Tag Archives: civilian casualties


U.S., Russian Air Strikes Put Israeli Actions Into Perspective

U.S., Russian Air Strikes Put Israeli Actions Into Perspective

As Russia bombs Syrian targets and the U.S. is accused of a “war crime” following an attack on an Afghan hospital, what does this say about Israeli actions?


Soldiers’ “Testimonies” Break Credibility, Not Silence

Today’s Top Stories 1. A few papers picked up on Breaking the Silence’s 240 page collection of soldiers’ testimonies about last year’s Gaza war. But not complaining to superiors about ethical issues — rather anonymously slinging mud about unverifiable incidents — breaks credibility, not silence. This Washington Post snippet aptly sums up what you need to


Preview: How AP Botched Investigation of Gaza Civilian Deaths

The following critique by Richard Behar and Gary Weiss can be read in its entirety in the New York Observer. On February 13, 2015, the Associated Press published and distributed an article that stirred the conscience of the world. It gave its many readers—“AP news content is seen by half the world’s population,” according to the


The 2014 Dishonest Reporting Awards: Why the Gaza War Correspondents Won

2014 Dishonest Reporter Award: Gaza War Correspondents We asked HonestReporting readers to choose this year’s Dishonest Reporter award, and the consensus “winner” was the New York Times. There were many valid reasons to go with the popular choice (more on that here). But the more we considered the saturation coverage of the 50-day conflict, the


Newspaper Menacingly Targets Israeli Dual Nationals

Today’s Top Stories 1. Next-generation robots, buried sensors, and an underground barrier make up “Iron Spade,” Israel’s efforts to combat terror tunnels. Take your pick of Times of London or Al-Arabiya coverage. 2. Haaretz says that a too-detailed coverage of a cabinet meeting on the war earlier this month on Channel 2 was an intelligence


Hamas Caught on Film Setting Up Rockets Next to Journalists’ Hotel

Today’s Top Stories 1. India’s NDTV was the first news service to capture Hamas men at work. If you set up rocket launchers in civilian areas — especially next to a hotel where journalists are staying — you’re bound to be filmed surreptitiously. NDTV said that reporter Sreenivasan Jain and his crew left Gaza before


UK Politician Abuses the Holocaust to Attack Israel

Writing in the Sunday Mirror, UK politician John Prescott abuses the Holocaust to attack Israel, describing Gaza as a “concentration camp” and a “ghetto.”


Casually Smearing Israel With a Charge of Genocide

The Israeli army has been taking all kinds of steps to minimize Palestinian civilian casualties. We’re talking about leaflets telling residents to leave neighborhoods, advance phone calls warning people to get out of a building, “knocks on the roof” to scare individuals away before the airstrike hits. So how can a Daily Telegraph live blog post


Gaza Conflict Day 23: Hamas Seeks Hezbollah Intervention

Today’s Top Stories 1. For the third time now, Palestinian rockets were found in an UNRWA school. Three is a magic number because, as a senior editor once told me, the first time something happens, you say hmmmm. The second time, maybe it’s a coincidence. But three? That’s a pattern screaming for scrutiny. Later in