The claim that it’s “totally forbidden” to carry or display a Palestinian flag in Jerusalem is simply false. We confirmed this during a conversation with Israeli Police Foreign Press Spokesperson Mickey Rosenfeld. Further, as we tweeted yesterday, the photographer himself has published photos depicting Palestinians with Palestinian flags.
Contrary to the Indy’s claims, the Knesset hearings made clear that the ‘6.5 million Arabs’ number cited does in fact include those living in east Jerusalem and Gaza – that is, it includes all the Palestinian Arabs living “between the river and the sea”. Our complaint to Indy editors was upheld, and the new language reflects the correct information.
These errors and omissions represent a pattern by Beaumont, in which he fails to distinguish between homes built within existing Jerusalem neighborhoods and West Bank settlements (which would almost certainly become part of Israel in a peace deal) and those built on land Palestinians claim as part of their future state.
We have got so used to these extreme critiques of settlements, that we forget the basis on which they rest – that for a Palestinian state to exist, there must be no Jews whatsoever within its territory. This assumption is often unchallenged, but when one analyses it, it is hard to characterise it as anything other racist.
Are Israeli homes built across the green line only considered “illegal settlement construction” when the homes are built for Jews?
What the Indy sold to readers as the wanton destruction by Israeli officials, who “stormed” a historic cemetery to destroy Muslim “graves”, can more accurately be characterized as a cynical public relations stunt within a long pattern of Palestinian efforts to destroy Temple Mount antiquities and erase Jewish history.
Though the terrorist nature of the attack, and the nationalities of the perpetrator and victims, were never in doubt, Times of London editors chose the following vague and anodyne headline to accompany a Oct. 10th print article by Gregg Carlstrom: “Man shoots two dead in tram attack”.
Cross posted from the blog of Yisrael Medad I posted a comment to this op-ed in The Guardian, entitled: Don’t worry! Clinton and Trump are going to fix Israel/Palestine by Moustafa Bayoumi, a student of […]
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.
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.
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. […]
The Independent’s coverage of recent Palestinian violence at the Temple Mount and throughout Jerusalem included a curious article published on Sept. 13th by Indy reporter named Samuel Osborne. The article, which focused on violence […]
Every day, millions of people – including Palestinians – practice some form of yoga in order to improve their physical, mental and spiritual health. No, we never thought we’d be forced to ponder something so anodyne in the context of our blog’s mission of promoting accuracy in the UK media.
An article in the Guardian written by their Jerusalem correspondent, Peter Beaumont, reported on a Friday terror attack near Dolev, northwest of Jerusalem, in which an Israeli man was killed and another injured (Israeli man […]
An Israeli ministerial committee recently approved a bill that would allow up to 10 years imprisonment for those found guilty of “throwing rocks at vehicles…in a manner that could endanger the passenger’s safety”. […]
The Economist published a column in the magazine’s Democracy in America blog criticizing a colleague who wrote a post criticising the one-state solution advocacy of US campus BDS movement. The column (Tribal Loyalties, May 15) was […]
Recently, we commented on an April 22 Guardian story about a request by the parents of murdered Palestinian teen Muhammed Abu Khdeir to erase his name from a Jerusalem monument for terror victims. The article […]
Earlier today, we posted about an April 22 Guardian/AFP story about a request by the parents of murdered Palestinian teen Muhammed Abu Khdeir to erase his name from a monument for terror victims in […]
CAMERA’s Israel office recently prompted a correction at Times of Israel to an article which erroneously claimed that Muhammed Abu Khdeir was the first Arab killed by Jews to be included in a […]