Browsing Tag IDF

The NY Times Goldstones Israel, Doubles the Gaza Civilian Casualties

This is a cross-post of Lenny Ben-David‘s response to a story in today’s NY Times. Reporter Isabel Kershner replied to Ben-David, who updated his post.  Kershner’s response is included...

April 13, 2011 14:59 By :

5 Media Relations Tips For Gaddafi

I don’t normally offer unsolicited advice on media relations to Arab dictators. But the media escorts described in this NY Times dispatch (or click via Twitter) from Tripoli are so dysfunctional,...

April 11, 2011 12:25 By :

Breaking News: Gaza Missile Hits Israeli Bus, 2 Injured

An anti-tank missile hit an Israeli bus outside Kibbutz Saad in the Shaar HaNegev area, critically injuring a teenage boy and the driver. Residents are being instructed to remain in shelters as additional...

April 7, 2011 15:45 By :

Voice of America’s Spin Cycle

This Voice of America headline and lead ‘graph combo captures the folly of Big Media’s view on the “cycle of violence.” The endless cycle of violence along Israel’s border...

April 5, 2011 13:05 By :

Stories the Media Missed

Editors have indulged in selective reporting or under reporting of important stories from Israel. Did you get the full picture?

March 24, 2011 14:53 By :

Credit for Not Hitting Libyan Civilians?

Sky News reports that an RAF mission to hit Libyan targets was aborted: The Ministry of Defence said Sunday night’s planned attack was called off as Tornado jets neared their undisclosed target. Strategic...

March 21, 2011 14:19 By :

Baby Saved in Itamar

You most likely will not read this story of Israeli soldiers and settlers saving a Palestinian baby’s life in the mainstream Western press. That’s because it does not fit the narrative of Israelis...

March 17, 2011 10:44 By :

Shattered Lens: Part 6 – Photo Bias in Depictions of the IDF

The three international wire services consistently employ photo bias to show IDF soldiers in a dehumanized way.

March 9, 2011 15:01 By :

Who Is Iran to Lecture Israel on Tear Gas?

A Facebook group called IRAN: “URGENT WE NEED YOUR HELP” is asking netizens for advice on how to counter what it describes as a strange new tear gas Iranian security forces are using against...

February 21, 2011 17:32 By :

Ask A Soldier Anything

I like the concept of Friend-a-Soldier: choose an Israeli soldier from a list and ask him or her your questions. These soldiers aren’t shying away from the tough questions. Ask ‘em about terrorism,...

February 20, 2011 9:40 By :