An article at the Independent by their Mid-East correspondent Bel Trew yesterday shortly after hostilities between Islamic Jihad and Israel commenced yesterday morning was relatively balanced – at least by Indy standards. However, today’s piece on the conflict contains two significant errors.
We complained to the Daily Mirror over an article in their print edition that provided an estimated number of Gaza civilians killed during recent violence, but omitted the fact that all four Israelis killed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad rockets were civilians.
Contrary to Guardian claims, 85% of those killed on May 14th along the Gaza border were combatants – numbers consistent with an examination by Meir Amit Terrorism and Information Center revealing that most of the rioters killed between March 30th and Jan. 14th were similarly operatives of terror groups.
If Lara Alqasem led a radical-right group, instead of radical-left SJP, would the media have covered her detention?
If Lara Alqasaem had been in a leadership position with a right-wing extremist group, instead of a pro-Palestinian extremist group, the media wouldn’t have batted an eye, and Alqasaem wouldn’t represent a political cause among ‘human rights’ activists.
The Indy failed to note that the “news organizations” in question (Quds News Network and Shehab News Agency) are both reportedly affiliated with terror groups, and neglected to tell readers that the “journalists” had their Facebook accounts reinstated within a day of the suspension. A Facebook spokesperson apologized, saying the suspensions had been “accidental”.
For the second time in little over a year, the Guardian has managed to portray the radical, regressive anti-Zionist group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) in a sympathetic light. The latest article, which appeared in the Guardian on Aug. 24th and is titled ‘GOP mega-donor funds group calling pro-Palestine US students ‘Jew haters’, reports on a Sheldon Adelson funded group which targets BDS and which accuses individual pro-Palestinian students of supporting terrorism and promoting antisemitism.
We recently commented on a June 15th Guardian report which benignly characterized Jeremy Corbyn MP (who’s competing for Labour Party leadership) as a “leftwinger” despite his well-documented record of support for decidedly reactionary (aka, right-wing […]
In the context of the Guardian’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the word “rightwinger” is essentially meaningless, as it is often merely a pejorative meant to signify views their contributors personally find […]
Cross posted from Barry’s Shaw’s blog, The View from Israel The foreign media in Gaza have been accused of biased reporting, often bordering on the cynical and, sometimes, even cowardly. Faced with […]
We haven’t read ‘The Shock of the Fall‘ by Nathan Filer, and can’t comment on the artistic merits of the book which recently won the Costa Book of the Year award. However, we can […]
The latest story by Harriet Sherwood about Palestinian prisoners reportedly smuggling sperm out of Israeli jails to impregnate women in Gaza continues the Guardian method of significantly downplaying the terror record of […]
Cross posted by London-based blogger, Richard Millett The major obstacle to Randall’s vision is that Israelis are not going to voluntarily agree to dissolve the Jewish state. In the absence of such […]
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 […]
The Guardian’s June 17 edition of ‘Picture Desk Live’ included the following photo depicting a day in the life of Gaza residents: Here’s the caption: A Young Palestinian crawls under barbed wire during a […]
Reports and commentaries in the Guardian (as well as in the mainstream media) analyzing Israel’s upcoming election which warn of a far-right shift within the Israeli electorate have been ubiquitous. Much of […]
Harriet Sherwood appeared to wake up rather late to the fact that one million Israeli civilians have been (and still are at the time of writing) under constant attack from missiles fired […]
The British fringe group known as the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) may not be large in numbers, but it is certainly big on noise. Its ‘one-stater’ members have a particular penchant for […]
A guest post by AKUS The heavily critiqued commentary by the wife of terrorist Khadar Adnan (My husband, Khadar Adnan has shed a light on Israel’s disregard for human rights, CiF, Feb. […]
Harriet Sherwood’s first heart-wrenching tale of the trials of a terrorist “Palestinian hunger striker” named Khader Adnan (Israel shackles Palestinian hunger striker), Feb. 12, held in administrative detention by Israel – who has become […]