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Dejudaising Jerusalem: Guardian Helps Promote Palestinian Lies

An official paper published Monday by the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Information in Ramallah, claiming that the Western Wall belongs to Muslims and is an integral part of Al-Aqsa Mosque and Haram al-Sharif (the Islamic term for the Temple Mount complex, meaning the Noble Sanctuary) barely deserves a response. Other than to demonstrate just how low

Financial Times Unilaterally Decides on Israel’s Capital

In an article covering British Foreign Secretary William Hague’s visit to Israel, the Financial Times (registration required) writes: Tel Aviv continues to press Britain for reform of its laws on “universal jurisdiction”, under which any UK citizen can apply to a court for the arrest of visiting foreign officials on alleged war crimes. While Tel Aviv is

Is Britain Grovelling to the Israeli Bully?

Writing in weekday sister paper The Herald, The Scottish Sunday Herald’s Foreign Editor, David Pratt produces a particularly nasty and vitriolic commentary in the context of British Foreign Secretary William Hague’s visit to Israel and the resulting row over the issuing of arrest warrants on Israeli politicians visiting the UK: It is criminal how Britain grovels to

The Indie: Recognition of a Jewish State – A “Relatively Minor Issue”

Despite arguably more existential problems to be dealt with in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, such as preventing repeats of recent Palestinian terrorist attacks on Israelis, the press is still preoccupied with presenting settlements and the impending end of the Israeli settlement freeze as the major obstacle to peace. Writing on this very issue, Catrina Stewart of

Israel Bashers Bash the Beeb

Over the years, the BBC has regularly found itself on the receiving end of HonestReporting’s critiques. Indeed, the BBC has something of a reputation for its slanted reporting on Israel. But the BBC has now come under attack from an unlikely source. In an open letter to the BBC’s Director General, some 150 signatories have

Bowen: My Critics are “Enemies of Impartiality”

The appointment of Jeremy Bowen as Middle East editor in response to complaints about the BBC’s coverage of Israel has, in HonestReporting’s view, become a significant part of the problem and not the solution. Unsurprisingly we are not going to add our own congratulations to Bowen who received the second Charles Wheeler Award for achievements in broadcast

SUCCESS: BBC Apologizes for Al-Dura Inaccuracy

The BBC complaints procedure is notoriously difficult to navigate and sometimes takes a great deal of perseverance to follow through to the bitter end. But it can be done. Credit to HR UK subscriber Stephen Franklin who sent in a complaint regarding the BBC2 programme “Generation Jihad” broadcast on 8 February 2010. In the programme, the

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