Author Archives: Alex Margolin

5. Steve Bell, The Guardian

When it comes to building a Hall of Shame in coverage of the media war against Israel, you can always count on The Guardian to compete for a high place on the list. And this year is no exception. This cartoon of Benjamin Netanyahu published on the first days of the war offers so many

7. John Cook, Gawker

While Israel takes extraordinary efforts to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza – as evidenced by the low number of Palestinians killed in more than a thousand Israeli airstrikes – no effort will be good enough for some of Israel’s critics. Internet magazine Gawker, which is usually more concerned with salacious details about the lives of

8. TechCrunch

Many technology websites noted that the IDF used Twitter to declare war on Hamas. TechCrunch, a highly-read technology blog (no. 6 on Technorati’s list of top 100 blogs) took the issue one step further, taking the IDF to task for being, well…biased for Israel. Describing the IDF’s Twitter feed as “a rolling update of aggressively

9. Seamus Milne, Guardian columnist

It takes a man of extraordinary bias to look at thousands of rockets flying into Israeli cities, and to conclude, despite all evidence, that it’s the Palestinians and not the Israelis who have the right to defend themselves. Seamus Milne is that kind of man. “To portray Israel as some kind of victim with every

10. Chris Hughes, The Mirror

Granted unprecedented access to the front lines of Israel’s troop positions near the Gaza border, Hughes’ seemed to be describing a military build-up on the scale of the raid on Normandy. Take the headline as a dramatic example: “Ruthless armoured grip?” “Israeli blitz?” Heavy words to describe mundane preparations for a ground attack that didn’t

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