A Nov. 26 story in the Scotland Herald maintained that the paper’s Jerusalem correspondent interview with Israeli Deputy Minister Michael Oren took place at the Knesset – in Jerusalem.
The Independent continues to lead the British media pack when it comes to story selections designed to paint Israel in the worst possible light. Here’s a recent example from the Indy’s Israel page of two stories published within a day of each other which each focusing on sexual attitudes within Israeli society.
Following complaints from the Palestinian Ambassador to Prague, the Czech Education Ministry decided that Tel Aviv will replace Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in Czech school atlases used by elementary and secondary school students. “The data in the atlas will be corrected as of the New Year,” a Prague news site quoted a Czech Education Ministry spokeswoman as saying.
The Telegraph’s Inna Lazareva not only joined the heard of independent media voices suggesting that Israel is moving dangerously right, but included a straight-out factual error in her report.
Those who engage in such dark prophecies seem undeterred by the fact that Israel’s democracy always seems to survive unscathed from the latest legislative outrage
What are the obligations of citizens in a democracy? For many, so accustomed to the media’s ‘rights-based’ discourse, the question would likely not even register. However any social contract within the parameters […]
No, the Guardian didn’t accuse Israel of drifting into fascism as such. However, in contextualizing a few isolated pieces of legislation – blown out of proportion by Israel’s critics – within the broad Guardian lens of ‘a country moving dangerously to the right’, and featuring the word ‘fascism’ prominently within this framing, they once again amplified an intellectually unserious smear that doesn’t withstand even the most rudimentary critical scrutiny.
The Guardian’s readers’ editor Chris Elliott published an op-ed today responding to criticism of the paper’s coverage of Israel during the latest round of Palestinian violence (Accusations of bias in coverage of […]
In the last two paragraphs of ‘Israeli bill targeting leftwing NGOs passes first hurdle’, by the Guardian’s Jerusalem correspndent Peter Beaumont, the focus pivots from the much discussed NGO bill in the Knesset, […]
No, Hannah Weisfeld, there isn’t a ‘war on human rights activists’. There’s a terror war against Jews
You can tell a lot about people by what motivates them to express righteous indignation on traditional or social media. If we’re narrowly dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it seems that any […]
The Independent (especially it’s i100 brand) often goes for BuzzFeed-style clickbait headlines, such as this, published on Dec. 11th: Here’s the entire article, which includes, first on the list, a ‘bizarre law’ in […]
On March 30th, Times of London (The Times) published an article by Gregg Carlstrom titled ‘Bedouin march through desert to gain ‘dignity’. It begins thusly: The leader of the Joint List, a […]
A UK Media Watch reader contacted us to complain about a March 25th Times of London article by Bel Trew titled ‘Gaza Women take up arms‘ (pay wall). Though the reader wishes to […]
CAMERA recently commented on a Haaretz op-ed about a decision by the Central Elections Committee to disqualify MK Haneen Zoabi and Baruch Marzel from the March 17 Israeli elections. CAMERA focused on the following […]
“Of all people”, opined Giles Fraser in his Nov. 28th Guardian column about the proposed Jewish nation-state law, “Jews know what it is to live in somebody else’s country, without rights, subject to their […]
If the Guardian or New York Times published a long essay about some tiny, obscure indigenous tribe in Africa with a language, culture, and religious tradition unique in the region, whose history […]
Under any version of a ‘Jewish nation-state bill’ which may eventually be voted on in the Israeli Knesset, one thing is certain: Arab citizens of the state would NOT become “second class […]
The Times of London, on Sept. 2, published an article by Gregg Carlstrom about a recent decision by Israeli authorities to declare 988 acres in the Gush Etzion region of Judea and Samaria […]
Earlier in the month we posted about a curious omission in an Economist article titled ‘Us and Them‘, Aug. 2. To buttress their broader theme on the putative ‘erosion of Israel’s […]
Claims regarding the putative ‘erosion of Israel’s democracy‘ have long been a favorite among the anti-Israel UK media elite, and the mere absence of any evidence attesting to this descent into political […]