On this week’s show, HonestReporting’s Yarden Frankl reports on a Washington Post article about presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s call for the United States to build a southern border fence to deter Mexican migrants. The piece mentioned border fences across the world, calling Israel’s security barrier an anti-Palestinian, repressive “apartheid wall.” The New York Times ascribes political motivations to the Israeli Prime Minister’s opposition to the Iran deal. Also — did anti-Israel media coverage of the Gaza conflict feed into the massacre in Tennessee?
The BBC says Iran no longer poses a threat to Israel. Millions of Iranians chanted “death to Israel” a few days ago. Who should we believe?
Cherryl Smith, PhD, is professor emerita in rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. She writes at Framing Israel. The substance of what’s wrong with the Iran deal (see here and here) can also be found in the uses and abuses of language surrounding the deal. It is hard to reconcile that the leaders of…
The graphic accompanying the July 19 article (“Building Trump’s border wall not exactly “easy” experts say” claims that Israel’s separation barrier is made of prefabricated concrete sections interspersed with watch towers. In fact, only 64% of the barrier has been constructed to date and of the completed portion, 90% is made up of chain-link fencing. The drawing implies that the entire route resembles a prison wall and is misleading and inaccurate.
A photo feature in the Telegraph on “The world’s most beautiful mosques” places the Al-Aqsa Mosque in “Jerusalem, Palestine.”
On Voice of Israel, Yarden Frankl takes on the BBC’s assertion that Iran no longer threatens Israel and asks why the New York Times is acting like a cheerleader for the Iran deal.
Following the conclusion of an Iranian nuclear deal, a BBC presenter claims that Iran is not a threat to Israel in an interview with Minister Danny Danon.
The BBC Trust rejects an appeal over the BBC’s whitewash of Tim Willcox’s outrageous reporting in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks.
The claim that this is the “last chance” for people to Jerusalem’s Old City is nonsense. Please sign our letter to CNN demanding accurate reporting.
The BBC and its translators leave me at a loss for words. A documentary, Children of the Gaza War (part one aired last night), came under criticism because reporter Lyse Doucet and the Beeb’s translators made a poor judgement call. Whenever Palestinian kids used the word Arabic word, Yahud (which means Jew), the translators translated it as “Israeli.” The…