Author Archives: Yarden Frankl

Join the Fight for Media Accuracy

Sign the Petition Demanding Honest Reporting

Sign the Petition Demanding Honest Reporting

Israel is currently engaged in a defensive military operation. Its aim is to protect Israeli citizens from rocket attack and the threat of Hamas terrorism. In reporting on the conflict, the media have an obligation to make this clear to the public.

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Video: The Definition of Terror

Words are important. The words the media use are doubly so, and it is critical that they use the most accurate terms when covering events. Yet while young Palestinian terrorists are referred to as “children,” the three teenage Israelis who were kidnapped and murdered are called “settlers.” Even worse, the media refuse to refer to

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Hamas in 10 Words or Less

Now that the West has decided to work with a Palestinian “unity” government, Hamas is being mentioned often in the media. In order to briefly tell readers who Hamas is, most articles include a short description. Typical are: “…backed by the Islamist militant group Hamas,which the United States and Israel have branded a terrorist organization.” (Washington Post) “…Hamas, a militant Islamic

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How Would You Refer to Jerusalem?

The Western media often give quick references to Jerusalem that are both accurate and misleading at the same time. Saying that the city “was captured by Israel in 1967″ (as the New York Times did here) may be correct, but by leaving crucial context out, readers will get a completely false understanding of the issue.

Israel Blamed for Breakdown in the Peace Process

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Peace process discussed at U.S. Senate hearing. Associated Press: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lays the blame for the peace process suspension clearly on Israel during testimony before the

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