There seems to be no limit to the lengths the Guardian will go to ignore, obfuscate or excuse Palestinian extremism, incitement or historical revisionism. Their former Middle East Editor, Ian Black, provided his take on Mahmoud Abbas’s recent speech in Ramallah and characteristically airbrushed the most indefensible parts in order to maintain the narrative of a ‘moderate’, even “principled” Palestinian President.
The low lights of a diatribe against the world in Ramallah last night by the Palestinian “president”, who today celebrated the 12th year of a 4 year term, included his characterisation of Israel as a European “colonialist project, which has nothing to do with the Jews”. Thus far, among UK media outlets, only The Telegraph covered Abbas’s speech. However, their article ignored his antisemitic smear.
Beyond the specific lies and distortions in Abbas’s Guardian op-ed lay a broader one: that Palestinians are victims who possess no moral agency and that Palestinian leadership shares no responsibility for their people’s suffering. It’s not merely unfair to assigned exclusive blame to Israel for every conceivable Palestinian failure, but also suggests a fundamental flaw in the Palestinian national movement.
The Economist is currently promoting a seven-part “special report” titled “Six days of war, 50 years of occupation”. The online version of the unattributed sixth installment goes under the title “The half-life on an occupied Palestine”. The article, quite predictably, solely blames Israel for the occupation and suggests that Palestinians have no responsibility for the ongoing conflict
In contrast to other media reports on the Trump-Abbas meeting, this BBC article fails to inform readers of Mahmoud Abbas’ egregious claim that “we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace”.
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.
This is a guest post by Aron White. The discussion and analysis of Resolution 2334, passed by the Security Council last week, is still continuing in earnest. But in all the coverage […]
Celebrations over the murder of Jews is common for Fatah and the Palestinian Authority – representing an extremist political culture which the British media almost always ignores.
The rewriting of history by the Palestinian Authority is nothing new. As Palestinian Media Watch continually documents, the Palestinian denial of 3,000 years of Jewish history, and the invention of a several thousand year old Palestinian history, represents the foundation of their political ideology.
We’ve often argued that any news organization truly devoted to accurate coverage of the region must provide readers with background on Palestinian antisemitism – one of the major ideological factors driving the […]
Palestinian antisemitism is one of the more under-reported political pathologies within the region, and the failure of journalists and editors to deal honestly with the injurious impact of this enduring hatred contributes to the British public’s egregious misunderstanding of both the root cause of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the endemic backwardness and underdevelopment within Palestinian society.
Yesterday, this writer accompanied a CAMERA colleague who participated in a special session of the Knesset, hosted by Tzipi Livni, on media bias against Israel. Though the session was largely initiated […]
You don’t need to be a politically partisan Israeli to understand the significance of a speech given by MK Isaac (Bougie) Herzog, party chairman of the centre-left Zionist Union, on Wednesday. The opposition […]
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 […]
Cross posted from the blog of David Collier I do tend to write about most of the events that I go to, but walking into a room full of people who do […]
Most Israelis – even those who don’t support the settlement enterprise – don’t believe that continued construction across the green line (the overwhelming majority of which is located in areas which will likely become part of Israel in any future peace deal) is as important as the answer to one question: What will happen the day after a ‘peace deal’ is signed?
“The Arabs were Germany’s natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely the English, the Jews, and the Communists.” – Haj Amin al-Husseini (1941) In contextualizing UK media coverage […]
The contrast in coverage between the false claims by Netanyahu and Abbas is that the Israeli leader’s blue jean comment had no real impact on the lives of Iranians, whilst the PA President’s false claim about an Israeli “execution” of an “innocent” boy served to further inflame Arabs and Palestinians amidst a wave of deadly terror attacks on Jews fueled by this very kind of incitement.
Today, The Guardian published a report by Kate Shuttleworth (Stabbed Israeli man mistaken for Arab lashes out at escalating violence, Oct. 15) about several Israeli revenge attacks against Arabs amidst the recent wave of […]
Cross posted from Richard Millett’s blog Yesterday afternoon about 40 Israel supporters heeded the call of the Zionist Federation and the Board of Deputies to protest the incitement by the Palestinian leaders […]