If foreign journalists covering the region held Palestinian leaders to the same level of critical scrutiny that they consistently hold Israeli leaders to, the ten seconds of Abbas addressing the UN would cause nothing less than a media storm – with reports, analyses and commentaries informing readers that Abbas’s claim that Palestinians “are committed to fostering a culture of peace and a rejection of violence” is simply the opposite of the truth.
What Sky News Arabia claims was “1000 settlers storming al-Aqsa” actually refers to 1000 Jews peacefully and legally visiting the Temple Mount (Judaism’s holiest site) on Tisha B’Av, the Jewish day of mourning to commemorate the destruction of the first and second Temples.
Beyond the bias within this specific Guardian analysis, the truth is that UK media coverage of negotiations similarly suffers from the failure to take Israeli concerns seriously – rational fears born of the failure of past territorial withdrawals to bring peace, and a refusal to ignore the reactionary Palestinian political culture which – most Israeli believe – lays at the root of the conflict.
Yesterday, the Guardian published an op-ed by Paul Mason, economics editor at Channel 4 News, titled ‘As Mein Kampf returns to Germany, the world is again awash in hatred‘. In his op-ed, […]
On Dec. 29, we posted about a curious claim in The Telegraph in an article about a Christmas tree decorated with photos of Palestinian terrorists which was unveiled at Al-Quds University in […]
In a speech just hours after a Palestinian terrorist rammed his car into pedestrians in Jerusalem earlier in the week, injuring 12 Israelis (including a 15-month-old baby), PA President Mahmoud Abbas referred […]
The Guardian’s Peter Beaumont yesterday reported on the seizure, by Israeli Custom officials, of thousands of stone-throwing dolls with keffiyahs saying “Jerusalem is ours” and “Jerusalem we are coming.” The shipment, noted Beaumont, “was […]
On Oct. 25, The Sunday Times did what few mainstream British papers would do: they published a story – documented and relentlessly pursued by blogger Elder of Ziyon – about antisemitism and incitement by employees […]
Alexander Levlovich, 64, was returning home from a Rosh Hashana dinner when his car was struck by rocks thrown by four Palestinian teens on Asher Viner Street, the road separating the Jewish […]
Despite the recent briefing for foreign reporters by Yossi Kuperwasser of the Israel Strategic Affairs Ministry on the role of Palestinian incitement in the recent wave of riots and terror in Jerusalem, we don’t expect […]
The question of whether the recent increase in Palestinian terror attacks – which has included two lethal stabbings, and the murder of three Israelis by Palestinians who intentionally ran their vehicles into […]
Israeli security officials recently presented the annual “Palestinian Incitement Index” which includes findings from recent months in which peace talks have been taking place. The findings demonstrate that incitement against Israel (and Jews as […]
Yesterday we posted about a Guardian story titled ‘‘Life in Palestine 20 years on from the Oslo accord – in pictures‘, Sept. 21, which included one photo of a protest in Gaza […]
Over the last week the Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent Harriet Sherwood has devoted two reports to the row over comments posted by an Israeli government official on his personal Facebook page. August 16: August 22: […]
On June 18, we noted a photo caption from the Guardian’s ‘Picture Desk Live’ series which softened the combat training of a Palestinian youth at a Hamas summer camp as “physical training.” […]
In addition to their pages dedicated to news about Israel and “Palestine“, the Guardian has a separate Gaza page. In case you wanted to get up-to-date on the most important news in the Hamas-run […]
Cross posted by Richard Landes When the Guardian came out with their first article on the Israeli report on Al Durah, I thought that even though it was done by Harriet Sherwood, it […]
A Palestinian Media Watch bulletin on Feb. 28 revealed that a recent Palestinian Authority broadcast paid tribute to the terrorists (from the group, Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine) who committed the Ma’alot […]
Ask Facebook to remove following ‘Hate Israel’ page, which is a clear violation of FB ‘terms of service’
The demonization of Israel through the social media is a thriving industry. Both on Twitter and Facebook, there are no shortage of users who spend their days spreading hate and vitriol (often […]
Media lies are rarely as simple as publishing a story which makes a claim that is explicitly untrue, and which the journalist knows to be patently false. Rather, most such ethical breaches […]