross-posted at FresnoZionism I and others have often written that many ‘critics’ of Israel who purport to be concerned with issues of human rights, fairness, racism and so on actually […]
The breaking of the story about Eden Abergil’s now infamous Facebook photographs prompted not one but two articles by Rachel Shabi in the space of as many days. Let’s make it clear […]
This is a guest post by AKUS For a couple of years, before the Guardian saw fit to ban me for reasons never explained, I, like many others, spent quite some time […]
(This essay was posted by Harry’s Place and Edmund Standing. While a complete understanding of The Guardian’s obsessive anti-Israel bias could never be achieved in the space of one single essay, Standing’s […]