Tag Archives: Gaza

Pipe Dreams

BBC and some non-governmental organizations broke out the violins for the Gaza’s children: the drinking water’s contanimated and you know whose fault that is. The charities Save the Children and Medical Aid for Palestinians say the number of children being treated for diarrhoea has doubled in five years. They say Israel’s five-year blockade of the

The Guardian: An Avowed Enemy of Israel

The sum total of The Guardian’s 2011 news and commentary earned the paper last year’s Dishonest Reporting Award. The British paper’s cementing its lead for a repeat award this year — and it’s only June. How bad has The Guardian gotten? Its Gaza live blog includes a post by Nader Elkhuzundar. The issue isn’t the

Remembering Goldstone, Forgetting Its Repudiation

The IDF’s closing of an investigation into a tragic incident during the 2009 Gaza conflict has been widely reported. Unsurprisingly, some media have referred back to the UN’s Goldstone Report. The Guardian writes: A report by South African judge Richard Goldstone on behalf of the United Nations examined in detail the Samouni family incident. It


False Photo Tweet: Badawi’s Cold Correction

Under-secretary general Valerie Amos wrote to Ambassador Ron Prosor that the UN would launch an internal inquiry. And now Badawi issues this cold correction? I don’t see any expression of regret or apology here. I don’t see Badawi taking ownership of her mistake. What do I see? A woman whose job is at risk and

False Photo Tweet: UN Launches Inquiry

Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos responded to Ambassador Ron Prosor’s letter that the UN is launching an internal inquiry into Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet. This after HonestReporting exposed Badawi’s UN connection. Fox News updates the situation: In a response letter to Ambassador Prosor, obtained by Fox News, UN Under-Secretary General Amos wrote: “It is regrettable that


False Photo Tweet: Ambassador Demands Badawi’s Dismissal

A high level response to HonestReporting’s expose of the UN connection to Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet. Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, called for Khulood Badawi’s dismissal. The Jerusalem Post writes: Prosor, in his letter to Valerie Amos, the undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, expressed “outrage” at Badawi’s conduct, saying that even though her tweet


No Accountability for UN Media Official’s False Photo Tweet

Yesterday, we exposed the UN Media Official Responsible for False Photo Tweet. We also called for UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to dismiss Khulood Badawi. An “information and media coordinator” using Twitter to spread misinformation about Israel has no place in the UN. The result? Readers who complained on OCHA’s contact page were rebuffed: the site