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BBC Speaks For All Palestinians

Without the aid of any polling data, the BBC’s Alan Johnston is able to claim that: all Palestinians would argue that Israel grossly over-reacts to the missile attacks from Gaza. The crudely made rockets often cause panic and minor injury, but they very rarely kill. Does Johnston claim to have asked every resident of the West Bank and

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

BBC Bias Debate Continues

The debate over institutional bias within the BBC continues. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Tom Leonard adds his thoughts: It’s fair to say the message is finally getting through: the BBC has a problem with impartiality. The row over BBC bias has been rumbling on longer than war in Sudan and always seemed just as unresolvable. The

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

French Injustice

The French Al-Dura court case ends in defeat for Philippe Karsenty.

When Cameramen Attack

A Reuters cameraman takes part in rock-throwing attacks against Israeli security forces.

BBC: Something to Hide?

HonestReporting UK previously reported on the BBC’s failure to prevent the release of the Balen Report into the Corporation’s Mideast coverage. We therefore submitted our own request under the Freedom of Information Act for access to the report in the belief that it would reluctantly be granted. Some weeks later we were disappointed to receive this response:

No Excuses for Terror

It’s not often that HonestReporting UK is able to strongly commend and recommend a documentary broadcast by the mainstream media. However, respected commentator and journalist David Aaronovitch’s “No Excuses For Terror”, produced for Channel Five’s “Don’t Get Me Started” series, is a must-see. According to Channel Five’s summary: Who is really responsible for the suicide bombers that

Kasrils – Minister of "Intelligence"?

The South African politician and anti-Zionist compares Israel with Nazism.

Sourcing Quotes the Pilger Way

Writing in the latest edition of the New Statesman, columnist John Pilger launches a scathing diatribe against British PM Tony Blair’s Mideast policies, blaming him for the proliferation of home-grown terrorists and “collusion with the Israeli state in its deliberate, criminal attacks on civilians.” Indeed, Pilger takes the opportunity to viciously attack Israel, describing it

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