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Dishonest Reporter Award 2009

This year, a four-letter word dominated coverage of Israel on a near-daily basis. Gaza. The war — which began at the end of December in response to increased Palestinian rocket fire — ended on the 20th day of the year. The media war was dizzying. A prominent Greek weekly called Jews “Christ killers.” Hamas terror leaders

Sky News Asks: Where is the Outrage?

Sky News Foreign Editor Tim Marshall is one of the few commentators who consistently draws upon his wealth of knowledge to give fair and balanced insight into the Mideast conflict. Marshall’s latest blog post is worthy of reaching a wider audience: Thirty Palestinians killed. Women and children caught in the crossfire. Missiles fired at a

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.

Netanyahu’s "Nazi Language"?

Incendiary headlines and a cynical op-ed contort the “Judenrein” term.

Galloway Censured by Ofcom

The BBC reports that Respect MP, media host and prominent anti-Israel activist George Galloway: has breached Ofcom’s impartiality rules after calling for listeners to attend anti-Israel protests on his radio show. The media regulator received 14 complaints about five shows broadcast on Talksport during the Gaza conflict between November 2008 and January 2009. Ofcom ruled the

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