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“Three Young Jewish Settlers”

“Three Young Jewish Settlers”

To most Israelis (not withstanding certain Israeli-Arab MKs) and Jews, Naftali Fraenkel, Gil­-ad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach are our own children. It matters not where they studied, their level of religiosity, their political views or where they lived. But for some in the media, the defining element is the three teens’ connection to “settlements” that appears to be more important

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Australian Jews as Jihadists

The prospect of young Muslims travelling to Iraq and Syria to fight with jihadist groups such as ISIS, before returning home to their countries of citizenship is something that is of mounting concern to many Western governments. Writing in Brisbane’s Courier Mail, Paul Syvret argues, however, that “Islam does not have a monopoly on hard-line malcontents

Kidnapping of Israeli Teens: Accurate Media Coverage?

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While the real story is about three Israeli high schoolers who were abducted by the terrorist group Hamas, many in the media prefer to make the story about the settlements. Others ask why they were hitchhiking anyway, as if to blame the victims for the crime. Image: CC BY-SA HonestReporting, flickr/dhannah

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For the New York Times, it’s the Palestinians who are Suffering

Three Israeli boys have been kidnapped yet the New York Times is still more concerned with Palestinian “suffering.” It’s only been a few days since the IDF launched a major operation to find the three kidnapped Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, 19, Naftali Frankel, 16, and Gil-ad Shaar, 16. Judging from Jodi Rudoren’s report for the New

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More Evidence of Anti-Israel Editorial Agenda at The Independent

Only last month HonestReporting critiqued a piece by Lizzie Dearden, a self-described “online journalist” for The Independent. Lizzie’s articles are written, not at the scene of the story, but from her home base, presumably in the UK. In the course of correspondence with Dearden, she acknowledged that her editor was the one who had commissioned

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Three Teens Kidnapped, Professional Reporting Goes “Missing”

Some more deficient reporting on the kidnapping of three Israeli teens. This from Canadian CTV News:   Apparently, according to the headline, the three teens are simply “missing” as if they had simply taken a wrong turn on the way home. As for the accompanying photo, what is appropriate about illustrating the story of the

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Sky News: It All Started When Israel Went Looking for its Boys

Possibly some of the most cynical and downright ugly reporting on the kidnapping of three Israeli teens has come from Sky News. First the headline: So according to this logic, it isn’t the kidnapping of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel that has sparked this crisis but Israel’s response. It all started when Israel went

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