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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

Netanyahu’s “Nazi Language”?

Comparing Israel to the Nazis or attempting to draw false parallels with the deliberate genocide of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust is a tactic regularly deployed by anti-Israel activists despite being classified as anti-Semitism under the EU’s own working definition. Two recent incendiary headlines illustrate this point by implying that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has adopted

BBC Digs Another Hole

In July 2008, we caught the BBC’s shocking first response to a Palestinian bulldozer attack in Jerusalem. Offering a glimpse into the BBC’s warped journalism, the initial headline read “Israel bulldozer driver shot dead“. While the BBC later amended its headline, this example offered evidence of the BBC’s mindset – the initial instinct to portray Israel

BMJ’s Bad Medicine

Following the British Medical Journal’s attack on HonestReporting, many people, including Melanie Phillips ask: “what have the Arab/Israel impasse and Israel’s military strategy towards the Palestinians got to do with the practice of medicine?” Indeed, the BMJ has gone way beyond its own mission statement: To lead the debate on health, and to engage, inform, and

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

British Medical Journal’s Faulty Prescription

The British Medical Journal has previously published politicised reports on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that should have no place in a medical publication. The BMJ’s latest edition includes a study “Effects of armed conflict on access to emergency health care in Palestinian West Bank: systematic collection of data in emergency departments”, the objective of which is

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