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Breaking the Silence: More Rumour and Hearsay

Will the media never learn? In March 2009, Ha’aretz published a story alleging “war crimes” and serious ethical failures on the part of the IDF in Gaza. Predictably, many international media outlets repeated the allegations without bothering to do any rudimentary checks. Subsequently, it was revealed that the soldiers’ testimonies were based on nothing more than rumors

Breaking the Silence: More Rumor & Hearsay

The media rushes to promote another report based on unverifiable allegations from Gaza.

Terror No Obstacle to Peace?

There has been much analysis and a wide variety of opinions expressed in the media following this week’s meeting in Washington DC between US President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. The Independent, however, stands out from the crowd with a glaring omission. In an article by Donald Macintyre, “Israel goes cold on plan for regional peace

Exposed: How Palestinian Fixers Manipulate their Media Bosses

[Click on the button below to view the shocking footage as an Israeli politician is accosted by a former CNN employee.]   “FIXING” THE FOREIGN PRESS While one refers to the “foreign press” in Israel, most employees are local Israelis or Palestinians who are hired for their language skills, access and local knowledge. Sometimes it isn’t enough just to monitor

British Medical Journal Attacks HonestReporting

One of the most prominent weapons deployed by Israel’s detractors is to accuse pro-Israel organizations and their supporters of being part of a shadowy and highly effective “Israel lobby”. The charge of shutting down all criticism of Israel and destroying freedom of speech is usually deployed, however, precisely to delegitimize organizations such as HonestReporting and curtail their own right

Media War Crimes

PHOSPHORUS CHARGES REBUKED Accusations that Israel employs sinister and “illegal” weapons are not new. Now, the politicised non-governmental organisation Human Rights Watch has condemned Israel for allegedly using white phosphorus weapons unlawfully in the conflict with Hamas. NGOs such as HRW enjoy the “halo effect”, whereby, because of their humanitarian focus, they are insulated from scrutiny and are regarded as

Media ‘War Crimes’

The latest media developments as Israel’s campaign against Hamas continues.

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