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The BBC’s Birthday Present to Israel

Jeremy Bowen’s documentary is full of omissions and historical revisionism.

Johann Hari’s Stinking Op-Ed

Israel’s 60th anniversary will undoubtedly produce many negative opinion pieces in the UK press. In the latest assault, Johann Hari sums up his feelings towards Israel in The Independent: “Whenever I try to mouth these words [of reassurance for Israel], a remembered smell fills my nostrils. It is the smell of shit.” In his opinion

Passed Over: Shorts You May Have Missed

Some items from the Passover holiday period.

Israel 60: The Demonization Begins

As Israel gears up to celebrate, the demonization campaign prepares to escalate.

Nahal Oz: A Case Study in Flawed Reporting

A brief survey of some UK media’s coverage of a Palestinian terror attack on the Nahal Oz fuel depot identifies some examples of subtle bias and weak reporting. Skewed headlines: “Israel hits back after two die in crossing attack“: Despite the fact that Palestinian terrorists instigated this fatal cross-border attack on Nahal Oz, The Guardian’s

Ban Bari Atwan

In August 2007, HonestReporting UK brought to its readers’ attention Abd Al-Bari Atwan, editor-in-chief of London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper. Bari Atwan had stated on Lebanese TV: “If the Iranian missiles strike Israel, by Allah, I will go to Trafalgar Square and dance with delight” and expressed his hope that Iran would attack Israel in the event

Ending the "Cycle of Violence"

Contrary to media spin, recent events are not part of a “cycle of violence”.

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