Tag Archives: Gilad Shalit


Gilad Shalit: Sky News Rewrites History

Gilad Shalit: Sky News Rewrites History

As I write this only hours after the dramatic announcement that a prisoner swap deal has been signed to bring Gilad Shalit home, it’s still too early to make a judgment of media coverage. The facts and the history behind any story are important and particularly so when dealing with any aspect of the Mideast

5 Gilad Shalit Spin Games to Watch For

Israel and Hamas confirmed a deal to release Gilad Shalit within days. It’s a relief that there’s an end in sight. There will be plenty of debate about the wisdom of releasing terrorists, but the joy of Shalit back will be good news indeed. With Shalit to dominate headlines over the coming days, here are five spin

If Gilad Shalit Launched a Hunger Strike, Would it Make a Sound?

Palestinian prisoners launched a hunger strike to protest new Israeli restrictions intended to pressure Hamas to release Gilad Shalit. Palestinian hunger strikes are a great story with elements of individual protest, personal struggle and sacrifice, against faceless Israeli jailers. But let’s keep things in perspective. The restrictions we’re talking about deal with reduced family visits, less access to

Italian Journalist/Activist Abducted in Gaza

Sky News reports that a group of Salafists inspired by Al-Qaida just kidnapped an Italian journalist in Gaza. Their video (via Gaza Times) demands that Hamas release their “holy warriors” from detention. The video identifies the Italian as Vittorio Arrigoni. This abduction isn’t as straightforward as the Alan Johnston affair. That’s because the International Solidarity Movement

Dishonest Reporter Award 2007

Our seventh annual recognition of the most skewed and biased coverage of the Mideast conflict.

Attorney: NY Times and Washington Post Legally Complicit in Terror

Could the NY Times and Washington Post be guilty of providing material support for a terrorist organization?