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The Indie’s Hari’s Non-Response

It appears that our recent communique taking Johann Hari of the Independent to task has hit a raw nerve. Hari, employing Christian religious symbolism to attack Israel, tastelessly described the Virgin Mary as a “Palestinian refugee in Bethlehem”, and present-day pregnant Palestinian women as “21st century Marys” who “have been giving birth in startlingly similar conditions to

Carter’s Book: Presidential Pulp

The former US President's new book causes controversy.

UN Man’s Apartheid Charge

The UN's "Special Raporteur" airs his one-sided views in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Independent’s “Palestinian Marys”

The Independent has made no secret of its one-sided “campaigning journalism”. Most recently, the paper failed to retract Robert Fisk’s false accusation that Israel had used a “secret uranium bomb” in Lebanon. Now, the Independent’s seasonal appeal, featuring a variety of international charities, also focuses on the Palestinians. In a 23 December appeal, Johann Hari employs emotive religious symbolism, asking “What would happen

Guardian’s Lebanon Cartoon: Simply Wrong

Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell has a history of anti-Israel cartoons. Appearing in the paper’s 22 November edition, Bell’s take on the assassination of Lebanese politician Pierre Gemayel is simply factually and intellectually wrong. Employing a false moral equivalence, Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is pictured in the same company as Syrian President Bashar Assad and Iranian

Indie Fails to Retract False Allegations

HonestReporting UK recently challenged Robert Fisk’s charge that Israel had deployed a “secret uranium bomb” in Southern Lebanon during the recent conflict. In a fit of sensationalist reporting unbefitting a “quality” newspaper, the Independent published the story on the front page without waiting for the results of a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) investigation into

No Retraction For Indie’s False Uranium Libel

HonestReporting UK recently challenged Robert Fisk’s charge that Israel had deployed a “secret uranium bomb” in Southern Lebanon during this summer’s conflict. In a fit of sensationalist reporting unbefitting a “quality” newspaper, the Independent published the story on the front page without waiting for the results of a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) investigation into the allegations.

No Retraction For Indie’s False Uranium Libel

HonestReporting UK recently challenged Robert Fisk’s charge that Israel had deployed a “secret uranium bomb” in Southern Lebanon during this summer’s conflict. In a fit of sensationalist reporting unbefitting a “quality” newspaper, the Independent published the story on the front page without waiting for the results of a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) investigation into

Seale of Disapproval

The International Herald Tribune publishes Patrick Seale's one-sided diatribe against Israel.

Indie’s Uranium Charges

Over the years, Israel has been accused of many diabolical acts and condemned before the full evidence is presented. The Jenin “massacre” and Gaza Beach libels are but two examples. Now, the Independent of 28 October has run a front page exclusive by Robert Fisk alleging Israeli use of a “secret uranium bomb” in Lebanon during the

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