One of the leading factors behind the Guardian’s institutional pro-Palestinian bias is their refusal to take Palestinians seriously as agents of their own fate – a failure to grant Palestinians agency which invariably leads to a mono-causal, Israeli focused explanation which is fundamentally ahistorical, thus grossly misleading readers on the root cause of the conflict
A Times of London list of failed Israeli-Palestinian peace effortsstrangely omitted Ehud Olmert’s widely reported far reaching peace offer to the Palestinians in 2008 which was rejected by Mahmoud Abbas – a story which was actually covered by Times of London in 2009. Following communication with editors, they agreed to add a new paragraph with information on the 2008 offer.
Times of London omits Olmert’s 2008 peace plan (rejected by Abbas) in their list of “failed peace efforts”.
An article in The Times included, as a bit of historical context on the new US peace plan, a list of “Failed Peace Attempts” going back to 1919. However, the list curiously omits two historically significant peace efforts – in 1947 and 2008:
Whatever one’s views on Israeli construction across the green line, the narrative often advanced in the UK media – of new settlements expanding at ‘a record pace’, eating away at ‘huge swaths’ of Palestinian territory and rendering a future Palestinian state nearly impossible – is, at best, extraordinarily misleading.
A couple of hours ago we posted about an op-ed by Mira Bar-Hillel, titled ‘I dated Ehud Olmert once. His ambition stood out, but the corruption was yet to come‘, which included […]
Mira Bar-Hillel, the British journalist who has admitted to being prejudiced against Jews, penned an op-ed on April 1 at the Independent which contained an even more startling revelation: In what reads at first glance […]
Our increasing commentary on Israel related coverage by sites such as The Independent, The Telegraph, The Times, The Economist and the Irish Times is often helpful in properly contextualizing coverage at the Guardian. Regarding […]
Though Binyamin Netanyahu agreed last summer to release over 100 so-called pre-Oslo Palestinian prisoners (who all were serving sentences for murder, attempted murder or being an accessory to murder) as a good faith measure to […]
Yaacov Lozowick recently quipped that “the Israeli-Arab conflict famously makes many otherwise reasonably normal people lose their marbles”, and a recent Financial Times (FT) editorial (behind pay wall) is more evidence that even the […]
Harriet Sherwood published a report today, Nov. 6, on the acquittal of Avigdor Lieberman, titled ‘Avigdor Lieberman to return to Israeli cabinet after corruption acquittal‘. Whilst there is nothing especially problematic in Sherwood’s […]
So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot – George Orwell We’ve long believed that chances were strong […]
Israel The Guardian has devoted five separate stories (including three videos) in their coverage of recent acts of anti-Muslim racism by fans of the Israeli football team, Beitar Jerusalem, who are unhappy with […]
Harriet Sherwood’s report, Israel go-ahead for West Bank settler homes dents peace hopes, represents an exquisite example of how clichés and anti-Zionist tropes have taken the place of objective analysis of the […]
This is cross posted by Emanuele Ottolenghi at Contentions, the blog of Commentary Magazine. As Alana noted yesterday, the extent of Palestinian concessions during peace talks, once made public, has seriously damaged […]