Kemp’s failure, on Sky 1, to challenge Jwehan’s absurd causation for drug addiction in the West Bank represents another example of the media’s role in legitimising anti-Israel conspiracy theories – fantasies which has the effect of preventing Palestinians from engaging in genuine self-reflection over their own role in perpetuating very real social, economic and political problems.
The report (“Israel ‘blocking human rights researchers’”, March 3), by Gabriel Samuels, cited HRW’s accusation that Israel has been “preventing foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document potential abuses”, but failed to seek comment from NGO Monitor, the group most knowledgeable about the Israel related work of the group.
Shulman was given the ultimate ‘establishment’ award – a decision approved by the putatively far-right Education Minister Naftali Bennett – despite the fact that he is just the kind of ‘peace and human rights activist’ he claims is being persecuted by the “far-right” and “the establishment”.
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 […]
There’s nothing at all surprising about an op-ed published at the Independent by their former Jerusalem correspondent Donald Macintyre – at least for anyone even remotely familiar with his views. In the […]
Of course, the conclusions of the HLMG report completely contradict the dominant British media narrative on the conflict, and thus will almost certainly be ignored by the same journalists who are always willing to amplify reports by radical NGOs critical of Israel’s conduct during the war.
Earlier we posted about a Guardian report which legitimized baseless accusations that Israeli police are planting knives on innocent Palestinians after summarily executing them. Additionally, a new Amnesty International report on Israel buttresses this Palestinian […]
Take a look at this recent photo published in the Financial Times. The photo is quite representative of UK media coverage of events in a place they’re calling “Khirbet Susya”, near the […]
If the Guardian’s Peter Beaumont had looked at financial reports from Breaking the Silence (BtS) he would have realized that the NGO is generously funded by foreign governments and foundations like the New Israel Fund and […]
A guest post by Joe Geary NEWS: Middle East Good evening. In the usual weekly display of anti-Iranian feeling, thousands of Israelis poured into the streets of Tel Aviv after Saturday prayers, […]
In an overall commendable article about Oxfam at The Telegraph (The Darker Side of Oxfam, Feb. 5), Jake Wallis Simons wrote the following: “In December, a controversial bill was passed [in the Knesset] which […]
Those who follow this blog (and other sites which monitor coverage of Israel) are all too familiar with the cycle of misinformation often propagated by media gatekeepers with a pronounced political agenda, […]
Even by the standards of anti-Israel bias in the British media that we’re used to, a story published yesterday at The Independent is simply astonishing. First, Indy editors evidently couldn’t find an actual […]
Cross posted by London-based blogger Richard Millett It didn’t take too long for yet another anti-Israel event at Amnesty International to spill over into criticism of Jews. It was Monday night and Hamed Qawasmeh […]
The Guardian’s ‘Poverty Matters Blog’ (funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) published a post about Palestinian development by Nora Lester Murad, titled ‘Should the Palestinians boycott international aid?‘, Oct. 18. Murad, […]
There are many absurd charges leveled against Israel and her supporters but, of these, perhaps the most comical are suggestions, in one form or another, that “you’re not allowed” to criticize Israel, […]
Some NGO called the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information just sent out a frantic fundraising letter, which reads in part: Dear Friends of IPCRI The financial situation for the entire peace […]