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Palmer Report: Israel Vindicated, Media Shrugs

Palmer Report: Israel Vindicated, Media Shrugs

What did the media choose to focus on and emphasize with the publication of the Palmer Report? A grudging acknowledgment that Israel did indeed have a valid case? Not exactly.

Itamar Massacre Followup: BBC Turnaround Improves

Hakim Awad was convicted of murdering Udi and Ruth Fogel, along with three of their children in the Itamar massacre. Almost as notable as the conviction is that the BBC picked up on the story quickly. Beeb officials conceded they completely fumbled the massacre after MP Louise Bagshawe called the taxpayer-funded news service onto the carpet.

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BBC Trust Upholds Complaint About Settlement Moratorium Coverage

Last September, Israel ended a moratorium on building in already-existing settlements. Unfortunately, the BBC Today program inaccurately described moratorium in far broader terms, stating, “The moratorium on building Jewish settlements in the West Bank ended at midnight.” That language even remains on the Beeb’s web site: It’s clear that the BBC has an axe to grind

BBC’s Warped Priorities

The Middle East is full of important news stories at this particular moment. Thousands of Syrian civilians are fleeing across the Turkish border to escape Bashar Assad’s murderous crackdown on anti-government protests. A new Hezbollah-dominated government has just been appointed in Lebanon. But what is the second item on the BBC News Online homepage? A

Guardian Places Knesset on Arab Farmland

Only yesterday I blogged the BBC’s video report on the Arab village of Lifta, located at the western entrance to Jerusalem and abandoned since 1948. Within 48 hours of the BBC’s report, the Guardian has also published its own story and video. Is this an amazing coincidence or is this an obvious demonstration of the

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