The BBC’s Yolande Knell reports from Gaza, omitting vital context, while imbuing Israelis with a particular malevolence.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Chris Doyle portrays kidnapping-supporting Hamas as a key to a peace that Israel is trying to destroy.
The Christian Science Monitor misunderstands when it portrays Israel as participating in a “cycle of revenge killings” in response to three teens’ murder.
The Irish Times falsely depicts a “cycle of violence” despite Israel responding to the murder of three teens by Hamas terrorists.
While its actual article doesn’t employ such terminology, the Financial Times’ subhead on its Middle East news page raises some eyebrows: “Tit-for-tat” expresses a false moral equivalence between Palestinian terrorists initiating the firing of rockets towards Israeli civilian targets and Israeli counter-measures to protect its civilians. Suspiciously similar to the all too familiar “cycle of…
Once again, it all started when Israel fired back.
“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
The verdict from an Israeli judge that Rachel Corrie’s death was an accident has set off a predictable whirlwind of media coverage. Reading The Guardian’s report, this section stands out: At the time – the height of the second intifada, or Palestinian uprising – house demolitions were common, part of an increasing cycle of violence…
The BBC issues a rare acknowledgment of fault.