Was Steven Salaita fired because of his views on Israel? Or did the University of Illinois draw the line at anti Israel hate and intimidation?
Top Five Media Fails, Gaza Conflict Edition from HonestReporting Reporting during wartime may be the ultimate challenge for the media. But the conflict between Israel and Hamas revealed, yet again, the severe limitations of traditional journalism. Five media fails stand out in particular.
Lara Marlowe “reviews” some of the most virulently anti-Israel books for the Irish Times.
LA Times columnist sees Professor’s hate-speech tweet that “If you’re defending Israel right now you’re an awful human being” as legitimate academic discourse.
High-level British news executives weighed in on a controversial video that UK Channel 4′s Jon Snow made in July after visiting Gaza. The Huffington Post UK was on hand as Fran Unsworth (BBC’s deputy news chief), John Hardie (chief executive of ITN News), and John Ryley (head of Sky News) weighed in during a panel discussion at a…
The war in Gaza has produced an unusually rich analysis of media coverage of the Middle East, including a landmark piece by former AP reporter Matti Friedman, who argues that coverage has been shaped by a “hostile obsession with Jews” on the part of the media. For former New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Ethan…
New York Times columnist Roger Cohen asks if the conflict in Gaza was necessary. He doesn’t think so. It was a “war of choice” and Israel simply chose badly.
UK-based Israeli academic and longtime Israel critic Avi Shlaim has weighed in on the Gaza war in the Guardian’s Comment is Free section, and predictably, he unleashed a scathing critique of Israel. To do so, however, Shlaim invokes a logic so twisted, it’s hard to believe he himself subscribes to it. For example, he insists…
A column by Paul Krugman about Obamacare caught our eye, and we wondered how it would sound with some substitutions. It’s hard to fight preconceived notions
Medical professionals with a history of libeling Israel revive accusations of IDF secret or experimental weapons being used on Gaza.