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.
CNN removed correspondent Diana Magnay after she called Israelis “scum” in a tweet (since removed). She was in Sderot, on a hill overlooking Gaza, watching Israeli airstrikes in the distance. Off camera, a crowd of Israelis watching the night-time action were cheering, which Magnay described. But Magnay got into trouble for posting a tweet calling…
A New York Times opinion piece mixes up cause and effect, claiming Israel’s reaction to the Palestinian unity government is to blame for Hamas violence.
Mira Bar Hillel harangues Israel while minimizing Hamas rockets and ridiculing the terrorism against Israelis during her distorted childhood.
For a while now, the New York Times has been running a daily tally of Hamas rocket attacks, Israeli airstrikes, and the resulting deaths. A cumulative scorecard is published online as an infographic inserted in the paper’s daily coverage of the region. Today’s looks like this: While the daily articles that contain the graphics…
The Daily Mirror recycles a old photo while accusing Israelis of being entertained watching Palestinians under bombardment.
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The Washington Post publishes a crude anti-Israel animated cartoon showing Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly and deliberately punching a baby.
The Daily Telegraph’s headline on the breakdown of the Gaza ceasefire implicates both Israel and Hamas as equally responsible.
Cherryl Smith opines that the media is portraying Israel as the neighborhood bully in its coverage of Operation Protective Edge.