All of the British publications we surveyed ignored the UN report criticising the Palestinian Authority, despite the fact that most of the outlets routinely report on the UN’s egregiously disproportionate reports critical of Israel.
A Dec. 20th op-ed at the Independent by Palestinian activist Abdallah Abu Rahmah included the erroneous claim that a UN report found Israel guilty of apartheid.
Complaints about the resolution (introduced by Lebanon, Kuwait, and Tunisia) focused in part on the claim that Tomb of the Patriarchs is “in danger”, but mostly on characterisations of the site (the burial place of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah) as “Palestinian”, thus denying the Jewish (and Christian) heritage of the Biblical city.
Once again, the Indy fails to include information that would undercut their desired narrative about the UK debate over Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, mischaracterising sincere efforts to no-platform extremism as a cynical effort to stifle criticism of the Jewish state.
As far as UNESCO is concerned, the site where once the Jewish temples stood – and where the Christian Bible situates important events in the life of Jesus – should rightly be known as the Muslim “Holy Site Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif.”
Terror returned to Jerusalem earlier this afternoon, when 2 Israeli policewoman were wounded by three Palestinians – reportedly from the town of Qabatiya in the Jenin area – who stabbed and shot them outside […]
On Nov. 8th, the Guardian published an obituary for former Israeli President Yitzchak Navon, who died three days earlier at the age of 94. The obituary, written by Lawrence Jaffe, included three […]
In a post yesterday (The Guardian’s Chris McGreal gets it wrong on Israel…again, Sept. 10th) we demonstrated that a claim concerning the US and Israel by the paper’s former Jerusalem correspondent was […]
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 […]
UK Media Watch readers are likely familiar with The Guardian’s (error prone) Chris McGreal, arguably the most viscerally hostile anti-Israel voice within a very crowded field of delegitimizers. In addition to […]
Every day, millions of people – including Palestinians – practice some form of yoga in order to improve their physical, mental and spiritual health. No, we never thought we’d be forced to ponder something so anodyne in the context of our blog’s mission of promoting accuracy in the UK media.
The Guardian published an AFP story on Aug. 10th with the following headline and accompanying photo: The article begins by laying out the central claim: The infant mortality rate in Gaza has […]
A June 21st edition of the Guardian’s Corrections and Clarifications included the following entry. To clarify their clarification: The overwhelming majority of the 5.1 million “refugees” who come under the mandate of […]
A rocket attack that killed 11 Gazan children and hit a hospital during the summer war was the work of Palestinian terrorists, not an IDF strike, according to a report by Amnesty […]
As we noted in a previous post, a passage in a Feb. 26th Telegraph report by Raziye Akkoc on the British graffiti artist known as Banksy included the following unchallenged claim: In the less than two-minute […]
The Telegraph’s coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is generaly fairer and more accurate than other British publications we comment on. However, as we’ve noted since monitoring the paper consistently over the past […]
On July 25th we posted about the UK media’s rush to judgement after more than two dozen Palestinian civilians were reportedly killed the previous day at a UNWRA school in the Gaza […]
In carrying out our mission, CiF Watch often attempts to contextualize the Guardian’s coverage of Israel by explaining not only what they get wrong, but also why they get it wrong. So, […]
This essay was written by Col. Richard Kemp, and originally published at Gatestone Institute. “So are you going after innocent civilians or is it incompetence Colonel Lerner?” asks the interviewer, her face contorted […]
The Guardian editorial team recently decided that readers needed to hear their sage reflections on the killing of children during wartime – no, of course, not just any war, but one fought […]