The Palestinian Authority is going to use Christmas to highlight their statehood push. Judging from this AP report, they’ve already become The Grinch That Politicized Christmas: As part of the campaign, the Palestinians also offer pre-Christmas media tours to highlight Bethlehem area settlement expansion and the disruption caused by Israel’s separation barrier which surrounds the…
Christmas season’s here, and that means it’s time for Big Media to file holiday-related stories. Usually, this means spotlighting the status of Christians and religious freedom in the Holy Land. West Bank holy sites and UNESCO may be this year’s de-rigeuer issue. Those are legitimate and timely angles. But there are two Christmas stories we can do without. 1.…
Commentary • I’m starting off with a great Wall St. Journal staff-ed (click via Google News) about the “Cinderella story” of Daniel Shechtman’s chemistry research: Today, Mr. Shechtman’s observations have been fully validated and quasicrystals are beginning to have commercial applications. But his story is a reminder that a consensus of scientists is no substitute…
Article claims Israeli policies ‘designed to cause animosities.’
The Economist misrepresents a municipal plan to improve the lives of Jerusalem’s Arab residents.
Time reporter blames Israel and the West for Muslim intolerance
Some media employ Palestinian terminology following a stabbing in a Jerusalem neighborhood.
Wire service photos demonstrate the distortions of the media.
It’s that time of year again – the media prepares to take a festive bash at Israel.
The media employs seasonal religious symbolism to attack Israel.