Following out tweet to a Guardian journalist, criticising his claim that Israel has only treated injured Syrians “on occasion”, he amended the article to include statistics we provided on the thousands of Syrians treated since 2013.
The Guardian is not interested in articles that challenge their readers’ prejudices against Israel, especially such a counter-intuitive story which offers a glimpse at how Israeli humanitarian efforts has the potential to win some hearts and minds hearts in the hostile Arab world.
Following communication with UK Media Watch, Times of London corrected a story from that day which erroneously claimed that Syrian air defences responded to an Israeli missile attack over Homs that targeted Shayrat airbase. As we noted in our post that day, it turned out that a false alarm led to Syrian air defense missiles being fired overnight and there was no fresh attack on Syria of any sort.
Guardian opposed US attack on Syria in 2013; Now says inaction led to more bloodshed. Fails to admit error.
A recent Observer editorial is critical of Obama’s decision not to bomb Assad in 2013, but there is just one thing the editorial does not mention –that Observer editors, at the time, encouraged Obama NOT to take action.
Following communication with UK Media Watch, editors at the Evening Standard revised the headline and text to make it clear that the incident on Israel’s northern border last week was started by an Iranian drone that penetrated Israeli air space.
In initial reports on Sunday and Monday, following hostilities on Saturday between Israel and Syria, the Iranian drone (which violated Israeli air space and caused the incident) wasn’t included in the headline and only appeared further in the article. However, a recent report in the Independent went a step further, omitting the drone altogether in both the headline and the text.
A Feb. 11th report in the Independent, by Daniel Khalili-Tari, managed to get a crucial detail wrong, claiming that an Iranian drone was shot down over Syria, despite prior reports at the same publication making it clear that the drone was shot down after it crossed the northern border into Israel.
It was widely reported in early 2015 that Mughniyeh – widely believed responsible for attacks on Israeli and American targets, including the deadly 1983 attack on the US Embassy in Beirut – was killed in an operation jointly carried out by both US and Israeli intelligence agencies
Cross posted from Harry’s Place When The Independent went entirely online in late March, its readers (or what were left of them) received solemn undertakings that it would keep its high standards […]
On Dec. 28th we posted about an extraordinarily misleading article published in the Daily Express. The British tabloid actually put Israel atop a list purporting to “reveal” the “worst places to be Christian […]
It sometimes seems as if the UK media truly can’t help themselves. Not only do news sites fail to acknowledge the undeniable truth that Israel is the only state in the Middle […]
(See important update below) On July 15th, 2008, CAMERA provided the following background on Samir Kuntar, a Lebanese Druze terrorist, and member of the Palestine Liberation Front, before his release in a deal […]
The Mail’s suggestion that Israel was knowingly treating people who hate her is false, and the more serious accusation than Israel was using Sunni jihadists against Iran and its proxies in Syria is likewise unfounded. “Israel didn’t give one shekel or one bullet to al-Nusra members,” as the IDF officer underscored.
A September 24th edition of the Guardian ‘Corrections and Clarifications’ included the following entry: An article about a meeting between Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, and Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, […]
An article which appeared in The Independent recently (Benjamin Netanyahu rejects calls for Israel to take in more refugees – and pledges to build 18-mile border fence instead, Sept. 7th) included the following […]
In what arguably represents one of the defining examples of their alternate reality when analyzing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the Guardian has been running a series of posts highlighting the 70th anniversary of the […]
A story was posted on the website of the British program Channel 4 News (the home of Jon Snow) based on reports that Mark Regev, Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman, was named to replace Daniel […]
Though with most anti-Zionist conspiracy theories it’s typically at least clear what crazy accusation is being leveled, the agitprop in the letter by Messrs. Mahdi and Ramadani is so vague as to be nearly unintelligible. How does it even conceivably serve Israeli interests when Muslim Britons become jihadists and kill Arabs and Muslims in Syria and Iraq?
Brendan O’Neill, editor of Spiked Online, wrote the following at Jewish News Online: If there were an award for double standards, for getting crazily angry about some people’s behaviour while turning a blind […]
The Telegraph’s 2014 World News Review of the biggest stories in politics and culture included international news stories such as the disappearance of flight MH370, the crisis in Ukraine, the bloody march of ISIS […]